Paillard Bolex H16, 16mm cine camera


Paillard Bolex H16 camera serial no.103737 fitted with 3-lens turret containing an f1.4, 25mm Kern-Paillard Switar lens no.637599, an f1.8 16mm Kern-Paillard Switar lens no.922154, an f2.8 75mm Kern-Paillard Yvar lens no.623703 and eye level focus attachment. Made in Switzerland.

Introduced by the Swiss firm Paillard S A, the H16 was a high quality, versatile camera used by amateur moviemakers who took their craft seriously. Using the larger 16mm film format, rather than the 8mm preferred by the casual user, these cameras gave the kind of quality that eventually converted the professionals - and in the end spelled the end of these cameras, as the professionals demanded more sophisticated 16mm equipment.


Object Number:
1987-751 Pt1
aluminium alloy, brass, chrome plating, glass, leather, leatherette, metal and zinc alloy
16 mm ciné camera
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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