An old as hell movie camera. These things are mostly used now in film schools. Very easy to use, sturdy, and heavy. They aren't the most reliable tools in the world, but they are helpful if you want to make a film and have a low or non-existant budget. Pi is an excellent example of a film shot with a Bolex using reversal film.

Film Term:

One of the more widely used 16mm non-sync cameras, it is made in Switzerland by the Paillard Company. There are many varieties, non-reflex, reflex, springwound and electric motor driven. But when someone says “Bolex,” typically they mean a reflex, springwound model, such as the Rex-4.

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