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Darrell Smith

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  1. So my camera arrived today and runs great accept for the crank. When I use the crank it doesn't lock. I tried the lock button by the trigger but no dice. Here's a video showing what's happening. Could be just a busted spring but thought I'd post it anyway. Enjoy the mild hand acting...
  2. Thanks Tim, yep I have a light meter. I've been shooting film photography for the past 15 years and lots of super 8, but I've only had the chance to shoot 16mm film twice before because of the cost. Really looking forward to working with this medium more. Thanks for the info and moving the thread to this area. Appreciate the reply
  3. Hey Freya, that's great thanks for the link and the info! I believe you are right and this model does take single perf film. I am receiving the camera later this week in the mail but upon your info it is looking promising. That would make life a lot easier. Here's the info from the ebay seller when I bought it. "Bell & Howell 16mm Filmo movie camera - very vintage. Purchase to use as-is - or buy as a prop, display, set piece or conversation starter. Includes two lenses in a three turret rotating lens mount, two viewfinder lenses in a turret, plus the winding crank, key and original instruction manual. One lens turret is filled with a blank, another has a Bell & Howell Taylor-Hobson 1 Inch F1.9 lens, the third has a Bausch & Lomb 25mm F2.7 lens. The viewfinder turret has two lenses and a blank, one viewing lens matches the 1" lens, the other viewing lens in the turret does not match the shooting lens and is for a 3" lens. Runs and appears to work great - but - smells musty when opened or run. The lenses look good - they appear to be free of haze or separation issues. The viewfinder assembly has a general haze, the focusing mechanism works fine. "
  4. I got drunk on the weekend and impulse bought this Filmo Bell & Howell 70 DL. In hindsight I should have kept waiting until I found the right Super 16mm camera to become available... Anyway, I've been calling some places and I'm having a hell of a time finding 16mm Double Perforated Film on 100' spools. Any info on the film would be greatly appreciated! (where do get it / brand that offers it) Also I can't seem to find much info on these cameras online, however they are selling at similar prices as the Bolex H16. I bought mine for 130 which was reasonable but lots are going for $500 +. Anyone know why these are selling at similar prices to the Bolex H16? Thanks!
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