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#1 Eugene Lehnert

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 08:17 AM

Hello-

I am on a roadtrip and I did not realize I took my wind crank off the camera to do a timelapse last week. So I am unable to wind-up the camera. I went to the hardware store but I could not find a screw that would match the threads. Does anyone have any idea how I can wind up the camera? I'm in Flagstaff Arizona at the moment. Is there anyone out there I can buy a wind up crank arm from in the area?

Thanks,

Eugene
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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 10:02 AM

Hello-

I am on a roadtrip and I did not realize I took my wind crank off the camera to do a timelapse last week. So I am unable to wind-up the camera. I went to the hardware store but I could not find a screw that would match the threads. Does anyone have any idea how I can wind up the camera? I'm in Flagstaff Arizona at the moment. Is there anyone out there I can buy a wind up crank arm from in the area?

Thanks,

Eugene





If you drive down to Prescott, you'll find Mr. Bolex-USA himself, Dieter Schaefer. He'll fix you up.

Cheers,
Jean-Louis
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#3 Chris Millar

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 04:05 PM

Or a good fastener shop with metric left hand threads... Get a set screw and some vice-grips or socket head and appropriate allen key...

Dont forget to remove the 'lever' before you run or you'll end up with bloodied knuckles and a camera on the floor doing an imitation of that scene in the exorcist - but if you do manage it well, it could certainly be a long term solution.

But you're in the states huh - metric Posted Image
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