From: Steven Lyle (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Oct 03 2007 - 20:30:57 PDT
Dear Sir: It is an honor to get a reply from you. You have been a filmmaker since the
the days of Pennebaker! You are a pioneer.
Well I thought I was getting a great deal...no lenses.
The serial no. indicates 1967....H16 "M" model. 237913
I got it because it has the 1:1 shaft.
I think the spring is jammed because the start button is jammed too.
But I think all is not lost...I can use a motor...even when the MO....0 lever
is stuck on MO....the reels turn and the shaft turns very easily even
when the spring is not disengaged. Why? I have no idea! Ha ha.
Any ideas of how to unjam the MO...O lever and the "GO" front button?
Old cameras??? NO problem...I have a Konvas...now *that* camera takes infinite
patience! Especially with the smaller mags.
Thank you Mr. Kreines! If you have any more pearls of wisdom to pass along
Jeff Kreines <email suppressed> wrote:
Return it if you can. Unless the lenses are worth more than the body.
What model is it -- is it a Rex or Reflex, or is it a non-reflex? If
it's a non-reflex, and one of the lenses was not a 10mm Switar, you
paid too much at $100.
Always buy cameras that you have a 5 or 10 day return privilege on to
do a real film test. I once bought a mint 8mm Bolex projector and it
had no pulldown claw! It would have cost more to return than it was
worth (bought cheaply) but you have to be careful.
$100 is a lot, but as a lesson it's not as bad as it could be.
Good luck to you.
On Oct 3, 2007, at 1:33 AM, Steven Lyle wrote:
> This is my FIRST bolex...
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