The Original H16 Reflex
Year of Introduction 1956 From s/n 116,001+
The first Bolex Reflex camera was called appropriately the "H16 Reflex". It was the first three lens turret camera to have the reflex viewfinder installed. I.E. a viewfinder that could not be removed from the camera body.
To identify a H16 Reflex "Original" (as I like to call them) make sure it has a round base and has no variable shutter present. You then have a H16 reflex on your hands.
|Bolex H16 REX Original Data Table|
|Lens Mount||C Mount|
|Filming Speeds in fps||8, 16, 24, 32, 64, +Single Frame|
|Behind the lens Filter||Yes|
|Drive shaft for external electric motor drive||Yes 8:1 Type|
|Round/Flat Base||Round Base|