Paillard Bolex D8LA Top Of The Range 8mm Movie Camera With 13mm f1.9 Lens
Manufactured in Switzerland by skilled craftsmen, the Bolex camera was known for its precision and versatility.
This improved version of the Bolex D8L the D8LA features the addition of a film rewind slot, a more sensitive meter and a built in prism for focal length lenses of 5.5mm.
Other cosmetic changes: A logo plate with the camera name “D8L” appears on the bottom front of the camera; “Bolex” is inscribed on the top-front of the light meter housing; and a film index calculator dial was added to the film door.
Serial No: 939803. Good working condition.
Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.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 50′ for projection. Projection time at 16 fps for 25′ roll is 4 minutes.Constant speed, spring motor mechanism; governor controlled.Generous winding key, attached to the camera, folds back against its side when not in use. Spring cannot be over-wound.Turret: Accommodates three standard D mount lenses.Viewfinder: optical type; adjustable dial shows the scene as viewed by focal lengths of 12.5mm, 25mm and 36mm.Accessory prism attachments allow for filming with 5.5mm lenses, and for parallax correction while filming at close distances.Film speeds: 12, 16, 18, 24, 32, 48 and 64 frames per second.Continuous exposures can be made by a finger tip release button or cable release. Running operation can be locked to prevent accidental exposures, or set for continuous hands-free filming.Adjustable dial changes the shutter opening from 0-165 degrees to allow for shortened exposure times and fades.Precise reading of exposed film footage. Audible end-of-film signal. Resets to zero upon reloading.A cable release socket allows the user to expose single frames for filming animation, titles, etc.A photoelectric cell measures light through the lens. Two needle indicators in the viewfinder are then aligned by adjusting the diaphragm on your lens, resulting in proper exposure.Tripod socket: 1/4″ threadDimensions: 5″ x 3 1/2″ x 2″Weight: Approximately 28 oz.
Excellent Working condition with sweet sounding clockwork motor.
All controls working including the inbuilt exposure meter.
Good outer condition with no damage. Minor marks from being used.
Complete with take-up spool.
Bolex hand grip and various other D-mount lenses (Standard, Wideangle & Telephoto by Bolex and various manufacturers) are also available separately.