Paillard Bolex H8 8mm Movie Camera With Kern Yvar 36mm Telephoto Lens


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Paillard Bolex H8 8mm Movie Camera With Kern Yvar 36mm Telephoto Lens
Serial No. 146560 from 1940
Specification of the H8
Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.
100ft (30m), 50ft (15m) and 25ft daylight loading spools of double run 8mm film. When a roll runs through the camera, only half the width of film is exposed. The spool is then reversed and run through again, exposing the other half. When processed, film is split and spliced together giving twice the amount for projection.
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 D mount lenses. The top position allows for critical focusing through a magnified groundglass screen.
Built-in critical focus viewer with cupped eyepiece.
Speeds of 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.
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.
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 and allows for dissolves and superimposition.
1/4″ / 3/8″ thread tripod socket
Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 6″ x 3″
Weight: Approximately 5 1/2 lbs
Good condition and fully working with minor marks from use.
Includes Kern Yvar f2.8 36mm Telephoto Lens with lens hood.
Includes Octameter, side-mounted, parallax correcting viewfinder gives a field of view for lenses of 6.5, 12.5, 25, 36, 50, 75mm focal lengths.