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#1 Stewart Munro

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 04:53 PM

hello guys could you tell me if this camera is any good?
 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BOLEX-H16-NON-REX-16MM-CASED-3-LENS-MOVIE-CAMERA-OUTFIT_W0QQitemZ7536733819QQcategoryZ711QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

its non - reflex should i say away from it if it is? thanks from stewart
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#2 Steven Budden

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 12:02 AM

hello guys could you tell me if this camera is any good?

 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BOLEX-H16-NON-REX-16MM-CASED-3-LENS-MOVIE-CAMERA-OUTFIT_W0QQitemZ7536733819QQcategoryZ711QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

its non - reflex should i say away from it if it is? thanks from stewart

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Non reflex means you can't look through the lens while filming. Maybe ok for some applications but you might hold out for a reflex if you'll need to see what you're filming as you're filming. For animation and such it might be easier to use, or shots with minimal camera/ subject movement.

Also, the lenses on this one aren't that great. Even if you get a non reflex you might try to get one with switars.

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#3 Michael Carter

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:01 AM

That outfit will work fine as is.
Find out, however, if it has single perf or double perf wheels inside of it. You will want single perf wheels, one row of teeth. You CAN get double perf film.
I have that LYTAR, it takes a Ser. 5.5 filter IF you have a holder or the lens shade. They are difficult to get if seems. That's one reason to wait for a RX camera that has the filters slot that go behind the lens, one filter for all three lenses.
You will pay a more for a RX. Lenses are VERY expensive unlike the nonreflex Bolex C mount cameras.
There is a Angenieux 9.5 zoom for sale on the bay that will fit on that Bolex...
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#4 Steven Budden

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 11:44 AM

A REX 4 with a few lenses and a case/ some film, etc went for only $405 the other day.

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#5 Steven Budden

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Posted 11 August 2005 - 11:56 AM

Keep in mind if you look at reflexes, try and get one with a serial number of 200,000. Otherwise you'll have the 6 x viewfinder, and though I've never tried that, I have a 10x and it is already really dark and hard to see through at times. I use a viewfinder anyway for some shots (which is what you would use on a non reflex).

Also, whatever you get, try and save as much money as you can for some decent lenses. They're more important than the camera in some senses in terms of image quality.

Steven
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