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    WTB: Bolex H8 REX or H16 REX

    Thinking of getting into some real film videography. After reading up I think I would like to either get into 8mm or 16mm. I would like 16mm as it is a higher quality image but the cost of the camera may keep me in 8mm.

    If you have a REFLEX (only) model Bolex H8 or H16, prefer a 1960s or newer camera please shoot me a PM, also if you have any good film stock or lenses to go with it that would be cool too. I would also be interested in a carrying case they came with originally, the hard leather kind with the molded interior. Thanks


    I really only want a REX type of camera, I want to be able to look through the lens when focusing vs the other type when you look through a separate VF.
    "A picture is a poem without words"
    ~Horace~

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    Realize that you get exactly four 8mm images in the space of a single 16mm image. So your film/processing costs will be 4x lower with the H8 Rex. A 100foot roll in the H8Rex gives about the same running time as the H16 with the huge 400foot magazine on top.

    In general, getting the Rex is a good idea. I still do use my non-Rex in low light situations. The non-Rex has a slower effective shutter speed without the mirror light loss, and the non-Rex is the only one to take the f0.9 lens. Also, the auxiliary finder is much brighter than the TTL finder in low light.

    A few Bolex threads if you have not seen them:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum45/6...-h8-bolex.html
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum45/5...ex-anyone.html

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    Well just picked up a nice Bolex H8! Thanks ic-racer for the tips!
    "A picture is a poem without words"
    ~Horace~



 

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