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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:

Du-All Camera
774 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 212-643-1042
Fax: 646-478-9332


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Has TTL automatic exposure meter and power-zoomHorizonal field angle (projector aperture): 34° = 603‰ to 5½° = 96.5‰.

The Vario-Switar 100 POE-4 lens makes the H16 Reflex a camera in a class of its own. This lens, with automatic diaphragm adjustment and light measurement through the lens, is designed exclusively for H16 models with reflex viewfinder. From the distinguished Switar range, it is outstanding not only for its exceptional optical quality but also for its ingenious mechanical design. The cable release, interlocked with the zoom lever, controls diaphragm pre-selection.

Preselection can also be controlled with the release of the (263.001) HAFRA or (265.030) HAFEL accessory hand grips and the metal cable release (265.030) DEVAR cable or with the (261.001) PONAL power handgrip used in conjunction with the electric connecting cable (265.025) CAVAR.

Focusing range from 4 ft (1.2 m) to infinity (down to 2'4" with (221.901) BONET "E" close-up attachment). For use only on the Vario-Switar POE- 4 16-100mm and later 12.5-100mm or 14.5-115mm Lenses.

The Vario-Switar 100 POE-4 is equipped with a power-zoom, making it easy to achieve professional smooth zoom effects. We stock replacement batteries and accessories for the POE & POE-4 lenses.

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