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The Bolex Bible


Shopping for a Bolex 16mm movie camera can be confusing, which makes Andrew Alden's £15 Bolex Bible an essential aid. You can pick up an early model H16 for a few hundred dollars, while a shiny new SBM will set you back around $4,400 plus the cost of a decent lens. Alden's book explains what the differences are, and what features you should look for when hunting for your dream camera. The £15 spiral bound book features 100 fact-filled A4-size pages and dozens of black & white photos that give an overview of the H16 body, lenses, motors and accessories. There's even a brief section on loading film.

Bolex Bible The Bolex H16 is one of the most popular 16mm movie cameras ever made. The original H16 was introduced in 1935 and the modern spring-operated SBM model can still be purchased new. Bolex cameras remain extremely popular among film students and experimental filmmakers, because they're capable of capturing images that put sterile "High-Def" camcorders to shame. It's even possible to convert vintage cameras to shoot modern widescreen Super 16mm format.

By the way, Alden also runs the Bolex.co.uk site and offers a range of second-hand outfits at prices ranging from £450 ($900) to £1100 ($2200). If that's out of your price range, you could just pick up one of his basic black Bolex t-shirts and pretend. I won't tell.

The Bolex Bible


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