Figure 1. H16 Reflex Principal Controls
H16 Reflex
Paillard-Bolex H16 Reflex
  1. Frame counter

  2. Spring motor clutch lever

  3. Electric motor and crank shaft

  4. Film plane mark

  5. Footage indicator

  6. Control lever for instantaneous (I) and time (T) shots (in case of single-frame exposure)

  7. Speed control

  8. (Front release) Filming button

  9. (Side) Release control, (M) = continuous release, and (P) = single-frame exposure, which can also be operated by cable release

  10. Motor winding handle (power reserve: 40 secs. at 16 FPS)

Figure 2. Cutting the Film
H16 Reflex
Above: Using the film knife (14), the film is cut at a slight angle for insertion into the film channel (23, below.)
  1. Pressure Pad Locking Pin

  2. Upper guide channel locking pin

  3. Lower guide channel locking pin

  4. Film knife

  5. Feed spool shaft

  6. Upper retaining arm

  7. Audible footage indicator control

  8. Footage indicator re-set

  9. Lower retaining arm

  10. Take-up spool shaft

Figure 3. Loading the camera: Introducing the film into the funnel
H16 Reflex
Note: When loading film, the loop shaper lever (24) is moved 90 degrees counterclockwise (parallel to the pressure pad), closing the loop shapers.
  1. Upper loop shaper

  2. Top sprocket wheel

  3. Funnel

  4. Loop shapers control lever

  5. Lower sprocket wheel

  6. Lower loop shaper

Figure 4. Camera ready for use
H16 Reflex
Above: After the film is loaded, the loop shaper lever (24) is pushed back up into position, opening the loop shapers. Replace and lock the film door, and your camera is ready to shoot!