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Chinon 806 SM Super 8 Camera


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About the Chinon 806 SM Super 8 Camera

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″

Fully Inspected and approved
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