Re: Bolex Help!

From: Jonathan Walley (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Nov 22 2007 - 20:12:41 PST

As a long-time Bolex owner, it sounds like a light-leak from a missing
filter holder to me. Several years ago I shot some footage without the
filter holder and got precisely what you are describing - a solid
blue-ish line of light on the right side of the frame. Light was
entering the body of the camera through the slot where the filter frame
engaged with the camera - between the lens and the camera body. This
would explain the fact that you're getting the line with multiple
lenses and that it is brighter when the light in the shot is brighter.

Two different answers from two different Walleys - I'm sure you didn't
expect that!

Jonathan Walley
Assistant Professor
Cinema Department
Denison University
Granville, Ohio 43023
email suppressed

On Nov 22, 2007, at 9:26 PM, Brandon Walley wrote:

> Hey Ryan,
> Pretty sure it was a flaw in processing. I have never had that happen
> with 16mm or a Bolex, but when I was shooting a lot of super 8, it
> happened to a batch of carts processed at a lab I won't mention
> because everything else they have developed for me was great. I called
> and talked to them about it, and they basically admitted that the
> "blue line" can happen from a flaw in the lab. I'm not sure what does
> it? Seems like something must be touching the film during a run
> through the chemicals??
> On Nov 22, 2007 3:24 PM, Ryan Marino <email suppressed> wrote:
>> Has anyone else experienced this problem and could some one recommend
>> a good camera repair shop in NY?
>> My camera is a reflex 4.
>> thank you
>> -Ryan Marino
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> Brandon Walley
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