Posted 29 May 2005 - 03:51 PM
Posted 29 May 2005 - 07:00 PM
Posted 30 May 2005 - 05:34 PM
But I'm not sure if there is any windup camera that does register as well.
Posted 30 May 2005 - 10:38 PM
Remember that all Filmo cameras are at least 30 years old by now, and although they are simple and tough cameras they benefit from regular maintenance. I've had a couple that shrieked due to lack of recent lubrication. Even after cleaned and lubed they are too noisy for sound work, and their mechanical governors are only approximately close to the marked fps dial indications; you would need a Tobin sync motor or equivalent to use it at a legitimate sound speed. Unlike the Bolex H16 which has a single frame trigger, the Filmo does not support single frame shooting unless you attach an animation motor.
If the mechanism and gate are in good shape your picture will be steady enough for B camera use, and with a good lens you can take fine shots. As it accepts C mount lenses your choice of optics is wide open. The turret will accept adapters; I own a C to Nikon F mount adapter which works fine. Also, the Filmo is reputed to be convertible to Super16, although I haven't tried it myself.
I am happy with my Filmos and recommend them highly for general purpose silent filmmaking.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 08:07 AM
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Posted 23 June 2005 - 11:31 PM
Can I get instructions for lubricating a filmo? Also, which oil to use?
And is it worth paying $300 to have a bolex lubed?