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#1 mnpd

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 12:06 PM

Hope I'm not opening up a can of worms here.
But i am going to buy myself a super8 camera, the only thing is i am not too sure which one to buy as there seems to be quite a few kicking around...

I want a camera with adjustable shutter speeds for slow etc etc and something with interchangable lenses.
Ive had suggestions about beaulieu but was told theyare expensive to buy and to have serviced ?

any suggestions would be gratefully recieved

I dont want to spend more than £300 £400 at a push of rthe right camera

Many Thanks
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#2 Nate Downes

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 12:49 PM

The only one whichw ill do it is a Beaulieu, 6008 I believe will do what you ask. But yes, they are expensive. But, compared to a 16mm or 35mm with the same features, they're dirt cheap.
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#3 A.Oliver

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 01:21 PM

Hi, appears your only option is a beaulieu 4008zm2 or zm4. Leicina special offers interchangeable lenses but not 2-70 or 2-80fps. My beaulieu 7008 can only run at 4,9,18,24,36 and 56 fps. Servicing can be expensive, if you decide to go the beaulieu route, make sure the camera aint been messed with by do it yourself repairers. Make sure the wratten filter within the 4008 is still in situ, i have purchased two from ebay, the wrattens were missing on both cameras. This caused the back focus to be out, result, soft images in low light. If you are in Europe try emailing this chap, he can service beaulieus, i am not sure if he sells cameras. bjorn.andersson@brevet.nu
If you are in the US, shipping costs and inport duties may be high.
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