good tips on camera SELF maintenance?
Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:04 PM
concentrate my money on lenses and good film.
Any tips to keeping my camera in great working condition?
Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:19 PM
If you need advice choosing one or have questions when it's in your hands, let me know.
Posted 17 December 2005 - 11:45 PM
I was just wondering the same thing. I've always just sorta dusted and blown the innards of my Bolex H16 EL and was wondering if I should lubricate. How would you know if the camera needs lubrication? I don't want to over-lubricate it lest the oil may trickle to other parts of the camera.
What kind of lubes do you guys use? Also, as bobolex mentions, where are the grease points on the camera? And what other parts in the EL make it more complicated to clean? Please advise ... Thanks.
Posted 18 December 2005 - 08:48 PM
If you really want to, you can put a drop of oil on the axes that you can see turning inside the film chamber when the camera runs. It's a little hard to explain in writing, but basically you can see the end of 4 or 5 axes around the upper film-feeding mechanism and by the upper claw (to see the claw mechanism, you need to remove the pressure plate, then unscrew 2 small screws that hold a protective plate over the claw mechanism). One drop of medium thick oil on he end of each of these axes as they turn (camera running) may help (wipe the excess afterwards with a cotton bud).
But it sounds like your camera runs well, so perhaps it's not necessary at all... besides learning a little bit more about your favorite machine !