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#1 Matthew W. Phillips

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 10:12 PM

I decided to start a thread where everyone would post a pic of their Super 8 camera (if you have more than one, post your best/favorite one) and put the Brand name, basic specs, how you would rate it on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being like a Beaulieu 6008 with a 400' Mag and 1 being a Kodak Instamatic with a black oozing eyecup, only autoexposure, non-TTL viewport, and no 24fps, and if the camera is quiet, medium, or loud for doing sync work. I figured this could be helpful for newbies looking for info on S8 gear, or veterans who want to buy a camera they have never tried or heard of before. Superwiki is not the greatest source of info as you all know. I hope this turns into a wealth of info for prospective buyers.

Here is mine:

Sankyo 620 XL Supertronic
My Rating: 8.5
18, 24, and 36 fps.
Manual/ Auto exposure
Lap Dissolve/ Fader
Many transitions
Camera Noise: Medium

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#2 Seth C King

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 01:09 PM

Beaulieu 4008 ZM II
Tobin TXM-20Ba crystal sync motor
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 03:00 PM

1.
Nizo S 560 with Sankor anamorphic 16-d (custom bracket best i could make but Matthew W. Phillips is building a matte box for us ;-) )
Weight: 1200 g
Lens: Variogon 1,8 / 7 - 56 mm
Split Image Focusing
Auto / Manual Zoom with 2 Speeds
Frame rates: 18, 24, 54 + single frame (nice and steady slow mo )
Shutter degree: Var.
Manual / Auto Exposure
Time exposure (VERY interesting feature)
Fades (Good but for one reel festivals, digital editing makes it)
Lap dissolve of 85 seconds
Interval timer with 1/6-60 second intervals
50Hz pulse sync for external sound recorder (never used it ;-( )
No sound
Camera Noise Lots of it
My Rating=8 (would love to have the nizo pro)

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Nizo S 2
Lens: Schneider Variogon 1,8 / 8 - 40 mm
Frame rates: 18, 24 + single frame
Aerial Focusing (Bad one)
Auto / Manual Zoom
Manual / Auto Exposure
Weight: aprox 700 g (Very handy)
Camera Noise Lots of it
Take everywhere camera

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#4 Anthony Schilling

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 03:20 PM

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Beaulieu R16
Canon Scoopic DS8
Nizo 481 Macro
Canon 814XLS
Canon 1014E

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#5 Tony Hudson

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 03:41 PM

Could you post a bigger picture?, this only fills my 30 inch screen.
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#6 Raz Birger

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 10:26 AM

My only Super 8mm camera (which my grandfather gave me):

Canon 514XL-S
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My Rating: 7 (nice, but can't expose all the stocks correctly)
18 and 24fps + single frame
EE lock/ Auto exposure
Camera Noise: Medium
**I read that with the Canon C-8 wide attachment it gives the "widest angles on a super 8 camera ever" (but unfortunately, I don't have this lens :(... )
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#7 Rod Otaviano

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 11:03 AM

Canon 814XL-S + Isco 54


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#8 Bernhard Zitz

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 06:31 PM

zenit quarz 1x8S-2, after an attemp to repair it :blink:
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#9 Matthew Buick

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:46 PM

Although this isn't a picture of my actual 814XL-S as my Digital Camera was broken by my cat you get the idea.

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#10 Kevin Olmsted

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:53 PM

Here's my little guy.
Bauer S209XL
18, 24, 40 fps
interval timer
1.2 / 6-51mm lens
real nice macro

I also have a Porst 1500 (Bauer 715 XL). I prefer a nice wide lens to a deep zoom, as well as portability, so in those regards this camera beats out the 1500 for me.bauer209xl.jpg
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#11 Matthew Buick

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:07 PM

Oops! Tha was a 1014XL-S. :blink:

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Again not my actual camera. Owing to my cat. :angry:


9, 18, 24, 36 fps.
Auto/Manual Exposure.
Split Image Focussing.

My Opinion: Absolutely wonderful. Amazing lens. The best camera I have ever used. Worth every penny. :wub:
Camera Noise: Ye Olde Chainsaw. :P
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#12 Douglas Wilkinson

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:22 PM

Emdeko ZL-7200
Lens: Reflex Zoom Lens 1,8 / 8,5 - 42,5 mm
Manual / Auto Zoom
Frame rates: 18, 32
Remote control socket
No sound

Just shot my first cart this weekend, so I'm not sure about performance.

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#13 Jean Beaudoin

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:50 PM

Nizo Professional :)
Beaulieu 4008 ZM II w/1.8 6-66 Schneider lens :D
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#14 joe garcia

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 10:18 PM

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Beaulieu R16
Canon Scoopic DS8
Nizo 481 Macro
Canon 814XLS
Canon 1014E



SHOW OFF !!

Nah just kiddin man,,, relax,,, this is very nice gear
don't mind me I'm jus jealous,,, LOL
I got no gear had to piggy-back off'a you


cheers
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#15 Joe Uman

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 01:48 AM

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#16 Mark Dunn

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:34 PM

Fair enough, the Mekel speaks for itself.
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#17 Richard Baines

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 10:25 AM

Cosina MS XL-204

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Although mine is missing the lens cap. Takes the 200ft Kodak cartridges and has an f/1.2 lens for low light filming. 9-36mm, macro function, 18/24fps. Only meters 40/160asa stock but has manual override.

Very nice camera and has shot lots of excellent footage over the past 30 years.



My other camera is a Canon 814XL-S, but everyone knows what that looks like.

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#18 Mark Dunn

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 02:40 PM

30 years. Gosh, it IS that long, isn't it?
Although it wasn't really. Only 24. I shot my last Super-8 in Venice in 2001. With the demise of K40 it's unlikely I'll use it again. <Sigh.>
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#19 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:47 PM

Oops! Tha was a 1014XL-S. :blink:

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Again not my actual camera. Owing to my cat. :angry:


9, 18, 24, 36 fps.
Auto/Manual Exposure.
Split Image Focussing.

My Opinion: Absolutely wonderful. Amazing lens. The best camera I have ever used. Worth every penny. :wub:
Camera Noise: Ye Olde Chainsaw. :P


I missed the cat story. How does it go.
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#20 Michael Lehnert

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:32 PM

With the demise of K40 it's unlikely I'll use it again. <Sigh.>


Why that? Have you stopped shooting 16mm with the demise of K-25, too?
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