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Interesting modified S36 motor and pack
Old 01-16-2017   #1
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Interesting modified S36 motor and pack

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Ni.../172489303795?

I think its an interesting, comparatively well made F36 conversion.

1) they engineered a new type of motor coupling
2) they created a new type of battery pack
3) increased motor speed to 5 frames (maybe)
4) body most likely a repaint

A lot of work went into it.

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no one has any thoughts on this ?
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Old 01-17-2017   #3
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Do you have any frames of the original?

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Old 01-18-2017   #4
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Ni.../172489303795?

I think its an interesting, comparatively well made F36 conversion.

1) they engineered a new type of motor coupling
2) they created a new type of battery pack
3) increased motor speed to 5 frames (maybe)
4) body most likely a repaint

A lot of work went into it.

Stephen
how can you tell its an f36 conversion?
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Old 01-18-2017   #5
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There's quite a few of these fakes floating around in the Japanese market. I heard a guy in Osaka is churning them out.
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Old 01-18-2017   #6
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Mine is definitely a conversion!
15fbpicfdrive_02 by f4saregreat!, on Flickr
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Old 01-20-2017   #7
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no one has any thoughts on this ?
Apparently it's for display only since the seller makes this remark in the listing, read the last "note":

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Shutter: Works well.
Shutter speed:Accurate.
Range finder:Clear
Double image:OK
Note: Motor drive is doing very well. But this can not interlock with the SP body.


That's one way of saying it was butchered but couldn't get it working.



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how can you tell its an f36 conversion?
Cheers.
S36 motordrives have a serial number on the bottom. This one has no serial number anywhere, or did I miss it?

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There is no motor plate so the motor will not lock on th body with the turn key, neither will a standard back since the bottom camera plate needs to be in place . Kui is correct the s type motors have a serial number on the bottom plate , the motor may be a modified f type with a genuine s camera back , bottom of back plate doesn't look cut.
The battery back looks repurposed from some thing else , the motor cord is the early type (thin ) so for 9volt only
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I can't see everything I'd like to in the pix, but I can see that all of the leather on the motor housing and the camera back is every poorly glued.
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Old 01-25-2017   #10
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To be honest, it's not that interesting. Mainly because of the asking price...
It would be much more interesting if the listing from $100
But $100 is the discount from original price, now that's the camera is being re-listed.

A conversation piece? Yes, but for all the wrong reasons.

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The seller has cleverly set up the auction so that one is unable to ask any questions, which seems very strange for such an expensive item.
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There are 3 of them on Yahoo Japan now, all with what seems to be repainted black S3 cameras( I didn't check them).







I think they are multiplying.
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