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8mm Movie Camera

Auto Zoom 1014 Electronic

Auto Zoom 1014 Electronic

Auto Zoom 1014 Electronic

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Marketed April 1973
Original Price 119,900 yen

A prototype of the Canon Auto Zoom 2018 movie camera was exhibited in 1970 at Photokina in Germany. In principle, it was impossible to rewind Super 8 film further than 90 frames. Canon used this characteristic to develop an overlap system comprising a rewind system and variable shutter mechanism. This overlap system was applied in the Auto Zoom 1014 Electronic, which was actually marketed later.

Both higher zooming magnification and lens compactness were pursued. Finally, a 10x f/1.4 zoom lens was realized with a filter diameter of 58 mm, applying a new zooming mechanism. In this lens, the second lens group with negative power and the third lens group with positive power moved to opposite sides. This zooming method became Canon’s standard and was very effective for high magnification zoom lenses. This model had slow motion shooting at 54 fps and also achieved unmanned shooting, such as continuous single frame shooting, using a magnet release function together with the Interval Timer E accessory or the Time Lapse Programmer, which was available by special order.

Type Super 8 type 8mm movie camera
Image Size 4.2 x 5.7 mm (Projection image size: 4 x 5.4mm)
Film Super 8 film cartridge
Lens Focal Length/Speed 7 – 70mm f/1.4 (18 elements in 13 groups, including 9 new type glass elements). Super Spectra-coating.
Zooming Ratio 10x
Focusing Manual (Front lens group rotating method), 1.2 m to infinity
Macro Shooting Close distance shooting by turning the zoom ring to “Macro.” Close-up shooting at 189 mm from the film plane mark is possible when the focusing ring is set at infinity. Field of view: 22.8 x 30.5 mm
Zooming Power zooming at two speeds (H at approx. 5 sec. and L at approx. 7 sec.) and manual zooming with zooming ring. Rotation angle: Approx. 120 degrees.
Filter Size 58 mm
Viewfinder Type Single-lens reflex type
Rangefinder Split-image rangefinder
Dioptric Adjustment -4 to +2 diopter
Viewfinder Information Aperture value, exposure meter needle, over/under exposure warnings, shutter opening angle, film transport indicator, film end precaution
Exposure Control Type TTL Servo EE with a CdS exposure meter. Automatic aperture setting coupled to loaded film speed and filming speed.
Metering Range ISO 400, f/1.4, 18 fps – ISO16, f/32, slow motion (54 fps) and single frame
Film Speed Automatic ISO setting by film cartridge
Tungsten type film: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100, 160, 250 and 400
Daylight type film: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 and 250
CCA Filter A Color Conversion filter A is built-in to use tungsten type film under daylight. The CCA filter is automatically cancelled with loading of a daylight type film cartridge. Manual cancellation of the CCA filter is possible attaching the CCA Filter Cancellation Adapter or a lighting unit.
Manual Aperture Control Manual aperture setting with the EE/Manual aperture control ring for f/1.4 to f/32.
Film Drive Type Power filming by a high performance micro-motor
Filming Speed 18, 24 fps, Instant slow motion (Approx. 54 fps) and single frame
Power Source Six AA batteries in the grip and body for film drive, power zooming and exposure metering.
Battery Life Sufficient power for 10 film cartridges under normal temperature (1.5 cartridge for single frame shooting)
Footage Counter Counts up. Automatic resetting by unloading of a cartridge.
Frame Counter The frame counter indicates 72 frames (1 ft) in one rotation. Two frames per scale. With adjustable indication mark.
Battery Check Push button checking.
Shutter Shutter Opening Variable between 150 – 0 degrees. Fading out is possible by complete closing of the shutter opening.
Lap Dissolve Perfect overlap with automatic rewind system and automatic fading system. Overlap for approx. 50 frames.
Release Socket Sockets for remote control/single frame shooting and flash synchronization.
Main Switch Three way switch for off, run and running lock. Works as a safety lock also.
Safety Device Preventing mistakes on shooting: Over/under exposure warning, safety switch and film transportation confirmation window.
Remote Control Possible with the Remote Switch 60 or 3.
Automatic Interval Shooting Interval shooting is possible using the Interval Timer E or the Time Lapse Programmer.
Self-timer 10 sec. shooting with 10 sec. delay using the self-timer E
Grip Folding type. Contains batteries.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 93.5 x 121 x 277 mm
Weight 1990 g (Body only)
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