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Bauer Super8 Camera Toy?

  • Posted by: muddy orihara
  • June 13, 2010 4:37 AM
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Those are cheap puzzle toys, but look like Bauer super8 camera !

 

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How much does FUJI FILM have the stock of Single-8 film in 2009?

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  • October 3, 2009 3:28 PM
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FUJICA C100

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Overview

FUJICA's Single-8 format silent camera.

This is the cheapest Single-8 camera which Fuji Photo Film released.
Fujinon F1.8,f=11.5mm fixed focus lens.
It has the variation of 5 colors.
A belt is equipped instead of a hand grip.

c100_sensor.JPG

Impression

I have only ever used it once.
Light.


[Maker]
FUJI PHOTO FILM ,Japan(1970 March)

[Lens]
Fujinon lens F1.8 f=11.5mm

[Viewfinder info.]

[Focus method]
- (fixed focus)

[Exposure]
cds EE, individual exposure window (H-D mercury cell)

[Film Speed Setting]
ASA25.50 (This camera isn't suitable for RT200N !)

[Frame rates]
18fps

[Other features, optional parts,etc.]
X2 tele converter,ND filter,fader

[Size/Retail Price]
124x114x62mm  370g/ 12900yen

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FUJICA AX100

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Overview
FUJICA's Single-8 format silent low light camera.

AX 100 has the fastest lens in Single-8. And it has shutter angle of 230 degrees(1/28sec).

Optional under-water housing "FUJICA MARINEPACK8 AX100"
When it is attached, this camera can be used up to a depth of 40m.(according to the manual)


Impression

I have this camera. AX 100 is very suitable for low light situations.
Because it is very small and light, this camera is useful for carrying.
One of its disadvantages is camera noise, the other is motion blur.
Slow shutter is useful for shooting in low light situations,but causes motion blur.

FujicaMarine8_AX100.jpg
Fujica Marine AX100


[Maker]
FUJI PHOTO FILM ,Japan(1973 Mar)

[Lens]
Fujinon lens F1.1 f=13mm

[Viewfinder info.]
exposure indicator light(under, over)

[Focus method
- (fixed focus)

[Exposure]
cdsEE, individual exposure window ( H-D mercury cell)

[Film speed setting]
ASA25.50.100.200

[Frame rates]
18fps

[Other features, optional parts,etc.]
(option)Underwater case"FUJICA MARINEPACK8 AX100",closeup TV lens

[Size/Retail Price]
48X98.5X151.5mm 315g/ 22600yen Black model:23600yen

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ELMO C200

  • Posted by: muddy orihara
  • June 20, 2009 11:36 PM
  • Elmo

 

c200.jpg

 

Overview

ELMO's dual format silent camera.

This camera accepts two 8mm film formats:Single-8 and Super-8.
C200 magazine is removable so that the other format magazine can be installed.

Impression

I have ever touched that only once.


[Maker]
ELMO, Japan(1966)

[Lens]
ELMO zoom lens F1.8 f=9-36mm x4 zoom

[Viewfinder info.]
Single lens Reflex,exposure meter, split image

[Focus method]
split image

[Exposure]
TTL EE manual control(H-3D 3.9V mercury cell)

[Film Speed Setting]
ASA 16-400

[Frame rates]
18,24 fps and single frame

reverse filming with Single-8 magazine
Other features,
optional parts,etc.

Size/Retail Price

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ELMO 8S-800

  • Posted by: muddy orihara
  • June 20, 2009 11:33 PM
  • Elmo

Overview

ELMO's x8 zoom Single-8 format silent camera.

This camera is an improved version of 8S-600.
It has x8 zoom lens with macro.

Impression

I haven't used this camera.So I can't write my impression.

Spec

[Maker]
ELMO,Japan(1975 May)

[Lens]
ELMO zoom lens f1.8 7.5-60mm x8 manual/power zoom with macro

[Viewfinder info.]
single lens relex, split image, exposure meter, battery checker, shutter angle sign,rewind sign

[Focus method]
split image

[Exposure]
TTL EE, EE-lock, manual control

[Frame rates]
18, 24, 48fps and single frame

[Other features,optional parts,etc.]
motor rewind and reverse shooting (film counter, frame counter)
eyesight adjustment.
controlable shutter angle
fadeout,fadein, lap dissolve
remote control(magnetic release ok)
flash sync socket

[Size/Retail Price]
2224X115X75mm 1050g/ 98000yen set:108500yen

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ELMO 8S-600

  • Posted by: muddy orihara
  • June 20, 2009 11:26 PM
  • Elmo

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Overview

ELMO's x6 zoom Single-8 format silent camera.

8S-600 and 8S-800 are ELMO's highest single-8 camera series.
These two camera have 3 featured points.
1.48fps slowmotion
2. flash sync socket
3. magnetic release

As other ELMO's Single-8 camera, rewind/reverse shooting function is ok.
Using shutter angle control dial, you can make fade out/in and lap dissolve shot.

Impression


I have this camera.
This camera is very popular because of its multiple functions.
However, this camera has a disadvange.
Lens sharpness is not as good as Canon, Fujinon and Nikon.
Better than Sankyo, same as Chinon ( I feel)
Lens has yellow tint coating, so shots have yellowish tone. It's a matter of user's taste.
Zoom ring is not stiff, but zoom lever is very short.
Grip is removable.
Though it has many functions, this camera still weighs light.

This camera is very useful to shoot special effect image with Single-8 films.


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8s600_counter.jpg

Spec

[Maker]
ELMO,Japan(1973 Aug)

[Lens]
ELMO zoom lens f1.8 8-48mm x6 manual/power zoom

[Viewfinder info.]
single lens relex, splitimage, exposure meter, battery checker, shutter angle sign, rewind sign

[Focus method]
split image

[Exposure]
TTL EE, EE-lock,manual control

[Film Speed Setting]
ASA25.50.100.200

[Frame rates]
18, 24, 48fps and single frame

[other feature,optional parts,etc.]
motor rewind and reverse shooting (film counter, frame counter)
eyesight adjustment.controlable shutter angle
fadeout, fadein, lap dissolve
remote control(magnetic release ok)
flash sync socket

[Size/Retail Price]
200X115X75mm 1000g/73000yen set:82100yen

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ELMO 8S-40T

  • Posted by: muddy orihara
  • June 20, 2009 11:11 PM
  • Elmo
8s40t_01.jpg
black version(40TB)

Overview

ELMO's x4 zoom Single-8 format camera. This is very unique one.

This system is composed of external mirror, internal half mirror(beam splitter), and closeup lens.
Attach optional title holder and title card in correct position, left side of camera.
Swing open external mirror also on left side of camera.
Shoot a superimposed title without resorting to double exposure.

Almost all of ELMO's single-8 cameras have a rewind mechanism.
And, can film in reverse. Though the 8S-40T is a very cheap camera, it has useful and unique functions.
No manual exposure control. Only Backlight control.
Focus method is microprism. 18fps only.

Impression

I have this camera.
If you want to take a strange image, this is a good tool for you.
Retail price is middle range, but now very cheap secondhand camera in Japan.
8S-40T has focus method.
This is suitable for travel and daily use.

8s40t_top.jpg

Top View


8s40t_old_01.jpg
old version with strap


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titler


superimpose_02.jpg
 superimposer


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titler attached




Maker: ELMO,Japan(1972)
Lens: ELMO zoom lens f1.8 8.5-34mm x4 manual zoom
Viewfinder info. single lens relex, microprism, underexposure warning, film-end sign,rewind sign
Focus method: microprism
Exposure: cdsEE, independent meter window
Frame rates: 18fps
Other features,optional parts,etc.: motor rewind and reverse shooting (film counter)
eyesight adjustment, (optional parts) superimpose unit.

Size/Retail Price 150X59.5X125mm 570g/40800yen

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Fuji's Magne-stripe service is restarted

  • Posted by: muddy orihara
  • June 5, 2009 3:25 AM
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From 1st June 2009, Fuji Film accepts order of "af-reco-Shiage" (means "process+magnetic striped).

Thier striping machine is recovered.

 

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Fuji Film announced the end of Single-8 sales.

  • Posted by: muddy orihara
  • June 5, 2009 3:01 AM
  • Film

Fuji Film announced the end of Single-8 at 2nd June.

Fuji stopped selling Single-8 Film, developing service in:

FUJICHROME R25N...    March 2012
FUJICHROME RT200N...  May 2010

Develop Service...    September 2013

This is press release (in Japanese).

http://fujifilm.jp/information/articlead_0011.html

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