Ah, the hardy Bolex movie camera. They are not only nostalgic, but they have a nifty knack of being… well, hardy, both in look and in performance—as only Swiss clockwork products can do!
Cloeckwork? Yes, Bolex movie cameras are spring-wound with a clockwork motor! Hence, film’s movement through any well-loved Bolex camera is precise and watch-like. And it has been since the 1930’s, when Bolex began manufacturing movie cameras and equipment for, and used by, both professional filmmakers and home movie amateurs.
Why use a Bolex?
They are still used by professionals for professional results. You will also find Bolex movie cameras in the equipment inventory of the largest film schools around the world (and in students’ backpacks!).