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Cosina Professional Magic XL-204 Macro Super 8 Camera


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Introducing the Cosina Professional Magic XL-204 Macro Super 8 Camera, a fantastic mid-level option that combines precision engineering with the convenience of a lightweight plastic body. At Camera Crate, we understand that discerning filmmakers require the right tools to bring their visions to life, and the Cosina Professional Magic XL-204 is no exception.

This super 8 camera is equipped with a versatile zoom lens, boasting a wide f/1.2 aperture and a zooming ratio of 4x, covering a focal range from 9mm to 36mm. The lens is not only ideal for capturing a variety of scenes but also excels in macro focusing, allowing you to get as close as 6cm to your subject, perfect for those detailed shots. Whether you’re filming distant landscapes or exploring intricate details, the Cosina Magic XL-204 delivers outstanding results.

Enjoy the flexibility of both auto and manual exposure control, with TTL EE to ensure accurate and consistent exposure. The aperture range spans from a wide f/1.2 to a narrow f/22, giving you complete creative control over depth of field and exposure settings. With filming speeds of 18 and 24 frames per second, you can achieve the desired cinematic look for your projects.

Designed for convenience, the camera features a retractable handle and a chamber for penlight batteries, making it easy to carry and use on the go. The Magic XL-204 is powered by 6 x AA batteries, ensuring you’re always ready to capture the moment. Additionally, a battery check button and an external power socket for 9V DC power sources provide added convenience.

The Cosina Professional Magic XL-204 Macro Super 8 Camera combines versatility, precision, and convenience in one package. Its robust body and array of features make it an excellent choice for filmmakers seeking a mid-level option that can handle a wide range of shooting scenarios. Explore the world of Super 8 filmmaking with confidence, knowing that the Cosina Magic XL-204 is there to capture your vision. Order yours from Camera Crate today and elevate your filmmaking experience.

  • Lens: Zoom f: 1.2 \ F: 9-36 mm
  • Zooming ratio: 4x
  • Macro focusing: 6 cm to 1.5 m
  • Zooming: auto with 2 speeds and manual
  • Filter size: 58 mm
  • Exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL EE
  • Aperture range: f/1.2 to f/22
  • Film speed: auto for 25/40 and 100/160 ASA only (daylight/tungsten)
  • Filming speed: 18, 24 fps
  • Shutter opening: 220 degrees, eXisting Light system
  • Sound: single-system, magnetic recording on super 8 film
  • Recording level control: auto (ALC) and manual
  • Frequency response: 30 Hz up to 10 kHz
  • Remote control socket: yes
  • Film counter: yes
  • Handle: retractable, chamber for penlight batteries
  • Battery check button: yes
  • Power source: 6 x AA batteries
  • External power socket: 9 V DC
  • Weight: 1320 g
  • Dimensions: 70 x 156 x 210 mm
  • Tripod socket: 1/4″
  • Made in Japan by Cosina
  • (1)   This camera accepts 60 m sound cartridges.

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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