400ft Mag for Bolex question
Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:16 PM
Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:48 PM
You'll also need a motor for the RX4 which will run the claw/pulldown/takeup and supply power to the 400' takeup motor (MM or WM) - and the spring sits in there merrily doing nothing but weigh the system down... Unwieldy to say the least ...
Bolex Part number 'BCE 7157' I think is the 400' saddle - but ringing up Switzerland to order one of these is an exercise in fiscal futility. I'd suggest getting an RX5 or SBM if springs are your thing - but the EBM's and EL's are really the best for the 400' mags
Sell your RX4 and the cost offset will be way less than attempting a home mod, but I can understand if that sort of stuff interests you (destroying precious swiss metal and leather) go for gold!
Posted 25 February 2007 - 05:50 PM
Chambless Cine Equipment will add a magazine saddle to your H16 Rex 4 for $200.00. Here's a the link, scroll down to the bottom;
I think that JK camera (Meritex Inc.) does the service for them - JK does great work on Bolex cameras.
You should get the camera motor and a take-up magazine motor (WM over the MM). I Had trouble with the MM motor jamming.
Posted 26 February 2007 - 01:59 PM
Posted 04 April 2007 - 07:46 PM