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Mystery 'Part' in my Canon Scoopic! What is this?


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#1 Colin Curtis

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 10:24 AM

Hello Everyone...

I posted this picture to show an additional part in the film chamber of my Canon Scoopic 16. In the direct center of this photo you will see a square, flat, disk-like object with a wire running from it and into the body of the camera. The wire may be difficult to see in the photo. There is also a chrome button on the bottom of the object.

Does anyone know what this is? This is not shown in the manual and it is not on other cameras that I saw online. Could this be something Canon added to the later units from the factory? Or, is it some custom add-on by a previous owner?

Thanks for reading and I hope someone can explain it...

COLIN

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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 12:28 PM

Does the button move up and down? I wonder if it's a buckle trip,to stop the camera if the loop is lost.
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#3 Mitch Gross

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 03:21 PM

Could that be an audio head? Don't remember Scoopics having this feature.
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#4 Colin Curtis

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:34 PM

Thanks for replying Mark. Yeah...it does move up and down. Maybe you are right about the automatic trip-off - never thought of that - but the button needs quite a bit of force to be pressed in. The button is spring loaded and pushes back down again. I am still waiting to have my batteries re-celled, but when the camera is powered up (without film) it should be easy to test your theory. I wondered if it was some sort of de-magnetizer, but couldn't think of a reason why it would be needed. I am pretty new to cameras at this caliber, so your thoughts are much appreciated.
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#5 Colin Curtis

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for replying Mitch! But...no...certainly not a recording head. This camera is a non-sound and there are no other additions to the camera that would enable it to do sound. Thanks!
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