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#1 Kirk Anderson

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 12:17 PM

I bought this camera a little while back with the intention of making it my main vacation camera, but I have too many already.

Bolex 551XL Sound Macro Zoom
Amazingly fast 1.2 8-40mm Lens
Macro Barrel extension - see video
Manual Exposure
18 and Single Frame shooting speeds
Flash Socket for animation

I tested her out and all the functions seem to work fine.
-The fade looks to works well.
-The zoom motor works forward and back
-Overall great running condition!

The only flaws I can find in the camera are:
-Battery door has a chip off one side. (Shown in Video and pics.) Cosmetic flaw only.
-The footage counter has a loose piece in it. Again, purely cosmetic.
-The run/lock switch doesn't work. It doesn't lock. It runs great though.

I made a quick video on youtube of the camera running. (Sorry about the focus issues, flip cam.)


Pics on flickr.


Looking for $100 shipped to your door-in the lower 48.
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