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Canon 518-2 Zoom Super 8 Camera


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Step into the world of Super 8 filmmaking with the Canon 518-2 Zoom Super 8 Camera, the perfect starter model that combines simplicity with versatility. Available  at Camera Crate, this Canon super 8 camera is designed with beginners in mind, offering an accessible entry point into the world of analog filmmaking. Crafted with precision and bearing the renowned Canon quality, it’s a reliable and user-friendly tool for capturing moments with style.

The Canon 518-2 features a Canon zoom lens with an impressive f/1.8 aperture and a versatile 9.5-47.5 mm focal range, ensuring that your shots are filled with clarity and detail. The split image focusing system guarantees that your subjects are sharp and well-defined, even if you’re new to Super 8 filmmaking. With both auto and manual zoom options, you have the creative control to frame your shots just the way you want them.

Choose from a frame rate of 18 frames per second for standard motion or take advantage of the single-frame shooting mode to capture individual moments with precision. The 220-degree shutter degree ensures smooth and cinematic motion in your footage. You can fine-tune your exposure settings with both manual and auto exposure options, accommodating your evolving skills and creative aspirations.

The Canon 518-2 operates on 4 AA batteries, making it easy to keep your creative momentum going. Additionally, it requires two 1.35V (PX-625) mercury batteries to power the light meter, ensuring accurate exposure settings. Crafted with care in Japan, this camera embodies quality craftsmanship and reliability, all in a compact and lightweight package.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to explore the world of Super 8 filmmaking or an enthusiast seeking a simple and dependable tool, the Canon 518-2 Zoom Super 8 Camera is your ideal companion. Start your cinematic journey today at Camera Crate and capture memories with timeless charm and ease.

  • Lens: Canon zoom 1,8 / 9,5 – 47,5 mm
  • Split Image Focusing
  • Auto / Manual Zoom
  • Frame rates: 18 + single frame
  • Shutter degree: 220
  • Manual / Auto Exposure
  • No sound
  • 4x AA batteries + Two 1,35v. (PX-625) mercury batteries.
  • Made in Japan

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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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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