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Chris Millar

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  1. Hi Scott, Welcome to Team Bolex! Hrrrm, looking at the surface corrosion of some of the external parts it looks like what might be missing is a good internal service, it's not trivial and may cost a bit relative to the cost of the machine, but there are still lots of techs about, a few here in the forum. A TV zoom lens won't have the 'RX' correction to account for the prism on your boles, you'll get an image of course, but it won't be as sharp esp. wide. My RX4 (non-magazine) has a set of primes only, not saying it's exclusive, it just feels a mechanically unsound having all that mass levered off not only a c-mount but the turret also - there are solutions, such as the locking plug thingy and a kind of rod based support, but the bayonet mount models are where I opt for zoom.
  2. You're not seeing the picture I'm painting huh? 'We' arranged the 'we' at APUG, in fact I only met one of the others in person... It was a collaboration that had its inception purely online, started with a post similar to yours.
  3. I know I bag on about it but... On APUG we used to arrange bulk purchases and share shipping costs across many users to NZ (even worse than mexico I can imagine)
  4. Re. apug - sign up and ask as you did here? Can only try :)
  5. However, try www.APUG.org - lots of die hard film types there, if there is an alterative they'll know about it
  6. When I did E6, there was Tetenal and Kodak kits. Are Kodak out of E6 now? Sorry, guess I didn't help !
  7. Can't hurt to see, so unscrew the plate on the base (4 large flat heads). Pry the plate off (it'll be gummed in quite well over time). Test the fuse in there, if blown replace with the spare fuse that might still be in there. Also if I recall, that behavior happened when I had a dodgy connection in the power connector. Try (carefully) wiggling it about at both ends to see if the connection is almost but not quite.
  8. SBM is a much more straight forward conversion... By the eay, if either of the 10mm or 75mm switars have little levers on them they are the 'preset' models. If so, maybe you want to keep that deal :) Check out eBay prices on them!
  9. Well if the gate shows no widening, it isn't super 16. On a plus, your lenses will cover :) But yeah I'd be researching the cost of a conversion, then asking for that refund, or a simple return as the conversion cost is likely more than the purchase. It's a pity, makes you wonder about the seller - but best just assume they were genuinely mistaken.
  10. Kern Macro- Switar 75mm f1.9 - certianly Kern Switar 10mm f1.6 - reports are mixed, pretty sure the preset version will cover, but the optics aren't great in the corners, esp, wide open - as for the standard ... Can't see why the Taylor Hobson wont Zooms - have you looked through the finder ??
  11. Yip, bayonet mounts make more sense to modify... Did mine myself (super 16)
  12. Well, any format can create a periphery if you sit close enough - I guess, an ideal aspect optimises wasted imagery beyond that periphery ?
  13. I second Michaels point re. wheels on any carts... Laying down sheets of ply over and over can get pretty tiresome !
  14. First hit indicates there isn't much joy to be found: http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?242895-B4-and-Micro-Four-Thirds-Mount-Specifications ... maybe a patent search Anyhoos, other things to be done in the meanwhiles ^_^
  15. I'm brushing up on Solidoworks skills (3D CAD) at the moment - cant imagine it being that complex, so if you send me the specs of the cap I can prob upload an .stl somewhere (3D printer file).
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