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Tony Stucchio
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From: New Jersey
Registered: Dec 2005


 - posted June 22, 2010 05:54 PM      Profile for Tony Stucchio   Email Tony Stucchio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Has anyone ever had one of these?

Bolex SM 8

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John W. Black
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From: Deptford,N.J.
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 - posted June 22, 2010 09:21 PM      Profile for John W. Black   Author's Homepage   Email John W. Black   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have 3 of them.They were all problem children.Belt issues,threading issues,generally a waste of time.

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Beat em or burn em,they go up pretty quick

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Graham Ritchie
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From: New Zealand
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 - posted June 23, 2010 12:26 AM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes.. back in the late 70s the SM8 was my first Super8 projector and had no problems with it. I consider it a very nice projector and used it for striping "The Rexette" and recording home movies, even ran my first new Ken films "Star Wars" through it heaps of times, [Roll Eyes] it will take the Bolex 800ft reel as well "not the Elmo 800ft" and has a gate that is real easy to clean, in later years I sold it however I did hear of belt/speed problems with them and at a guess that might be down to what type of alternative belt "material wise used" all I can add is that if one was to come my way again in good condition at the right price I would grab it. [Smile]

Graham.

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Tony Stucchio
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Thanks guys -- wasn't looking to buy one but I was intrigued because Bolex usually equals high quality, and this took an 800 foot reel.

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