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  • ELMO SUPER 8 106 CINE FILM MOVIE CAMERA IN TRAVEL CASE

    £14.59
    0 bids
    £7.80 postage
    Ending Today at 11:20AM BST8h 18mBrand: Elmo
  • Swiss Bolex H16 REX 4 Reflex 16mm Cine camera with Octameter & case

    Bolex Paillard H16 REX 4, Reflex, 16mm Cine camera in excellent condition, camera functions fine, Tri lens turret, 2 with caps (no lenses supplied), made in 1965. Comes with Octameter, Viewfinder, rewind handle, spare filter holder, film spool and a Bolex guide book.
    £499.99
    Brand: Bolex
    or Best Offer
    £19.99 postage
  • Paillard-Bolex B8 SL Vintage Cine Camera

    The camera comes with all the manuals and although the short cable release is no longer to be found the kit includes an extra lens in a leather case. With the naked eye both lenses look to be in 'good condition' at least.
    £29.99
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    £8.00 postage
    Ending Today at 7:29PM BST16h 26mBrand: Bolex
  • Paillard Bolex H-16 REFLEX 16mm Camera

    Ken Paillard 16mm wide angle lens. Ken Paillard 25mm lens. Original leather camera and lens case. Original manual.
    £500.00
    Brand: Bolex
    or Best Offer
    £30.00 postage
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  • Paillard Bolex H16 RX Reflex 16mm Cine Camera with Telephoto Lense.

    Vario Switar Kern 86 H16 RX 1 : 2,5 f 18 :- 86 mm No. 926354. Instruction Handbooks for Camera & Lense. Camera serial No 184436.
    £550.00
    Brand: Bolex
    or Best Offer
    £25.00 postage
    10 watching
  • New listingPaillard Bolex L8 Vintage 8mm Film Movie Cine Camera

    No warranty. As pictured.
    £20.00
    Brand: Bolex
    Free postage
  • NICE VINTAGE BELL&HOWELL SPORTSTER MOVIE CAMERA + LEATHER CASE

    A VERY NICE VINTAGE MOVIE CAMERA IN ORIGINAL LEATHER CASE BELL &HOWELL SPORTSTER SOLID METAL CAMERA   GREAT PIECE SEE PHOTOS PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS i am not a dealer but due to circumstances i will be selling all my collectables i have amassed over a 40 year period
    £17.50
    0 bids
    £3.95 postage
    Ending Today at 5:10PM BST14h 8mBrand: Bell and Howell
  • Vintage- Meopta Admira 8f -Cine Camera-Made In Czechoslovakia

    Made In Czechoslovakia. Admira 8f. Cine Camera.
    £9.99
    0 bids
    £6.50 postage
    Ending Today at 2:38PM BST11h 35m
  • Chinon 871 Classic Power zoom Vintage Super 8 Cine Retro Movie Camera Cased

    In Original Chinon worn Case with Full Instructions as pictured.
    £19.99
    £2.99 postage
  • Vintage Kopil Zoom 8 EE Movie Camera

    Here we have a 8 EE movie camera made in Japan.
    £10.50
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Today at 7:12PM BST16h 9m
  • Vintage Fujica Zoom 8 Cine Camera

    Vintage Fujica Zoom 8 Cine Camera See picture for condition Acquired during clearance U.K. Only
    £5.99
    £5.50 postage
  • Vintage Miller model S 8mm cine camera

    £12.50
    2 bids
    £2.99 postage
    Ending Today at 4:57PM BST13h 55m
  • Bolex H16 EL 16mm Camera Package With Lens And Many Accessories

    Bolex H16 EL camera as pictured in good condition. Supplied in full working order but I can't guarantee the batteries. Please see all pictures.
    £1,899.00
    Brand: Bolex
    Free postage
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  • Vintage Bolex Paillard D-8L 8mm Camera w/ Yvar 13mm F/1.8 & Yvar 36mm F/2.8 Lens

    Camera comes with handgrip and two lenses - Yvar 36mm f/2.8 and Yvar 13mm f/1.8. Has a light scrape mark under the spool handle and some dust trapped under the dials (see photos) but the camera is still in very good condition overall.
    £60.00
    Brand: Bolex
    Free postage
  • Eumig Cine camera. vintage

    I was given this cine camera over 40 years ago and told, at that time, it was in working condition. However, as can be seen from the photos it looks in good overall condition given its age. Iris functions.
    £10.00
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    Ending Today at 2:06PM BST11h 3m
    £6.80 postage
    Brand: Eumig
  • Bell and Howell Filmo Sportster - vintage cine camera

    Have not tested it with a film and due to age sold as interesting collectable only however spring winds well, motor turns and aperture on lens moves as it should. I try to take sharp photos that show the entire item – if you wish to see anything missed ask and I’ll try and send you the image.
    £19.99
    Brand: Bell and Howell
    £4.00 postage
  • Superb Vintage Braun Nizo Focovario 8 cine camera + Leather case + Original box

    High quality Braun Nizo Heliomatic Focovario 8 with Schneider Variogon lens Leather case, Original box, Pistol grip Instruction manual all in great condition. This appears to be a very well cared for example and is visually outstanding but untested.
    £40.00
    0 bids
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    Ending 1 May at 1:02PM BST1d 10h
    £8.99 postage
    Brand: Nizo
  • Bell & Howell Double Run Eight Model 605 Camera with One Lens And Case

    Bell and Howell Double Run Eight Model 605 film camera with manual and original fitted leather bell and Howell case. Fitted with one Lens. Good condition. No film to test but mechanism works when the film button is engaged. Leather wrist strap. Thick leather case with brass feet as original. Nice example of this iconic film camera.
    £45.00
    Brand: Bell and Howell
    or Best Offer
    £6.00 postage
  • Vintage Kodak Brownie 8mm Movie Camera II, Wind Up Film Camera

    A very retro Kodak "Brownie Movie Camera II" wind-up film camera which takes the 8mm film format. A few signs of age, scuffs and marks at edges and corners but in good overall condition. Winds up and seems to function correctly when you press the button, but I cannot test with film, so being sold "as is" for spares / repairs / prop / display item.
    £10.99
    Brand: Kodak
    £3.25 postage
  • Bolex paillard C8SL 8mm cine camera with leather carrying case

    Bolex paillard camera with original leather carrying case. From the 1950's C8 SL 8mm movie cine camera.
    £6.00
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Today at 5:09PM BST14h 6mBrand: Bolex
  • Vintage Cine Camera with tape and leather carry manufactured by GB Bell & Howell

    This a collectors item and includes a recording tape and leather carry case. This Cine 10mm Super Comat Camera shows signs of general wear and tear although would appear to be in good order. Serial number D57111.
    £0.99
    1 bid
    £7.75 postage
    Ending Today at 10:48AM BST7h 45mBrand: Bell and Howell
  • Bolex 16mm Camera Servicing

    Lubricated - Your camera is lubricated with high grade camera oil to all internal and external mechanisms. CompleteC.L.A (Clean, Lubricate, Adjust)cine camera service. Your camera is thoroughly inspected and assessed.
    £185.00
    Brand: Bolex
    Free postage
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  • Vintage Keystone K109 8mm Projector. With Original Packing Box.

    Lovely Vintage Keystone K-109 8MM Projector. Complete with its original case, power cord, manual and the box it was originally shipped in from the U.S.. The projector still has its labels attached. Selling as Untested, for spares. The original packing box is a little Grubby but otherwise ok. Happy to answer any questions you may have
    £100.00
    0 bids
    £18.00 postage
    Ending Today at 10:08AM BST7h 6mBrand: Keystone
  • Leica Leicina 8mm cine camera

    Good condition apart from a couple of scratches on the battery compartment. camera takes 4 AA batts & has been working but unable to get the meter battery cover open so not tested. Fitted with the excellent f1.8 7.5-35mm P.Angenieux lens.
    £35.00
    Brand: Leica
    or Best Offer
    £8.50 postage
    13 watching
  • Paillard Bolex H-16 Film Camera 16 mm

    Complete with 3 main lenses. YVAR 1:2:8 16mm, SWITAR1:1:4 25mm and YVAR1:2:8 75mm. All 3 lenses are in excellent condition with no issues.All have clear optics and correct focal/aperture adjustment and lens caps.
    £250.00
    2 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Today at 12:35PM BST9h 32mBrand: Bolex

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Vintage Movie Cameras

Vintage movie cameras were first available prior to World War II using a 9.5mm film format. After the war, home movie cameras were smaller, compact and lighter. The 16mm home movie camera was available in the 1920s. These were superseded by Super 8 movie cameras that were manufactured from the early 1960s. Some vintage movie cameras could use Super 8 and 8mm film formats.

How they work

The vintage movie camera took a rapid series of photographs on a film, or image sensor, via an intermittent mechanism. Each image is a frame which are then played back through a movie project at a set speed, known as the frame rate. As the film is viewed at the specified frame rate, the viewer's eye merges the images together, creating the illusion of a motion picture. The standard frame rate was 24 frames per second.

Exposure is controlled using an iris aperture on the lens. Multiple video cameras could be placed next to each other in order to film a single angle of a scene and then repeated. It is played back simultaneously, using either a single 3-image screen or on multiple screens that form a circle.

Features

Vintage movie cameras have a variety of different features. The basic vintage movie camera model could have three or four lenses, a single fixed aperture and focus lens. The viewfinder was located on top or inside the camera with parallel sight.

The Super 8 film camera was designed to be easy to use, featuring manual and autofocus and optical zoom, a time-lapse intervalometer, a variable guillotine shutter, single frame mode for stop-motion, macro capability and a range of frame rates. Some models also include a manual remote.

Vintage movie cameras used 25ft and 50ft reels of 8mm and 16mm film via a clockwork motor that needed winding every 40 seconds. After approximately 2 minutes of filming, the reels had to be flipped to expose the other half of the film.

Super 8 vintage movie cameras and cartridge film are available to purchase to shoot a home movie film. Kodak have developed a more modern Super 8 movie camera that is pocket-sized, easy to use and much lighter than the original.

Some well-known names in vintage home movie cameras include Kodak, Bolex and Bell & Howell . 8mm and Super 8 cameras were produced later and were the forerunner to the modern video-based cameras and camcorders.

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