North Korean Mystery Camera.
Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:33 PM
Does anyone have any information on what the mystery Super 8 camera(s) currently being manufactured in North Korea are like? Any photos or technical data?
If they actually have a decent model available this could be the new Super 8 camera I and many others of desparate for.
Posted 02 October 2007 - 08:19 PM
I don't know any detail of a North Korean-built camera, however, there is a discontinued Chinese Super 8 camera design which might still be in production in North Korea under some long-forgotten licensing scheme that might have been already dubious when it was first drafted (similar deals existed for Chinese 35mm cameras, which bear close resemblance to WWII Arriflex 35-models).
That Super 8 camera, the Nanjing China S-8 was briefly built in the PRoC but as the Chinese industry later moved away from 8mm cartridge-based systems to its own 8.75mm system (...don't ask...), it vanished.
There are a few photographs around, mostly bad scans or photocopies from Chinese industry newspapers and local & international trade fair show programmes. It has 18 and 24 fps for sure, one higher unreadable filming speed, and one lower gear (possibly 9 or single frame).
Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:30 PM
Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:45 PM
Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:57 PM
By hook or by crook there WILL be a new Super 8 camera. Even if I have to design and construct it myself.
Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:12 PM
And actually (what I am going to type now has to stay between us as it will sound utterly ridiculous to 99.9% of all humanity) if the current trend continues, there might well the possibility of an all-new Super 8 camera design being launched in a decade or so plus.
Like 2020 or so ... but then again, probably not .
For the time being, plenty of astonishingly mint cams around, good spares situations, plus the endless stream of Beaulieu refurb's from those Beaulieu distributors in US and DE.
There were one or two mint-in-box never-used Nizo 4080 on sale on eBay.de a couple of years ago... maybe a reoccurence of this most unlike of unlike events could be a fix for your itch ?
(Hmm, the Buick Superette Elongate?)
Edited by Michael Lehnert, 03 October 2007 - 03:13 PM.
Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:44 PM