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#1 G. Furber

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:45 PM

I am in possession of an old advertisement for Sankyo cine cameras from a 1973 edition of Movie Maker. In it the makers state that they produce twelve different models, the most basic being the "Movie 25".

I would like to investigate these (I noticed one went on ebay recently) and other basic "starter cameras" for someone who is interested in getting started having seen my films. I would therefore like to ask a couple of questions of anyone who has one or knows about this model:

1. Are they fixed focus?

2. Do they take Ektachrome 64T film? (i.e. in the film chamber does it say "25-100 Daylight, 40-160 artificial" like the CM series or just "25 100, 40 160" like the later cameras?)

3. What is the f:/ stop range?

4. Do they require separate lightmeter batteries? If so, what kind?

Many thanks for any assistance.
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#2 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 07:09 PM

I am in possession of an old advertisement for Sankyo cine cameras from a 1973 edition of Movie Maker. In it the makers state that they produce twelve different models, the most basic being the "Movie 25".

I would like to investigate these (I noticed one went on ebay recently) and other basic "starter cameras" for someone who is interested in getting started having seen my films. I would therefore like to ask a couple of questions of anyone who has one or knows about this model:

1. Are they fixed focus?

2. Do they take Ektachrome 64T film? (i.e. in the film chamber does it say "25-100 Daylight, 40-160 artificial" like the CM series or just "25 100, 40 160" like the later cameras?)

3. What is the f:/ stop range?

4. Do they require separate lightmeter batteries? If so, what kind?

Many thanks for any assistance.


You may want to check out the Super-8 camera list... http://www.kolumbus....uistot/list.htm

File the second part of my answer under the "Crazy Answer Department".

While there are undoubtedly a few Sankyo users who might know the exact answers to these questions, You may want to consider just buying one off of Ebay. I would guess that the beginning Sankyo cameras probably sell for under 10 bucks, if shipping is reasonably priced, for under 20 bucks total, one could actually have such a camera in their hands.



According to "The List"...

Sankyo

Movie 25

Year: 73-74

Lens: 1,9 / 10,5 - 26,5 mm

Frame rates: 18 + single frame

Manual / Auto Exposure

Cable release socket

Made in Japan

Manufacturer: Sankyo Seiki MFG Co.

Original price in England (in the year of introduction): £47


looks to me to be an excellent first camera purchase because it has manual exposure override. Even if 64T
doesn't properly meter, one can calculate the "offset" between the incorrect automatic reading and the correct manually set reading, and simply add the offset to the automatic reading.
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#3 Matthew Buick

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 12:44 PM

Sankyo

CME-1100 Hi-focus

Year: 72-76

Weight: 1700 g

Lens: Macro-Motor-Zoom 1,8 / 6,5 - 65 mm

Macro focusing

Dual Beam Focusing

Auto / Manual Zoom with 2 Speeds

Frame rates: 18,24,36,54 + single frame

Manual / Auto Exposure

Flash contact

Fades

Remote control socket

No sound

Made in Japan

Manufacturer: Sankyo Seiki MFG Co.

Original price in England (in the year of introduction): £289


HEHE...my Sankyo. :D
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#4 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:39 PM

I forgot to mention you'll need to register with a first and last name.
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#5 Gerard Furber

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:46 PM

Ah! That explains why I suddenly was unable to log in! I have sorted it out now. Thanks.

Does anyone know if the Movie 25 will take Ektachrome 64T film?
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#6 Terry Mester

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 08:00 PM

I don't have the Sankyo 25, but I have a Super CM400. There's a small "Screw Socket" on the Right Side (looking at the Camera from the front). It's neither the Pause Jack nor the Filter Button. Does anyone know what this socket is for?

Edited by Terry Mester, 20 January 2007 - 08:01 PM.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 09:05 PM

I have the same thing on my CME 1100, I have simply no idea either...
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#8 Gerard Furber

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 07:56 AM

I think you'll find it is the cable release-socket. You screw in a photographic cable release and this lets you take single-frames.

The other socket (on the back of the camera in the case of the CM 400) is for the electronic remote control.
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#9 Terry Mester

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 04:12 AM

I think you'll find it is the cable release-socket. You screw in a photographic cable release and this lets you take single-frames.
The other socket (on the back of the camera in the case of the CM 400) is for the electronic remote control.

Thanks for the info Gerard. I'll see if I can find one of those Screws. I know Matthew will be very interested in that function.
To answer your question, every S8 Camera will work with the Ektachrome 64T. Just Click the HTTP Link below to get Kodak's Information Sheet on that Film. Outdoors, E64T needs to be treated as 40 ISO with an outdoor Filter. If, like me, you'd like Kodak to give us beautiful Kodachrome 64, then log onto their Website to complain. I've included a Link to their Complaint Form below.

http://kodak.com/US/...8mm/t7280.jhtml (Super8mm Ektachrome 64T)

Kodak Complaint Form Link
http://www.kodak.com...-path=8920/9051
(Select "Super 8 Film" as the Product to ask them to give us Kodachrome 64.)

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#10 Gerard Furber

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:50 PM


Thanks for the info Gerard. I'll see if I can find one of those Screws. I know Matthew will be very interested in that function.


Go into any Jessops or other camera specialist and ask for a "cable release" and you will get one quite cheaply- they are universal and also used for still photography.
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#11 Matthew Buick

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:03 PM

I know Matthew will be very interested in that function.


Indeed. :D
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