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Paillard Bolex L-8 L8 8mm Cine Film Camera w/ YVAR 12.5mm Lens Working #S8-2156


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Paillard Bolex L-8 L8 8mm Cine Film Camera w/ YVAR 12.5mm Lens Working #S8-2156

Tested and fully working

Inspection report

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


Product specification

OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 4 7/8in x 3 1/8in x 1 3/4in.

WEIGHT: 1 lb 12 oz.

OUTER CASE: Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.

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.

LENS MOUNT: Thread diameter of 5/8″ (15.8mm) with a setting of 0.3075″ (7.8mm). Standard D mount lenses can be used with the L-8 ring adaptor.

VIEWFINDER: Optical type; instantly changed with a sliding mask, to accommodate the field of view for lenses of F=12.5mm, 25mm and 36mm. The field is seen through the finder as it will appear on the film.

PRECISE SPEED: Exposures are made at 1/30th second at 16 frames per second.

RELEASE BUTTON: provides for the making of continuous exposures by finger-tip release or by locking it in running position. The button also rotates to provide a definite lock to prevent accidental operation when not in use.

FOOTAGE COUNTER: automatically resets to zero when film is removed or when changing spools from one side to the other. When the end of 25ft of film is passing the gate, an indicator comes into the finder automatically.

TRIPOD SOCKET: 1/4″ thread


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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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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. 


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