The Canon 518 super 8 camera was one of the first on the market and is a very decent and affordable camera. It runs on 18 fps and slow motion (around 36 fps), has a sharp and fast lens: F1.8, 5-times electric zoom 9.5 to 47.5mm and auto/manual aperture setting. Does the job for capturing (water-)sports, dance and other smooth or fast motions.
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|Image Size||4.2 x 5.7 mm|
|Focal Length/Speed||9.5 - 47.5mm f/1.8 (14 elements in 11 groups, including 6 new type glass elements). Inner diameter: 48 mm, outer diameter: 50 mm. Amber and magenta coating.
Focal length can be shortened to wide angel zoom of 6.2 - 31 mm with the Wide Converter 0.65X and extended to super telephoto of 15.6 - 78mm with the Tele Converter 1.6X.
|Focusing||Manual (Front lens group rotating method), 1.2 m to infinity|
|Zooming||Power zooming (Approx. 6 sec.) and manual zooming with zooming ring. Rotation angle: Approx. 100 degrees.|
|Filter Size||48 mm|
|Viewfinder||Single-lens reflex type|
|Rangefinder||Prism screen rangefinder (Micro-prism rangefinder)|
|Dioptric Adjustment||-3 to +1 diopter|
|Viewfinder information||Aperture value, exposure meter needle, over/under exposure warnings, film end precaution|
|Exposure Control||TTL Servo EE with a CdS exposure meter. Automatic aperture setting coupled to loaded film speed and filming speed.|
|Metering Range||ISO 400 f/1.8, 18 fps - ISO 16, f/32, slow motion|
|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.|
|Manual Aperture Control||Automatic and manual aperture setting with the aperture setting ring. Fade in/out possible with manual aperture control.|
|Film Drive||High performance micro-motor|
|Filming Speed||18, 24 fps, slow motion (Approx. 36 fps) and single frame|
|Power Source||Four AA batteries in the grip for film drive and exposure metering.|
|Battery Life||Sufficient power for 10 cartridges under normal temperature|
|Footage Counter||Counts up. Automatic resetting by unloading of a cartridge.|
|Battery Check||Push button checking.|
|Shutter Opening||160 degrees|
|Release Socket||Sockets for continuous shooting and single frame.|
|Main Switch||Three way switch for off, running lock and remote control|
|Film End Precaution||A yellow warning lamp lights up 2 ft. before film-end.|
|Safety Device||Preventing mistakes on shooting: Over/under exposure warning and film transportation confirmation window.|
|Remote Control||Possible with the Remote Switch 3.|
|Grip||Fixed. Contains batteries.|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||60.5 x 193.5 x 212 mm|
|Weight||1200 g (Body only)|
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