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Discover the joy of Super 8 filmmaking with the Chinon 44 Super 8 Camera, a perfect choice for beginners and available today at Camera Crate. This camera offers a straightforward and user-friendly experience without sacrificing the quality and creativity that Super 8 filmmaking is known for.

At the heart of the Chinon 44 is a reliable Chinon Reflex Zoom lens, featuring an f/1.7 aperture and a versatile focal range of 8.5-34mm. With a 4x zoom ratio, you can effortlessly capture both wide-angle scenes and detailed close-ups. The camera offers both auto and manual zooming options, giving you creative control over your shots.

The Chinon 44 is equipped with both auto and manual exposure control, allowing you to fine-tune your settings for the perfect shot. It accommodates a range of film speeds, including Kodak Vision3 50D, 200T, Tri-X and Ektachrome 100D, making it adaptable to various lighting conditions. The built-in 85A filter ensures color accuracy when shooting under tungsten lighting, and the backlight control button provides an extra f/stop for challenging lighting situations.

With a filming speed of 18 frames per second and a film counter to track your progress, this Chinon super 8 camera simplifies the filmmaking process. Its lightweight and compact design, powered by four standard AA batteries, make it a portable and convenient choice for capturing your memories in the Super 8 format. The camera also features a battery check button for added peace of mind during shooting.

Whether you’re a beginner taking your first steps into Super 8 filmmaking or an enthusiast looking for a reliable and uncomplicated camera, the Chinon 44 Super 8 Camera, available at Camera Crate, is the perfect companion. Start your cinematic journey today and capture timeless memories with ease and creativity. Order your Chinon 44 now and embark on your filmmaking adventure with confidence.

  • Lens: Chinon Reflex Zoom f: 1.7 \ F: 8.5-34 mm
  • Zooming ratio: 4x
  • Zooming: auto and manual
  • Exposure: auto and manual exposure control
  • Film speed: auto for 25/40, 40/64, 64/100, 100/160 and 160/250 ASA (daylight/tungsten)
  • ASA notching: 4 pins
  • Backlight control button: +1 f/stop
  • CCA filter: built-in 85A filter
  • Filming speed: 18 fps
  • Shutter opening angle: <180 degrees
  • Film counter: yes
  • Battery check button: yes
  • Power source: 4 x AA

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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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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