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The Bolex H16 was introduced in 1935, and the design appears to have been loosely based on the Auto Cine B. But apart from the shape and a few similar functions, it was a radically different camera. Among the most notable improvements was the addition of a three lens turret and variable speed dial. Over the next decade, the H-16 saw several alterations.

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Bolex H16 value and price guide

What's your Bolex H16 worth? Here are some recently sold items on eBay.

Camera Title Date Sold for
bolex h16 sbm 16mm rx reflex movie camera bolex Bolex H16 Sbm 16mm Rx Reflex Movie Camera Bolex... 08/2021 $5 453.64
mint bolex h16 rex 5 16mm movie cine nikkor 10 25 Mint Bolex H16 Rex 5 16mm Movie Cine Nikkor 10 25... 08/2021 $4 599.99
mint 3lens bolex h16 rex5 nikon cine 13mm 25mm Mint 3lens Bolex H16 Rex5 Nikon Cine 13mm 25mm... 10/2021 $2 899.90
n mint bolex h16 reflex rex 5 16mm movie vario N Mint Bolex H16 Reflex Rex 5 16mm Movie Vario... 07/2021 $2 999.99
bolex h16 reflex rex 3 w vario switar bolex kern Bolex H16 Reflex Rex 3 W Vario Switar Bolex Kern... 08/2021 $2 999.00
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Jack - October 3, 2021
I have a Paillard Bolex 16 mm that my father-law had in Europe during WWll . Has not been used 40+ yrs but I hate throw it away. Have received 2 offers but don’t know what to do. Any suggestions?
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JohnJack - October 14, 2021
Not sure what to say... If you don't want to part with it, then don't ;-) It sure has some history. As for value, it really depends on state and lenses. They can go for a 100 USD to a lot, so you have to see what kind of set you have. Good luck!
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