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#1 John De Smitheth

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 05:15 AM

Hey all,
just received my 16mm motion pictures camera K-3. Modified myself to Super 16mm (what was extremely easy) and wuala. Of course its not a sound sync camera, but for film student it a GREAT introduction to 16/S16mm film. Perfect for some music vids or footage without sound. Very easy to use. Will post some videos soon.

Thanks for reading :)

Some pictures here http://www.dvxuser.c...Pictures-Camera
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#2 Will Montgomery

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 10:08 AM

Congratulations. That was my first 16mm camera many years ago. Surprisingly good machines (if you get a good one!)

Throw some good Pentax m42 Super-Takumar lenses on that puppy and you'll get some amazing shots. Someone made a clamp-on winding attachment that made it much easier to windup a few years ago. Keep your eye out for that; I remember my wrist getting very tired with that camera.
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#3 John De Smitheth

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:46 PM

Congratulations. That was my first 16mm camera many years ago. Surprisingly good machines (if you get a good one!)

Throw some good Pentax m42 Super-Takumar lenses on that puppy and you'll get some amazing shots. Someone made a clamp-on winding attachment that made it much easier to windup a few years ago. Keep your eye out for that; I remember my wrist getting very tired with that camera.


Hello Will,
thanks!) I have another one camera, which does not works, maybe you can help me. Please visit this topic http://www.cinematog...=1
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#4 Will Montgomery

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 04:32 PM

Wish I had some insight for you, but on those cameras you're better off just buying another for $150 rather than trying to fix them. Spend the time you save working on a script or shooting!
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 04:24 AM

Wish I had some insight for you, but on those cameras you're better off just buying another for $150 rather than trying to fix them. Spend the time you save working on a script or shooting!


Thanks, I think I'll go that way.
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#6 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:56 PM

Wish I had some insight for you, but on those cameras you're better off just buying another for $150 rather than trying to fix them. Spend the time you save working on a script or shooting!

of course if it needs a Clean Lubricate and adjust, another used camera is likly to have the same problem.
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#7 K Borowski

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 03:50 AM

of course if it needs a Clean Lubricate and adjust, another used camera is likly to have the same problem.


Agreed!

16mm cameras might be cheap, but they are still not "disposable cameras;" those come in cardboard boxes at grocery stores ;-)
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#8 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:08 PM

Agreed!

16mm cameras might be cheap, but they are still not "disposable cameras;" those come in cardboard boxes at grocery stores ;-)


exactly, I know I am wondering who can do a CLA on my B&W 240, lovly steady camera but it is running SLOW.
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