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Chinon Dart 4x Super 8 Camera


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Discover the Chinon Dart 4x Super 8 Camera, a vintage masterpiece now available at Camera Crate. This Chinon super 8 camera, with its Chinon Reflex Zoom lens boasting an impressive f/1.7 aperture and a versatile 8.5-34 mm focal range, delivers exceptional image quality and creative possibilities. Whether you’re capturing everyday moments or embarking on artistic filmmaking endeavors, the Dart 4x is your perfect companion.

With a 4x zooming ratio and both auto and manual focusing options, this camera provides you with the control you need to frame your shots precisely. The built-in TTL EE and Cds cell ensure accurate exposure control, and the included 85A filter, with a filter cancellation key, allows you to adapt to various lighting conditions effortlessly.

The Chinon Dart 4x Super 8 Camera offers a film speed of 18 frames per second and the ability to shoot single frames, giving you the flexibility to create captivating, dynamic sequences or focus on fine details. The shutter opening angle of less than 180 degrees ensures smooth and cinematic motion. Additionally, the camera features a cable release socket, film counter, and a battery check button for your convenience.

Powering the Dart 4x is a breeze, as it accepts 4 x AA batteries and a single PX14 2.6V (or modern equivalent) button cell for the light meter. This vintage gem is a testament to precision craftsmanship and timeless design. Own a piece of filmmaking history with the Chinon Dart 4x Super 8 Camera, available at Camera Crate. Capture your world through the lens of nostalgia and creativity.

  • Lens: Chinon Reflex Zoom f: 1.7 \ F: 8.5-34 mm
  • Zooming ratio: 4x
  • Focusing: manual, aerial, 1.5 m to infinity
  • Zooming: auto and manual
  • Exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL EE, Cds cell
  • Film speed: auto for 40 and 160 ASA
  • CCA filter: built-in 85A filter, with filter cancellation key
  • Filming speed: 18 fps, single frame
  • Shutter opening angle: <180 degrees
  • Remote control socket: yes
  • Cable release socket: yes
  • Film counter: yes
  • Battery check button: yes
  • Power source: 4 x AA batteries \ 1 x PX14, 2.6 V button cell 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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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.

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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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