Paillard-Bolex B8L 8mm cine camera

Made:
1958 in United States
maker:
Palliard-Bolex

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Paillard-Bolex B8L 8mm cine camera
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Paillard-Bolex B8L cine camera. For 8mm film, 25 foot reels. Fitted with a Kern-Paillard Yvar lens F: 13mm f/1.8-22 No.816026 in two lens turret. Filming speeds 12, 16, 18, 24, 32, 48, 64, single frame. 'Zoom' viewfinder for 12.5-36mm lenses with swing up extra lens for wide angle. Variable shutter - adjusting lever can be locked. Rewind handle for dissolves etc. Built in exposure meter. Needles matched in viewfinder directly coupled to lens aperture ring. Rotary footage counter. Claw intermittent. No. 905971. Paillard.

Paillard-Bolex B8L 8mm cine camera made in the United States, 1958.

Fitted with a Kern-Paillard Yvar lens F: 13mm f/1.8-22 No.816026 in two lens turret. Filming speeds 12, 16, 18, 24, 32, 48, 64, single frame. 'Zoom' viewfinder for 12.5-36mm lenses with swing up extra lens for wide angle. Variable shutter - adjusting lever can be locked. Rewind handle for dissolves etc. Built in exposure meter. Needles matched in viewfinder directly coupled to lens aperture ring. Rotary footage counter. Claw intermittent.

The B8L was the first Bolex camera with through-the-lens metering. Clockwork-driven, the camera ran at 12, 16, 18, 24, 32, 48 and 64 frames per second: it could also be run a frame at a time. It was the first 8mm Bolex with a variable shutter (for in-camera fades and mixes). The camera used double-run 8mm film.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/4041
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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