You can clearly see the dress of the young lady is smearing downward into the subsequent frame. My question would be this, is this telling me I need a cleaning and the shutter is hanging open too long and the claw is advancing the film before it is closing? Or, is the shutter opening too early or late? I am leaning toward the first answer because there is a clean upper and lower edge to each frame showing me the shutter seems to be opening at the right timing, but hanging open a bit too long.
Notice too that it does seem over exposed which would also indicate to me the shutter was hanging open too long. Is this an issue that can be easily fixed or am I looking at a dying camera here?
I sent this same image to Bernie but he has real work to do and it may take him a day or so to find time to get back on this one. No problem there,. I respect Bernie and the amount of time he has to answer questions like this. I do however have the camera body packed up and ready to send to him tomorrow.
My last question is one of camera settings. It is my understanding that the "I" and "T" settings on the Bolex body are Interval and Timed. I shot this in the "I" position thinking this was what the manual was saying was correct for normal shooting and that the "Timed" was for single exposure where I wanted to control the duration the shutter was opened for. Was shooting in the "I" position correct or could that have been the issue?
Thanks everyone. When I can't find an answer, I turn to you folks.
Edited by Sean McHenry, 22 August 2007 - 10:06 PM.