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Sankyo LXL 255 Macro Super 8 Camera


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Introducing the Sankyo LXL 255 Macro Super 8 Camera, the perfect entry-to-mid-level option for filmmakers and enthusiasts looking to explore the captivating world of Super 8 filmmaking. At Camera Crate, we’re proud to offer this versatile camera that strikes the ideal balance between affordability and functionality.

The Sankyo LXL 255 boasts a precision-engineered Sankyo Macro Zoom lens with a wide f/1.2 aperture, ensuring your footage is sharp and vibrant even in challenging lighting conditions. With a zooming ratio of 2.5x and a focal range from 9mm to 22.5mm, this camera allows you to effortlessly capture a variety of scenes, from wide-angle landscapes to intimate close-ups.

Enjoy complete control over your shots with manual focusing, including aerial focusing for those dynamic shots. The macro focusing option allows you to get as close as 1.2 meters to your subject, perfect for detailed close-ups. Whether you’re documenting life’s moments or embarking on creative projects, the Sankyo LXL 255 delivers outstanding versatility.

This Sankyo super 8 camera offers both auto and manual exposure control, thanks to the TTL EE system and the CdS cell. With filming speeds of 9 and 18 frames per second, you have the creative freedom to experiment with different cinematic looks. The 220-degree shutter opening angle ensures smooth and cinematic motion capture.

Designed for convenience, the Sankyo LXL 255 features a retractable handle and a chamber for penlight batteries, making it easy to carry and use on the go. It’s powered by 4 x AA batteries, ensuring you’re always ready to capture the moment. Additionally, a battery check button and a remote control socket provide added convenience.

The Sankyo LXL 255 Macro Super 8 Camera is a reliable and versatile choice for filmmakers and enthusiasts alike. Its compact design and robust features make it an excellent companion for capturing life’s precious moments and creative storytelling. Elevate your filmmaking experience with the Sankyo LXL 255, available at Camera Crate. Order yours today and unlock the magic of Super 8 filmmaking.

  • Lens: Sankyo Macro Zoom f: 1.2 \ F: 9-22.5 mm
  • Zooming ratio: 2.5x
  • Focusing: manual, aerial, 1.2 m to infinity
  • Macro focusing: 0 to 1.2 m
  • Zooming: auto and manual
  • Filter size: 55 mm screw in
  • Exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL EE, CdS cell
  • Filming speed: 9, 18 fps, single frame
  • Shutter opening angle: 220 degrees
  • Remote control socket: yes
  • Cable release socket: single frame
  • Film counter: yes
  • Handle: retractable, chamber for penlight batteries
  • Battery check button: yes
  • Power source: 4 x AA batteries only
  • Weight: 1250 g

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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