Paillard Bolex H16 REX 5 With Vario Switar 86EE (18mm-86mm f/2.5) Zoom Lens
Paillard Bolex H16 REX 5 From 1966
The Vario Switar 86EE was introduced in 1964.
- H-16 REX-5 16mm Camera 1966
- Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.
- Takes 100ft (30m) daylight loading spools of 16mm film. Saddle accepts 400ft (120m) magazine.
- 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 and 1:1 external drive shaft permits the attachment of an electric motor.
- Rotating turret with folding lever; Accommodates three interchangeable RX type C mount lenses; Built-in turret lock lever.
- Viewfinder 10x magnification; Reflex viewing with semi-reflecting prism system; Groundglass focusing; Adjustable to eyesight. The camera comes equipped with an Octometer viewfinder.
- Built-in slot holds a gelatin filter behind the taking lens and in front of the shutter.
- Speed 12, 16, 18, 24, 32, 48 and 64 frames per second
- Can accommodate Bolex 400ft Magazine for bulk film loading
- Provision 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.
- 133 degree variable shutter; Operated manually to decrease exposure time, or with accessory Rexofader to accomplish fade-ins and fade-outs.
- Footage counter adds and subtracts accurately in forward or reverse motion and automatically returns to zero when film is reloaded into the camera.
- A distinct click announces the passing of each 10 inches of film through the gate. This mechanism may be disengaged, if desired, by simply moving a lever.
- 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.
- Flat base contains three tripod sockets: Two 3/8″ thread and one 1/4″ thread. Front of the base is removable for easy mounting of the Bolex Matte Box.
- Dimensions 9″ x 6″ x 3″.
- Weight 6 lbs. 12 oz.
Condition: Good working order. No damage. Minor marks from use.
Camera winds up and operates well.
Lens is clear. Focus and zoom work well.
Manual operation of diaphragm in the lens working. Haven’t been able to test the automatic diaphragm, needs appropriate battery.