Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Cosina Super 8 (movie film camera)

Super 8 camera history
Launched in 1965, Super-8 film comes in plastic light-proof cartridges containing coaxial supply and take-up spools loaded with 50 feet of film. This was enough film for 2.5 minutes at the U.S. motion picture professional standard of 24 frames per second, and for 3 minutes and 20 seconds of continuous filming at 18 frames per second (upgraded from Standard 8 mm's 16 frame/s) for amateur use, for a total of approximately 3,600 frames per film cartridge. A 200-foot cartridge later became available which could be used in specifically designed cameras, but that Kodak cartridge is no longer produced. Super 8 film was typically a reversal stock. In the 1990s Pro-8 mm pioneered custom loading of several Super-8 stocks. Today Super 8 color negative film is available directly from Kodak for professional use and is typically transferred to video through the Telecine process for use in Television advertisement, music videos and other film projects.
The Super-8 plastic cartridge is probably the fastest loading film system ever developed as it can be loaded into the Super-8 camera in less than two seconds without the need to directly thread or even touch the film. In addition, coded notches cut into the Super-8 film cartridge exterior allowed the camera to recognize the film speed automatically. Not all cameras can read all the notches correctly though and not all cartridges are notched correctly such as Kodak Vision2 200T. Usually, testing one cartridge of film can help handle any uncertainty a filmmaker may have about how well their Super-8 camera reads different film stocks. Color stocks were generally available only in tungsten (3400K), and almost all Super 8 cameras come with a switchable daylight filter built in, allowing for both indoor and outdoor shooting.
The original Super-8 film release was a silent system only, but in 1973 a sound on film version was released. The sound film had a magnetic soundtrack and came in larger cartridges than the original so as to accommodate a longer film path (required for smoothing the film movement before it reached the recording head), and a second aperture for the recording head. Sound cameras were compatible with silent cartridges, but not vice versa. Sound film was typically filmed at a speed of 18 or 24 frames per second. Kodak discontinued the production of Super 8 sound film in 1997, citing environmental regulations as the reason (the adhesive used to bond the magnetic track to the film was environmentally hazardous).
Kodak still manufactures several color and black-and-white Super 8 reversal film stocks, but in 2005 announced the discontinuation of the most popular stock Kodachrome [2] due to the decline of facilities equipped with the equipment for the K-14 process. Kodachrome was "replaced" by a new ISO 64 Ektachrome, which used the simpler E-6 process There were only two Kodachrome labs in the entire world whereas now, all Super-8 film stocks, from color and black and white reversal, to color negative, can be processed same day in several labs around the world.
Kodak has also introduced several Super 8 negative stocks cut from their Vision film series, ISO 200 and ISO 500 which can be used in very low light. Kodak reformulated the emulsions for the B&W reversal stocks Plus-X (ISO 100) and Tri-X (ISO 200), in order to give them more sharpness. Many updates of film stocks are in response to the improvement of digital video technology. The growing popularity and availability of non-linear editing systems has allowed film-makers to shoot Super-8 film but edit on video, thereby avoiding much of the scratches and dust that can accrue when editing the actual film. Super-8 Films may be transferred through telecine to video and then imported into computer-based editing systems. Along with the computer editing option a number of enthusiasts still choose to edit super 8 film with a viewer and rewinds and then project their edit master on a film projector and movie screen.
Price: Rm: 180.00+ free postage

olympus xa (rare item)

Olympus XA
Lens: 35mm f/2.8 internally focused lens. Does not retract: magic optical design makes it shorter than it's own focal length! It's ready to shoot the instant you slid it open.
Exposure: Aperture preferred automation.
ISO: 25 to 800.
Shutter: Automatic electronic analog, 1/500 - 10 seconds.
Aperture: two-bladed manual, f/2.8 - f/22.
Focus: Rangefinder.
Power: Two S76 cells.
Colors: Black; also red, silver or blue.
Weight: 7.800 oz (221.15g) with batteries (measured).
Size: 2.567" x 4.123" x 1.572" HWD (measured).
Price: what else can i say is worth having it for Rm 320.00+ free postage

olympus pen ee2

(1961-1966) The EE is one of the most confusing models. Not only because there was also an EE-2 and an EE-3 but because there were different models of the original EE. The basic idea for this camera was to take the Pen and make a more automatic camera. There were two approaches to this. First, a meter was added to allow for automatic exposure. Just dial in the film speed and the selenium meter (surrounding the lens) set the correct aperture. The shutter speed was fixed at 1/60. For flash use, the opposite side of the film speed dial allowed you to over-ride the meter and manually select the f-stop -- still at 1/60. The other "auto" feature was "automatic" focusing. This was achieved with a fixed-focus -- 28mm -- lens. Film speeds could be set from 10 - 200. Apertures from f3.5 - 22. It came with a PC socket, but the flash shoe was not built-in. Later, a second model came out with two shutter speeds -- 1/30 and 1/250. All other features were the same. The big difference was that selecting a film speed sets the shutter speed at 1/250, while selected an f-stop (for flash) sets the shutter speed at 1/30. This is a configuration that was used in several other Pens. Cosmetically it is difficult to tell the two models apart. The model I has a standard "leather-looking" leatherette on the body. The model II covering is a "basket-weave"-type, used on many other Pen cameras. Since the new meter surrounded the lens, a new dual-filter approach was used. The camera could use 22.5 filters over the lens or 43.5mm filters over the lens and meter -- nice touch.
Price : rm 80.00+ free postage

Instax Mini 10


Film: Fujifilm Instant Color Film "instax mini"
Film size: 54 x 86mm (W x H)
Image area: 46 x 62mm
Lens: Fujinon lens, f=60mm, 1:12.7, 2 components 2 elements
Finder: Inverted Galilean finder, magnification 0.4, with target mark
Focusing: 0.6m ~ ∞
Shutter: Electronic shutter 1/60-sec
Exposure compensation: Manual on/off (LED indicator in exposure meter)
Film feeding out: Automatic
Flash: Automatic flash in low light, automatic adjustment, 0.2 - 6 second recycle time, range of 0.6 - 2.7m

rm 130.00 +free postage

Olympus Trip 35

Viewfinder: Standard Albada, with parallax marks. Red indication for too little light. Trick peephole to see exposure and focus settings as set on lens. The ridged window to the right of the finder window is fake, mimicking a rangefinder.
Focus: Manual by scale, visible through viewfinder. Top scale, visible through finder, shows icons or headshot (1m/3'), twoshot (1.5m/5'), group shot (3m/10') and infinity. Bottom scale calibrated in meters and feet.
Lens: 40mm f/2.8 Olympus D. Zuiko, 4 elements, three groups. Appears to be a front-element focusing Tessar.
Close Focus: 2.9' (0.9m).
Diaphragm: two bladed, diamond-shaped, stopping down to about f/22.
Shutter: 1/40 or 1/200, automatically selected. No bulb setting.
Cable Release: Standard socket in shutter release button.
Meter: Selenium cell around lens. (automatically incorporates any filter factors.)
Exposure: Program automatic (A) and fixed-aperture for flash. Note: if you chose a large aperture for flash and work in bright light, it stops down accordingly but keeps the shutter speed at 1/40.
Exposure range: EV 8-1/3 (1/40 at f/2.8) to EV 17-1/6 (1/200 at f/27).
Film Speed: Third stops from ASA 25 - 400, except ASA 32.
Filter Size: 43.5mm screw in.
Low Light Warning: If exposure would go below 1/40 at f/2.8, the shutter locks and a red transparent flag rises from the bottom of the finder in A setting. (If this happens, use flash.)
Flash: Hot shoe and PC terminal.
Film Advance: Thumb wheel.
Rewind: via crank and bottom release button.
Back Opening: via catch along left bottom.
Film Loading: Put leader on tooth in slot.
Size: 4.912" W x 2.861" H x 2.269" D (124.77mm W x 72.67mm H x 57.62mm D)l, measured.
Weight: 13.77 oz. (390.5g), measured, naked: no film or strap.
Rm 60.00+ free postage

Mamiya 135


Mamiya 135
rm 100+ postage

Canonet 19

Technical Details
Camera Name
Canonet QL 19

Canon, Inc.
Place of Manufacture
Date of Manufacture
Focusing System
Coupled rangefinder w/ parallax compensation0.7x magnification
Lens use helicoid focusing
45mm, f/1.9, Canon SE lens (5 elements in 4 groups)
Minimum focusing distance = 0.8 meters (~3 feet)
Right focusing (infinity on right side)
Copal SV shutter 1 - 1/500M & X syncX-flash sync at all speeds
Metering System
CdS cell mounted above lens on lensmountShutter priority automatic exposure
Needle in viewfinder gives current aperture
EV 2.5 - 19 (at ISO 100)
f/1.9 - f/16
External hot-shoe only and front PC connection
Hotshoe has extra pin for dedicated Canolite D flash
Film type / speeds
Type 135 film (35mm standard)
ASA 25 to 400
Battery type
1.35v PX625 mercury-silver
Dimensions and weight
140 x 79 x 33 mm, 800 g
RM 80.00 + Postage

Yashica Mg1

Lens: Yashinon 45 mm f/2.8 lens composed of four elements in three groups.
Shutter: Electronic controlled leaf-type shutter providing continuously variable speeds from 1/500 sec. to 2 sec. approx.; built-in self-timer; direct X contact shoe (shutter speed automatically sets at 1/30 sec. when the Auto Lever is adjusted to 'flash').4www.butkus.org
Exposure Control: Fully automatic CdS 'Top-Eye' exposure control through preselection of exposure symbol (lens aperture); red and yellow exposure indicator arrows in the viewfinder and camera top; EV range from EV2 to 17 (at ASA 100); ASA range from 25 to 800.
Viewfinder: Coupled range/viewfinder with parallax correction marks; image magnification: 0.59X; red and yellow exposure indicator arrows visible through the viewfinder
Focusing: Focus secured by rotating the focusing ring and superimposing two images in the focusing spot at the center of the viewfinder field; distance scale from 1 meter (3.3 ft) to infinity.
Film Advance: One action film advance lever (180°) advances the exposed frame and charges the shutter multi-slot take-up spool for easy film loading; auto resetting exposure counter; rapid rewind crank-handle.
Power Source: 5.6V mercury battery (Eveready E164 Mallory PX32 or equivalent)
Size: 140.5 x 72 x 82 mm
Rm 120+ free shipping