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Bolex L-8 (Late Model) - Camera

Bolex L-8 (Late Model) - Camera

8mm movie camera released by Bolex. It differs from early models by having a frame rate dial. This camera uses a proprietary lens mount and needs adapters to use common cinema lenses from C and D mount. Metal body available in silver.

  • Shutter: 12, 16, 24, or 32 fps
  • Size: 125 x 81 x 49 mm
  • Weight: 720g (w/o lens)
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C-mount is a thread mount (1” in diameter with 32 threads per inch). This mount is commonly used on 8mm & 16mm movie cameras, CCTV cameras, microscopes and in industrial image processing.

Especially the lenses made for video cameras are optically superb and made by manufacturers like Schneider-Kreuznach, Angenieux, Taylor & Hobson, Kern, Canon, Fujfilm etc. C-mount lenses can be mounted on mirrorless cameras with an adapter. Typically cameras have much larger sensors than the lenses were designed for and lenses will vignette on these cameras. As long as the image circle is big enough, the resolution of most C-mount lenses is good enough for digital cameras.

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Bolex L-8 (Late Model) - Camera Availability & Price History
Date Sold SKU Quality Control Price Image
Available T69359 €85,00 Bolex L-8 (Late Model) + 13mm f1.9 Yvar
24 Jul 2023 T48396 € 25,00 Bolex L-8 (Late Model) - Camera Image