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#1 Mitsos Triantopoulos

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Posted 18 July 2005 - 02:19 PM

Hello,
I am a newbie in the 16mm world, and I have recently acquired a used Bolex EL camera which does not quite work, yet (I hope...)

It has some rust and some disrt but I think that if I spent the money for an overhaul it could be a well functioning camera... I took it to Duall Camera in New York and they estimated it to be a $500-$600 job to fix the motor and overhaul the camera. You see, when they tried their EL battery with the camera, even though a red light in the back would light, the camera would not run.

However, I have made the camera 'run' using the configuration described in the attached photo: I attach the positive wire of the battery to both the two right-side pins, and the negative wire, to both the left-side pins. The weird thing is that the camera starts running in the direction show with the arrow without me pressing on the power/start button in the front!

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Can anyone explain this? Does it make any sense? Is this 'regular'?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 03:21 PM

Ok,
let me ask another question then...
I am thinking of spending the $500 to $600 Duall quoted to get the camera fixed and overhauled.

Have other Bolex owners on this list had experience with Duall Cameras in NYC?

Thank you,
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