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#1 Buddy Greenfield

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 02:11 PM

Not alot happening in here at the moment, so might as well do a "Let's see your Bolex" thread.

Here is my Reflex: Rex 0
Som Berthiot- Cinor - 1.9/10mm RX
Kern -Pizar -1.5/25mm RX
Kern- Yvar- 2.8/75mm
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#2 Mike Lary

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 06:27 PM

Here's my Rex0 with Vario-Switar 86OE.

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#3 Buddy Greenfield

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:46 PM

I believe I meant to call mine a Rex 1 as it has the variable shutter.

Very nice Mike. I'd love to get my mitts on a Vario like that, but I need a decent tripod first.
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#4 Paul Watt

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 03:28 PM

Rex 5 converted to S 16 and SBM by Jean-Louis Seguin. With Les Bosher Bayonet to Nikon Adapter.
Gets it's first test on Wednesday.

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#5 Buddy Greenfield

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 05:20 PM

Wow, that bad boy looks fierce!

Are you testing it via spring, motor, or both?

It'd be interesting to see the head everyone has their camera mounted as well.

Thanks
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 02:39 PM

SBM converted to Super 16 by Jean-Louis Seguin
(with Vario-Swit 100 POE)

I also use the bayonet to Nikon adapter with my
Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED


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#7 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:21 PM

Bolex Rex 4 Anamorphic Setup

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#8 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 03:24 PM

Bolex Rex 4 Anamorphic Setup

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#9 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:24 PM

EL MK3 Bolex S16 conversion

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:25 PM

EL MK3 Bolex S16 conversion



sweet Oliver....nice set up!


hey, do you find you need the lens support with the bayonet mount?
they seem hard to find, so i stopped looking.
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#11 Oliver Christoph Kochs

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 12:33 AM

Hello Rick,
Regarding the lens support: These are Arri SR1 rods. With very minor plying they fit in the standard Bolex Mattebox hot-shoe. Visual products sells that for $395.
Les Bosher also sells a unit especially for the Bolex which is excellent. You can see these rods in the "Anamorphic Setup" picture. The PL mount is also a Bosher manufacture.
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#12 David Auner aac

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 04:32 PM

Hi folks,

here's mine. Rex-5 from '67 with Switars 16/1.8, 25/1.4 and 50/1.4. I also have a 75/2.8 Yvar (seen to the left in one of the pics) and a couple other gimmicks.

Regards, Dave

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#13 Herb Montes

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:51 AM

My regular webhosting is down for the moment so I'll have to link to my scrapbook on my deviantART account. Bolex Rex5 with compact zoom and matte box. Shown with Meritek animation motor. Mounted on a Quicket gearhead and pedestal. This setup is for stop motion animation filming.

http://hmontes.devia...Drive-114843197
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#14 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:10 AM

No pics now but:
Bolex Rex 4, serviced recently by Jean-Louis Seguin
Switar 1.9 70mm
Switar 1.4 25mm
Switar 1.8 16mm
Switar 1.6 10mm
Tobin TCS intervolometer, rexofader, flat base grip.
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#15 Elliot Rudmann

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 12:53 PM

Here's my Super 16 Bolex EBM - S16 conversion by Meritex Inc./JK Camera, with Les Bosher Bayonet to Canon FD lens adapter. Shot some tests with it this weekend, will post the results probably in about 2 weeks.
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Lens shown is Canon FD 50mm F1.4. Also have FD 35mm F2.8 and 24mm F2.8. Will eventually spring for a Switar 10mm and 25mm.
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#16 Roberto Pirodda

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 01:09 PM

EL MK3 Bolex S16 conversion



Hey, what about this camcorder-like optical ViewFinder? The only problem is that rotating the eyepiece rotates the image too, i am working to fix it. It is a 16X enlargement eyepiece from an oftalmic equipment, moreover the inside periscope prism has been replaced with 2 first surface mirrors. The image is panoramic and very sharp far better than original 13X VF.viewfinder1.jpg
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#17 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:35 PM

Hey, what about this camcorder-like optical ViewFinder? The only problem is that rotating the eyepiece rotates the image too, i am working to fix it. It is a 16X enlargement eyepiece from an oftalmic equipment, moreover the inside periscope prism has been replaced with 2 first surface mirrors. The image is panoramic and very sharp far better than original 13X VF.viewfinder1.jpg



That's a very weird camera indeed. Nice modification.
I see you have a front from H8RX with a screwed down turret. Is the camera 16mm, regular8 or DS8?

Cheers,
Jean-Louis
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#18 Roberto Pirodda

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 03:31 PM

That's a very weird camera indeed. Nice modification.
I see you have a front from H8RX with a screwed down turret. Is the camera 16mm, regular8 or DS8?

Cheers,
Jean-Louis


Hi Jean-Louis
it is a mix- heavily customized camera:the inside mechanic comes from a DS8 round base, the chassis comes from a 16mm SB. i take the 1:1 drive gear from the mechanic of SB, so i can mount an ESM motor. moreover i widened the shutter angle from 170° to about 220-230°, untill maximum permitted by pull-down movement, gaining about 1/2 f-stop. the spring motor is removed, so the camera runs only with electric motor. i removed the friction-speed selector too, that was very noisy, now the camera runs like a fly. Gate widened to MAX8 by the way.
Regards.
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#19 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 03:50 PM

Thanks for the info, Roberto.
I am assuming you have eliminated the variable shutter feature to get your 220 degrees?

Cheers,
Jean-Louis
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#20 Roberto Pirodda

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:04 AM

Thanks for the info, Roberto.
I am assuming you have eliminated the variable shutter feature to get your 220 degrees?

Cheers,
Jean-Louis



no, the variable shutter is always there, it close up to about 90° max, so no fades now but more low light shoots
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