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 conversion.
For 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 viewfinder.|
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 8 to1 rewinding shaft and 1 to 1 shaft for external motor drive for live action or animation work.
This camera is functionally the same as Rex 5 except it does 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 Meritex / 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: Super16
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: The sprocket 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 16mm. reels).
|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.
Rex 2 has single screw base, 8 to 1 outlet and the viewfinder system is smaller
than Rex 3 has. Rex 2 on the right has 1 to 1 shaft and motor mounting screw
inserts installed. This camera is functionally the same as Rex 4
| H8 Rex-3 Converted to Super8. 10x viewfinder
||H16 Rex-1 6x viewfinder.1 to 1 drive and motor mounting feature added.|
| 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 spools need
Cost in US$ 165.00. Two or more magazines US$ 135.00.
Send the magazine with camera conversion US$ 135.00
Limited warranty info: Mechanical functions of
camera are guaranteed for normal use for the period of 6 months
date of purchase.
The spring motor and electronics works as camera is sold but are not included in the guaranty. Guaranty is void if the camera is miss handled, water damaged, optics broken or scratched. In no event shall Meritex Inc. be liable for incidental or consequential damages. In case of camera failure the guarantee does not cover any loss of related expenses, production time, loss of earnings. Shipping expenses for repair and cost of replacement parts are paid by the customer. Meritex provides labor for repair.
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