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Eumig Servomatic double 8 mm       “LD8” with turret-1958           Cine Nizo Model SO
Zenit Quarz 1x8S-2 super 8 mm       “LD8” ZOOM Reflex              
Blaupunkt Model E-8 (3 cameras)
Geva 8 Carena - Slim camera          Bolex Paillard Model H8       
Carena 2 Gevaert                            Keystone Model K-8 1936
Emel Model C 94                             Keyston Model K-35 Olympic      


Eumig Servomatic double 8 mm - Production number 996365
The camera was made in Austria, produced in c.1958, as a standard 8 mm. The camera was produced to 1964
Next, to the market, arrived super 8 mm.
The camera is powered by batteries 4,5V.



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Zenit Quarz 1x8S-2 - Super 8mm - Production No 824205
Made by Krasnogorskiy Mekhanicheskiy Zavod, Russia from 1974 until 1994. The body is made from metal.
Lens: Meteor - 8M-1 f 1.8 \ F 9-38 mm.
Zooming ratio: 4.2x. Filming speed: 9,12,18, 24, 32 fps, sing. frame.
To take single frames, you use a cable release which screws into a dedicated  single-frame socket next to the shutter release button.

Shutter speed: 1/22 sec for 9 fps; 1/29 sec for 12 fps; 1/43 for 18 fps; 1/58 for 24 fps; 1/77 for 32 fps.
The camera has detachable handle. Camera drive with clockwork spring powered motor- about 33 seconds at 18 fps.
The light meters run on 2 PX 625 or PX 13 1.3v zinc-air button-cell type  batteries which replace the original mercury cells. The battery compartment is easy to miss. It is a small pull-out piece of plastic in of the film chamber  interior.
The film counter is fitted.
The viewfinder is TTL (through-the-lens) so you shoot what you see, there's no  parallax effect. Light metering is also TTL- there is no external "electric eye".  The viewfinder has the focussing prism in the center. Zoom in, then focus using  the micro prism circle, then zoom out again.
The f: stops are also shown, from 22  to 1.8.
The eyepiece is adjustable to your own eyesight by turning the rubber eyepiece itself,  then use the wheel to lock it into place.


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Geva 8 Carena - Slim camera - presented in 1954 to the market; 1955 in the UK
The camera’s aluminium body is slim, soft-shape and what a colour - rose with wrinkle finished. The central band - around the body is in darkish cherry colour.
Lens: 1:1,9 /F=12.5 mm SOM Berthiot Cinor B - gives good definition and even illumination. Fixed focus in recessed mount.
The filters are yellow and orange in neat ‘swing-up’ mount.
The motor is of more than usual power. A unique feature is that it is mounted in tandem with spool chamber, not alongside.
Speeds: 8, 16, 24 and 32 fps. All speeds governed.
The viewfinder is retractable. Brought into operation by simple push-button. Full correction for parallax. The mechanism is working very well.
The footage indicator is on side of body, clear and easy to read.
Loading: front pressure plate of gate removable for ease of loading.
Over the shutter release button, for still pictures and cine pictures, is safely lock button.
Made in France, patented by Jacques Broido from Pathe company. No serial production number.


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Carena2 Gevaert - 1957-1960
We have been seen model Geva 8 Carena many times, with broken viewfinder mechanism. Presumably it was one of other reasons for redesign this model.
The new model Carena2 is fitted with some new features. The viewfinder is attached to the body side, as one tube in a telescope shape. It is fixed with a musk for using camera with a telephoto lens.
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The lens is interchangeable and has an integral aperture control - when in the model Geva 8 Carena this function is internal linked to the body of the camera.
The body shape is a little changed;
it has a recessed lens mount, and a very large name plate. The colour is greenish gray with wrinkle finished.
Made in France, production serial No 18474


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Emel Model C 94 - Standard 8 mm; 1946-1958
The camera is fitted with  3 lenses  turret. Lenses: SOM Berthiot Paris Cinor B 1: 2, 3; F = 23 mm - telephoto lens; and 1: 1,8 / F= 12,5mm - normal lens.
On the body side is fitted interchangeable viewfinder tubes; one is for normal angel, other is for telephoto lens. On the top of viewfinder is parallax compensating adjustment. 
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 It is five speed camera. Back wind handle is  included.
The camera is spool loading, and has sprocket film feed.
Unfortunately, the name plate, placed under the winding handle, is missing
Our camera has an accessories: two boxes with filters; hand grip; viewfinder, and original Emil case.
Made in France.  
Production serial number: No 07028


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 “LD8” with turret -  8 mm - 1958
The camera made by Pierre Leveque SA.
, Lévêque cameras were manufactured by Pierre Lévêque in Pau, France from the late -1940s through the mid -1960s. All of these cine machines are Double 8mm, and the body styles and features are very similar, except viewfinders and lenses.
LD8 with turret was the first time shown, at the world’s largest exhibition, Photokina, held in Cologne, Germany, in July 1958. At that exhibition the new cine apparatus were exhibited for the first time.
The camera features:
 - Construction and finish: The body is die-casting with crystalline black finished with chrome plated some parts.
 - Type of loading and transit mechanism:: Double 8 film, on usual spools, carrying 25 ft of film (7.50 m) - the film must be turning over and rethreading; Always place the white part of the film (sensitive area) on the side of the lens. The intermittent has a double claw and the film guide. Pictures 6,7,8,9,10
 - Speeds: variable speeds - 8, 16, 24, 32 and 64 f.p.s.
 - Motor and mechanism: Spring motor, winding key does not rotate when the camera is working; anti clock winding. The camera is fitted with a backwind crank - one turn per frame with take up on the supply spool. It is a proper full backwind mechanism. The film is wound back on the feed spool, when the backwind is used. It is visible, as the ‘star’ button - mounted in the corner is turning during backwinding. Before backwinding, first the lens cup must be  placed on the taking lens. To rewind the film, it is essential that the spring motor is not fully wound.
 - Film counter: the camera is equipped with two counter: film counter (in meters) and frame counter. The film counters is geared to the mechanisms.  Picture 1 - (frame dial counter is placed on the top - middle, film counter is on the left).
 - Starter button: The release button is placed at the front of the camera in the center; on the left hand side is a single frame button. The buttons are threaded for applying a cable release. Picture 1 
 - Viewfinder: zoom finder - from 6,5 to 100 mm is fitted on the top of the camera. It is with parallax correction. Pictures 3, 4 and 5
 -  Lenses: the camera has a three lens D mount turret. The swing turret carrying three standard D mount lenses. In our camera the lenses made by P. ANGÉNIEUX Paris
 - standard F12,5; 1:1.8; type J11; No 606426; focusing lens;
 - wide angle F 6,5; 1:1.8; Retrofocus; No 590168;  with fix focus;
 - telephoto F 35 mm; 1:1.8; Type J32; No 553339; focusing lens.
All lenses are bloomed. 
 - Dimensions of the camera: weight 1279 gram (2.13 lb);
overall size of the body 120 mm (4
¾’’) x 100 mm (3-15/16’’)  x 60 mm (2⅜’’).
The camera is fitted with a continental tread tripod bush.

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Picture 3                                       Picture 4                           Picture 5

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Picture 7                                     Picture 8
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Picture 9                                       Picture 10
Production serial number: 8587


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“LD8” ZOOM Reflex - Standard 8 mm, c.1962-1964
The camera made by Pierre Leveque SA., as last model LD8.
The camera’s  main features are similar to the camera above:
- full reflex viewfinder;
- five speed;
- gear footage counter;
- sprocket feed;
- separate single frame release;
- spool loading;
- dedicated pistol grip;
- back wind handle;
- no exposure meter
Lens: P.ANGENIEUX Paris 1: 1,8/ F= 9-36 mm; ANGENIEUX Zoom.
Made in France. Production serial number: No 10319


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Bolex Paillard - Model H8  - 1959
 Features :
- Highly polished duraluminium body, covered in Marocco leather. Metal parts are chrome-plated;
- Rotating turret accommodates three interchangeable C mount lenses (our camera has only one lens);
- Lens Maikar Telephoto 38; F= 1,9;
- Speed; 8; 16; 24; 32; 64 fps;
- Release button provides for the making of continuous exposure by a fingertip release on the front of the camera. A side release allows for locked, handsfree running or single frame exposures;
- Footage counter - adds and subtracts in forward or revers motion;
- Audible footage indicator - a audible click announces the passing of each 10 inches of film through the gate;
- Twin frame counter - individually and in total. Adds frames in forward motion and subtracts when film is wound backwards;
- Single frame - I-T lever allows for timed or instantaneous single exposures;
- Back winder - clutch disengages spring motor;
- Tripod socket;
- 100 ft (30 m) spool loading;
- twin sprocket film fed;
The camera was made in Switzerland. Production number 158605.


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Keystone Model K-8 - 1936
The camera is manufactured by Keystone Manufacturing Company,Boston, Mass. USA.
- Construction and finish: Metal pressings and finished with bronze crackle enamel. Some camera’s body parts are plated chromium.
- Type of loading: Double 8 film, on usual spools, carrying 25 ft of film - the film must be turning over and rethreading; The instruction of loading camera is placed on the inner side of the camera door. Picture 1
- Speeds: 12 (low), 16 (normal)  and 48 (slow motion) pictures per second. The speed is regulated by the small button; Picture 3
Shutter: Usual revolving disc type;
 - Motor and mechanism: Spring motor, it operates with very little lag at all speed. A T-shaped winding key does not rotate when the camera is working.
 - Starter button: This is situated at the right of camera body. Picture 5 And continuous run lock button. Picture 4
Transit mechanism: There is a film chute channeled so that only the outer edges of the film travel on it. This controls the film without any possible chance of scratching the picture portion. The intermittent has a single claw and the film guide.
 - Film meter:
the film meter is geared to the mechanism. The film meter is started from letter S next 25 ft , 20 ft to 0 and letter E; Picture 4 (over winding key)
 - Lens mount: A special quick interlocking lens mount enables lenses to be changed quickly. The lens in our camera is: Cine Velostigmat Wollensak f 2.7
Display base of the camera: the display base on our camera is not original, it is a copy. Pictures 2 and 5
 - Dimensions of the camera: weight
1 ½ lb. (0,750 kg); overall size:  6 ¼’’ x 3 ⅝’’  x 2 ’’ (158 mm x 92 mm x 500 mm)  
 - Viewfinders: Internal (Picture 3) and external viewfinders fitted on the side of the camera (Picture 5)

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               Picture 1                               Picture 2                           Picture 3                 Picture 4
Made in USA. Production number 919722.
Description based on the ACW - March 1936 edition.


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Keystone - Model K-35 Olympic - 1955
The camera is manufactured by Keystone Manufacturing Company,Boston, Mass. USA.
- The body is in metal covered with light brown leather;
- The three lenses turret; the telephoto lens is shorter than the wide angle lens; the longest lens is the wide angle lens;
- Lenses: 1./ Made in USA by Elgeet, Rochester, NY - Cinematar Wild angle 7 mm F: 2,7; 2./ Made in USA by Elgeet, Rochester, NY - Cinematar Telephoto 1 1/2’’  F: 3,5; 3./ Keyston - Elgeet 1/2’’ f:2,5;
- Viewfinder: non-reflex viewfinder (parallax uncorrected);
- Above the lens turret is fitted the slide lever to adjust the viewfinder:  for aiming in normal and in wide angle mode;
- Film type - double 8 mm ; In the camera chamber is a guide how to fit the film.
- Film speeds: ASA from 10 to 40;
- Running speed: 12; 16; 24; and 48 fps (slow motion);
- No light meter, f-stop Guide attached to the side body;
- Footage indicator located at top corner (in the picture)
- Starting button in a shape as a short lever and frame rate selector below the starting button;
Made in USA. Production number 769503.


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Cine Nizo 8 - Model SO
In 1932 Nizo - Munich plant -begun to produced projectors, but in 1933 Nizo introduced, the continent’s first 8 mm movie camera - Nizo 8E model.
Cine Nizo 8 SO was produced in 1936. The camera shape is exceptional - tall but very slim - measurers: 40 x 164 x 112 mm. The weight is 1,050 kg. The catalogues from 1937 underlined possibility of carrying the camera in a pocket or in a handbag.
- Construction - very good quality;
- Lens: Steinbeil
München Cassar No 333016; 1:2,8, f= 1,25 cm; fixed focus lens;
- Interchangeable lens with telephoto lens;
- Normal viewfinder and right angle viewfinder (on side of the camera body);
- leather cover body and polished aluminium;
- Side mounting for auxiliary viewfinder;
- Detachable lens hood;
- Geared film counter in meters;
- No still frame release;
- Reversible film - double 8.
Made in Germany. Production number 96471.


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Blaupunkt - Model E-8
The camera looks very elegant. It is easy to keep the camera in one hand, but for this shape the camera is rather heavy.
The camera is nicely finished in black paint with chrome fittings.
- Lens: Rodenstock-Ronar No 2284656; 1:1,8, f=1 cm; the lens is bloomed;
- Optical direct vision viewfinder;
-The camera runs at one speed only - 16 fps;
- Single pictures and continuous run - using different release button; Under each button is description: 16 (fps) and 1;
-The spring motor runs some 7 ft of film (about 30 sec) at one wind.
- Cassette Agfa - Agfa color in the camera; A special metal plate covers the charger and pushed properly down;
- Exposure table on the camera side;
- The leather handle is missing;
- Dimensions of the camera: 12 x 8 x 4 cm and weight: 762 g.
Made in Germany. Production number 159746


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Blaupunkt - Model E-8
- Lens: Rodenstock-Ronar No 2289697; 1:1,8, f=1 cm; the lens is bloomed;
- Cassette is not fitted;
- The viewfinder front glass is broken;
Other features are the same as above camera.
Made in Germany. Production number 159496


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Blaupunkt - Model E-8
-Lens: Rodenstock-Ronar No 2284996; 1:1,8, f=1 cm; the lens is bloomed;
- Cassette is not fitted;
- The condition of the camera is as new;
Other features are the same as above camera Blaupunkt E-8.
Made in Germany. Production number 159152


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