Category Cameras & Photo Vintage Movie & Photography Vintage Cameras Movie Cameras

Current price $449.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Yuma, Arizona 853** US

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Quantity available 1

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Seller bluemonarch22 (405)

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Model P1

Country/Region Of Manufacture Switzerland

Type Reflex

Color Black

Film Format 8mm

Brand Bolex

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Free! 3 User Manuals - DVD
"Bolex Literature" - DVD
This is a recently overhauled Bolex-Paillard P-1 8mm reflex film camera with a 30-day warranty from Made in 1962, this is a gorgeous P-1 with all controls working as when new and ready to shoot film. Fresh film 8mm double-run film is still available, worldwide. See link:

The camera shoots single-frame for animation and variable speed from 12 to 64 frames per second (FPS). The camera uses 16 mm wide film, which is run 25 feet in one direction filming on one side of the 16mm film creating an 8mm wide image. Then the film is removed and the film "flipped" upside down to run another 25 feet filming on the other side of the film stock.
The film is processed, then slit down the middle, and the ends cemented together to make 50 feet of processed footage, which will run for about 3 minutes at 16-18 FPS. The film used in this style is called "Double run" 8mm. Bolex cameras use a wound spring motor to power the film transport mechanism and therefore do not require any batteries. You can use them anywhere. Cameras like these are typically used for music videos, independent film production, and wherever a small, high-quality film camera is required.
After developing, the film can be scanned and converted to any video format for editing. You can use a portable CD or flashcard recorder, such as those made by Sony, Zoom, Tascam or Fostex, etc., to record sound during filming. The soundtrack is added later during editing. Film quality is outstanding, with approximately 10-11 F-stops Vs. 4-5 F-stops for video.
We rate this camera at approximately 9+ on a 10 scale. You will not find a better or cleaner P-1 for sale anywhere at this price. The camera winds and runs smoothly. The meter works great and includes a new battery light meter adapter and battery.
Comes with overhauled Declic handle as well as a P-1 Owner's Manual, Bolex Reflex 8MM Repair Manual, Bolex Literature, and patents - on DVDs, and an oirginal Bolex leather case for the P-1's storage, as well as other extras as described below. This P-1 is highly collectible and is ready to shoot film after an overhaul to Bolex factory specifications:
* Thoroughly clean, inside and out
* Change any worn or broken parts
* Lubrication per factory specification
* Remove, clean and re-attach all leather as necessary
* Clean and treat all leather with Lexol brand leather conditioner
* Check & adjust the operation of camera motor assembly
* Adjust speed regulator to factory tolerances
* Calibrate and adjust film transport mechanism to factory specifications
* Calibrate and adjust the film loop registration system to factory specifications
* Overhaul and calibrate take up spool clutch assembly to factory specifications
* Check camera operation, all film speeds, and single-frame operation
* Check light meter calibration and adjust to factory specifications
* Check for proper lens/viewfinder calibration
* Film transport mechanism thoroughly tested with film
* Clean objective lens and reflex eyepiece
Pan-Cinor (France) 8-40 mm zoom with both small and large zoom sticks, original Pan-Cinor filter holder, and hood. #85 conversion filter included. The lens is in excellent condition. Focus is smooth; iris adjustment is smooth. Lens glass is clear and free from fungus, haze, and scratches. Pan-Cinor lenses use a "split-focus" system. Easy to use - rotate the focus ring until both halves of the split image align with each other, and the camera is focused.
* Bolex original metal take-up reel.
* Genuine Bolex-Paillard original "Declic" handle (overhauled).
* Bolex English Leather Case. Use for storage.
* Half-roll of 8mm "Double Run" film on reel. Expired - use for practice loading.
* Short zoom sticks.
* New custom made light meter battery kit with spacer and new Wein cell. MSRP $24.95
* Bolex P-1 Owner's Manual on DVD (new) MSRP $7.95
* Bolex Literature DVD (new) MSRP $19.95
* Bolex-Paillard 8mm Reflex Camera Factory Repair Manual on DVD (new) MSRP $7.95
* Steadicam Patents on DVD (new) MSR9138P $7.95
This item comes with a 30 day written service warranty indemnifying you against any problem for the first 30 days of ownership. We will repair or replace (our discretion) any part of this camera per our written warranty. You can view the written warranty online by cutting and pasting this URL online:

The item will be exactly as promised and described herein. Be sure you want this item before bidding. All camera sales are final.
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