Pathe Professional Reflex instructions?
Posted 11 December 2010 - 04:54 PM
Thanks in advance,
Posted 14 December 2010 - 01:00 PM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:41 PM
I have been searching for about an hour on the web for the exact same manual, until I find this post !
Could I get a little PM me too please ?
Thanks a lot, looking forward to your answer.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:40 PM
Here is a link to the specs for the Pathé DS8/BTL Professional Reflex camera. The camera speeds and shutter openings are the same for the 16mm Professional Reflex version of the camera pictured.
Shutter opening angle: variable and lockable at 180º, 135º, 90º, 45º and closed. As I recall, there was some "flicker" in the exposure as you closed the shutter past the 45º mark to the closed position. You would put the lever in the closed position when you back wound the film for double exposures.
I think it was a 1/3 stop correction for the light loss from the pellicle mirror for the reflex viewing. Don't break the mirror!
You might be able to get a copy of the Professional Reflex camera (code- PA-2) here:
I do have instructions for using the 8/80 motor as pictured on the camera at the above site. Let me know if you want a copy.