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Rare Early Variable Shutter Bolex Reflex with 3 lenses

Todd Pinder

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Auctioning off my early Bolex Reflex with variable shutter mod by Tullio Pellegrini, an Italian American cinematographer and camera shop owner who was based in San Fransisco. Bolex later took his work and it became the Rex O Fader. These rarely come up on the market, and this particular camera has all the mods he offered, including modification to the viewfinder. I've actually never seen another like it in my 20 years of using Bolex's.




Now on to this particular camera, cosmetics are very good, matching serial numbers body/film door, nice strong spring, variable shutter working, basically fully functioning. Has 3 c mount lenses, first is a Switar RX 16mm, user cosmetics, focus and aperture are stiff but usable, would benefit from a CLA, comes with from/rear caps. Second lens is a Som Berthiot 25mm f1.8, good cosmetics, focus and aperture are smooth, good clear glass with some dust, front/rear caps. Last a Kodak 63mm f 2.7, rare black finish, user cosmetics, clear glass, comes with Hood/no caps, I really like the rendering of this old lens, has a useful macro feature. Also included is some small bits, like turret caps, rewind crank, instructions/warranty card, set of filters, and a flat camera base.




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