Movie 8mm Film Cameras
Made by Eumig in Vienna, Austria in 1955 the eumig Electric was a electric motor driven 8mm camera. One in a line of electric motor cameras that were first introduced in 1937. It has a fixed focus 1:2.8 f:12,5 mm lens with two shutter speeds, 1 and 16fps. Focusing was accomplished by adjusting the aperture which ranges seven stops from f2.8 to 22.
Bell & Howell Electric Eye
The Bell & Howell Electric Eye is an auto-exposure 4×4cm 127 film viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell around 1958. It has a single fixed shutter speed and the aperture is controlled either by the selenium cell or by an aperture slider hidden under the nameplate below the lens. There are two film speed settings controlled by a dial on the side of the viewfinder: red triangle for Kodachrome/Ektachrome/Kodacolor and white dot for Super Anscochrome/All Weather Pan/Verichrome Pan. A red flag will appear in the bottom of the viewfinder if there is insufficient light.
The camera appears to have been sold with two different finishes: silver enamel with black leatherette and black enamel with a grey, denim-like covering. The flash handle and camera cases used a matching covering.
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Rondo Traveler 8 T Movie Camera
The Rondo traveler 8 T was manufactured in Japan around 1962 and is a 3-turret camera 2x8mm.
The body is metal. It runs on a hand cranked spring. Who knows it may have filmed some of these
Race Car Crashes.
(You have to watch these film clips)
Paillard Bolex B8
The Paillard Bolex B8 came from the Swiss company that made the universally popular Bolex H16 the 16mm camera that documentary and news photographers used world wide. This 8mm camera was first made in 1953 and sold in three slightly different versions until 1958. Mine is a version two model sold in 1955. It has a twin mount turret with a 13mm f1.8 and a 6mm 1:1.9 wide angle lens.
Bell & Howell Electric Eye
I just picked up another version of the Bell & Howell Electric Eye, this has a lever underneath the electric eye that changes between 10 and 16 ASA. It came with a 10mm lens. I believe it originally had another two zoom lenses, a 1.5x and a 2.5x screw on type. It did came with the round belt case that holds the extra lenses, but no lenses and the leather case for the camera. Unfortunately I think the camera has been over-wound and is not working, it also has no film spool in it.
Does any one know how to fix an over wound camera or does it simply need a film spool in it to work properly? It also has a small piece of plastic tube on the bottom left of the view finder. I don't know what that is either.
Cronica 8 ET
The Cronica 8 ET was made by Crown Optical Co.Ltd. in Japan. Probably in the 60's, has three lenses on the turret and a light meter. Uses 8mm film, no sound recording.
Rubica R 8 Zoom EE
Rubica R 8 Zoom EE was made in 1962. The cameras zoom lens is a Magnon 2x8mm. Made by Rubica Seiko Ltd., Japan. I cannot find any more information about this Movie Camera. Anyone know more?
Mansfield Holiday II
Mansfield Industries of Chicago Il made this 8mm movie camera in 1959. The Holiday II had three lenses and a built in exposure meter
The SL82 is one of the most highly praised of Rollei's Super 8 film cameras
The Rollei SL-82 was made in Germany by Bauer in 1970 (the same year they made their Rolleiflex SL35, the first 35mm SLR camera from Rollei). It was produced until 1974 and used the silent super 8 cartridge film. It had a Schneider-Kreuznach Cinevar f: 1.8 \ F: 9-36 mm lens that had a 4x zoom ratio. It came with a auto and manual zoom function and was able to focus from 1.5 feet to infinity.
The single-lens reflex viewfinder had a adjustable eyepiece, inside the viewfinder was the aperture scale and battery level information. It came with automatic exposure control, TTL EE and a CdS photocell.
Attachments were for a Kodak movie light and 2 cable release sockets for single frame or continuous running. Filming speed could be changed between 18, 24 fps and single frame.The electric film drive motor was a DC micromotor powered by the 3 x AA batteries housed in the handle. The standard 1/4 inch tripod socket was placed in the bottom of the handle.
The Roiiei SL-82 did not record sound.
It came in a nice leather bag with it's instruction manual.