Just got a Bolex P1 standard 8mm w/Pan-Cinor zoom. Looks to be in good shape . However, I’m lacking a manual and wondering how you turn. We provide free online pdf manuals for camcorders, action cams, dashcams and Bolex Paillard Stereo Movies Series Zoom Reflex P1 – Instruction Manual. SETUP The Bolex P1 is easy to use. First, load the film. See the Bolex manual for the exact procedure. It’s pretty simple – you can do it in.

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And the ‘can” is tossed. Most important you need to know how to disassemble and reassemble the parts within the camera’s main case, top plate, and front shutter assembly. Will they give you an estimate for free? The film reels have solid sides so the film will not be exposed. The shutter lever should be parallel to the ground and a little silver colored ‘half-moon’ mmanual shutter lines up with the center of the release selector.

Wind camera motor until it stops. They are glued on. Set shutter to ‘open’. Do you know what you did wrong that caused the gear to be stripped? The Bolex service manual basically shows all the parts, their respective part numbers and where they are located mmanual relation to each other. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab. Running the motor without film passing the gate will not cause the camera or film any harm, but you will not capture the moment: Back to home page.

Do you know how to disassemble and reassemble the camera?

Visit eBay’s page on international selling. The fix is to replace the spring motor. Sellers set the item’s declared value and must comply with customs declaration laws. What are the common problems with Bolex cameras? Try manusl first on a donor camera.

BOLEX ZOOM REFLEX P1 Instruction Manual

Or the speed adjustment slide has moved. Other offers may also be available. Does your camera really need an overhaul?

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What I am saying is you will probably do an inferior job. Aim camera at subject, need to zoom in or out? Learn More – opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping and import charges are paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.

If you buying a manaul just to place in on a shelf for display, then no, it does not need an overhaul, just a good external cleaning. If not sure – ask.

And yes, you will probably misplace some of the very small screws or parts. Get the same model for a donor camera and use it for the necessary parts.


Bolex cameras have always been a great value. The “L” after the model number indicates that the camera has a light meter. But they don’t mention whether or not the camera actually works correctly and can shoot film.


I love the graphics in this! No additional import charges on delivery. How much for CLA? Hold the camera steady. Learn more – opens in a new window or tab.