Paillard Bolex H16 M Movie Camera With 25-100mm Reflex Zoom Lens
Paillard Bolex H-16 M 16mm Camera from 1958.
Includes SOM Berthiot Pan Cinor 100 (25mm-100mm f/3.4) Reflex Zoom Lens with lens hood. Provides constant viewing of the subject even while filming.
Société d’Optique et de Mécanique Berthiot (SOM Berthiot) was a French manufacturer of optics and photographic lenses.
In 1958, SOM Berthiot received an award in the “Scientific or Technical Achievement” category from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The award was for the development of a high speed vari-focal photographic lens, the Pan Cinor B3 (the professional equivalent of the Pan Cinor 70 and 100 series). The Pan Cinor 100 was available in the same year, and offered a focal length of 25mm-100m.
The H-16 M is ideal for heavy zoom lenses, such as the Pan Cinor, since the fixed mount provides sturdy support.
Specification of the H16 M:
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.
Accommodates a single interchangeable C mount lens.
Variable 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.
144 degree aperture shutter.
Exposure guide on front.
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; 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: 3/8″ thread.
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 6″ x 3″
Weight: Approximately 5 1/2 lbs
Good condition. Fully working. Minor marks from use.
Single tooth sprocket takes both single and double perforated film. Includes an empty take-up spool.
A heavy camera with a heavy lens, despatched in secure packaging with fully insured carrier.