Arri 2C upside down tachometer
Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:22 AM
Posted 24 October 2009 - 11:01 AM
All the best
Posted 24 October 2009 - 08:32 PM
Yeah, somebody put it back together wrong. It probably still works okay, just a bit hard to read. If you have the camera serviced, a clean/lube/adjust (CLA) the technician will put it right. If you just acquired the camera, a CLA would be in order anyway.
Good luck, they're great cameras.
Posted 24 October 2009 - 11:24 PM
Posted 25 October 2009 - 03:53 AM
Having a 2C, you should learn how to pop the gear cover off. You may need to do that if a mag rolls out and drops a chip down into the gears. A chip in the gears will stop an Arri dead. Once the cover's off, you just loosen two screws, pull the tach and put it back in right side up.
To pop the gear cover:
Remove the mag and motor. Inch the camera to where the shutter is in the middle of the open position, as much of it out of the bulge in the gear cover as possible. Then remove the inching knob. Loosen the four screws that hold the cover to the body, each one or two turns. Hold the body in your left hand, and bump the shutter bulge upward with your right. the cover should now be loose, but retained by the screws. Take the screws all the way out, and lift the cover out in a diretion parallel to the plane of the shutter. You want to be real careful of the shutter in this whole operation. Now you have access to the works, so take a look around, pick out any loose film chips, turn your tach right side up, and carefully put everything back together in the opposite order in which you took it apart.
Posted 25 October 2009 - 07:46 AM