im new at this also, but among other things that people to told me to check are the following.
if you can check yourself is better if not ask the seller and cross your fingers
first of all you could ask for the serial number located at the base of the camera to see exactly which model it is and its features at the followiing site http://www.bolexcollector.com
then a bolex at its full wind gives at 24fps 28 second of shooting (dont remeber exactly the seconds but 99% sure)
that means that the spring should be powerfull so the camera runs constant without slowing down.(thats critical)
also the optics should not have dings to the glass fungus etc.
the camera seems fine in the pics but these models are old and its seems for sure that you are ll have to service it
to give you the best of its potential.i havent clad mine and it works fine for the micro budget shorts i try to do ;-)
what will this cost you?
Edited by Petin Alexandros, 26 September 2007 - 06:00 AM.