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Bolex Paillard P4 8mm Zoom Reflex Film Camera, Case & Manual - Working #S8-2946


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Bolex Paillard P4 8mm Zoom Reflex Film Camera, Case & Manual – Working #S8-2946
Tested and fully working, this is in great condition and comes with a ton of
original accessories. You’re unlikely to find a more complete package!
Lot comprises of:
Bolex Paillard P4 8mm Zoom Reflex Film CameraOriginal CaseMetal Lens hoodWrist
Excellent cosmetic condition (Rubber eye cup has perished) fully functioning

Som-Berthiot Pan-Cinor f1.9 9-36mm Manual zoom

Coincident image rangefinder

Complete with Lens cap, Lens Hood/Larger Lens cap, Hand crank*, Zoom arm,
Filter, Instruction Book, Wrist Strap and Fitted Bolex Leather case. *stored in
pistol grip, to rewind film for dissolves.

General Bolex P4 Information

Overall dimentions: 8 1/2″ x 8″ x 2 1/2″ /Weight: Approx 2 lbs.
Outer casing: Aluminum body with leather covering; black crinkle-finish paint on
top and rear.
Film capacity 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 50′ for projection. Projection time at
16 fps for 25′ roll is 4 minutes.
Threading: manual, with no loop forming; with the pressure pad opened the film
is simply placed over a guide roller, threaded behind the gate, over the bottom
guide roller and onto the takeup spool.
Motor: 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.
Zoom lens: SOM Berthiot Pan Cinor 9-36mm f/1.9 zoom lens
Viewfinder: Reflex viewfinder with coincident image rangefinder; Visible display
of diaphragm openings; Adjustable diopter for eyesight correction; Rubber
Variable speed: 12, 18 and 40 frames per second.
Bolex P4 front Release button: Continuous exposures can be made by a trigger
release on the front of the grip handle. Cable release socket allows for single
frame exposures or continuous hands-free filming.
Variable shutter: Adjustable dial changes the shutter opening from 0-165 degrees
to allow for shortened exposure times and fades.
Footage counter: Precise reading of exposed film footage. Resets to zero upon
Single frame: A cable release socket allows the user to expose single frames for
filming animation, titles, etc.
Manual rewind: A small hand crank allows for rewinding film up to 60 frames.
Automatic exposure: Electric-eye metering with fully automatic diaphragm and
manual override. Film sensitivity of 10-400 ASA.
Grip: Built-in grip with trigger release and socket for cable release. A storage
compartment provides room for the backwind handle. The bottom of the grip
contains a 1/4″ thread tripod socket.
Model: P4
Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: Switzerland
Custom Bundle: No
Color: Black / Silver
Film Format: 8mm
Brand: Bolex

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