Bolex 150 Super 8mm Cine Camera


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Paillard-Bolex 150 Super Super 8 Cine Camera, 1966
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Cine camera for Super 8 cartridge film; hinged lens cover; Paillard Box zoom lens F:8.5-30mm, f/1.9; refelx finder, visible meter needle, auto exposure; macrofocusing capability - faulty; electric motor drive. The first Bolex Super 8 camera is of strikingly unconventional design, not only externally but inside the camera body too. Uniquely, the light from the lens is deflected 90 degrees by a prism inside the body so that the film cartridge sits horizontally above the lens. The f/1.9 8.5-30mm zoom lens is built into the camera housing and its focus and zoom setting is adjusted by the knurled knob. It has through-the-lens CdS metering and can be operated at 18 frames/second or a single frame at a time.


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glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified) and rubber (unidentified)
cine camera
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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