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Canon Reflex Zoom 8 8mm Vintage Cine Camera with Brown Leather Case

by Canon
Original price £219.99 - Original price £219.99
Original price
£219.99 - £219.99
Current price £219.99

The first prototype zoom lens was developed at Canon in the early 1950s, but it was not satisfactory for engineers. Then, a new zoom lens system was developed. It had two variable magnification lens groups, which were moved by independent cams. Moreover, it was the first zoom lens with an epoch-making 4x zoom and the fastest f/1.4 lens speed at the time. This lens was developed by Dr. Keizo Yamaji, who later became the president of Canon Inc., and so this kind of lens design was called the “Yamaji type.” It became the most popular zoom lens type for movie cameras.

The body of the Zoom 8 was common with the 8-T but the Zoom 8 was equipped with this zoom lens. Although it was based on the 8-T, this camera had a single-lens reflex viewfinder with a split-image rangefinder and electric exposure meter. This was the first Canon movie camera equipped with a zoom lens, and it became very popular. It also had a detachable trigger grip.


  • Focal Length/Speed: 10 – 40mm f/1.4
  • Zooming Ratio: 4X
  • Focusing: Manual, 1.5 m to infinity
  • Zooming: Manual
  • Rangefinder: Prism screen rangefinder (Micro-prism rangefinder)
  • Dioptric Adjustment: -3 to +2 diopter
  • Exposure meter type: LV 6 – 17 for high-speed ISO 100 film, coupled to the lens aperture
  • Film speed: 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48 and 64 fps and single frame (1/25 sec.)
  • Driving system: Spring motor for 2.3 m with one full charge
  • Shutter opening: 165 degrees
  • Shutter speed: 1/35 sec. (16 fps), 1/52 sec. (24 fps), 1/25 sec. (Single frame)

This vintage 8mm cine camera is ideal for beginners, amateurs and professionals. It’ll produce high quality authentic vintage videos with a real nostalgic and quirky look. It’s in excellent condition and is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic videos.

All our cameras are tested, 100% working, cleaned and come with a 30-day guarantee. The camera is packaged securely and shipped immediately. Tracked & Worldwide Shipping Available.

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