Paillard Bolex H-8 DELUXE 8mm Movie Camera
Manufactured in Switzerland by skilled craftsmen, the Bolex camera was known for its precision and versatility.
Paillard Bolex H-8 DELUXE 8mm Movie Camera.
Serial Number: 132602 from 1957.
Kern Paillard Yvar 13mm f1.9 Lens with aluminium lens cap.
Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.
Film Capacity: 100ft (30m), 50ft (15m) and 25ft daylight loading spools of double run 8mm film. When a roll runs through the camera, only half the width of film is exposed. The spool is then reversed and run through again, exposing the other half. When processed, film is split and spliced together giving twice the amount for projection.
Automatic threading and loop forming. The end of the film is simply placed in a channel leading to the feed sprocket. The release is pressed and the film is then automatically threaded throughout the entire mechanism.
Constant speed, spring motor mechanism; governor controlled. Large winding handle folds downward and attaches to camera when not in use. Spring cannot be over-wound. 8:1 external drive shaft permits the attachment of an electric motor.
Rotating turret accommodates three interchangeable D mount lenses.
Critical focusing through a groundglass screen.
Speeds: 8, 16, 24, 32 and 64 frames per second
Release Button: provides for the making of continuous exposures by a finger-tip release on the front of the camera. A side release allows for locked, hands-free running or single frame exposures.
Shutter: 190 degree aperture shutter
Footage Counter: adds and subtracts accurately in forward or reverse motion and automatically returns to zero when film is reloaded into the camera.
Frame Counter: Twin dial counts frames individually and in total; Adds frames in forward motion and subtracts when film is wound backwards. Dial may be reset manually at any time.
Time lapse and animation is possible by using the side release button or an accessory cable release and adapter; I-T lever allows for timed or instantaneous single exposures.
Clutch disengages spring motor and permits forward movement and backwind without running down the spring; allows for dissolves and superimposition.
Tripod Socket: 1/4″ & 3/8″ thread
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 6″ x 3″
Weight: Approximately 5 1/2 lbs
Good condition and fully working. Motor sounds sweet.
Lens is clear and bright. The focus and aperture rings are both easy but firm.
Minor external body marks from being used.