Canadian Army Film Unit Eyemo
Posted 27 December 2006 - 02:06 PM
I am a Film Conservator with the Library & Archives of Canada, part-time researcher, writer, and webmaster. I am doing research regarding the Canadian Army Film Unit (CAFU) during WWII;
I have had the good fortune to have met several of the last surviving members of the Canadian Film Unit and part of my research has revolved around the 35mm Eyemo cameras that the Unit used during the war.
I have been scouring the net looking for Eyemo's for sale and would love to match up one of these cameras with one of my CAFU buddies.
I have recently submitted an article for the January issue of Canadian Society of Cinematographers that outlines my research and briefly describes the use of the Bell & Howell Eyemo during the war.
Should anyone have any information about the cameras, for sale, or otherwise I would love to hear from you.
Also, I have created a line of t-shirts commemorating the Film Unit and they can be viewed here;
Posted 27 December 2006 - 06:27 PM
Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:12 AM
Were they somehow synchronised to film after the bomb bay door opened and photograph the actual bomb impacts, for later photo-intellegence analysis?
Did all US bombers have them fitted, or just the 'lead' aircraft?
Always been curious about their usage!
Posted 15 January 2007 - 03:58 PM
Eyemo (and some Filmo) Information
I believe the 71Z and the A-4 were the same model.
Edited by Robert Hughes, 15 January 2007 - 04:00 PM.