Re: [Frameworks] cleaning a 16mm camera

From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Jun 22 2010 - 22:27:36 PDT

(Maybe) Another way to check if the camera has a double pull down
claw mechanism would be to run a small piece of single perf film
through the gate (without running it on the sprocket wheels) and see
if the other claw tries to dig into the the film where there is not
sprocket hole.
Either that or find a way to peek behind the pressure plate while
running the camera.


On Jun 22, 2010, at 9:54 PM, Myron Ort wrote:

> You can see from the discussion I have opened about this camera
> having "outmoded" double sprocket drives and possibly a problematic
> double pull down claw,
> that this camera may present special challenges to a potential user
> of the camera. As quaint as the old camera is, quality not
> withstanding, there would be many other more practical options
> available on the market.
> If you are selling the camera, it would only be fair to point out the
> older format of the camera so an unsuspecting beginner would know
> about the difficulty in obtaining film stock, without first modifying
> the camera.
> mo
> On Jun 22, 2010, at 6:34 PM, Jennifer Saparzadeh wrote:
>> Hello Steven,
>> It is an old (from late 1920's or 30's) Movikon Zeiss Ikon. I
>> have attached
>> a photograph if it gives more information about how it should be
>> cleaned
>> specifically. I don't know what it means for something to be quick
>> release, so
>> I don't know if this is or not.
>> Jennie
>> Quoting Steven Gladstone <email suppressed>:
>>> Jennifer Saparzadeh wrote:
>>>> Hello frameworks,
>>>> To clean the inside of a 16 mm camera (the part where the
>>>> film goes)
>>> what
>>>> should be used? Alcohol? water? I have no idea- any suggestions
>>>> would help.
>>> DO NOT USE compressed air IN THE GATE AREA.
>>> From either side, ever, ever, never.
>>> What kind of camera (Arri 16s, m, Scoopic? ) or a quick release
>>> such
>>> as Aaton, Arri SR, Eclair?
>>> --
>>> Steven Gladstone
>>> New York Based Cinematographer
>>> Gladstone films
>>> 917-886-5858
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