Selection of Bolex H body
cameras suitable for Super 16 Conversion. Compare images below for your camera identification.
Bolex H16 - We
repair 16 mm. Bolex H body style motion picture cameras.
Old none-reflex and reflex models. Bolex H16 Rex1, Rex2, Rex3, Rex4, Rex5. SBM and EBM. Bolex H8 Rex and all H8 Rex cameras modified to Super 8 format by JK Camera. Send your camera in for repair estimate, or
e-mail a short description explaining the
problem you are having, we
e-mail back a rough estimate for repair.
Super 16 13x
This camera is the
most desired model for Super 16
cameraman, having 13x viewfinder and bayonet lens mount. Super 16 format ground glass mask is for full Super 16 frame,
markings include HDTV format lines and small cross hair for the
frame center. Super
16 for viewfinder options.
| H16 SBM Converted to Super 16. 13x
Super 16 13x
Conversion is the same as for SBM.
Needs power supply to operate.
Super 16 for Modifications.
| H16 EBM Super16. 13x viewfinder.
||H16 Rex 5 Super16
This Rex-5 have 10x view modified to 13x viewfinder.
Ground glass mask is for full Super 16 frame, markings include
HDTV format lines and small cross hair for frame center.
Turret is is shifted into permanent position for S16 optical
axes for full use of all 3 C-mount holes.
| H16 Rex-5 S16 Modified 13x view.
||H16 Rex 4 Super 16
The best way to identify Rex 4 camera is by having
rewinding shaft and
1 to 1 shaft for external motor drive for live action or
This camera is functionally the same as Rex 5 except
not have a 400 ft, magazine mount. All Rex-4's have factory supplied 10x
viewfinder which is
modified to 13x for all converted cameras.
| H16 Rex-4 13x viewfinder.
|Bolex EL Super 16
Super 16 conversion performed by JK Camera
Ready to shoot in full S16 frame, HDTV format or Standard
16mm frame size. The ground glass markings are
for full S16 frame with HDTV border lines and cross hair for S16 frame
center. Camera is serviced, lubricated and adjusted to good
working order. Beam splitter prism is clear, free of scratches, no separation marks. See viewfinder markings:
Bolex H8 Rex 3 and Rex 4 body converted to Super 8 mm film format
| H8 Rex-4 body Converted to Super
Duper Super 8
||See Larger S8 film sprockets
identifies Super 16 conversion
Switar 5.5 lens, modified for increased coverage.
| Switar 12.5 and IVAR 75mm lens.
H8 Rex-4 Standard 8mm.
Vario-Switar 8 to 36mm. EE Zoom.
Bolex H8 Rex 4 and Rex 3 Converted
to Super 8mm.
The camera on the left is a standard 8mm. converted to S8
format by JK
Camera. Often I get questions how to identify the converted camera:
hole is in line with center of frame, Super 8 film sprockets are larger in diameter, reel
spindles have square adapters for 16mm reels
(Double - Super 8 film is supplied in the
||H16 Rex 3 and Rex 1
Rex 3 can have a square base like Rex 4 or
around base for single mounting
screw. Identify Rex 3 by having one
outlet only (8
to 1) and the viewfinder is
the same size as Rex 4 has.
has single screw base, 8 to 1 outlet and the viewfinder system is
than Rex 3 has. Rex 2 on the right has 1 to 1 shaft and motor
This camera is functionally the same as Rex 4
| H8 Rex-3 Super8. 10x viewfinder
|H16 Rex-1 6x viewfinder.1 to 1 drive and motor mounting feature
|| Bolex 400ft. Magazine if used for
Super 16 film, all surfaces which are in
contact with emulsion side must have the clearance. Also
the film base side is
subject to scratches. The film port guide (film in and
out) and guide rollers need
to be machined. Also the spindle rollers which replace the film
Cost in US$ 165.00. Two or more
magazines US$ 135.00.
Send the magazine with camera conversion
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Bolex Super 16
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