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Chinon 806 SM Super 8 Camera


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Elevate your Super 8 filmmaking journey to new heights with the Chinon 806 SM Super 8 Camera, now available at Camera Crate. This extraordinary camera is a testament to precision engineering and innovation, designed to empower filmmakers and cinematographers with unparalleled creative control.

The heart of the Chinon 806 SM lies in its Chinon Reflex Zoom lens, boasting a remarkable f/1.7 aperture and an impressive focal range of 7.5-60mm. With an 8x zoom ratio, this lens offers unprecedented versatility, allowing you to effortlessly capture expansive landscapes and detailed close-ups. The manual focusing, spanning from 1.5 meters to infinity, ensures your shots are precisely composed. For creative storytelling up close, the macro focusing option spans from 0.02 to 1.5 meters, delivering stunning clarity.

The Chinon 806 SM is capable of reading and automatically metering the following film stocks:

  • Kodak Vision3 50D 7203 Super 8 Film
  • Kodak Vision3 200T 7213 Super 8 Film
  • Kodak Ektachrome 100T 7294 Super 8 Film
  • Kodak Tri-X Black & White 7266 Super 8 Film

This Chinon super 8 camera offers both auto and manual zooming with variable speed, enabling you to frame your shots with precision. The camera features a 58mm filter size, allowing you to adapt to various lighting conditions effortlessly. With both auto and manual exposure control, utilizing TTL EE and a CdS cell, you can achieve precise metering and adjust exposure compensation by +/- 1 EV to fine-tune your shots.

Notably, this camera comes equipped with a built-in ND filter with an adjustable dial, perfect for controlling light in challenging environments. The Chinon 806 SM offers versatile filming speeds of 18, 36 fps, and single-frame capture. With a timer function ranging from 1 to 60-second intervals, you can experiment with creative time-lapse sequences. The auto fade-in/fade-out feature adds a professional touch to your filmmaking.

Powered by six AA batteries, the Chinon 806 SM ensures reliable and extended operation, while the 9V DC battery charge jack provides an additional power option. Camera Crate is dedicated to your satisfaction, and with every purchase, you can take advantage of our 30-day no-quibble returns policy.

For filmmakers who demand precision, versatility, and creative control, the Chinon 806 SM Super 8 Camera is the ultimate choice. Capture your cinematic vision with exquisite detail and bring your storytelling to life in breathtaking fashion. Order the Chinon 806 SM today from Camera Crate and embark on a journey of filmmaking excellence like never before.

  • Lens: Chinon Reflex Zoom f: 1.7 \ F: 7.5-60 mm
  • Zooming ratio: 8x
  • Focusing: manual, microprism, 1.5 m to infinity
  • Macro focusing: 0.02 to 1.5 m
  • Zooming: auto (with variable speed) and manual
  • Filter size: 58 mm
  • Exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL EE, CdS cell
  • Exposure range: f/1.7 to f/22
  • Backlight control: yes
  • Exposure compensation: +/- 1 EV adjustable
  • Film speed: auto for 25/40 and 100/160 ASA only (daylight/tungsten)
  • CCA filter: built-in 85A filter, removable with movie light
  • ND filter: built-in, with dial
  • Filming speed 18, 36 fps, single frame
  • Timer: 1 to 60 second intervals
  • Shutter opening: 150 degrees
  • Fading: auto fade-in/fade-out
  • Film counter: yes
  • Battery check button: yes
  • Power source: 6 x AA batteries only
  • Battery charge jack: 9 V DC
  • Weight: 1810 g
  • Dimensions: 75 x 224 x 233.2 mm
  • Tripod socket: 1/4″

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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