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Sankyo MF-404 Super 8 Camera

Original price was: £129.95.Current price is: £119.95.

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Elevate your Super 8 filmmaking experience with the Sankyo MF-404 Super 8 Camera, now available at Camera Crate. Designed for enthusiasts who crave more zoom and precision in their cinematic pursuits, the MF-404 is the mid-level gem in the MF (Macro Focus) series, offering a perfect balance of features for seasoned filmmakers and newcomers alike.

The MF-404 boasts a sharp lens with a wide aperture of 1.8 and a versatile focal range of 8.5mm to 35mm. With both macro and aerial focusing options, you can effortlessly capture close-ups and sweeping landscapes with unparalleled clarity. The auto/manual zoom function empowers you to frame your shots precisely as you envision them, while the choice of frame rates, including 18 frames per second and single frame capture, ensures you have complete control over your creative process.

Achieve the perfect exposure with the 220-degree shutter degree, and switch between manual and auto exposure modes to suit your shooting conditions. For added convenience, the MF-404 comes equipped with a remote control socket and cable release socket, allowing you to capture that perfect shot without disrupting your setup.

Powered by four standard 1.5V AA batteries, the MF-404 is both reliable and user-friendly. However, if you find yourself yearning for even more zoom capabilities, we recommend considering the MF-606, which offers an impressive 6x zoom. On the other hand, if compactness is a priority, the MF-303 might be a better fit, featuring a 3x zoom. Camera Crate is your trusted source for Sankyo Super 8 cameras, and we’re here to help you find the perfect match for your filmmaking needs.

Experience the magic of Super 8 filmmaking like never before with the Sankyo MF-404 Super 8 Camera. Capture breathtaking moments with precision and creativity, and bring your cinematic visions to life. Order yours today from Camera Crate and embark on a journey of storytelling through the lens of the MF-404.

  • Lens: 1,8 / 8.5 – 35mm
  • Macro focusing
  • Aerial Focusing
  • Auto / Manual Zoom
  • Frame rates: 18 + single frame
  • Shutter degree: 220
  • Manual / Auto Exposure
  • Remote control socket
  • Cable release socket
  • No sound
  • Made in Japan
  • Manufacturer: Sankyo Seiki MFG Co.
  • Batteries: 4x 1.5V AA

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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