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Chinon 809 Power Zoom Super 8 Camera


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Unlock your cinematic creativity with the Chinon 809 Power Zoom Super 8 Camera, a masterpiece of filmmaking precision available at Camera Crate. At its core, the lens on this remarkable camera features an impressive f/1.8 aperture and an extensive focal range of 8-48mm. With a 6x zoom ratio, it effortlessly captures breathtaking wide-angle vistas and captivating close-ups. The manual focusing with microprism ensures your shots are meticulously composed, spanning from 1.3 meters to infinity. Additionally, the macro focusing allows for creative, up-close storytelling, capturing subjects from 0 to 1.3 meters with astonishing clarity.

The Chinon 809 super 8 camera offers both auto and manual zooming options, allowing you to frame your shots precisely as you envision them. With a 49mm filter size and a built-in 85A filter alongside it’s f/1.8 aperture lens this Chinon super 8 camera adapts seamlessly to various lighting conditions. Enjoy complete exposure control with auto and manual settings, utilizing TTL EE and a CdS cell for precise metering.

Powered by four standard AA batteries, the Chinon 809 ensures reliable and convenient operation. Plus, Camera Crate is committed to your satisfaction, offering a 30-day no-quibble returns policy and a 60-day warranty, ensuring you can shop with confidence.

For those who demand the utmost in Super 8 filmmaking excellence, the Chinon 809 Power Zoom Super 8 Camera is the ultimate choice. Capture your cinematic dreams with precision and artistry, and bring your storytelling to life in stunning detail. Order the Chinon 809 today from Camera Crate and embark on a journey of filmmaking mastery like never before.

  • Lens: Chinon Zoom 1,7 / 7,5 – 60 mm
  • Microprism focusing
  • Manual / Auto Zoom with 2 speeds
  • Frame rates: 12, 18, 32 + single frame
  • Manual / Auto Exposure
  • Film Speed ASA: Daylight 16, 25, 40, 64, 100, 160. Tungsten 25, 40, 64, 100, 160, 250.
  • Backlight Control
  • Fades
  • Remote control socket
  • 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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United Kingdom offer free 48 hour tracked shipping on all items being delivered to the UK. Due to the high value of our items, we require a signature on delivery for the vast majority of orders. Please note, that although the vast majority of items are delivered within 48 hours of dispatch, we’re unable to guarantee it.

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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