A recent search on line has shown that films designed for the Super 8 format for which Super 8 cameras were originally designed,are no longer available. The long-established German firm Wittner Cinetec has an interesting web site at wittner-cinetec.com which shows various items of stock which may be useful for the enthusiast.
More information on cine film sizes, with
particular reference to those suitable for use, can be found in Cine
Brief explanations of the main terms used in describing
built-in metering systems can be found in Metering
Many enthusiasts believe that Single-8 is the best
of the three 8 mm. systems. Film is available from specialist cine
dealers on the internet, though processing (in Japan) can take some time. Single-8
film can be mixed with Super-8 film, but tape splices must be used.
Fujica Single 8 Z1, 9.5 mm. to 29 mm. f/1.6
manual zoom, 18 and 24 f.p.s. and single frame, auto exposure (2 x
PX625 cells required) or manual setting, excellent, copy
instructions. (14755) £19. Pictures
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Cameras - Super-8
There is a rumour circulating that a group of
enthusiasts are to take over part of the old Ferrania works in Italy
(which apparently still contains much equipment for coating film),
with the aim of restoring production of colour reversal film.
Apparently Super-8 Cartridges are seen as a principal product at the
restored plant. I shall keep customers aware of any
Agfa Moviematic C100 Family Super-8 Camera,
takes both still pictures and movies on Super-8 film, was part of the
Agfa Family outfit, complete with neck strap and soft pouch case.
Looks unused but the metering system may need attention. (26739) £4.
Bauer C6 Macro Super 8 Camera, 8 mm. to 48
mm. Neovaron macro lens, 16, 24, and 36 f.p.s. and single frame,
manual or power zoom (worked from main motor), filter switch,
automatic or manual exposure setting, copy instructions, folding
pistol grip and wrist strap, original leather case (well worn),
camera near mint. Requires four AA cells. This camera was made in
Germany. (25333) £48.50.
Bolex 581 Sound Macrozoom, 7.5 mm. to 60
mm. f/1.7 Bolex Macrozoom lens with macro, manual and variable speed
power zoom, 18 and 36 f.p.s. and single frame, variable time lapse,
back light and fade buttons, built in ND filter, microprism
rangefinder, original lens cap and outfit case. (21445) £36.50.
Canon Auto Zoom 814 Electronic, 7.5 mm. to
60 mm. f/1.4 macro lens with manual and power xzoom, automatic
exposure or manual setting, microprism focusing, 18, 24, and 40
f.p.s. and single frame, variable shutter. This camera has not been
cared for. There is some damage to the filter mount but the lens
looks alright. Part of plastic trim is cracked. However everything
works and the camera comes with our usual warranty. Outfit case.
Canon Cine Wide Attachment for 310XL,
312XL-S, 514XL, 514XL-S. Screws into 43 mm. thread on camera's lens.
Reduces focal length to around 5.5 mm. Mint condition in original
case with instructions. (27095) £20.
Chinon 459 Power Zoom, 8.5 mm. to 38 mm.
f/1.7 Chinon lens, 18 and 32 f.p.s. and single frame, reflex
viewfinder (no rangefinder), automatic exposure (two PX625 cells
required) or manual setting (no battery required), power zoom driven
from main motor, original lens cap, wrist strap, outfit case,
excellent condition. (21541) £31.
Chinon 506 SM XL, 8 mm. to 40 mm. f/1.2
macro lens, power and manual zoom, 18 and 36 f.p.s. and single frame,
time lapse from 1/2 sec. to 60 sec., automatic or manual exposure
setting, high quality outfit case, wrist strap, excellent condition,
a nice camera. (21981) £55.50.
Chinon Pacific 12 SMR, 6 mm. to 72 mm.
f/1.8 variable speed power zoom, macro focusing, 18, 24 and 36 f.p.s.
and single frame, auto time lapse, auto exposure or manual setting,
fade, lap dissolve fitted but inoperative, professional lens hood,
copy of instructions. (15539) £27.
Elmo 612 S-XL Macro, 8.5 mm. to 51 mm.
f/1.2 macro lens, 220 degree shutter, two speed power zoom and manual
zoom, 18 and 24 f.p.s. and single frame, self-timer, automatic or
manual exposure, EE lock, fade button, with lens cap, lens hood,
original Elmo outfit case, wrist strap, copy instructions, in near
mint condition. A fine camera. (20913) £76.
Elmo Super 110, 7 mm. to 70 mm. f/1.8 macro
lens with manual or power operated zoom, 18, 24, 54 frames per second
and single frame, automatic exposure or manual, pistol grip, wrist
strap, original lens cap, lens hood, original outfit case, all
excellent to near mint. (21209) £83.50.
Eumig 860 PMA, 8 mm. to 48 mm. f/1.8
two-speed power zoom or manual zoom Makro-Viennon lens, macro to
touching front element of lens, aspheric attachment gives super-wide
angle of 4 mm., rangefinder focusing, 9, 18, 24, and 45 f.p.s. and
single frame, time lapse, time exposure, self timer, fade. This
camera has everything the enthusiast could want. Mint condition.
Eumig PM Aspheric Converter, suitable for
Eumig 660 and 880 PMA and similar Bolex models. Gives 4 mm. wide
angle lens. Mint condition. (20872) £19.
Kodak Instamatic M12, Kodak Ektanar f/2.7
lens, electric drive requires two AA batteries. The camera looks well
used but is all working. Still in the original box with packing.
Minolta Autopak-8 D10, Rokkor 7 mm. to 70
mm. f/1.8 variable speed power or manual zoom lens, TTL automatic
exposure measurement set by Super 8 cartridge from 10 ASA to 400 ASA
(daylight), can easily be over-ridden for special shots, all power
provided by normal AA cells, variable shutter (no lap dissolve),
automatic or manual fading, flash for single frame filming, running
speeds 8, 12, 18, 24, 32, and 50 f.p.s., good viewfinder with
microprism for focusing, various interchangeable shutter release
buttons for time lapse, remote release, etc., close up lens (always
better than "macro"), uv filter, special clip-on lens hood and lens
cap, time lapse unit, battery container for slow motion speeds 32 and
50 f.p.s., original Minolta locking hard case to contain all the
above, copy instruction manual. This is the finest Super 8 camera I
have seen in 30 years of trading. No wonder that Leitz teamed up with
Minolta in the 1970s. (25850) £365.
Minolta XL-400, 8.5 mm. to 34 mm. f/1.2
lens, macro focusing at any focal length, rangefinder in viewfinder,
power or manual zoom lens, 18 f.p.s. and single frame, infinitely
variable time lapse within range, remote and flash sockets, automatic
or manual exposure, always one of our favourite cameras, excellent
condition in hide case. (22166) £60.
Paillard Bolex 7.5 Macrozoom, 7.5 mm. to 21
mm. f/1.9 manual zoom lens, with continuous focusing from about 6
inches to infinity, 18 f.p.s. only, an unusual and practical design,
rare in working order. Cosmetically near mint but eyecup is
deteriorated. Includes pistol grip. Front lens flap/power switch is a
little sticky. Supplied with photocopy of instructions. (19602) £90.
Paillard Bolex Soft Outfit Case For Paillard
Bolex 7.5 Macrozoom, contains only a Pistol Grip! Marked "Bolex".
Excellent condition. (27461) £6.
Paillard Bolex Bolex-Lite S2, 1000 watt
movie lamp specially designed to work with Bolex 150, 155, and 160
Super cameras, when switched on, changes camera filter automatically,
near mint condition. (22146) £12.
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