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#1 Marco Van

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:48 AM

is it possible to fit a prime lens on a canon 814?

if it's possible, how is it done? i am not very knowledgeable
about these things but i am interested in using one to a
super 8 camera. any help will be appreciated.
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#2 George Patoulidis

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 03:57 AM

no, it can't be done.
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#3 Mark Dunn

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 04:42 AM

Very few Super-8 cameras were made to accept interchangeable lenses, and the 814 wasn't one of them. The zoom lens is much too closely incorporated into the camera, optically, electrically and mechanically, to even think about removing it. The most you could do would be to attach an aspherical wide-angle or telephoto adapter, which would screw on like a filter, but they're not usually optically brilliant.
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Posted 06 July 2007 - 10:13 AM

The Leica Leicina and Beaulieu 4008 and 6008 are C-mount cameras that accept prime lenses.
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#5 kevin jackman

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:01 PM

the nice thing about having interchangable lenses is you can use primes and modern glass. the beaulieus and mekel is great becasue they are c mont and you can really stick just about anything on them you want. the leicina has a deep backfocus so you are limited with what you can put on them.that and they arent as cyncable as the beulieus
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#6 Chris Burke

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:40 PM

The Leica Leicina and Beaulieu 4008 and 6008 are C-mount cameras that accept prime lenses.




Aren't all Beaulieus C-mount?
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#7 Marco Marchesi

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 08:37 PM

No, they aren't. For example, 1028 model has zoom lens.
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#8 George Patoulidis

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:00 AM

From all the super8 Leicinas only the Leicina Special accepts other lenses and it isn't C-mount.
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#9 Bernhard Zitz

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:49 PM

From all the super8 Leicinas only the Leicina Special accepts other lenses and it isn't C-mount.

Leicina Special has M-bayonet mount(same as some leica stillcameras). The only M-mount primelens I know that's made for S8 is the 10mm schneider, allthough I think it's pretty similar to the schneider 10mm for 16mm-cameras.

The performance of the 1,8 / 6 - 66 mm zoom at 10mm is nearly as good as the 10mm-prime. The 10mm is very compact and light-weight... it's my favorit lens for S8...

cheers, Bernhard
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#10 kevin jackman

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:15 PM

the leicina special can take arri standard mount lenses if you have the right adaptor. this still limits you to older lenses but would be a vast improvement in image quality compared to zooms. some old zeiss primes would do you well. the c mount cameras still offer the best lens options
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#11 Marco Van

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 08:27 PM

is there any other way to give the images i'll shoot in canon 814 a much better look?
any recommended attachments to achieve good images on this camera?
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 09:15 PM

IMO, the biggest factor for image sharpness with Super8 zoom cameras is to shoot with plenty of light, so the iris will stop down to f/11 or f/16. Almost all the zoom lenses of that era have poor definition when shot wide open. The Canon 814 has one of the better zooms, but it will also benefit from stopping down.
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