We can repair and/or service your Bolex 8mm camera, but only for the following models:
B8 - B8SL - B8L - B8LA - C8 - C8L - C8LA - C8SL - D8L - D8LA - P1 - P2 - P3
Sorry, no H8, H16 or series K or L repair.
For H8 and H16 service, please visit:Procam:
Our charge for a normal CLA (clean, lube, and adjust) is $110.00, plus $18.00 S&H USA, only. Outside USA, please email for shipping quote. This is typically of what is required if the camera is serviceable (can shoot film) and has not been serviced in the last 2-3 years.
Got An eBay Camera?
If your camera was purchased off of eBay or has been sitting in a closet for many years and/or has not been used or serviced recently, it may require a complete dismantling to clean the hardened grease from the inner workings. Our charge for this Extended CLA service is
$179.00$149.00 plus $18.00 S&H USA, only. Outside USA, please email for shipping quote.
If you know you camera needs repair, such as replacing damage or missing parts, or your reflex battery box (P1, P2 or P3) is corroded, or it needs a complete overhaul, the $269-$369.00 (depending upon the model - P3 by estimate, only) repair service is your best bet. Return postage includes insurance and tracking. We also include, at no charge, a copy of the Bolex factory Owner's Manual on CD-ROM for reference. All work comes with a written 30-day warranty.
If you are not sure which service is necessary or if the camera even needs to be serviced, we will evaluate your camera for a flat fee of $45.00 (includes return shipping and insurance, USA, only) and notify you of the camera's condition and any cost for repairs.
The $45.00 fee is also credited towards the final bill of any labor such as: CLA, ExCLA, or overhaul. In the event that no work is done beyond the initial evaluation, we will return the camera postpaid and insured along with a written estimate of the camera's condition and a recommendation of any work necessary to return the camera to operating condition.
How To Pack The Camera
Pack the camera in a cardboard box using at least -2- full turns of bubble wrap around the body (to protect the plastic control knobs) and lens (if reflex) of the camera and place it into the cardboard box with enough padding so it fits snugly and doesn't rattle around in the box. Place an extra address label with your return address inside the box just in case the USPS/UPS/FEDEX/OTHER "scrapes off" the outside label. And remember this: even the best packed carton is subject to the handling of the shipper.
Click on the sentence below to see a "real world" example:
"It was packed well, but the box still was damaged."
The hole in side of the carton looks to be made by the corner of another box or object. Note the irony of the picture. "FRAGILE". Sorry, NO shipper does FRAGILE - NONE! Allow for it. The camera arrived without any damage. The camera was in its case and the box was over stuffed with crumpled newsprint. The newsprint took the blow - not the camera.
Send it to the address provided by us via U.S. Mail or the shipper of your choice. If you use US Priority mail, all US Post Offices supplies all US Priority mail box for free. USPS includes free delivery confirmation (DC) with all Priority Mail shipments. The DC number is printed on the postal receipt. Most cameras, less larger accessories and leather case, will fit inside a US Priority Mail medium size flat rate box.
No need to send extras such as Declic handle, prime lenses, film spools, etc, unless they are damaged or need inspection. I recommend that you insure the package for it actual replacement cost or value to you. Please forward us the tracking number (if any) so we may know exactly when to expect it. After repair and/or evaluation, we will return the camera postpaid, insured, and with USPS tracking (delivery confirmation).
Contact us at:
You can pay through PayPal. Use the email address:
Send a check or money order, made out to "Steve Randall" for the proper amount.
1) $45.00 for evaluation. Additional postage if returned to outside the USA.
2) $110.00 plus $18.00 S&H USA, only (outside USA, please email for shipping quote), for the CLA
$179.00$149.00 plus $18.00 S&H USA, only. Outside the USA, please email for s&h quote. For the Extended CLA
4) $299.00 to $369.00+ plus $17.00 S&H USA, only, for the Complete Overhaul. Outside USA, please email for shipping quote.
How Long For Repair?
Repair usually takes about 4-7 days, with 2-3 days return shipping time (not counting weekends or holidays). If the camera was sent in just for evaluation, I will email you back with a detailed explanation of the condition of the camera and the estimated cost of repairs.
I will email you again when the camera ships giving you the tracking and insurance information. Again, if you elect not to have the work done, the camera will be returned postpaid and insured. If the camera needs additional work, I will email you for permission and will quote you any additional costs.
All repairs come with 30-day written warranty. Read the warranty by clicking on the logo below:
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