Just got a Bolex P1 standard 8mm w/Pan-Cinor zoom. Looks to be in good shape . However, I’m lacking a manual and wondering how you turn. We provide free online pdf manuals for camcorders, action cams, dashcams and Bolex Paillard Stereo Movies Series Zoom Reflex P1 – Instruction Manual. SETUP The Bolex P1 is easy to use. First, load the film. See the Bolex manual for the exact procedure. It’s pretty simple – you can do it in.

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The P-1 series has a French made “Som Berthoit mm” 5X power manual zoom lens, a battery powered light meter with the light meter mmanual the direct path Reflex of the lens at all times. There manuap people on eBay who have scanned PDF copies to sell and there are those who have reprinted the paper manual.

That is your diopter setting for the eye you are using. If the speed regulator is dirty, it can’t do its job, so the camera will probably run rough or the filming speed will vary. Skip to main content. For spare parts, you can buy another camera to act as a donor.

You can shoot longer shots, but remember that the spring motor will film no more than 4 feet at a time takes about 23 seconds to go through 4 feet at 24 FPS on a full wind. If the film is transferred to a digital format, audio can be added using any number of video bolec programs. This is the camera telling you that p11 have hit the end of the 25 feet on the reel no film left.


Add to Watch list. Visit eBay’s page on international selling. If you oil the wrong places or use too much, you can cause problems down the road. Select a valid country. Does the motor work?

Plenty of 8mm Bolexs at all prices. With less torque from the damaged spring, the motor runs slower, erratically or not at all.


I love the graphics mxnual this! Place bid – Resume biddingif the page does not update immediately. Does the lightmeter work?

Little, teeny wire springs everywhere, parts that go in both ways and only one way works. I’m not saying you can’t do it. Turn the iris lever until the needle centers.

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Beware of high prices. There are 1 items available. Paillard Bolex Film Format: A dropped camera will have dents, scratches or gouges in the aluminum case edges, or perhaps a broken meter housing, bent lens casings or damaged lens filter threads, etc.


Bolex recommends that the camera have a service know as a “CLA” Clean-lubricate-adjust on a bopex basis. About half of the cameras I work on have a stuck, over-riding clutch. The original Bolex P1 manual I love the graphics in this!

Dec 05, Report item – opens in a new window or tab. The motor runs now at one continuous speed or varies wildly.

Original Paillard Bolex P1 Vintage Cine Movie Camera Manual Instruction Book

You may be lucky and it may only require a CLA. What are the most popular Bolex models to buy? Flip D-ring to cover the single dot. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods and will depend on when your payment clears – opens in a new window or tab. If it has Switar lens’ – it’s worth more. What did I do wrong? Ask some direct questions. Clean the shutter assembly?

Be sure your repaired camera runs properly before leaving the repair shop.