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Do you have your Super 8 camera overhauled/serviced?


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#1 foreignfilm

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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.
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Posted 01 August 2007 - 02:31 PM

Yes. Yes. Enough. Yourself.
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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.


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#4 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 01 August 2007 - 11:29 PM


You're supposed to use your real name otherwise your account could be deleted.
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#5 Terry Mester

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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.
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#6 Michael Ryan

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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


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#7 Ryan Ball

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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.
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#8 Alessandro Machi

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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.
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#9 Fran Kuhn

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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.

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