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#1 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 04:41 PM

Hello,

 

The other week I managed to buy a Bell & Howell 240 electric eye for around $45, the seller stated it did not work.  I had been keen on getting one for awhile as most people seemed pretty happy with them.

 

When it arrived, I was surprised that it came with the extra telephoto, incl. the viewfinder mini lens, and all the caps.  The camera seemed in excellent condition, but the spring was definitely over wound.  I had never unstuck a jammed one before, so I took lots of pics and added them to my site.  I won't bother with getting batteries for the electric eye, I'll just use a light meter.

 

Happily I fixed the camera up, had some spares handy, so now I have a great camera for hardly any money, and if people are interested, I did a little D.I.Y section.  I should be shooting with it soon, I am pretty keen to see the footage.  Awesome camera, really nicely built too.

 

http://canon-s8-repa...owell-240ee.php

 

Hope it's handy, Cheers.


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#2 Simon Wyss

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 09:08 AM

Congratulation, cool endeavour. One of my next jobs is an overhaul to a Filmo 70-DL. Bell & Howell made good stuff.


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