Canon 1014 Auto Zoom Electronic trigger trouble...
Posted 01 March 2009 - 05:27 PM
I have a Canon 1014 Auto Zoom Electronic super 8mm camera and was wondering if anyone has come across this problem before....
my camera tends to keep running despite taking my finger off, sometimes it's for a few seconds while on other occasions it requires turn the main power switch to 'off' to get it to stop running!! obviously this isn't good as i'm wasting precious film!! it's in the 'run' position not the 'run lock' position...
thanks in advance...
Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:32 PM
This happened to me as well but with the 814 Auto Zoom Electronic. I thought it might have been the actual switch sticking electrically, but it wasn't. It turned out to be some mechanical lever and linkage which was connected to the trigger. I managed to open the 814 just enough to get some WD40 on it. It worked well, but then I got ahead of myself and blindly sprayed more into the cameras cavity (duh) as overkill. The switch continued to work, but now the inside optics were contaminated with oil everywhere, so my efforts caused me to trash it, since getting it serviced for my blunder would have cost me much more.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 08:38 PM
thanks for your speedy reply... i feared it might be something like this... i might just have to look into getting it serviced!
Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:29 AM
Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:14 PM
Guarranted in perfect working order or your money refunded.
Edited by david savetsky, 03 March 2009 - 06:19 PM.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:38 AM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:31 PM
Next, try fresh batteries.
If, after all that, it's still busted, see if you can get you money back. The motor is either burnt out or has a short. And the AZE is a huge pain to get apart. My gut tells me a control is set to something it shouldn't be.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:12 PM
I tried setting the camera to all those setting I even found an old downloadable manuel and set everything up the way they said to. Im guessing the motor is burnt. I heard of a store Spectra, apperently they specialize in Canon camera's. I might send it to them or may just sell the camera back to the seller.
I liked the Canon Autozoom 814 a lot but I hate buying from eBay. Do you know any stores that are trustworthy that sell Super 8 Camera's? Also if I cant get this fixed I may look into other Super 8 camera's, any suggestions?
Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:19 PM
Off hand I don't know of anywhere that sells a reasonably priced camera. Maybe there is a market for a new super 8 camera.
I think you're thinking of Pro8, not Spectra. And I've heard mixed things about Pro8's rebuilds, which are certainly not cheap. I picked up both my 814 AZEs off of ebay. The first one was busted (broken wire in the grip) but the second one worked like a charm. If you get one working, they're great cameras.
If it's busted anyway, you might want to try fixing it yourself. Repair costs can be ridiculous. These are a bit of a pain to take apart though.
What you buy is usually determined by your budget. I like the 814 AZE because it's a great bang for the buck. If money was no object, I'd say Leicina Special, followed by Zeiss GS8.
If I was going to get something new for myself, it would probably be a Beaulieu. C-mount means I could use my Arri 16mm cine lenses or M-42 still lenses with adapters.
If you're patient, you'll find a good 814 AZE off ebay for a decent price. Don't be afraid to ask questions before you buy. I think the holidays have driven prices up. I bought mine for under $30 each, in summer. I was seeing prices of ~$150 right now. Unless you need to finish a Super 8 shoot right now, I'd say hold off buying until the prices are more reasonable.
The older Autozoom (not electronic) tends to sell for more than the Electronic even though it doesn't meter as well, because it's more rugged and serviceable.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:45 PM
I goofed. Spectra does sell+service cameras too.
They had a guy they brought in-house a few years ago but now he has split off to be a separate business which they refere everyone too.
They and Pro8mm are good houses for Canon servicing, but Pro8mm is definitely pricey. Thus far (with issues I've had) they've stood by their work.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:51 PM
Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:14 PM
They let you roll at 24 FPS (or 18 if you want). That's important for me.
They can be problematic, like any super 8 camera. Almost every one ever made is getting up there in age (except for some Gakken kits and a handful of Beulieus that were made into the 90s).
Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:16 AM
Admitedly proffesional repair is the best idea, yet some repairs can be more than the camera is worth.
Over time I have managed to repair simple faults with the Canons, just by doing a little T.L.C
814 & 1014? Unless you want the extra bells and whistles, the main difference between the cameras is the zoom length, but the price difference is huge, go for the 814.