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Beaulieu 1008 XL Super 8 Camera

Original price was: £369.95.Current price is: £319.95.

2 in stock

PLEASE NOTE: Power zoom is not working. Manual zoom works well. Price has been reduced to reflect this.

Elevate your filmmaking to the professional level with the Beaulieu 1008 XL Super 8 Camera, a masterpiece of cinematic technology now available at Camera Crate. Designed to meet the exacting standards of professionals, this camera embodies precision, versatility, and creative freedom like no other. Crafted with care and bearing the Schneider name, the Beaulieu 1008 XL is a testament to quality and innovation.

The Schneider lens, with its exceptional f/1.2 aperture and a versatile 7-45 mm focal range, ensures your shots are filled with clarity, detail, and a beautiful depth of field. The inclusion of auto/manual zoom with two speeds gives you the creative control to frame your shots exactly as you envision them. Dichroid focusing and macro focusing systems allow you to explore close-ups with astounding precision.

Choose from a range of frame rates, including 9, 18, 24, and 36 frames per second, as well as the option for single-frame shooting. With flexible ASA settings, you can adapt to various lighting conditions, whether you’re shooting in daylight or tungsten environments. The camera’s 225-degree shutter degree guarantees smooth and cinematic motion in your footage.

Enjoy fine-tuned exposure settings with both manual and auto exposure modes, along with the convenience of +/- correction for auto exposure. The Beaulieu 1008 XL also offers backlight control and the option for fades, allowing you to add depth and dimension to your storytelling. The camera’s remote control socket and flash contact enhance your filmmaking capabilities further.

Weighing 1800 grams, the Beaulieu 1008 XL Super 8 Camera is built for professional use without compromising on portability. Whether you’re a filmmaker creating cinematic masterpieces or a documentarian capturing moments with precision, this camera is your trusted partner on your creative journey. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this iconic piece of filmmaking history, available at Camera Crate. Elevate your craft and explore the boundless possibilities of Super 8 with the Beaulieu 1008 XL.

  • Lens: Schneider 1,2 / 7 – 45 mm
  • Auto / Manual Zoom with 2 Speeds
  • Dichroid Focusing
  • Macro focusing
  • Manual / Auto Exposure
  • Frame rates: 9, 18, 24, 36 + single frame
  • 25-250 ASA Daylight, 40-400 ASA Tungsten (according to the manual – the camera itself only seem to differ between 40, 160 and 400 ASA Tungsten and 25, 100 and 250 ASA Daylight)
  • Shutter degree: 225
  • Backlight Control
  • +/- correction for auto
  • Fades
  • Remote control socket
  • Flash contact
  • Weight: 1800 g

Every camera we sell is vigorously inspected by our team. Our ten-part inspection method includes the following checks:

  1. Lens - we check for any mould, dust, haze, dirt, cracks and air bubbles. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining are noted.
  2. Zoom – we inspect both manual and power zoom work smoothly. Any issues are noted.
  3. Focus – we check that manual focus is smooth and works well. If automatic focus is included as a feature that is also checked.
  4. Motor / Claw – we check that the motor runs smoothly at all advertised speeds and that the film claw has sufficient torque to advance film.
  5. Filmgate – this is inspected and any dirt or hair is removed.
  6. Lightmeter – the lightmeter is inspected to ensure it automatically reacts correctly to light. Manual aperture control and/or backlight is also checked if included as a feature.
  7. Viewfinder – we inspect for mould, dust and haze or damage. Where possible we clean/remove any imperfections – any remaining is noted.
  8. Battery terminals - we inspect for rust/corrosion, cleaning and repairing where needed.
  9. Body – where possible we clean any imperfections. Any remaining cosmetic damage is noted.
  10. Additional Features – all additional model specific features (such as timelapse or crossfade) are checked for functionality.

Unless specifically mentioned in the product description, all items sold through our website have passed the above inspection and are fully working. With thousands of sales under our belt and 3000+ positive reviews our customers have found that our inspections are comprehensive and correctly reflect the condition of the camera. In the unlikely case that there is an issue, we offer a full 60 day warranty – allowing you plenty of time to check the camera yourself.


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United Kingdom offer free 48 hour tracked shipping on all items being delivered to the UK. Due to the high value of our items, we require a signature on delivery for the vast majority of orders. Please note, that although the vast majority of items are delivered within 48 hours of dispatch, we’re unable to guarantee it.

We aim to dispatch orders within 24 hours of ordering (Monday-Saturday) although this can occasionally take slightly longer over bank holidays and during peak periods. If you require an item urgently, please contact us to discuss delivery options.

Worldwide delivery are proud to deliver worldwide. Prices and times vary depending on size and location. Import duties, taxes, and brokerage fees are not included in the product price or shipping and handling cost.  These charges are the buyer’s responsibility as we are only charging the transportation fee for your order.  You may check with your country’s customs office to determine if there will be additional costs.

Where we sell vintage products that have been used and loved for many years, all our items are vigorously inspected by our team of experts before listing. Unless noted otherwise, all our items have been fully tested and are working correctly and come with 30 day no-quibble returns and a  full 60 day warranty – we believe this will give you enough time to test the product for yourself to ensure you’re happy with it.

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