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Posted by Tony Stucchio (Member # 519) on June 22, 2010, 05:54 PM:
Has anyone ever had one of these?
Bolex SM 8
Posted by John W. Black (Member # 1082) on June 22, 2010, 09:21 PM:
I have 3 of them.They were all problem children.Belt issues,threading issues,generally a waste of time.
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on June 23, 2010, 12:26 AM:
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, 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.
Posted by Tony Stucchio (Member # 519) on June 23, 2010, 06:29 PM:
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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