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It's big, it has character, it radiates professionality! Heads will turn when you hit the streets with the rare Canon 1218 super 8 camera. 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.

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Lens Focal Length/Speed: 7.5 - 90mm f/1.8
Inner diameter: 82 mm, outer diameter: 85 mm.
Zooming Ratio 12x
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
Rangefinder Split-image
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)

Canon 1218 value and price guide

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Jeremy - May 4, 2021
I have 2 Canon Auto Zoom 1218 super 8 cameras for sale in original casings, South Africa