Bolex Zoom Reflex P1 8mm Movie Camera and Leather Case c.1961
ABOUTHighly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.
Original Moroccan leather case with brass latches and accents. This camera has retained its original finish. The camera does not operate. We are selling it as decorative only.
- CREATOR Paillard Bolex, Made in Switzerland. Lens: Made in France.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1961.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Morrocan Leather, Chrome Plate, Brass.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS Camera: H 9.75 in. W 3 in. D 9.5 in., Case: H 7 in. W 11.75 in. D 5 in.
The "Zoom Reflex" series of 8mm cameras was introduced in 1961, beginning with the P1. The camera featured a built-in SOM Berthiot Pan Cinor f/1.9 zoom lens with a focal length range from 8mm to 40mm.
The camera offered a reflex viewing system that used a split-image rangefinder; a needle indicator in the viewfinder allowed proper exposure to be determined. The eyepiece was adjustable to the user's eyesight and included a removable rubber eyecup.