Bauer tech help needed
Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:53 AM
I typically shoot in a controlled environment of some sort, so I take time to use a light meter and manually adjust my aperture, especially because most 'modern' Bauers won't properly expose 64T.
I did, however, successfully adjust the meter trimpot inside my S715XL and it now exposes 64T properly. Instructions for this were pretty easy to find on the net.
I now want to shoot a travelogue of sorts; I will be travelling back to my hometown soon and want to document the trip. I would like to shoot on a smaller, easy-to-carry camera than the 715XL and would like to shoot spontaneously, without stopping to adjust my aperture and just use the auto.
I have a C500XL silent and a S209XL sound. I opened up the 209 and found 10 different trimpots on the internal circuit board! 4 on the top board and 6 on the side board. I don't want to maladjust some other important function so I don't want to go tweaking every little pot.
Does anyone out there have experience with this sort of thing? I would greatly appreciate any sort of advise offered or point me in the right direction. Thank you very much.
Posted 24 May 2007 - 02:11 PM
Edited by Bjarne Eldhuset, 24 May 2007 - 02:12 PM.
Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:13 PM
I found the instructions on super8wiki.com. Go to 'Manufacturers', then 'Bauer', then find the listing for the 715XL. Scroll down a bit and you'll find the link. You can also go to 'Repair' from the main page and find the same link there. There are some pretty good quality photos that accompany the article. You can just change the existing pot or if you're comfortable with a soldering iron and wiring, you can make it variable, which is what I did. Works great and helps me when I'm shooting a little more spontaneously and can't stop to meter each shot.
I was actually looking for a 715XL manual for some time and found it here as well. Didn't want to pay the $30. Here is the page; go about 2/3 the way down:
I don't know if I copied that link right but that was the search I did.
Good luck with it and Happy Shooting! By the way, where did you get your camera? I got mine from Super 8 Camera Shop.
Edited by Kevin Olmsted, 24 May 2007 - 08:15 PM.
Posted 25 May 2007 - 04:49 PM
Bauer Pauer it is!
Although I also like to Nizo Pizo and Beaulieu .. err Pollieu?
Edited by Bjarne Eldhuset, 25 May 2007 - 04:53 PM.