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SOM on a Bolex 8. What now?

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I have a Bolex C 8 SL with a SOM zoom.  12.8  f = 10 * 30.

Inside the dog leg tube is one tall and two shorter lenses as well as three spacers.  The spacers are tall medium and short.

Any notion of how to assemble?  Thanks for reading

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Do you mean the dog leg viewfinder is in pieces? All the optics are removed?

If so, it’s probably easier to just buy another one.. I’ve seen them for less than $50 on eBay. Or keep playing with the pieces like a puzzle. Don’t forget each optic can be reversed too!

Maybe you can source a drawing, but these lenses are over 60 years old now. Sometimes scouring old patents will give you an idea of how viewfinder optics might be arranged, though there are always differences. Google reflex viewfinder patents or variations thereof.

Here’s one for example:


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