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8mm Movie Camera

Reflex Zoom 8-3

Reflex Zoom 8-3

Reflex Zoom 8-3

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Marketed January 1962
Original Price 48,800 yen

Canon itself broke the record it set with its 4x zoom lens by developing this 5x model while making the total length of the lens 5 mm shorter. The accuracy of the CdS exposure meter, first applied in the previous model, was improved, and the design was renewed, including a white alumite finished lens barrel. This new design looked unbalanced at the beginning, but later it was recognized as an ideal new design that solidified the prestige of “Canon with zoom” by becoming a best seller.

Type Regular 8 type 8mm movie camera
Image Size 3.7 x 4.9 mm (Projection image size: 3.3 x 4.4 mm)
Film Reel type, 25 feet film (Width of film: 16 mm)
Lens Focal Length/Speed 8.5 – 42.5mm f/1.4 (15 elements in 9 groups)
Zooming Ratio 5x
Focusing Manual, 1.2 m to infinity
Zooming Manual
Viewfinder Type Special single-lens reflex type with non-reverse image
Rangefinder Split-image rangefinder
Dioptric Adjustment -3 to +1 diopter
Exposure Meter Type Built-in super high sensitive CdS exposure meter, zero method metering coupled to the lens aperture, built-in index needle in the viewfinder
Metering Range Coupled to entire range of subject brightness 4 – 80000 Cd/m2, f/1.4 – 22, 8 – 64 fps for ISO 10 – 320 films. For ISO 640 film, coupled to all combinations except 8 and 12 fps.
Power Source One 1.3 V M-P or RM-1 (U.S.A.) mercury cell
Film Drive Filming Speed 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48 and 64 fps and single frame (1/25 sec.)
Driving System Spring motor for 2.3 m (600 frames) with one full charge
Footage Counter Signal tone and automatic resetting index. The footage can be maintained by pressing the footage counter control button
Shutter Shutter Opening 165 degrees
Shutter Speed 1/35 sec. (16 fps), 1/52 sec. (24 fps), 1/25 sec. (Single frame)
Others Self-timer, cable release socket, safety lock for exposure lever and other specifications and accessories are provided.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 57 x 137 x 187 mm
Weight 1300 g (Body only)
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