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BOLEX SBM User Manual

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The Bolex SBM Exterior
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2
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11
12
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Eyepiece Setting Ring
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Eyepiece Locking Screw
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Reflex Viewfinder Closing Lever
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Threaded Holes for Various accessories and motors
5
Variable Shutter dial and control lever
6
Reflex Viewfinder
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Frame Counter
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Lever for disengaging Spring-wound motor
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Footage counter
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Shaft For rewind crank
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Coupling spindle for Electric motor
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Spring motor winding handle
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stop
M
P
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Film plane guide mark
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Slide release for Normal running, continuous (M)
and single frame exposures (P)
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Filming speed selection knob
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Exposure control knob for instantaneous (I) or
timed exposures (T)
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Front release for normal running
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  Summary of Contents for BOLEX SBM

  • Page 1 The Bolex SBM Exterior stop Eyepiece Setting Ring Eyepiece Locking Screw Reflex Viewfinder Closing Lever 16 17 Threaded Holes for Various accessories and motors Variable Shutter dial and control lever Reflex Viewfinder Film plane guide mark Frame Counter Slide release for Normal running, continuous (M)
  • Page 2 THE INTERIOR OF THE BOLEX Daylight Spool Pressure Pad Securing Screw Upper Spindle Lower Loop Former Upper Loop Former Audible Counter Control Upper Sprocket Spool Ejector Pressure Pad Pin Retaining Arm Gate Pressure Pad Film Knife Loop Former Control Lower Spindle...
  • Page 3 (Very handy for Documentary and Live-Action, not so necessary for Animation). The SB, SBM, EBM and EL have a single Bayonet lens mount. This is advantageous if you are using lenses with long focal lengths as the Bayonet mount is structurally stronger.
  • Page 4 (You tell me why the EBM doesn’t need a footage counter, I don’t know why.) LOADING THE BOLEX First off check to see that the Lever for engaging /disengaging the spring- motor (# 8 in the diagram) is set to “M” . This engages the motor.
  • Page 5 You are now ready to insert the fresh roll of film. A few words about Film. Generally you will be loading the Bolex with 100 foot rolls. If the film has come from the manufacturer mounted on a daylight spool it is safe for you to load the camera in subdued light.
  • Page 6 Don’t forget to remove the piece of film that you cut away. Press the Release (17 of the Bolex Exterior illustration) while pushing the end of the film against the upper sprocket (Position A in the Diagram). The film should be automatically threaded through the gate mechanism.
  • Page 7 “It looked focussed to me!” t is always most accurate to focus a Bolex by looking through the viewfinder. Filters placed behind the lens, in the filter slot, may cause a focus shift. Therefore the distance scale on the lens may not give you the results you want.
  • Page 8 These are all the features that you have to worry about when you mount a motor onto the Bolex. The spring motor wind handle(#12) has to be removed by rotating it clockwise. The spring motor is then disengaged by moving the lever (#8) down to off while sliding the slide release trigger (#14) towards "M"...
  • Page 9: Side View

    (Hope that you never have to do this...) Coupling spindle goes into # 11 on the Bolex. Check to make sure that the teeth engage correctly. (FRONT VIEW) Motor mount screw attaches to underside of Bolex base.

This manual is also suitable for:

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