Paillard Bolex H16 Reflex Movie Camera With 17-85mm Zoom Lens From 1957


Paillard Bolex H-16 Reflex Movie Camera with Som Berthiot f3.8/17-85mm Zoom Lens.

Paillard Bolex H-16 REX Serial No: 136954 from 1957.


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 with folding lever; Accommodates three interchangeable RX type C mount lenses.
Viewfinder: 6x magnification; Reflex viewing with semi-reflecting prism system; Groundglass focusing; Adjustable to eyesight.
Filter Slot. Built-in slot holds a gelatin filter behind the taking lens and in front of the shutter.
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 variable 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; 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 6 lbs
Good condition. Fully working. Minor marks from use. The Clockwork motor winds smoothly and all shutter speeds sound good.
This H-16 Reflex includes the Eye-level focuser allows for critical focusing through a groundglass screen.
Included is the Som Berthiot f3.8/17-85mm Zoom Lens with lens hood. Focusing is firm and smooth, aperture works positively. An exceptionally clean and well cared for lens. The original box for the lens and instructions for both lens and camera are also included, plus extra filter holders.
This 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.
Despatched in secure packaging with fully insured carrier.

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