View Full Version : What parts are ussually in 35mm motion picture camera?

11-26-2008, 01:14 PM
I read some instructions on how to make a motion picture camera and i would like to try making a 35mm camera since i don't have a 1000 or more dollars to piss away on a camera.

If i'm successful in making this camera and it works. I'll be posting how i did it but one question what kind of parts would i expect to find in a 35mm camera?

I'll make simple verisons of those parts and work from there.

11-26-2008, 01:35 PM
Right off the top of my head:

variable-Speed Motor
sprocketted wheels
the shutter
pull-down claw
the gate
registration pins
a viewing system
footage counter
a lens

Will Vincent
11-26-2008, 03:39 PM
Don't forget the film spool and take up reel. ;)