Paillard Bolex P4 Std 8 Movie Camera


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Condition: Excellent

Paillard Bolex P4 Std 8 Movie Camera

Excellent cosmetic condition (Rubber eye cup has perished) fully functioning

Som-Berthiot Pan-Cinor f1.9 9-36mm Manual zoom

Coincident image rangefinder

Complete with Lens cap, Lens Hood/Larger Lens cap, Hand crank*, Zoom arm, Filter, Instruction Book, Wrist Strap and Fitted Bolex Leather case. *stored in pistol grip, to rewind film for dissolves.

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.

Camera House Price: £55.00




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Looking after your camera

Use a Camera Bag

A camera bag does more than just protect the camera against scratches and dust: It keeps it safe from rain because many are waterproof on the outside.

Be Very Careful Around the LCD Screen and Camera Lens

Use only special equipment to clean your camera’s LCD screen and camera lens. Buy a special cleaning kit that includes liquid solutions, microfiber cloths and brushes that have been specially designed to clean your camera lens.

Never Leave Your Batteries in Your Camera for Too Long
Many camera batteries are now alkaline or lithium formats. If you keep your camera with the batteries inside of it in a moist area, then the batteries can get corrosive. So if you’re thinking about just putting your camera on the shelf for several months, do yourself a favor and remove them.

Turn Your Camera Off Prior to Doing Anything

Before you do anything to your camera, always keep in mind that it should be turned off first. No matter what it is—swapping lenses, changing memory cards or disconnecting or attaching cables—your camera should be turned off.

Cold and Wet Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Your Camera Body
Take your camera out only in a waterproof bag. If the weather’s unusually cold, just wrap your camera in a plastic bag that has silica desiccant packets for the reduction of moisture. It’s also a smart idea to have a soft towel with you to wipe off any moisture, just in case it should get on your camera.

Good Memory Card Care Is Good Camera Care

Only transport your memory cards inside of a protective caseMake sure the memory cards stay dust-free at all times. When removing memory cards, make sure you do so indoors or in non-dusty situations.
Make sure that you keep memory cards only in cool places. Never keep them in places where they may heat up, like dashboards or glove compartments.
Never place your memory cards close to magnetic sources. Examples of magnetic sources are things such as audio speakers, TV monitors and actual magnets.

Use a Filter to Protect Your Camera Lens

The lens of your camera is naturally fragile. As such, it’s susceptible to scratches, cracks, dents…you name it. A UV filter will not only will you give your lens a fighting chance, but you’ll also enhance the quality of your pictures.

Condensation Can Be Controlled

Condensation normally happens when you move your camera between different temperatures.
Allow your camera a chance to naturally get used to the hotter environment. Don’t place it inside a closed plastic bag when transporting it between different temperatures! Just let the camera sit in the humid temperature for a while, until condensation disappears.
If this still doesn’t get rid of all of it, you can utilize a soft cloth to wipe away any remaining moisture and marks left behind from the condensation.