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#1 Steven C. Boone

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:06 AM

I have just been given a 25 year old Yashica Sound 20XL Super 8 in pristine condition in the box, never used. It seems to run as well as the day it was manufactured, but I have no idea if it has any practical use.

Any specs on this camera? Even the instruction manual seems kind of vague, but I assume it runs only 18fps. I'm not sure if it can do single-frame, but I doubt it.

The camera seems very rugged and hefty, unlike any other consumer Super 8 camera I've come across-- more like a Bolex, in fact.

What should I do with this camera (besides ebay)? Good enough for a music video?
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#2 Steven C. Boone

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:36 AM

um, never mind. I got the specs.

Just as I thought, this is as low grade as it gets, despite the sturdy body. Fixed focus, 18fps, auto exposure. Maybe I'll get $10 for it....
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#3 Matthew Buick

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 04:53 PM

It still looks nice. :D

As it's totally pristine you should put it away for another few years, and bring it out when it's a collector's item, or you could smash up every Yashica Sound 20XL you find, raising the value of your own.
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