CP16a Dodgy Shutter? Roll Bars?
Posted 19 February 2009 - 01:52 PM
I tried a (very non-scientific) test to see if I could get an image from a really dodgy CP16a I bought.
I developed a few frames of a chart and a round ikea light in some d76 to see if it was worth carrying out any further (more professional) tests.
There is a really odd 45 degree flare/lightleak throughout.
Does anyone have any idea what it could be? The camera is 24fps and was shooting a 50hz so I thought it might have been a rollbar, but it really does not look like one. Is it a dodgy shutter?
Any help appreciated.
Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:05 PM
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:34 PM
Can you post pictures of the camera's gate and the inside of the lens mount.
I have a feeling some part is missing that is allowing light to enter.
Edited by Jean-Louis Seguin, 20 February 2009 - 04:35 PM.
Posted 28 February 2009 - 11:51 PM
oh, here is a link to the picture:
It looks to me like your camera could be missing the light shield. It is a stretched "u" shaped plastic piece that covers the gap between the circular part of the camera that has the actual "c" mount, and the body itself. It covers the part not already covered by the sound muffler. Either that, or it may be shutter smear, you can check for shutter smear by inching a piece of film marked with xxx's and looking through the front of the camera with the lens removed.
Good luck with your CP16!
Posted 02 March 2009 - 07:32 AM
I've managed to get a refund on the camera now as it seems there are so many things wrong with it.
It's a shame as I really liked it - they seem like great cameras for the price (well, when they work).
So I'm on the look-out for a cheap CP16 or ACL.