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Vintage Camera Bookends - Bolex Paillard C8 - DVD Holder - Movie Theater Decor

Vintage Camera Bookends - Bolex Paillard C8 - DVD Holder - Movie Theater Decor

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Original iconic Bolex Paillard C8 8mm Camera, 8mm film and film reel – upcycled into a pair of beautiful bookends.
A great, eco-friendly gift for the movie maker, actor, actress, or any vintage lover, and they add some real movie-making history to any room.

Perfect to display your DVD collection and decorate your home theater or any room with a little vintage movie décor.

Paillard-Bolex cameras were much used by adventurers, artists, as well as nature films, documentaries, and are still favored by many animators. Over the years, notable Bolex users and owners include: Andy Warhol, Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Jonas Mekas, Jean-Luc Godard, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, James Dean, David Lynch, Marilyn Monroe, Edmund Hillary, and Mahatma Gandhi

DISCLAIMER: " The logos and trademarks on the upcycled, individual items are those of their respective brand name owners, none of which are associated with this product. "

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Height: 8.5 inches
Width: 5.5 inches
Depth: 6 inches


C-8, 8mm Camera, 1954
OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 5" x 3 1/2" x 2"
WEIGHT: Approximately 28 oz.
OUTER CASE: Highly polished aluminum body, covered in genuine Morocco leather. Metal parts are chrome plated.
FILM CAPACITY: 25ft daylight loading spools of double run 8mm film. When a roll runs through the camera, only half the width of film is exposed. The spool is then reversed and run through again, exposing the other half. When processed, film is split and spliced together giving 50' for projection. Projection time at 16 fps for 25' roll is 4 minutes.
THREADING: manual, with no loop forming; with the pressure pad opened the film is simply placed over a guide roller, threaded behind the gate, over the bottom guide roller and onto the takeup spool.
MOTOR: Constant speed, spring motor mechanism; governor controlled. Generous winding key, attached to the camera, folds back against its side when not in use. Spring cannot be over-wound.
LENS MOUNT: Accommodates one standard D mount lens.
VIEWFINDER: optical type; adjustable dial shows the scene as viewed by focal lengths of 12.5mm, 25mm and 36mm. Accessory prism attachments allow for filming with 5.5mm lenses, and for parallax correction while filming at close distances.
VARIABLE SPEED: 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48 and 64 frames per second.
RELEASE BUTTON: continuous exposures can be made by a sliding release lever or cable release. The lever can be locked to prevent accidental exposures or set for continuous hands-free filming.
SHUTTER: 165-degree disc shutter gives an exposure time of 1/35th second at 16fps. FOOTAGE COUNTER: Precise reading of exposed film footage. Audible end-of-film signal. Resets to zero upon reloading.
SINGLE FRAME: A cable release socket allows the user to expose single frames for filming animation, titles, etc.
TRIPOD SOCKET: 1/4" thread

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    A LightAndTimeArt set of bookends is the perfect accessory for any book or DVD collection, be it small or large. These simple yet effective accents not only keep your novels and DVDs from tipping over, but they also add character with a wide range of designs, styles, and colors. All my bookends are elegant, and unique, while they can keep a home book or DVD library looking uniform and neat. They all use a combination of vintage photo, or film equipment and accessories making them great way to complement a movie room or home theater.

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