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#1 Brant Collins

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 09:26 PM

I just had someone lend me a Rex 1. They do not know how to use it and if I like the footage from it, he will sell it to me. It has 5 lenses. I do not know how to load, or much else about the camera. Is there a free manuel online?

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#2 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 09:56 PM

I searched "Bolex Manual" and found this :P

http://www.bolexcame.../techspecs.html

click on Bolex Manual in PDF

Edited by Steve Zimmerman, 14 August 2006 - 09:59 PM.

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#3 Brant Collins

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:25 PM

Thanks, hey I was in Charleston last week. Stayed on Folly Beach!
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#4 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:30 PM

More specific loading instructions

http://www.rit.edu/~crbpph/load.html

I own a Rex 1, It's a nice little camera. I used it for MOS shots for a couple of school projects which ran over schedule, and we couldn't get the school's Arri 16BL. The mixed footage tooked pretty close.
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#5 Marty Hamrick

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:02 AM

Thanks, hey I was in Charleston last week. Stayed on Folly Beach!



I grew up in Charleston.
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#6 Douglas Hunter

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 11:25 AM

One thing you should know about the rex 1 is that some important parts for the camera are no longer made such as the main (spring) drive motor. So if that goes out all you can do is replace it with another from an older camera, but since all rex 1's are quite old the quality of salvaged parts is going to be iffy.

Other than that I think the rex 1 is a great camera, I got a lot of use out of mine before it died. Now I've got lenses, extension tubes, compendium etc with no camera to use them on.
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#7 Peter Tripodi

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 02:19 PM

Mine are still working if you need me to take that stuff off your hands :)
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