RENTAL Bolex H16 RX4 with lenses

Reconditioned H16 RX4 Bolex camera for rent with a choice of lenses

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75,00 €

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With quality Bolex cameras becoming harder to find these days, we decided to make one available for rent for your next 16mm project.  This RX4 model camera has been refurbished by an experienced technician, so it is in top mechanical and optical condition.  The rental includes a 25mm Kern Switar c-mount lens.  Three other lenses are available for rent.  We have a Kern Switar 10mm lens, a Kern Switar 16mm and a Yvar 75mm lens as options.  The lenses have all been cleaned, lubricated, adjusted and tested.

The rental fee is 75euros per day for the camera and 25mm lens, with each additional lens an added 25euros or all three can be rented at a bundle price of 60euros.  Other accessories such as Declic H handle with trigger, additional filter holders and a Octometer viewfiinder are available by request.  Rental deposit of 2000euros + 500euros per lens required with rental.  Deposit by wire transfer, check or credit card to be held for the duration of the rental period.  Camera returns during business hours from Monday-Friday, 11h-19h.  Weekly rates of 300euros, weekend rates of 112.50euros.  Rental is only available for clients in-store in Paris.  Shipping is not possible.  Rental is for film shoots in France.

If you are interested in renting the camera, feel free to send us an email at with the requested dates and the billing information.

H-16 REX-4 16mm Camera
(serial number 213717) - 1964

  • OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 9" x 6" x 3"
  • WEIGHT: 6 lbs. 12 oz.; Approximately 8 1/2 lbs with magazine.
  • OUTER CASE: Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated.
  • FILM CAPACITY: 100ft (30m) daylight loading spools of 16mm film. Saddle accepts 400ft (120m) magazine.
  • THREADING: Automatic threading and loop forming. The end of the film is simply placed in a channel leading to the feed sprocket. The release is pressed and the film is then automatically threaded throughout the entire mechanism.
  • MOTOR: Constant speed, spring motor mechanism; governor controlled. Large winding handle folds downward and attaches to camera when not in use. Spring cannot be over-wound. 8:1 and 1:1 external drive shaft permits the attachment of an electric motor.
  • TURRET: Rotating turret with folding lever; Accommodates three interchangeable RX type C mount lenses; Built-in turret lock lever.
  • VIEWFINDER: 10x magnification; Reflex viewing with semi-reflecting prism system; Groundglass focusing; Adjustable to eyesight. An Octometer viewfinder is available by request.
  • FILTER SLOT: Built-in slot holds a gelatin filter behind the taking lens and in front of the shutter.
  • VARIABLE SPEED: 12, 16, 18, 24, 32, 48 and 64 frames per second
  • RELEASE BUTTON: provides for the making of continuous exposures by a finger-tip release on the front of the camera. A side release allows for locked, hands-free running or single frame exposures.
  • VARIABLE SHUTTER: 133 degree variable shutter; Operated manually to decrease exposure time, or with accessory Rexofader to accomplish fade-ins and fade-outs.
  • FOOTAGE COUNTER: adds and subtracts accurately in forward or reverse motion and automatically returns to zero when film is reloaded into the camera.
  • AUDIBLE FOOTAGE INDICATOR: A distinct click announces the passing of each 10 inches of film through the gate. This mechanism may be disengaged, if desired, by simply moving a lever.
  • FRAME COUNTER: Twin dial counts frames individually and in total; Adds frames in forward motion and subtracts when film is wound backwards. Dial may be reset manually at any time.
  • SINGLE FRAME: Time lapse and animation is possible by using the side release button or an accessory cable release and adapter; I-T lever allows for timed or instantaneous single exposures.
  • MANUAL REWIND: Clutch disengages spring motor and permits forward movement and backwind without running down the spring; allows for dissolves and superimposition.
  • FLAT BASE: Contains three tripod sockets: Two 3/8" thread and one 1/4" thread. Front of the base is removable for easy mounting of the Bolex Matte Box.

Available C-Mount lenses

Kern Switar 1:1.4 25mm lens (serial #620002) - included with rental
Kern Switar 1:2.5 18-86mm Zoom lens (serial #965838) - optional to rent for 40€
Kern Switar 1:1.6 10mm lens (serial #625777) - optional to rent for 25€
Kern Switar 1:1.8 16mm lens (serial #738015) - optional to rent for 25€
Yvar 1:2.8 75mm lens (serial #306782) - optional to rent for 25€
Bundle 10mm, 16mm & 75mm rental for 60euros