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Yashica-8 8T 8-T Double 8mm Cine Film Camera & 2 Lenses - Fully Working #S8-2894

£119.95

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Product details

Inspection report

Tested and fully working, in
great working condition. Comes with

Yashinon 13mm f/1.4 Lens

Yashikor 38mm f/1.9 Lens

Lens – clean, free of mould,
dust, haze or damage

Focus – smooth, works well

Motor – runs well

Exposure – working well

Body – in good condition, some
light scratching

Other features – all tested and
working well.

Additional accessories included:
None

We fully inspect all our cameras to ensure they’re
fully working and offer a 60 day warranty giving you plenty of time to have a
play with your purchase and make sure you’re totally satisfied.

Product specification

The Yashica 8 is a typical home
movie camera of the time. Feature wise it is basic but it is well built with a
die cast aluminium body and good quality for its positioning. It uses standard
8, also known as double 8, cine film. This is 16 mm cine film with twice as
many
sprocket holes down either side as “normal” 16 mm for use in 16 mm cameras.
Only half the width of the film is exposed when run through the camera. The
length of film is about 25 feet and when the end is reached, the camera is
opened and the film spools flipped top to bottom and then the other half width
of film can be used. After processing, the film is split and spliced together
giving a total length of about 50 feet, or about 4 minutes of viewing time.

As common at the time, the
Yashica 8 was powered by a spring driven clockwork motor. With a fully wound
spring, running time was about 30 seconds. The normal shooting frame rate was
16 frames per second but the camera was capable of a number of frame rates from
8 to 64 frames per second. The viewfinder could zoom from a wide angle of 6.5
mm to telephoto length of 38 mm to match the lens in use – the normal length
for the format was 13 mm.

The release date of the Yashica 8
movie camera is quoted as either 1957 (Camera-wiki.org) or claimed to be 1958
at Photokina in Germany. As far as I can tell, both dates are perhaps correct,
depending on perspective. From my research, Yashica did release the “Yashica 8”
in 1957 but probably only in Japan. There is a range of serial numbers in my
database which almost certainly pre-date “date code” numbers which so far start
in February 1958 but in any case, the company’s 1975 booklet, “Yashica A New
Horizon”, tells us that it was September 1957 (the booklet says 8T-2 but from
Yashica’s own brochures from the time, it is clearly an error, it was the
“Yashica 8”, the 8T-2 being a 1958 release). It had a turret lens mount, and
possibly because of the booklet, many commentators today already refer to it as
the “Yashica 8T” but in fact, that name came later with the updated model
further below. It came standard with one lens fitted, a Zunow 13mm f/1.9. Both
Zunow 38mm f/1.9 and 6.5mm f/1.9 lenses were supplied by Yashica as optional
accessories. Below are left and right side views. Note the film door latch,
viewfinder moulding, sliding switch on the side of the viewfinder, shutter
release pad on front, shutter lock thumb wheel and turret pivot detailing, all
of which are different to models commonly found in the west:

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Model: 8T
Film Format: 8mm
Brand: Yashica

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