Each camera has been thoroughly tested using an Ektachrome 100D film cartridge. Please note that 100D has now stopped production. Other alternatives: Avichrome, Kodak Vision 3 etc. which we do not stock currently.
Cameras are tested for focus, picture steadiness, speed, exposure accuracy, kindness to film, etc.
If there is Single Frame we make sure the exposures are constant.
All super-8 cameras normally run at 18 frames per second. Batteries are cheap, usually AA or AAA size available everywhere. Sometimes small alkaline batteries are used for the exposure meter, but these are usually readily available. NOTE: Some auto only cameras may not be suitable for using Ektachrome 100D film, as they were originally designed for 40asa speed film. Check www.onsuper8.org or ask us…. Some cameras also take sound film cartridges but these are no longer available. Sound cameras are generally quieter running, and all accept silent cartridges.
We have more super-8 cameras that are being tested now. As soon as the results come back from the lab they will hopefully be for sale (but some cameras fail the test even though they appear OK at first!) If you are looking for a particular super-8 model, please ask.
|310||Halina, f1.8 12-24mm zoom, auto exposure, instructions. A compact camera, suitable for 100D film||vg/exc||17.00|
|1033||Bencini Comet f1.8 16mm lens, manual exposure, case. On test the speed was found to be about 24fps!||exc||16.00|
|745||Halina, f1.8 12-24mm zoom, auto exposure. Suitable for 100D film||vg||15.00|
|015||Elmo 103T, f1.8 9.5-30mm zoom reflex, auto exposure, backlight control, built-in superimposition mirror, compact camera. Will under-expose 100D by 1/2 to 2/3 of a stop, but OK if ND gel attached to meter window. Other films suitable||vg||28.00|
|793||Bauer C1M super, Schneider f1.8 9-36mm power zoom reflex, auto exposure + manual hold, speeds 18 + 24fps, case, hood. No filter-plug provided so not suitable for 100D film. OK for other films||vg/exc||39.00|
Eumigette 2, f1.8 reflex zoom, auto exposure, single frame, instructions. This camera will under-expose 100D film by 2/3 of a stop. OK for other films
|787||Chinon Dart, zoom reflex 14.5-30mm f1.7, fixed focus, auto exposure, instructions, case. Suitable for 100D film.
|786||Halina Zoom 12-24mm f1.8, focus-free, box. Suitable for 100D film.
|843||Bell & Howell Autoload, zoom reflex, “focus-matic” indicator, auto exposure. Filter key not included, therefore daylight colour film will have amber cast and 2/3 stop under-exposure.
|092||Minolta Autopak-8 / K5, f1.8 9.5-30mm reflex, auto exposure, backlight etc control, speeds: 12, 18, 24 fps, single frame, instructions||exc||35.00|