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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Turn the iris lever until the needle centers. However, I can not guide them through the repair process: Rule is to ‘go slow’. The motor needs to be replaced. After filming on one side 25 feetopen the film door, flip the film from top to bottom, replace it the same as it originally went in film’s dull side or emulsion side of the film stock towards front manuual camera.

The release selector selects: It’s not as simple as it seems, though. This listing has ended. Where can I find one? Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. The motor runs now at one continuous speed or varies wildly. Do you have repair parts? Is this good thing? You should always fully wind after each shot.

Check all camera functions with a used roll of film before leaving. Wakefield, Rhode Island, United States. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab.


Bolex cameras have always been a great value. Reset the film into the take-up reel and try again. Wait until you get to the shutter area. Do not force wind the camera wind handle once you feel the ‘clunk’ and the wind end.

Complete in used condition. Very fine and near edges, not so much.


Get the item you ordered or get your money back. What do you think? What not to oil? Report item – opens in a new window or tab.

I reset the film in the film gate and the same thing happens. Remember, most buyers or bidders don’t know the correct value because they don’t know the full condition of the camera before purchase. Long stored cameras will most likely have not been serviced and are therefore not in a condition to shoot film.

Do you know what you did wrong that caused the gear to be stripped? The one simple fact has allowed the continued manufacture of 8mm film and kept the Bolex camera from ending up on a shelf as a display item rather than the useful film camera that it is.

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The shutter lever should be parallel to the ground and a little silver colored ‘half-moon’ open shutter lines up with the center of the release selector. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab Postage: Ask if anything’s missing. The P1 was followed by a similar model, the P2.


Nobody has done this. Move zoom stick forward or backwards to ‘frame” subject. Image not available Photos not available for this variation. That is your diopter setting for the eye you are using.


Plan on putting the shots together in or out of order when editing the film. Not really if you are going to use this camera for filming. Look for or ask about scratches on all lenses. The seller has relisted this item or one like this.

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There are 1 items available. Ask how the camera winds. Would this make your collection complete? There are people on eBay who have scanned PDF copies to sell and there are those who have reprinted the paper manual.

Remember, Bolex no longer sells any 8mm repair parts. Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab Add to watch list. Skip to main content.