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  1. Member Since
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    Feb 7, 2016, 11:11 PM - Starwoid's Luke Macros Build - UPDATED 3/8 #1

    Yeah I know what you are thinking... ANOTHER ONE?!


    Yeah another one. I have been wanting one of these for a while, but never had the money to sink I I the cameras needed. Before Christmas 2015 I was able to snag a damaged Eumig for $50 shipped. I held onto it until right after the new year when I printed a transition box template off one of the threads here to start testing the size. It seemed to look right, but I wouldn't know until I got the Kalimar.


    A few weeks ago I found a Kalimar and Bell & Howell for cheap, $108 shipped for both. Now the Kalimar didn't have the Kaligar lenses but it was also a lot cheaper than the camera with the correct lense, so I had to grab what I could, when I could.


    I had the time this afternoon to breakdown all the cameras to start to put things back together. I harvested the Kalimar viewfinder, the two Kalimar knobs, the Kalimar lense ring, the B&H knob, and stripped the Eumig.


    Here are the photos of what I did:
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    Feb 8, 2016, 6:01 AM - Re: Starwoid's Luke Macros Build #2

    You're off to a great start ... even on a restricted budget Were there more pictures than one?

    Chaim
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    Feb 8, 2016, 8:21 AM - Re: Starwoid's Luke Macros Build #3

    So here are the other photos of the breakdown and some test fittings. I can't seem to figure out flipping them, sorry!

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    Mar 8, 2016, 10:07 AM - Re: Starwoid's Luke Macros Build #4

    A few days after I posted last, I snagged the Seagull I needed to complete everything on the Macros besides the two Kaligar lenses. I couldn't justify the $250 a few weeks ago for the last Kalimar Six Sixty I saw with the Kaligar lense.

    I pulled the smaller knobs off the camera essentially destroying the camera body and pulled the larger knob off it as well. It took some figuring and precision, but I got the larger knob taken apart and test fitted it with the B&H knob.

    Next up is getting the large knob put together, the transition box cut out and built and then mounting everything. This is where it gets tricky. I will bepouring over the other build threads in the coming weeks and taking my time to put this bad boy together.

    So far I only have $210 in this build!

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    Mar 8, 2016, 4:15 PM - Re: Starwoid's Luke Macros Build - UPDATED 3/8 #5

    Thanks for posting those pictures ... and this is coming together nicely indeed

    Chaim

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