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Canon 518 Auto Zoom Super 8 Camera


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Discover the Canon 518 Auto Zoom Super 8 Camera, the perfect mid-range model that strikes the ideal balance between versatility and simplicity. Available  at Camera Crate, this Canon super 8 camera is a reliable and capable tool for filmmakers looking to capture moments with precision and ease. Whether you’re an enthusiast or a seasoned pro, the Canon 518 offers a range of features that will enhance your creative journey.

The Canon Zoom Lens C-8, boasting an impressive f/1.8 aperture and a versatile 9.5-47.5 mm focal range, ensures that your shots are filled with clarity and detail. With a 48mm filter thread, you can experiment with various filters to enhance your creative expression further. The split image focusing system guarantees that your subjects are sharp and well-defined, even in challenging shooting conditions.

Choose between auto and manual zoom options to frame your shots exactly as you envision them. The Canon 518 offers two frame rates, 18 and 36 frames per second, allowing you to experiment with different styles and effects. Its ability to detect cartridge notches and set ASA settings automatically simplifies the exposure process, with options for both tungsten and daylight conditions.

The camera provides both manual and auto exposure options, giving you the flexibility to fine-tune your settings or rely on the camera’s automatic exposure control. You can also incorporate fades into your filmmaking with ease. Additional features such as the remote control socket and cable release socket add convenience to your shooting experience.

Powered by four AA batteries and two PX625 1.3V mercury cells for the light meter, the Canon 518 ensures you have the energy to capture your creative vision. Some versions even offer Filmosound sync output for synchronization with external sound sources.

Elevate your filmmaking with the Canon 518 Auto Zoom Super 8 Camera, a versatile and dependable tool that empowers you to bring your stories to life. Whether you’re documenting cherished memories or pursuing your artistic endeavors, this camera,  available at Camera Crate, is your reliable partner on your cinematic journey. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this classic piece of filmmaking history.

  • Lens: Canon Zoom Lens C-8 f1,8 / 9,5 – 47,5 mm
  • 48mm filter thread
  • Split Image Focusing
  • Auto / Manual Zoom
  • Frame rates: 18, 36
  • Manual / Auto Exposure
  • Detects cartridge notches to set ASA: Tungsten 25, 40, 64, 100, 160 and Daylight 16, 25, 40, 64, 100.
  • Fades
  • Remote control socket
  • Cable release socket
  • No sound (some had Filmosound sync output)
  • 4 X AA batteries + 2x PX625 1.3V mercury cells for light meter

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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