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#1 Ryan Andrzejewski

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 03:44 PM

I recently picked up this camera and am trying to decide what to with it. The turret is pretty loose and seems like it would spill in light. I've seen some turret locks on other Bolexs but have no idea where to get one. But the lock wouldn't stop the spill, if thats possible. Has anyone else shot on a Bolex with a loose turret? How did the footage turn out? btw, by "loose" I mean that it rocks slightly. If you were to handle the lens, you could rock the turret back and forth about 1/16".
As an alternate route, I've also seen pictures of cameras with the turret replaced with a single lens mount. Where could I research this? And what are the benefits?
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#2 David Auner aac

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:09 AM

Hi Ryan,

there is a center screw on the turret. See if tightening that down makes any difference. For all things Bolex try Andrew Alden at http://bolex.co.uk.

Cheers, Dave
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#3 Ryan Andrzejewski

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:14 PM

I can't believe it was that simple! Thanks, Dave.
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