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Sankyo ES-33 XL Super 8 Camera


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Dive into the world of Super 8 filmmaking with the Sankyo ES-33 XL Super 8 Camera, an ideal choice for both beginners and intermediates. Available at Camera Crate, this Sankyo super 8 camera offers a seamless blend of simplicity and versatility, making it the perfect companion for those looking to explore the magic of analog filmmaking. Crafted with precision by Sankyo, a trusted name in the industry, the ES-33 XL is a reliable and user-friendly tool for capturing moments with style.

The Sankyo Zoom lens, featuring an f/1.8 aperture and an 11-33 mm focal range, ensures that your shots are sharp and filled with vibrant detail. With both auto and manual zoom options, you have the creative control to frame your shots precisely as you envision them. The camera offers a frame rate of 18 frames per second and the option for single-frame shooting, giving you creative flexibility.

The ES-33 XL boasts a 220-degree shutter degree, guaranteeing smooth and cinematic motion in your footage. Whether you prefer manual or auto exposure, this camera caters to your preferences, accommodating your evolving skills and creative aspirations. It supports film speeds of 40 and 160 ISO, providing adaptability to different lighting conditions.

For those interested in capturing time-lapse sequences, the interval timer feature adds an exciting dimension to your filmmaking endeavors. With no sound recording capability, this camera focuses solely on visual storytelling, allowing you to immerse your audience in the power of imagery.

With its user-friendly design and reliable performance, the Sankyo ES-33 XL Super 8 Camera is a fantastic choice for anyone seeking an accessible entry point into the world of analog filmmaking or wishing to expand their creative horizons. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this classic piece of filmmaking history, available at Camera Crate. Elevate your storytelling and embark on a journey of cinematic creativity with the Sankyo ES-33 XL.

  • Lens: Sankyo Zoom 1,8 / 11-33 mm
  • Auto / Manual Zoom
  • Frame rates: 18 + single frame
  • Shutter degree: 220
  • Manual / Auto Exposure
  • Film speeds: 40, 160 ISO only
  • Interval timer
  • No sound

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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