Bolex Paillard P4 8mm Zoom Reflex Film Camera w/ Case & Manual - Working XL-2010
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Bolex Paillard P4 8mm Zoom Reflex Film Camera w/ Case & Manual – Working XL-2010
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! Only item of note is that the rubber eyepiece is damaged (very common with cameras of this age) however it is still usable and can be easily and cheaply replaced.
Lot comprises of:
Bolex Paillard P4 8mm Zoom Reflex Film Camera
Original Leather Case
Metal Lens hood and caps
Tested and fully working, in great working condition
Lens – clean, free of mould, dust, haze or damage
Focus – smooth, works well
Motor – runs well at all film speeds
Exposure – working well
Body – in good condition, some light scratching
Other features – all tested and working well.
Additional accessories included: None
Som-Berthiot Pan-Cinor f1.9 9-36mm Manual zoom
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 eyecup.
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 reloading.
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.
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