Re: filmo

From: Freya (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Mar 06 2006 - 08:15:35 PST

--- Sam Wells <email suppressed> wrote:

> > They have bigger and stronger springs than a Bolex
> (the
> > springs on estate-sale Bolexs are often shot as
> they've been stored
> > wound). About the only problem I've encountered
> with a filmo is the
> > graphite lube in the spring compartment breaking
> off, combining with
> > dirt
> > and gunking up the spring, but I don't think
> that's common. If you're
> > into
> > DIY, a Filmo is also a lot easier to take apart
> and muck around in
> > than a
> > Bolex.
> Be EXTREMELY careful "mucking about" in those
> spring wound cameras,
> that spring can seriously injure you or worse.

That's a really good point! I heard a story about
someone who managed to survive the spring flying out
but his favourite jumper didn't as it became consumed
and caught up within the spring.

Thankfully the bit with the spring is in a seperate
section of the camera I think.

BTW, has anyone on here ever modified a filmo for S16?
I'm wondering how the gate is accessed and what else
needs sorting.

> I WILL it's safer to dismantle and muck about in a
> Sony HD F900
> (depends on the owner though ;-)

Yeah but it still might be not a good idea to mess
around in the power supply of the F900 either! ;)



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