Beaulieu 5008s light metre problem
Posted 12 February 2014 - 10:57 AM
I just got a nice Beaulieu 5008s from ebay.
I was sold with broken charger and battery but the rest should work.
Now when I have a new charger and a ok used battery the light meter does not react to light.
It is in the top of the scale when I start the camera on automatic and the aperture goes directly to f22.
When the battery starts to loss power the light metre goes down and before the camera stops it open the aperture to f1,8.
I have looked at the battery and it seems to give ok voltage 8v on the main and 4 on the half.
What do you think?
Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:25 AM
Had this with a 4008. Proved to be a loose wire to the lens contacts. I.e. the middle pad wasn't connected.
Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:31 AM
Will now check the contact more!
Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:47 AM
I got dc from all contacts.
I took apart the lens motors to check the contacts and they were fine.
When I took the motor back the zoom motor didn't work. The aperture seams to work fine.
Do it need to ape synced or so?
Got a 4008ZM2 hope that is working better.
Maybe I can use the Schneider lens.
It was a angenieux paris F.8-64mm 1:1.9 included in the 4008.
Posted 21 February 2014 - 07:56 AM
Do you have got a manual for this camera (check http://www.apecity.com/manuals/ )? Maybe the camera is just set to some strange mode (automatic fade-in/out or something similar)?! Or maybe the camera checks whether a cartridge is entered and disables some functions when no cart is entered? Also on some of my cameras the motor-zoom is disabled until you're really shooting...
Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:47 PM
The best thing to do is to phone (or e-mail) Mr. Björn Andersson at Filmkonsult AB, in Hässelby, Sweden. He is the "The Man" on all things Beaulieu, having worked there in the past. He services all Beaulieu cameras and projectors, and he has done wonders for my 4008 and 5008 (and R16) cameras. His phone number in Sweden is: +46-8- 38 10 74 (during daily business hours, 9 am to 5 pm) and e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
He is very well versed in English, so no problem there. I suggest you e-mail him first, and give him specific questions - he might be able to just give you advice, or if you need service on the camera, he'll give you his postal address and a cost estimate.
IF you need service on the camera, his terms are very reasonable. He will always give you an estimate, before starting any work. Tell him I sent you.
All the best,
Bengt in Stockholm
Posted 02 March 2014 - 11:49 AM
Before shipping your camera across the world you better consider your budget. Shipping in or out USA for 3-4 kg has become terribly expensive. Also mind that these expert repairs and overhaul will easily take 200-400 US$