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#1 Kevin Martin

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:12 PM

I'm desperate to find underwater casing for a Bolex H16 film camera, preferably for rental, but will buy if necessary. Student budget. If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated.
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#2 Andrew Glenn Miller

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:09 PM

If you are Ontario, LIFT (The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto) rents out an underwater housing for the H16 for a really great price. I believe it's only 10 dollars (or under). I'm interested to find out where they got theirs, looks like they are hard to come by, would love to find one myself!

I just realized you posted this three years ago, oops! Anyways..
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#3 Chris Millar

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 11:07 PM

Andrew,

For wind up or electric ?
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#4 Andrew Glenn Miller

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 11:30 PM

Sorry, I am usually quick at repsonding but for some reason I am not getting e-mail notifications and forgot I posted on this topic.

I'm not too sure you can check out the website or give them a shout (google their name). I am actually in the process of getting a custom made housing for a wind up h16 model, I'd lend it to you if you still needed it, but I probably won't get it for a little longer.

I can't imagine if this still useful information, but for future reference I suppose.
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#5 Jerry Thompson

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:19 PM

Hey Andrew,

Just was browsing and saw you had a custom housing made for your H16 Bolex. I was wondering, how much was it? Hows the film quality? I'm very interested and I've been researching housings.

Thanks,

Jerry
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#6 DuAllcamera

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:34 AM

I have an underwater housing for a Bolex. Works with a 10mm Switar lens.

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Steve Gal
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#7 Roman Zenz

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 12:03 PM

Hi Andrew,

 

were you successful in having an underwater houding made for your Bolex H16? We arelooking into doing one underwater shot with a Bolex H16 for a music video and are having a hard time finding a housing to rent.

 

Best,

Roman Zenz


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#8 John R Woods

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 03:27 PM

I just got my Bolex-Paillard underwater housing out of storage.  It has the wooden case, but the handle for the top of the crate is missing.  There are two wrenches, a round plastic purple filter, and the viewfinder screen and mount.  Plus there's an ancient H16 with a 10 mm lens in it.  I'll take some photos when I have a chance.  I found one for sale the other day for $1,490.  I'll have to think about a price before I post it on eBay.  It will be less than $1,490!  (I'm thinking about ⅔ that.)


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