posted July 21, 2008 10:32 AM
i just got a H16 Reflex and from the serialnumber it looks like its a REX 3. But from the looks of the side of it it looks like a REX 5. what model is this? PICTURE see picture: And as i didnt get a manual with it I cant figure out what that bent lever on the left side is for? any clues? or does someone have a pdf of the manual for this model?
posted July 22, 2008 05:50 AM
i believe you have a rex 3. a rex 5 would be able to fit a 400ft mag on top. and the I T would be sort of a knob instead of a LEVER. that accessory you are pointing at is a REXOFADER The device was used on H-16 REX cameras to operate the variable shutter, creating timed FADES of 40 frames. These are marked "H16-40" on the lever
From: Northridge, CA USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted August 01, 2008 08:55 AM
Looks like a Rex 3 to me as well. The Rex 4 added a single frame drive shaft (the manual drive shaft on this is 8 frames per revolution and to do a dissolve you have to wind the film backwards 5 turns after a fade out and then the Rex-o-fader will automatically open when you start filming creating a smooth 40 frame dissolve).
The Rex 4 added the single frame shaft and I think some other improvments/modifications in the viewfinder.
The Rex 5 modified the top of the camera to accept a 400 foot magazine which required a motor drive with a power take-off for the take up motor for the magazine as well.
the Rex 3 has the flat base and can take the matte box accessory as long as you find one that has the attachement adapter with it.
posted September 13, 2008 09:58 AM
If you want to check it for sure, look at the serial number on the base. http://www.bolexcollector.com/cameras.html has listed the serial numbers and years of manufacture for all of these bolex cameras, click on the camera, then scroll to the bottom of its page.