Paillard Bolex H-16 SUPREME 16mm Movie Camera From 1954 With 16mm Standard Lens
Paillard Bolex H-16 16mm Camera, Serial Number 100648 from 1954
Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.
100ft (30m) and 50ft (15m) daylight loading spools of 16mm film.
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.
Rotating turret accommodates three interchangeable C mount lenses. The top position allows for critical focusing through a groundglass screen.
Built-in critical focus viewer.
Built-in slot holds a gelatin filter behind the taking lens and in front of the shutter.
8, 16, 24, 32 and 64 frames per second with the ability to change speeds while the camera is running.
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.
144 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.
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″ or 3/8″ thread
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 6″ x 3″
Approximately 5 1/2 lbs
Good condition. Fully working. Minor marks from use.
Includes an empty take-up spool.
Includes an Eyelevel Viewfinder and a side mounted Octameter.
Includes a Kern-Paillard Yvar f2.8 16mm standard C-mount lens with lens hood.
Includes a gelatin filter holder.
I recommend a service (cleaning and lubricating) before extensive use as it has been in storage for more than a decade.