Lens for turret of H8 reflex

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7OSE9
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Lens for turret of H8 reflex

Post by 7OSE9 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:28 am

I am referring to those who know the slightest difference between the products for Bolex H8.

Everyone knows the three famous C mount lenses for Bolex H8 reflex:

Switar 5.5mm f/1.6 H8 rx

Macro Switar 12.5mm f/1.3 H8 rx

Macro Switar 36mm f/1.4 H8 rx


But:

1) Do you know that the last two lens (12.5mm abd 36mm) exist ALSO NOT MACRO?
I ask because I see, in various market, that some report "Switar" on the lens, other "Macro Switar" on the lens, but I have never seen any differences. Unfortunately I never had it in my hand and I could not test it,

2) Is it true that 5.5mm exists ONLY NOT MACRO? Being a very wide angle...

Thank you!

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Re: Lens for turret of H8 reflex

Post by 7OSE9 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:27 am

Any Bolex fan?

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Re: Lens for turret of H8 reflex

Post by inlieubeaulieu » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:52 am

Well, I'm not sure about the H8RX lenses, but my experience with the 16mm Switar lenses leads me to believe that it is merely a label. My 10mm, 16mm, 25mm lenses are all capable of macro focus, and none of them are labeled as "macro-switar".

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Re: Lens for turret of H8 reflex

Post by markbaldry » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:30 pm

Take a look at bolexcollector.com the site lists the lenses that were available for the h8

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Re: Lens for turret of H8 reflex

Post by 7OSE9 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:05 am

Thank you.
I don't know if it's the same for 16mm, while on bolexcollector there is no answer to the question.
However, it would seem that the macro is always there (on 12.5 and 36mm), even if only "Switar" is reported.

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Re: Lens for turret of H8 reflex

Post by studiocarter2 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:55 am

My 5.5 preset lens will not macro and doesn't say macro, but it focuses to below 4 1/2 inches, the other two say and do macro. The 16mm lenses none are macro except the 150. Not the 10, the 16 the 25 nor the 75

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