What's the difference?
Posted 27 June 2007 - 05:14 PM
I'm looking into breaking into the 16mm format and I have one thing that's really been bugging me. I am looking at buying a camera but I am not sure if I want to drop 400+ dollars on a Bolex right away. I have been browsing ebay and finding what seem to be lower end cameras by Bell & Howell and Kodak that are going for much more reasonable prices. I'm just a kid and am running on a very limited budget (processing and telecine are already gonna kill me here). Are these lower ends going to be significantly 'worse' than the bolex? If so, in what way, and is it worth investing in them? I am generally looking for good image quality and flexibility in film speed (above 24fps is a must) as well as the ability to do interval recording.
Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:53 PM
There are a lot of cameras. I have several which are not useable after paying good money, I have a B&H filmo which I use all the time. The B&H 240 can be very good also. My last filmo arrived DOA with a jamed mechnism. 60 bucks wasted.
I'm looking into breaking into the 16mm format and I have one thing that's really been bugging me. I am looking at buying a camera but I am not sure if I want to drop 400+ dollars on a Bolex right away. I have been browsing ebay and finding what seem to be lower end cameras by Bell & Howell and Kodak that are going for much more reasonable prices.
The Magazine (50Ft) camera are useless for all procical purposes You really want a camera that can take single perf film, which lets out most of the pre-war units.
thnink about what you want the camera for and then that may narrow down what you want. Rember to shoot one roll (2.5 minutes) of film in 16mm will likely run you 50 to 100 Dollars, so the price of the camera is a small part.
Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:59 PM
Check them out in eBay , or you can ask OLex here , but this little camera is a great little tool and it will be great for your skate videos
Posted 27 June 2007 - 11:29 PM
I am a Bolex freak so I'll just try and steer you in that direction - but the models and set-ups I'd recommend are a little higher than $400. That being said one of my fav cam's here (now coverted to super16) I got for less than that and re-made from a years dead mantlepeice/heirloom... Like a previous poster said tho, if your going all out with regular transfers and not home-souping .. the intitial camera cost will soon become absolutely negligible compared ...
Anyhoo - get in touch if you want Bolex advice, and please search the archives here first... theres plenty of the same this-camera vs. this camera threads already floating around
Posted 28 June 2007 - 03:04 AM
Edited by Patrick Cooper, 28 June 2007 - 03:09 AM.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 02:45 PM
M-42 screw is a 35mm SLR mount and an old one at that.
A 35mm still wide angle is not wide in 16mm.
The 8mm peleng is of limited use. Aside from the curvilinear perspective it is slow, f/3.5.
Swell for Cinerama® type shots outdoors, but for interiors...
Posted 30 June 2007 - 11:57 PM
K-3 sounds like a good camera and i've read a little into that one too. might be the best choice for me. does it have the reflex function? sounds very appealing to me after dealing with my nizo super 8 camera which is more often than not very unreliable when it comes to exposure.
Posted 01 July 2007 - 02:25 AM