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Simon Wyss

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Latest evil trick with lenses for sale

02 December 2017 - 02:12 AM

Friends, beware!

 

Lenses appear with eBay and other marketplaces that lack the front element. People simply remove the generally most scratched element to be able to present pictures of mint glass. The lenses, however, are ruined and worthless. Example this RX-Switar:

 

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https://www.ebay.com...KcAAOSwESNZ8yrK

 

An Angénieux P3:

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https://www.ebay.fr/...KoAAOSw2gxYtC3o

 

Or am I over the hill?


Older H type spools dimensions

16 November 2017 - 04:06 AM

Hello, everyone, I am in a discussion about film lengths possibly loaded in Eyemo cameras during WWII. As most of us know the civilian hundred-foot daylight spool takes around 120 feet when filled flush to the flanges. If we had larger spools of 3.75" diameter and with a smaller hub (core) of, say, an inch diameter, we could roll on up to 180 feet. Of course, film thickness plays a major role.

 

Now my question, does anybody know of such enhanced-capacity film spools? ISO 3047 prescribes the max diameter of 3.62" or 92 mm. Measurements at Eyemo and Filmo cameras I have indicate that 3¾ inch spools just fit.


Servicing Bell & Howell Filmo 8s now

14 August 2017 - 04:25 AM

Hello, everyone!

 

Announcing professional technical service, repair, and maintenance of Bell & Howell 8mm film cameras

 

Early Filmo 8s have the spigot or clip-on type lens mount. Although almost a thing of the past these can be disassembled, cleaned, checked, dressed, lubricated, reassembled, and adjusted like anything else. Some bayonet mount lenses are more desirable than others, I can give advice. Adapters are around for the use of D-mount or C-mount thread optics. The lens mounting threads with turret models is no D mount but a slightly larger one plus flange focal distance is shorter. There are adapters to bridge this gap, too. Fall 1951 one-eye Filmo 8s got the D mount. From January 1st, 1957 on only D-mount models were sold.

 

All-metal made Filmo Eights can have a bright future when properly maintained. I know about the two or three weakish points in the design and have remedies. What regards the gear train these little cameras are champions!

 

Double-Eight film is available. Perforators are around for continued conversion of unperforated 16mm stocks. Nothing against the other brands—Bell & Howell Filmo 8s are unique in perfection.

 

I take models 127, 134, GB 605, lenses, and accessories. Due to the age and varying conditions I am not able to standardize a price. As a rule of thumb please acknowledge a minimum of two work hours. I grant a two years warranty on my work.

 

 

Film-Mechanik Simon Wyss

Rixheimer St. 35

4055 Basel

Switzerland

simon-wyss@gmx.net


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