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Hello, I recently bought a stuck non-reflex Bolex (1949) for pretty cheap. I took it apart, oiled it, and now it runs great. One small thing I'm unsure of is the pressure plate. You can see in the image that the plate is not perfectly aligned with the film gate, so there's a sliver of the shiny rail that's showing through the gate. I was wondering if this was normal, and if not, is it a problem? I haven't shot motion picture film before, so I'm not sure how opaque the film backing is, and whether or not it would prevent light from passing through the film and reflecting off the pressure plate. Thanks, Joe
Hello all, I've recently acquired a Bolex h16 non-reflex camera to try shooting a bit of film. I'm new to it. The camera serial # is 88806 and according to the bolex collector website this is a camera from 1936-1937. It does not have the octometer for parallax correction or top viewfinder cup. All I have is the camera itself with no extras. My hope is to use a m42 to c-mount adapter on the camera so I could use my pentax still photo lenses, but I don't know how this would work on this type of camera or if it is even possible. I'm trying to figure out: - If I would be able to focus correctly using the pentax lenses and adapter by looking through the top viewfinder. - How the octometer works. How do you compose shots using different focal lengths with this system and would it be possible using the m42 lenses? Thanks, Austin