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#1 Brant Collins

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 04:12 PM

Are the Bolex Super 8mm cameras any good
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#2 Marty Hamrick

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 05:50 PM

Are the Bolex Super 8mm cameras any good



Depends on which model you're talking about .The double super 8 models are based on the H16/H8 cameras which are excellent,but then you're limited on film stocks.The other models,the Macrozoom 150/160 series were pretty good,but they're a bit limiting in what you can do with them.I have a 160 Macrozoom,my biggest gripe is it's auto iris only(although it has an iris lock).The later sound cameras,such as the 500 series are all Chinon based,which if you get one in mint condition,you may get some good shoots out of it,yet seeing as how they're all at least 25 years old,getting one in mint condition would be difficult.
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