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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Press the RUN button. The seller has relisted this item or one like this. Can you disassemble and reassemble the camera correctly? I think I can do the CLA maintenance myself. Long stored cameras will most likely have not been serviced and are therefore not in a condition to shoot film.

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With all models, check or ask that the spring motor is not overwound or if has been left stored for a long time with the motor fully wound.


Scratches WILL show when filming.

What if they need parts and they don’t have them? It depends on what you will do with it. Usually the film reel holding the exposed film is returned to you.

How much for CLA?

Custom jigs, Bolex 8mm specific measuring and calibrating tools and jigs, measuring equipment for speed reference setting, etc. Sell one like this. We do however, include a copy of Bolex’s 8mm Service Manual for all of our overhauled cameras. The winding key will turn only a fraction of an inch and then it stops.

For spare parts, you can buy another camera to act as a donor. Can you adjust speed? Buyers may be subject to additional charges for customs clearance.

The are no longer sold as they are dangerous toxic. The camera works fine except it stops filming after about 2 or 3 seconds.

Flip the first if on the first half of the reel or load another reel of fresh film. This item will ship to United Statesbut the seller has not specified shipping options. Declic handle sometime have the trigger button missing. The cameras improved over time and became very popular in both the USA and Europe.


If it has a light meter battery P Bolexs have lasted due to 1 excellent engineering and, 2 Swiss manufacturing. If they say, yes! Probably grease or oil on the regulator pad.


Learn more – opens in a new window or tab Postage: Some lens become stuck permanently; others can be “worked loose”. How do you know if it has been overhauled or even serviced recently? That is your diopter setting for the eye you are using.

And those cameras most likely need a service before shooting film. If this is you first camera, expect to damage it while teaching yourself. The original Bolex P1 manual. Your on the second half of the reel now.