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Question about a Super 8

Emma Bird

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I just bought a Bell & Howell Filmosonic Director Series super 8 camera and have been having some issues with it. I've never owned one of these cameras before and am a bit new to using film cameras in general, so I apologize if the resolution was glaringly obvious. I put batteries in and it ran well; the lights turned on when I tested it, but for whatever reason I can't see anything through the viewfinder. It's just black. Could something be blocking it from the inside or is it broken?

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That's the camera that I have. That knob just adjusts the lens on the viewfinder- Just to sort of adjust the clarity of the picture.


Ah ok.


I don't have this camera. Just took the photo from an ebay posting. I wouldn't have a clue what's wrong with the camera. Not many Super8 cameras allow you to open and close the viewfinder. So it's probably something broken inside - either a missing lens element, or something in the way.



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