Jump to content


Photo

Do you have your Super 8 camera overhauled/serviced?


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 foreignfilm

foreignfilm
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 21 posts
  • Cinematographer

Posted 01 August 2007 - 11:49 AM

Hi,

Just wondering if it's neccessary after you bought a Super 8 camera. Also, do you have your camera serviced after using it for a period of time? If you do, how often should it be? And who would you recommend for the job?

Thank you.
  • 0

#2 Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 873 posts
  • Sound Department
  • Minneapolis

Posted 01 August 2007 - 02:31 PM

Yes. Yes. Enough. Yourself.
  • 0

#3 Chris Burke

Chris Burke
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1722 posts
  • Boston, MA

Posted 01 August 2007 - 02:57 PM

Hi,

Just wondering if it's neccessary after you bought a Super 8 camera. Also, do you have your camera serviced after using it for a period of time? If you do, how often should it be? And who would you recommend for the job?

Thank you.




Dual camera does a great job as does Spectra film and video. Check around there are a few more I have forgotten.


chris
  • 0

#4 Alessandro Machi

Alessandro Machi
  • Sustaining Members
  • 3323 posts
  • Other
  • California

Posted 01 August 2007 - 11:29 PM


You're supposed to use your real name otherwise your account could be deleted.
  • 0

#5 Terry Mester

Terry Mester
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 323 posts
  • Other
  • Welland, Ontario, Canada

Posted 02 August 2007 - 05:10 PM

If you don't trust yourself to take apart the Camera, you should be able to find a local Photographer who can do this type of work. You really only need to clean and re-lubricate the Gears.
  • 0

#6 Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan
  • Basic Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 182 posts
  • Other
  • Toronto, Canada via Huntington Beach, California

Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:51 PM

Hello,

There are several good Super-8 repair places, but, you should check out Super 16 Inc. Bernie O'Doherty has 35 years experience with all kinds of motion picture cameras and was even nominated for a technical Oscar. Bernie, is perhaps, the best Super-8 repair guy in the world.

Check out his website at www.super16inc.com


Mike
  • 0

#7 Ryan Ball

Ryan Ball
  • Basic Members
  • PipPip
  • 74 posts
  • Director
  • Los Angels

Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:12 PM

If you don't trust yourself to take apart the Camera, you should be able to find a local Photographer who can do this type of work. You really only need to clean and re-lubricate the Gears.




What do you use to clean and lubricate the gears and where do you get it?

I just picked up a Vivitar 98PM for cheap at a thrift store. I like the features (18,24,32 fps; single frame; 7.5-60mm lens with macro focusing; auto/manual exposure; large, bright viewfinder) and it takes the same size filters as my Elmo Super 106. But unlike the Elmo, the Vivitar is loud.
  • 0

#8 Alessandro Machi

Alessandro Machi
  • Sustaining Members
  • 3323 posts
  • Other
  • California

Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:18 PM

I don't think it's that easy to do a servicing by oneself. I also don't believe that in the entire planet there are more than a couple dozen place that do Super-8 repairs. I wish there were more places that did it.
  • 0

#9 Fran Kuhn

Fran Kuhn
  • Sustaining Members
  • 352 posts
  • Other

Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:27 PM

Hello,

There are several good Super-8 repair places, but, you should check out Super 16 Inc. Bernie O'Doherty has 35 years experience with all kinds of motion picture cameras and was even nominated for a technical Oscar. Bernie, is perhaps, the best Super-8 repair guy in the world.

Check out his website at www.super16inc.com
Mike


I'll second this. Have Bernie do the work. You'll get it done right the first time.

-Fran
  • 0


Broadcast Solutions Inc

Glidecam

FJS International, LLC

CineLab

rebotnix Technologies

Metropolis Post

Paralinx LLC

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Aerial Filmworks

Wooden Camera

Rig Wheels Passport

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

CineTape

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

The Slider

Visual Products

Ritter Battery

Abel Cine

Willys Widgets

Technodolly

Tai Audio

Glidecam

CineLab

Aerial Filmworks

Metropolis Post

Technodolly

rebotnix Technologies

Ritter Battery

Abel Cine

Willys Widgets

Media Blackout - Custom Cables and AKS

Visual Products

New Pro Video - New and Used Equipment

Gamma Ray Digital Inc

Rig Wheels Passport

The Slider

Tai Audio

Broadcast Solutions Inc

CineTape

FJS International, LLC

Paralinx LLC

Wooden Camera