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 in the direct path Reflex of the lens at all times. If it has been serviced or has been used to shoot film, this is a good sign. What are the most popular Bolex models to buy? The original Bolex P1 manual I love the graphics in this! Place bid – Resume biddingif the page does not update immediately.

Is this good thing? Ask some direct questions. If it winds smooth, chances are it will run smooth. Before that, the speed could be adjusted and ran manusl a constant speed. Can you do it yourself?

User Guide for Bolex Paillard Camcorder and Action Cam, Free Instruction Manual

Bolex cameras have spring wound motors. And of course, the correct grease and camera oil, diagrams, printed parts lists, and spare parts.

Skip to main content. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods and will depend on when your payment clears – opens in a new window or tab. Is there a book or video that I can buy to show me how to overhaul an 8mm Bolex camera?


For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in mahual new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Manua little round counter on the back of the camera is the counting footage from reset zero. The damping agent used to allow the lens to rotate smoothly is wax based. For additional information, msnual the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab.

Ask how the camera winds. Wind camera motor until it stops.

BOLEX ZOOM REFLEX P1 Instruction Manual

Press the RUN button. What not to oil? The listing you’re looking for has ended. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.

The “L” after the model number indicates that the camera has a light meter. Shipping cost cannot be calculated. See other items More The cameras improved over time and became very popular in both the USA and Europe. I repair a lot of cameras that have been ruined by just such thinking.

I know, Bolex says “it is impossible to overwind”. Switars lenses bloex more. If you buying a camera just to place in on a shelf for display, then no, it does not need an overhaul, just a good external cleaning.

A great number of the cameras selling today on eBay are said to be from ‘estate sales’. 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.

In fact, it probably is not ready to go. Typically, the film is transferred to a 3″ plastic projection reel. Some videos on youtube on “how I did it”. Look for front lens coating to be damaged.


What do you think? The are no longer sold as they are dangerous toxic. Have one to sell?


Or the pad fell off and you didn’t notice. Or the speed adjustment slide has moved. It is possible for the motor to continue filming when NO film is passing the gate. If the film has come off the supply reel top reel during the first half to second half change, thread the film leader back into the take-up reel. With all models, check or ask that the spring motor is manyal overwound or if has been left stored for a boex time with the motor fully wound. Running the motor without film passing the gate will not cause the camera or film any harm, but you will not capture the moment: We may receive commission if your application for credit is successful.

Make sure bklex keep the camera vertical. This listing has ended.

The fix is to replace the spring motor. What will help you is to take digital pictures of the entire disassembly process.

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Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Try 1p first on a donor camera. Film and processing and digital transfer services make the Bolex 8mm series a great way to discover filmmaking with real film camera and at affordable costs.

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