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H16 SBM DETAILED INFORMATION
Bolex International SA
15, Route de Lausanne
1400 Yverdon-les-Bains
Switzerland
Tel: +41 24 425 60 21
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Mechanical system image photo H16 SBM

Powerful spring motor with high precision governor (drives 5 metres of film with a single winding).
  • The camera can be fitted with an auxiliary electric motor.
  • Shutter with variable opening angle (with the camera stopped as well as while filming). Maximum opening 135°. Shutter closes when camera stops.
  • Operation: normal forward motion, continuous and single-frame filming, full rewinding with hand crank.
  • Automatic threading. Spool ejector. Loop former.
  • Filming speeds of 12, 16, 18, 24, 32, 48 and 64 f.p.s. + single frame.
Optical system

Reflex viewfinder with light captured through exceptionally sturdy, swivelling, misadjustment proof prism, mounted in front of the shutter.

  • No flicker. Picture always visible.
  • Fine ground glass on prism itself.
  • Magnification 13X.
  • Adjustable eyepiece: ± 5 diopters.
  • Rubber eyecup, directional and can be folded over.
  • Viewfinder light trap.
  • Field of view corresponding to standard 16mm projection field.
  • TV frame: 8.40 x 6.30mm. R = 1.7mm. Very sturdy bayonet lens mount.
  •  Bearing on three small tongues. Centering diameter: 60mm.
  • Easily adapted for most C-mount lenses.
  • Focal flange distance: 23.22mm (17.52mm with adapter for C-mount.)
  • Built-in, retractable filter slot for gelatine filters.

Light meter

The H16 SBM camera can be equipped with the Kern Vario-Switar 100 PTL lens with built-in light meter, which automatically sets the diaphragm during filming.

Synchronous sound recording

Camera equipped with ESM auxiliary electric motor: possibility of synchronisation by crystal control or sync pulse equipment with automatic clapper, at 24 or 25 f.p.s.

General

Capacity: all 16mm films on 100 feet spools. Possibility of fitting 400 feet magazine.

  • Frame counter.
  • Counter in feet or metres.
  • Front release for normal operation. Side release for normal, continuous and single-frame operation (can be operated by cable).
    H16 SBM camera: code 210030.
    H16 SBM camera with RX-Fader:
    code 210031.
EL CAMERAS AND SBM CAMERAS CAN BE CONVERTED TO BOLEX SUPER 16