Paillard Bolex H16 DELUXE Movie Camera 16mm From 1959
Paillard Bolex H-16 Deluxe Serial No: 161577 from 1959.
Includes superb Modern Pentax 25mm f1.4 TV Lens
Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.
Film Capacity: 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. 8:1 external drive shaft permits the attachment of an electric motor.
Rotating turret accommodates three interchangeable C mount lenses. The top position allows for critical focusing through a magnified groundglass screen.
Eye-level focuser allows for critical focusing through a groundglass screen.
Speeds: 12, 16, 18, 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.
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.
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.
Clutch disengages spring motor and permits forward movement and backwind without running down the spring which allows for dissolves and superimposition.
Tripod Socket: 1/4″ or 3/8″ threads
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 6″ x 3″
Weight: Approximately 5 1/2 lbs
Good cosmetic condition with only minor marks from use.
This H-16 Deluxe includes the Eye-level focuser allows for critical focusing through a groundglass screen. Minor dust in the critical focuser which does not affect it’s use.
All mechanics tested and working except for ‘I / T, timed lever’ which does not move.
The Clockwork motor winds smoothly and all shutter speeds sound good.
It is a vintage used item so please remember when bidding it is not in mint condition and I may not have found all flaws or faults. Please look at all the photos to assess the condition for yourself. Only items present in the pictures are included.
Shipping includes fully insured with carrier.