Scored a couple of cameras at an estate sale for practically nothing :
Nizo S 480 Great camera , many features. (slow motion 54fps , fade-in/fade-out , cross dissolve , time-lapse , nice Schneider Variogon lens ) http://super8wiki.co....php/Nizo_S_480
and Elmo 240 XLS . Simple camera, 18 fps only , but has Auto & Manual exposure . A nice "back-up" camera.
(only interesting thing about Elmos 240 XLS is it is one of the cameras that was built to take the Kodak 200 ft. cartridges , which is of course irrelevant now . Also it is a VERY QUIET camera compared to most Super-8 cameras , which could make it a good choice as a back-up camera for a wedding cinematographer)
Here are some issues I hope someone can advise me on:
1.) The Nizo S 480 did not come with a user's manual, so I'm having to piece things together from the internet. I haven't found a complete user's manual download yet .
QUESTION for anyone who has owned a Nizo S 480 : Does the manual exposure over-ride on the Nizo 480 not respond if the exposure meter doesn't have the PX625 batteries inserted (or rather the WeinCell MRB625 Replacement Batteries) ?
Everything else seems to be working . Viewfinder is bright , lens is clean , no visible scratches, fungus, or fogging. The battery chamber is clean , no corrosion or rust , and I inserted the AA batteries. The motor runs nice and smooth , power zoom works . But I don't have any WeinCell MRB625 batteries on hand for the internal light meter . (will go to the photo store on Monday to get those) So obviously I realize the Auto Exposure won't register anything without batteries , but what I notice is that right now if I switch it to Manual Exposure that I get NO MOVEMENT of the needle up and down the F-stop scale . Nothing happens. Is that normal if there are no MRB625 batteries inserted ? Or did I get a camera that appears cosmetically just about "perfect" , but the manual exposure is not functioning ?
2. ) The Elmo 240 XLS - Put the batteries in . Motor runs , the power zoom works, all appears to work. (obviously nothing is for sure until I run test film through it and see the results) .
However, I noticed immediately that the black foam rubber seals around the film chamber door and film chamber window have turned to black goop . The black foam rubber falls apart if I touch it . Obviously this needs to be scraped off and replaced. What should I replace the deterioted foam rubber with? Can I just cut thin strips of black foam or silicone or something like that and glue them on along the edges to form a light-tight seal ? I'm not too heavily invested in it , but would like to replace the rotted foam sealing .
Any ideas ?
Edited by David Nethery, 20 July 2013 - 09:21 PM.