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Bolex Paillard P4 Double 8mm Zoom Reflex Film Camera w/ Case - Working #S8-2605


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Product details

Inspection report

Tested and fully working, in great working condition. Comes with the original case.

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


We fully inspect all our cameras to ensure they’re fully working and offer a 60 day warranty giving you plenty of time to have a play with your purchase and make sure you’re totally satisfied.

Product specification

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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We aim to dispatch orders within 24 hours of ordering (Monday-Saturday) although this can occasionally take slightly longer over bank holidays and during peak periods. If you require an item urgently, please contact us to discuss delivery options.

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Returns and warranty

All our items are vigorously inspected by our team of experts before listing. Unless noted otherwise, all our items have been fully tested and are working correctly and come with a full 30 day no-quibble returns policy and 60 day warranty.

In the unlikely case that an item arrives not working correctly, please get in touch BEFORE LEAVING FEEDBACK and we’ll do our best to resolve things quickly and efficiently.