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#1 Matthew Buick

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 02:53 PM

Which Super 8 camera was the last one to go out of production, and when did the production line stop ?

Thanks for answers to this stupid question.

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#2 Dan Salzmann

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 04:02 PM

Probably the Beaulieu 7008 or Canon 1014XLS. Can't give you any dates.
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Posted 11 September 2006 - 05:04 PM

How about the Zenits, Russia always seem to keep old technology in production longer.

Isn't there a North Korean camera in production now ?
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Posted 11 September 2006 - 07:52 PM

My guess would be the beaulieu 9008, but it's just a guess.
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Posted 11 September 2006 - 08:55 PM

Which Super 8 camera was the last one to go out of production, and when did the production line stop ?

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Quarz 1S8 or the Beaulieu 9008, depending on who you ask.
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#6 David W Scott

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 09:36 AM

Who actually owns the designs/jigs/parts for the Beaulieu 7008/9008?

I assume S8Sound and Ritter were either simply re-badging cameras or building from parts. Who actually holds the pieces needed to make brand new 9008's?
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#7 John Adolfi

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 09:42 AM

Then does anyone know when the last batch of super 8 cameras were made in the 80's? You know when all the camera manufactures were making them, which was the last ones and what dates.
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:36 AM

Then does anyone know when the last batch of super 8 cameras were made in the 80's? You know when all the camera manufactures were making them, which was the last ones and what dates.


The skids were put on super-8 camera production somewhere between 1979 - 1981. It's hard to exactly know for sure because the last years production run and existing inventories had to be blown out and that process took a year or two after all cameras had stopped being made.

The backpage ads found in Popular Photography Magazines in the late 70's early 80's was my favorite place to look at the Super-8 camera advertisements. New in the box Canon 814XLS's being blown out at super low prices, initally sold for around 600 to 800 dollars, the Canons finally sold for around 300 bucks at the very end.

Ironically that final blow out sale hurt super-8 because everyone remembered those super low prices and reselling a camera was no longer based on the original real price for the camera but the final blow out price instead, so many super-8 cameras lost initial value not because of video but because of those blow out prices listed in the back of the camera magazines.
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Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:56 AM

Then does anyone know when the last batch of super 8 cameras were made in the 80's? You know when all the camera manufactures were making them, which was the last ones and what dates.


Here is a link to the most comprehensive list of Make/Model/Years of Production:

The Super 8 List

Everything seems to come to a grinding halt with 1983. There were a number of cameras introduced in 1983 -- some stripped down models (see Chinon). Nothing lasted past the 1983 model year.
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Posted 21 September 2006 - 07:37 PM

Who actually owns the designs/jigs/parts for the Beaulieu 7008/9008?

I assume S8Sound and Ritter were either simply re-badging cameras or building from parts. Who actually holds the pieces needed to make brand new 9008's?



Isn't it Bjorn Andersson? I think he's in Sweden though.
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#11 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 09:20 PM

Here is a link to the most comprehensive list of Make/Model/Years of Production:

The Super 8 List

Everything seems to come to a grinding halt with 1983. There were a number of cameras introduced in 1983 -- some stripped down models (see Chinon). Nothing lasted past the 1983 model year.


The grinding halt was around 1980, 1981, those 1983 cameras were as you say, stripped down models, the good stuff had pretty much halted except for beaulieu. Eumig might have still gone on but apparently Polaroid had initially ordered a ton of super-8 cameras from Eumig for a polaroid line and then instantly pulled the plug, after eumig had already invested infrastructure into accomodating Polaroid, which apparently put Eumig instantly out of business.

Sad really because I bet one super-8 camera company could have survived through much of the 80's.
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