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#1 Rolando Fernandez

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:39 PM

Hello, this is my last resurection from ebay $68. rebuilt and ready for B camera.

problem: lock shutter.

solution: cleaning and oil

lens: mint!
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#2 Jess Haas

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:41 PM

Great little cameras. I have 4 of them. It is not at all surprising that that was all it took to get it running as they are built like tanks. Keep it oiled and that camera should outlast us all.

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#3 Freya Black

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 02:59 PM

Hello, this is my last resurection from ebay $68. rebuilt and ready for B camera.

problem: lock shutter.

solution: cleaning and oil

lens: mint!


Theres an extra finder? Is that a dogleg for the zoom?
What zoom is it? Cinar?

love

Freya
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#4 Jess Haas

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:35 PM

That is one of those fancy reflex dog leg zooms. Not the greatest optical quality but I would love to get my hands on one of them.

The non reflex finder on this camera is excellent. The interchangeable optics combined with the parallax correction adjustment allows for a very accurate image. Great for shooting in low light situations where a standard reflex viewfinder would be very dark.

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#5 Rolando Fernandez

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 04:10 PM

Theres an extra finder? Is that a dogleg for the zoom?
What zoom is it? Cinar?

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Hi Freya, the lens is Angenieux reflex zoom.
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#6 Freya Black

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 06:03 AM

Hi Freya, the lens is Angenieux reflex zoom.


Ooooooh! *Freya goes green with envy*
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#7 Hampus Bystrom

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 05:50 PM

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but what does it mean that the Filmo 70DL is hand-cranked? Is that like the old cameras from the silent era? Doesn't that make it hard to maintain 24 fps?
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#8 John Sprung

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:08 PM

The filmo and eyemo are wind-up spring driven primarily. You can hand crank directly, but the crank they made for them is too small to be practical. The same input shaft works with the optional electric motor, which is far more practical than the crank.




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#9 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:41 PM

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but what does it mean that the Filmo 70DL is hand-cranked? Is that like the old cameras from the silent era? Doesn't that make it hard to maintain 24 fps?

The user hand winds a spring motor, which in turn runs the camera. A governor mechanism keep the speed constant.

One can also hand crank the camera, but the govenor will still hold down the speed. If you want to hand crank and have variable speed like an old silent film, you must set the governor speed at the edge of it's range.
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#10 Patrick Neary

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 09:02 PM

The filmo and eyemo are wind-up spring driven primarily. You can hand crank directly, but the crank they made for them is too small to be practical. The same input shaft works with the optional electric motor, which is far more practical than the crank.

-- J.S.


AHEM! I beg to differ- I'm in the midst of shooting a silent, hand-cranked short for a friend and while the Mitchell is a pure delight, the Eyemo hand cranks wonderfully with that tiny crank!

Scroll down on my Flickr page a bit and you can see the Eyemo in action here:

http://www.flickr.co...otos/monkeycam/

(by the way, I think everyone should have to sign their posts like Freya, what a happy place this would be!)

Love,

Patrick :)
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#11 Art Leal

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 11:56 PM

AHEM! I beg to differ- I'm in the midst of shooting a silent, hand-cranked short for a friend and while the Mitchell is a pure delight, the Eyemo hand cranks wonderfully with that tiny crank!

Scroll down on my Flickr page a bit and you can see the Eyemo in action here:

http://www.flickr.co...otos/monkeycam/

(by the way, I think everyone should have to sign their posts like Freya, what a happy place this would be!)

Love,

Patrick :)


Hi Patrick:

Strange coincidence that I picked one up from CL today and was about to post a question when I found this thread...and revived no less!!

Mine is a 70E, but the lens are a bit fogged. Can you tell me what type of lenses I can purchase for this model? Does it have to be the Taylor-Hobson variety? Can you tell I'm a newb? LOL...many thanks!!

Art
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#12 John Sprung

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:26 AM

You can use any reasonably good C mount lenses on the Filmo. Beware of cheapo security video camera lenses, which are also C mount, and especially CS mount lenses, which have the same screw thread as C, but a shorter flange focal distance.




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#13 Art Leal

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Posted 28 June 2009 - 12:55 AM

You can use any reasonably good C mount lenses on the Filmo. Beware of cheapo security video camera lenses, which are also C mount, and especially CS mount lenses, which have the same screw thread as C, but a shorter flange focal distance.




-- J.S.



Thanks John!
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