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BOLEX-EYE-LEVEL-VIEWFINDER is this the right one to buy?


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#1 Stewart Munro

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 06:52 PM

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is this viewfinder the right one for my rex 1 reflex h16 the viewfinder that sits on thetop of the camera?

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#2 Clive Tobin

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 08:23 PM

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is this viewfinder the right one for my rex 1 reflex h16 the viewfinder that sits on thetop of the camera?

No. This is for the non-reflex cameras.
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#3 Mike Rizos

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 08:26 PM

Hi.
That thing won't fit a reflex Bolex. It will fit the non-reflex turret models. It's used for viewing through the lens, but not during the shot, as the lens needs to be racked over.
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#4 Ian Marks

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Posted 24 February 2006 - 08:58 PM

How is it that the viewfinder for your Rex is missing? I have used Rex 3, 4, and 5's and the finder is not removable, except by a technician. Maybe a Rex 1 is different. Good news, though . . . go to http://www.jkcamera.com/Super16.htm and see how you can have a completely new 13x reflex finder fitted to your camera. According to the company, it works with all reflex Bolexes.
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#5 Boris Belay

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 06:20 PM

All Reflex H16 viewfinders are non-removable, except for servicing. (And the one pictured is the wrong type.) If yours has been removed, you'll have a hard time finding a replacement one (without buying a camera attached to it, at least !).
If you do find a spare one, screwing it back in is ralatively easy (with the right screws), but you will still need to adjust it, which is a bit more complicated.
Given the market price of a Rex-1, a new viewfinder may or may not make economic sense to you. The other option, if you don't feel up to self-repair on a camera you're not familiar with, is to sell it back for parts and buy a complete camera instead.
Are you sure your H16 is a Reflex model ? If it has a prism behind the middle, then it is. The trouble would be if it had been tempered with in other ways, or perhaps wasn't functioning correctly when its viewfinder was removed for parts...
Best of luck !
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#6 gregorscheer

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 07:58 PM

I use one of these as a directors viefinder, cheap and very handy
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