Posted 20 December 2005 - 07:22 PM
Posted 21 December 2005 - 04:56 AM
Hi, for a start, is the battery attached to the camera? can the battery be unscrewed from the camera. I have found with the beaulieu 2008 and 4008 cameras that batteries left on the camera for a number of years cause problems. Gases from the battery tend to mist/haze/fog up the viewfinder. So first check the viewfinder is clear. Next unscrew the small start plunger under the lens, then unscrew the lens, shinning a torch into the lens from the front, then rear element check there is no haze/fog/fungus on any of the elements within the zoom lens. The 2008 runs on 4.8 volts, a refurb battery will probably cost more than the camera, then you will need a charger. The camera dates from the 60s, so it may need a service. I owned a 2008 many years ago, i cannot remember if theres an inbulit wratten filter, if there is that could be in poor health. Probably cheaper to put the cash towards a known working camera.
So I found one of these for sale for about $75. No charger, but old dead battery. I did alot of searching, but turned up very little about the camera. Is it a good model? If so how can I check out the one I'm looking at to see if it's in good condition?
Posted 21 December 2005 - 03:28 PM
Edited by egdinger, 21 December 2005 - 03:29 PM.