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Pentaflex AK16 16mm Camera


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Elevate your filmmaking to a whole new level with the Pentaflex AK16 16mm Camera, a rare gem now available at Camera Crate. This is not just a camera; it’s a collector’s dream and a filmmaker’s tool of choice. This robust and substantial camera is designed for those who appreciate the beauty and craft of shooting on 16mm film cameras. With its impressive specifications and unique package, the Pentaflex AK16 is a rare find that deserves a special place in the world of cinematography.

The Pentaflex AK16 is a workhorse that uses 16mm film and accommodates 100ft reels, allowing for extended shooting without frequent interruptions. Its triple lens turret system, the Pentaflex Mount, is a testament to its versatility, allowing you to seamlessly switch between lenses for different shots. This flexibility is complemented by the camera’s ability to shoot at various film rates, ranging from a classic 24fps to 12fps, 16fps, 20fps, and even 32fps for unique cinematic effects.

Manual exposure control puts you in command of your shots, enabling you to fine-tune the exposure settings to achieve the desired look and feel for your film. The frame counter ensures you stay organized, keeping track of your film usage and allowing for precise shot planning.

What sets this package apart is the inclusion of two reloadable film cartridges and four lenses, all from the renowned Carl Zeiss Jena collection:

  1. Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 12.5mm f/2.8 Lens & Cap
  2. Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 25mm f/1.4 Lens & Cap
  3. Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 50mm f/1.4 Lens & Cap
  4. Carl Zeiss Jena Triotar 135mm f/4 Lens & Cap

These high-quality lenses open up a world of creative possibilities, from capturing wide-angle landscapes to detailed close-ups with stunning bokeh. Each lens is meticulously crafted to deliver exceptional image quality, ensuring your footage is nothing short of cinematic brilliance.

To sweeten the deal, this rare package includes a recelled battery and charger, eliminating the need to search for power sources or worry about the camera’s operability. It’s a complete, ready-to-use solution for filmmakers and collectors who seek both functionality and rarity.

The Pentaflex AK16 is big and heavy, reflecting its robust construction and commitment to professional filmmaking. This camera is more than just a tool; it’s a piece of cinematic history and a testament to the art of filmmaking. Order your Pentaflex AK16 16mm Camera from Camera Crate today and become a part of the elite community of filmmakers and collectors who appreciate the timeless beauty and craftsmanship of shooting on 16mm film.

This is an amazing 16mm bundle. In addition to the camera and 4 Zeiss primes, this also comes with a portable rechargeable 12v 2800mAh battery. This bundle includes:

  • Pentaflex AK16 16mm Film Camera
  • Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 12.5mm f/2.8 Lens & Cap
  • Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 25mm f1.4 Lens & Cap
  • Carl Zeiss Jena Biotar 50mm f1.4 Lens & Cap
  • Carl Zeiss Jena Triotar 135mm f/4 Lens & Cap
  • 2 x screw on motors (1 working, 1 for spares)
  • 2 x reloadable film cartridges
  • Manual
  • Hard wooden case (heavy)
  • Original power cable with adaptor. Can work plugged into mains or with portable rechargable 2800mAh battery pack.
  • Camera chest support strap

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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