Dust and more in the viewfinder
Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:30 PM
I'm shooting a short film on week-end using university's Bolex H16.
All cool and shiny.
However. I have a trouble - some dust and a lot of other rubbish in the viewfinder.
I know, I know! It won't affect the picture.
I'm just asking if there is any possibility to clean the Bolex viewfinder.
For sake of aesthetics.
Posted 01 February 2008 - 07:52 PM
Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:07 PM
The viewfinder assembly on these cameras can be easily disassembled with a small slotted screwdriver.
Do you mean the screw (x1) next to a diopter? Or ones (x4) on top?
Posted 01 February 2008 - 08:54 PM
Posted 02 February 2008 - 01:39 AM
You dont mention what model your Bolex is - the mag mount ones need long long drivers to get through a little access hole for the back left screw - annoying, as jewelers drivers usually wont reach, once I've removed mine (borrowed a long driver) I snapped off the thread and simply glued the top back on as a light trap, three fasteners are all that is necessary ...
If its an EL watch out for the LED assembly in the finder ... Easy to bend/snap, harder to fix.
Edited by Chris Millar, 02 February 2008 - 01:42 AM.