Paillard Bolex P1 8mm Movie Camera With 8-40mm Zoom Lens Plus Leather Case
Paillard Bolex P1 Movie Camera 8mm With SOM Berthiot Pan-Cinor 8-40 Zoom Lens.
Classic 8mm Camera with highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.
Specification of the P1:
Constant speed, spring motor mechanism; governor controlled. Generous winding key, attached to the camera, folds back against its side when not in use. Spring cannot be over-wound.Features a built-in SOM Berthiot Pan Cinor f/1.9 zoom lens with a focal length range from 8mm to 40mm. Reflex viewfinder with adjustable diopter for eyesight correction. Variable Speed: 12, 16, 18, 24, 32, 48 and 64 frames per second. Adjustable dial changes the shutter opening from 0-165 degrees to allow for shortened exposure times and fades. A battery powered (Mallory RM450) cadmium sulfide photo-resistive cell measures light through the lens.
Condition: Cosmetically it is in quite good condition for it’s age. It is a used camera so there are minor body marks from previous use. All controls seem to be working. The motor runs at all speeds.
The lens is clear, stops down and zooms freely.
Camera in working condition.
Inbuilt exposure meter tested not working (may need battery).
Includes purpose made Hand-Grip and original lens cap.
Also includes a hard protective leather storage case. Camera can be stored with or without hand-grip attached.
This is a lovely camera and ideal for the Bolex collector. Still functioning and usable.
Despatched in secure packaging with fully insured carrier.