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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Camera is already wound so you just press the run button on the Declic handle or bolwx on the bottom of the shutter housing, to film. Time to play film: The listing you’re looking for has ended.

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A shot of WD40 in the outside winding assembly to ‘loosen manuual the winding assembly? Replacement lenses for Bolexs are for sale on eBay. Bolex cameras have always been a great value. Can you disassemble and reassemble the camera correctly? Are you good with tools? Hold the camera steady. Know what you are going to spend beforehand. Or the speed adjustment slide has moved. You may think you are filming, but nothing will be recorded as the film has reached the end of its 25 foot limit.


I tried to do an overhaul myself and now the shutter control doesn’t work. Always get a written estimate before repairs and a written warranty for finished repairs. The P series seems to have the most problems with fungus. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. Ch49 0tq, United Kingdom. Our rates are very competitive. Add to Watch list. Does mznual motor work? Refer to eBay Amnual policy for more details. You didn’t unloosen any screws there, right?

If the seller doesn’t know, ask what they will do if the are parts missing, or is the camera “as-is”? Recheck the diopter as necessary.

Does your camera really need an overhaul? The original Bolex P1 manual. Nobody has done this. Failure to this properly may allow the film end to slip out of the take-up reel and you’ll shoot what you think is another 25 feet of film only to find when blex open the door that the film bplex not been loaded properly.

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This item will be sent through the Global Shipping Programme and includes international tracking. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Whereas some camera manufacturers used cartridges to hold the film, Bolex cameras have always used spools.

Things that slip out of place before you manuaal close the shutter assembly.


I will most likely bolsx the necessary parts. I love the graphics in this! They may have to disassemble part of the camera to make an accurate estimate.

The fix is to replace the spring motor. Bolex advertises that their cameras “cannot be overwound”. See this accessories link at the top of this page.

Where do all those old Bolex cameras come from? The little round counter on the back of the camera is the counting footage from reset zero.

If this is so, and you want to film with this camera, you’ll need an extended service ExCLA or a full overhaul. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. Be sure your repaired camera runs properly before leaving the repair shop.

BOLEX ZOOM REFLEX P1 Instruction Manual

Occasionally the original paper manuals show up on eBay. And the ‘can” is tossed. 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. The seller says it is bllex shape – like new!