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We are saddened to inform the customers of Chambless Cine Equipment that Jesse Chambless, the sole proprietor of this company, passed away shortly after midnight on 9/28/2021. The company is now closed.
The Chambless Cine Equipment inventory has been acquired by:
The H16 turret model is the all time classic! More of this Bolex has been sold than any other model. Almost every filmmaker at some time has used one. The majority of teaching facilities use this tough workhorse.
I'm sure that Jacques Bogopolsky (later simplified to Jacques Boolsky) a Russian born engineer who emigrated to Geneva could have never guessed that his Bolex cameras would today carry a Serial Number over 350,000.
The Swiss factory Paillard perfected the rugged clock mechanism that has been changed very little since the early 30's. Claw refinement in 1954 and reflex viewfinder in 1956 made this truly a camera capable of professional work.
The independent made film, "Endless Summer," shot on Bolexes during this time became the largest grossing Independent film ever, and is still grossing revenue today. Refinements and innovations have brought us to the fourth generation H16 RX-5 today. The choice of many serious filmmakers for almost any application. You should consider this model for your current filming needs.
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