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#1 Andy Thomas

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 06:47 PM

I don't have an MM motor for the 400ft mag on my Bolex H-16 M-5, but I was wondering if I could still shoot a 4000ft roll anyways. Have any of you guys ever shot without the MM motor? What's the worst that could happen? Any feedback is appreciated.
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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:28 PM

I don't have an MM motor for the 400ft mag on my Bolex H-16 M-5, but I was wondering if I could still shoot a 4000ft roll anyways. Have any of you guys ever shot without the MM motor? What's the worst that could happen? Any feedback is appreciated.



If nothing is taking up the film in the mag, the film will pile up in the camera's film chamber possibly causing scratches or worse, a film jam.
You could maybe get by with very short shots, one second or less, and manually take-up the slack after every take. Very tedious.

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