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#1 morris london

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 04:24 PM

Hi,
this is my first post, i dont know the nature of the forum but i'll try to be quick.
I'm looking forward to buy a Bolex P1 Zoom Reflex (5x Zoom, 1/12/16/18/24/32/48/64 fps) camera. Its my first time buying an 8mm camera and i need your advice.
My purpose for the camera is to shoot a videoclip with outdoor scenes. What else should i buy?
I'm thinking of a wide lens (any suggestions?)
and a filter.
do u also suggest any projectors (100-300dollars)?
thank you for your time.
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#2 A.Oliver

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 07:01 PM

Hi, i think the bolex P1 is a standard/double 8mm camera, meaning you have to load a spool of film into the camera, then after 25ft turn the film round and expose the remaining 25ft. You may find a wide angle adapter very hard to source for the P1 (does the camera have a som berthiot 8-40 f1.9 lens). I am not sure, does the camera have auto exposure? if not, then you will need a lightmeter. What filmstock do you plan to use?? As for projectors, eumig 810d, noris norimat special-d, eumig 610d.
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#3 Mike Crane

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Posted 06 March 2006 - 07:06 PM

Hello Morris,

Before you invest a single cent extra in the camera I would suggest running a quick film test. Spectra Film in N. Hollywood sells old black and white super 8 reversal triX and PlusX cheap for this purpose or new reg 8 film stocks: www.spectrafilmandvideo.com

When you are done shooting get it processed and look at it and a borrowed viewer or projector.
If your camera passes, put up another post for advice on accessories.

Good Luck!

Edited by Mike Crane, 06 March 2006 - 07:10 PM.

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#4 morris london

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 07:54 AM

thanx for all the help.
I am not sure yet on what im going to buy..
i've seen also some bauer cameras taht look interesting..
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