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  • Collection of Vintage Cameras & Accessories inc. Pentax Asahi, Kodak Corona

    4x Cameras. The leg of the tripod, particularly the extensions are quite stiff. New/Used ?. We will work with you to find the best option to resolve your problem. (Worldwide max 2KG ). Scratches marks and scuffs throughout.
    9 bids
    £4.00 postage
    Ending Today at 7:29PM GMT2h 45mBrand: Kodak

    1 bid
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 2:01PM GMT21h 17mBrand: Bell and Howell
  • Vintage CHINON Colt 271 Zoom Super 8 Movie CINE CAMERA

    Zoom Super 8 Movie CINE CAMERA. When batteries put in, it seems to work but have no way of checking properly, one of the side dials look like it has a cover missing.
    £2.90 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Superb Vintage Braun AG Nizo S48 Cine Camera with Schneider Kreuznach Lens

    There is just the odd tiny mark to the casing as can be seen.
    1 bid
    £5.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:59PM GMT5d 4hBrand: Nizo
  • Minolta XL 601- super 8 movie camera 1.7/7.5-45mm Lens

    Minolta XL 601 - Super 8 Movie Camera with 1.7 / 7.5-45mm Zoom Rokkor Untested condition. This was amongst my grandfather's collection. I do know that the zoom is not working. Possible fix for someone with the know how. Selling at a low price for this vintage camera as not my expertise. Any questions welcome. No returns Thank you for viewing.
    1 bid
    £3.99 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:00PM GMT5d 4hBrand: Minolta
  • bolex camera

    The model of the camera is a P3.
    5 bids
    £7.99 postage
    Ending Friday at 9:03PM GMT3d 4hBrand: Bolex
  • Vintage Bolex Palliard D8L Movie Camera with Case + Instructions

    Without any film, it was not possible to test further. In original leather case. Instructions included. The winding mechanism works and runs the camera. The camera is clean and relatively scratch free.
    0 bids
    £3.30 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:33PM GMT5d 2hBrand: Bolex
  • Vintage Canon Auto Zoom 518 Super 8 Cine Camera, no case.but in excellent condit

    But in excellent condition.
    2 bids
    £5.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 5:44PM GMT5d 1hBrand: Canon
  • VINTAGE YASHICA E CAMERA with heavy duty brown leather case

    0 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Friday at 9:18PM GMT3d 4hBrand: Yashica
  • Bolex Paillard B8SL Cine Camera Body Only

    5 bids
    £4.35 postage
    Ending Today at 7:46PM GMT3h 2mBrand: Paillard Bolex
  • New listingBell And Howell Autoset 2 Camera Movie Cine Camera with Original Case

    Camera Movie Cine Camera. Bell And Howell.
    Brand: Bell and Howell
    £3.00 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Paillard Bolex 8mm Movie Camera C8 in Original Box + Weston Exposure

    Original box (some tape used inside to hold box together but otherwise good for age), soft case and manuals. The item has sat in a cupboard for a large number of years and judging from the number of actual movies shot on it, i would say its probably only really ran 10 spools so looks in excellent condition.
    0 bids
    £6.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:08PM GMT5d 2hBrand: Paillard Bolex
  • Braun Nizo 801 Super 8 Camera + accessories and original case

    Keep looking because I will list other film equipment and cameras from Super 8 and 16mm. for sale a working Nizo 801 complete with every thing you see on the pics.
    Brand: Nizo
    £25.50 postage
    or Best Offer
  • CANON Auto Zoom 518 Super 8 Cine Camera with Original Case Retro Vintage Movies

    Canon Auto Zoom 518 Super 8 - 1960s/70s 
 Untested, and appears internally the battery compartment has seen better days and will need to be fixed 
 Comes with a film, do not know what is on it   Comes with the original vintage case includes straps 
 Any questions,please ask
    2 bids
    £7.00 postage
    Ending Friday at 10:00AM GMT2d 17hBrand: Canon
  • Pathescope Pathe Kodak 9.5mm 16mm Motocamera BB Cine Film Camera x2 Vintage

    (The other is a Kodak Model BB 16mm. One is a Pathescope Motocamera 9.5mm. ~ I do this for fun and as a hobby! Lets keep it fun and friendly :).
    4 bids
    £5.50 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 9:25PM GMT1d 4hBrand: Kodak

    A RARE opportunity to acquire one. Comes with 3 lenses as standard The clockwork wind-up motor works very smoothly. All shutter speeds work fine (obviously I cannot vouch for shutter speed accuracy).
    0 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 8:10PM GMT4d 3hBrand: Bolex
  • Bell & Howell 333 8mm cine camera with case.

    As you can see from the photos it is in good overall condition and with a film already inside, seems to be working as it should. The "Sunometer" exposure aid on the top is not working. It comes with a pretty sturdy leather case.
    1 bid
    £4.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 5:45PM GMT2d 1hBrand: Bell and Howell

    1 bid
    £7.95 postage
    Ending Friday at 6:27PM GMT3d 1h
  • Yashica 30 Single-8 Vintage Video Camera

    Untested getting rid of all my camera collection In fair condition has alight greening in the battery terminals Please see pictures for details
    0 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Thursday at 8:45PM GMT2d 4hBrand: Yashica
  • Vintage Canovision E70 8mm Video Camera & Recorder, Instructions, Bag

    There is a tape inside but I have not been able to see what's on there. This is untested and sold as seen.
    0 bids
    £6.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 10:40AM GMT4d 17hBrand: Canon

    CLOCKWIND STANDARD 8MM FILM CAMERA. SABRE 8 707 AUTOMATIC ZOOM. Good for student/aspiring cine lomographer who can appreciate quality at low cost. Camera is in good clean working condition. Has been clockwind tested and is fully functioning.
    £3.60 postage
  • Vintage/Retro 1970-80s Canon 514XL Super 8 Cine Camera

    Make Supersized Seem Small. Get Images that. There is no charge for our services & we rely on funds raised in the community. Cash on collection is accepted.
    5 bids
    £3.50 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 8:15PM GMT1d 3hBrand: Canon
  • New listingDekko 9.5mm Cine Camera

    0 bids
    £7.00 postage
    Ending 21 Dec at 11:04PM GMT9d 6hClick & Collect
  • Vintage ART DECO MARTIN LUCAS Ltd Mini Cine Projector

    MARTIN LUCAS Ltd. Mini Cine Projector. ART DECO. We use Hermes.
    £4.00 postage

    0 bids
    £2.99 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 6:59PM GMT1d 2hClick & CollectBrand: Argus
  • PAILLARD BOLEX P2 Zoom Reflex Camera & SOM Berthiot Pan-Cinor Lens

    Zoom Lens: SOM Berthiot Pan Cinor 9-30mm f/1.9 zoom lens. Motor: Constant speed, spring motor mechanism; governor controlled. Generous winding key, attached to the camera, folds back against its side when not in use.
    0 bids
    £5.65 postage
    Ending Saturday at 11:43AM GMT3d 18hBrand: Paillard Bolex
  • Vintage Collectable BOLEX PAILLARD B8SL TWIN LENS CINE CAMERA - Circa 1965 - VGC

    BOLEX PAILLARD 8mm TWIN LENS CINE CAMERA Serial 984694. Made in Switzerland - Circa 1965. 2 x Kern paillard screw on Lens Caps & Hoods. Comes with: Kern Paillard Lenses - Yvar 1:1.8 f=13mm Serial No.897269.
    0 bids
    £3.80 postage
    Ending Sunday at 12:12PM GMT4d 19hClick & CollectBrand: Paillard Bolex

    Excellent BOLEX 400ft Film Magazine. For Bolex H16 SBM EBM Cameras. Excellent cosmetic condition, perfect working order and super clean condition. Ready to go to work! Super 16mm. GOOD LUCK.
    2 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending 18 Dec at 4:47PM GMT6dBrand: Bolex
  • Bolex & Extras - Rare

    Bolex Bible - the "all you need to know", anything Bolex 16mm. Recently serviced Bolex 16mm (x13 Viewfinder). 1x Bolex REx-5 Body & x13 Viewfinder. Bolex Leather Camera Case. This is a perfect kit for someone interested in 16mm techniques.
    0 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Thursday at 5:10PM GMT2dBrand: Bolex
  • Vintage Swiss-Made Bolex Paillard C8s 8mm Cine Camera, Amazing Acton VGC + Zoom

    Amazing Acton, VGC, Perfect Christmas Gift! Complete with zoom lens as pictured. Cosmetically in very good order except for small part of leather is coming away on front under instruction panel.
    9 bids
    Free postage
    Ending Thursday at 7:16PM GMT2d 2hBrand: Bolex

    Camera is in good clean working condition. BUT is missing its boom mike for sound recording and its rubber eyecup. Both of which can be found or substituted. Quality 70s camera with MANY DESIREABLE FUNCTIONS and a FAST 1.7 lens.
    £3.60 postage
  • Bolex 150 Super

    Camera with case but no instructions. Not tested. Rubber round eye piece gone rotten.
    0 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 18 Dec at 8:43PM GMT6d 3hBrand: Bolex
  • New listingcanon super 8 camera (tested)

    The camera runs really well and I've a film roll in it but not developed it yet Happy bidding
    0 bids
    £3.30 postage
    Ending 18 Dec at 9:15PM GMT6d 4hBrand: Canon
  • Superb Vintage Sankyo Super CME 440 Hi-Focus Cine Camera

    (There is just the odd tiny mark to the casing as can be seen. Merry Christmas :o). We try to remain as competetive as we can but the price increases have made a big difference to the costs! Auctiva's FREE Counter.
    0 bids
    £4.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:01PM GMT5d 4hBrand: Sankyo
  • Bolex 233 Super 8 Compact Cine Camera - Very Clean & Good + Case

    High quality, rare and renowned Bolex compact Super 8 movie camera in very good condition save for some minor useage marks as can be seen in the pics. Bolex 233 Super 8 Compact Cine Camera. the lens is scratch free, but may have a little bit of fungus off centre - could be cleaned by the right person.
    1 bid
    £4.99 postage
    Ending Thursday at 7:03PM GMT2d 2hBrand: Bolex
  • BEAULIEU 6008 S camera Schneider Optivaron 1.4/6-70mm and box

    Hi all for sale a C mount super 8 camera so u can use other lenses on it ( you will need to find a manual for the camera) the camera as normal sign of use.
    £25.50 postage
    or Best Offer
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  • Cima D8 A Clockwork 8mm Cine Movie Camera With 13mm Lens

    Cima D8 A 8mm cine camera. Clockwork mechanism seems to be working fine. Generally in very good condition for its age. Has a 13mm f1.9 Steinheil Munchen Culminon lens. From what I can see it looks clear with no obvious fungus.
    1 bid
    £4.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 7:47PM GMT1d 3h
  • Nikon-Zoom 8 movie camera. c1963.

    I put 4 x AA batteries in it and it appears to still work properly with the motor whirring away. There is still an old film in it and that was transferring from one spool to another. I rather doubt whether you could still get new film for it so probably this camera is of historic interest only to an enthusiast or collector.
    0 bids
    £2.90 postage
    Ending Saturday at 1:08PM GMT3d 20hBrand: Nikon
  • Jelco zoom eight

    Jelco zoom eight. Found in my moms loft. Fair condition. Cash on collection but if buyer wants a postal price I can find this out.
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 12:08PM GMT3d 19hCollection in person
  • Zeiss Ikon Movikon 8 Clockwork 8mm Cine Movie Camera With 10mm Lens

    Zeiss Ikon Movikon 8 8mm cine camera. Clockwork mechanism seems to be working fine. Generally in very good condition for its age. Has a 10mm f1.9 Movitar lens. From what I can see it looks clear with no obvious fungus.
    1 bid
    £4.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 7:49PM GMT1d 3hBrand: ZEISS
  • Vintage 1920's Eastman Kodak Model B 16 mm Cine Movie Camera in a Canvas Bag

    Once these are left there is no incentive for me to sort out problems. before I have chance to send you a revised invoice as I may not be able to do it then. NO RESERVE.
    Brand: Kodak
    £8.25 postage
    or Best Offer
  • New listingVintage Bolex Paillard D8L Cine Camera with Leather Case & Accessories

    D8L 8mm. Original case and carry strap.
    0 bids
    £6.90 postage
    Ending 18 Dec at 5:03PM GMT6dBrand: Paillard Bolex
  • Bell & Howell 16mm filmo auto load speedster cine camera

    Bell & Howell filmo cine camera, I have wound and seems to run, Be it a little sticky.
    0 bids
    £6.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 10:02PM GMT5d 5hBrand: Bell and Howell
  • Panasonic VHS-C Camcorder

    This is for all items in the photo. Fully working although the battery probably needs replacing due to age. Fully tested using the included battery eliminator and tape. Dos not include an tapes. Please feel free to ask any questions.
    1 bid
    £5.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 7:00PM GMT1d 2h
  • Bolex 430 Cine Film Camera

    Bolex 430 Cine Film Camera. Comes with leather box case. Comes with two lenses, I think - see pictures. Not tested. See my other listings for other cine film equipment, including Bolex film projector, splicer, film editor, and a range of vintage films.
    1 bid
    £5.75 postage
    Ending Friday at 8:29PM GMT3d 3hBrand: Bolex
  • bolex paillard 16mm Reflex Camera- excellent condition with lenses and filters

    Excellent condition Bolex Paillard 16mm reflex camera with 3 Ken Paillard lenses : 100mm telephoto lens, 25mm normal lens and 16mm wide angle lens. This camera is in an excellent condition and has had only one semi professional owner. The following extras are all included in the price: Single sprocket for sound film Full set of filters Crank for rewinding film for special effects Lens hood for telephoto lens. Genuine original Bolex paillard leather case and original instruction manual.
    Brand: Bolex
    £38.44 postage
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Bell & Howell wind up cine camera 624EE Autoset, retro home movie film

    I have wound this camera up, and it runs normally, or it will take a single shot. There is a leather case which has straps and press studs which are all intact. On the lens it says GB.-Bell & Howell 10mm F/1.9 Super combat made in England.
    0 bids
    £3.18 postage
    Ending Sunday at 1:04PM GMT4d 20hBrand: Bell and Howell
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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.


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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