It's big, it has character, it radiates professionality! Heads will turn when you hit the streets with this rare super-8 camera by Canon. Hey, even David Bowie had one. Introduced in April 1968 and based on the Zoom 518, it was the first time Canon used a computer to design and develop the lens. Also, a multi-layer coating was applied for the very first time on a super 8mm camera lens for high-contrast images.
|Lens||Focal Length/Speed: 7.5 - 90mm f/1.8
Inner diameter: 82 mm, outer diameter: 85 mm.
|Focusing||Manual, 1.8 m to infinity|
|Zooming||Dual speeds power zooming. High-speed: 3 - 6 sec. Low-speed: 10 - 12 sec. Manual zooming. Zooming range can be limited.|
|Filter||82 mm. filters (series IX)|
|Viewfinder||Type: single-lens reflex with non-reverse image
Information: Aperture value, exposure meter needle, over/under exposure warnings
|Exposure Control||Type: EE with built-in TTL super high sensitive CdS exposure meter, powered by two 1.3 V H-D mercury cells.
Automatic aperture setting coupled to loaded film speed and shooting speed.
|Exposure Meter||Built-in TTL CdS exposure meter|
|Metering Range||Entire range of ISO 250 f/1.8, 18 fps - ISO 16 f/16, slow motion|
|Film Speed||Automatic ISO setting by film cartridge
Tungsten type film: ISO 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 and 250
Daylight type film: ISO 16, 25, 40, 64, 100 and 160
|CCA Filter||Built-in color conversion filter A to use tungsten type film under daylight. This filter is automatically cancelled with loading of a daylight type film cartridge. Manual cancellation possible.|
|Manual Aperture Setting||Shooting at any manual aperture setting is possible. Fading out/in is possible using a ND filter and manual aperture setting together.|
|Film Drive||Type: Power filming by a high performance micro-motor|
|Filming Speed||18, 24 fps, slow motion (approx. 45 fps) and single frame (with a cable release)|
|Power Source||Five AA batteries. Sufficient for 15 cartridges under normal temperature.|
|Shutter||Shutter Opening: 165 degrees|
|Release Sockets||Sockets for cable release, remote control and single frame|
|Shutter Lock Dial||Running lock for continuous shooting and release lock to prevent accidental shutter release (dial type).|
|Remote Control||Possible with remote switch|
|Grip||Detachable trigger grip (with wrist strap)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||89 x 104 x 256 mm|
|Weight||2000 g (without batteries)|
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|Canon Auto Zoom 1218 Super 8 Movie||03/2020||$35.00|
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|Canon Auto Zoom 1218 Super 8 8mm Film||01/2020||$99.99|
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