Paillard Bolex H8 REX 8mm 1964 Movie Camera + Switar 12.5mm H8 RX Macro Lens
Paillard Bolex H8 REX 8mm 1964 Movie Camera With Kern Switar 12.5mm H8 RX Macro f1.3 Lens
The H8 REX was the first 8mm reflex camera manufactured by Bolex. Serial Number 211552 Dated 1964.
Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.Film Capacity 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 with folding lever; Accommodates three interchangeable H8 RX type C-mount lenses; Built-in turret lock lever.Viewfinder 10x magnification; Reflex viewing with semi-reflecting prism system; Groundglass focusing.Variable Speed 12, 16, 18, 24, 32 and 64 frames per secondRelease 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.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.Tripod Socket: Flat base with 2x 3/8″ & 1x 1/4″ thread.Overall Dimensions: 8 1/2″ x 6″ x 3″Weight: Approximately 5 1/2 lbs
Kern introduced a new line of Switar lenses designed specifically for use with the H-8 REX: a 5.5mm f/1.6 wide angle, a 12.5mm f/1.3 standard and a 36mm f/1.4 telephoto. These lenses included a new pre-set diaphragm with control levers. A specific diaphragm setting could be locked while allowing the diaphragm to be fully opened for focusing, and then returned to the previously set f-stop without looking away from the viewfinder.
Good condition and in working order. Signs of previous servicing and repairs with some dust in the viewfinder and minor external marks from use.
Includes a 12.5mm Standard Macro f1.3 lens.
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. It has been well looked after over its 60 years. 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.