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Sankyo MF-606 Super 8 Camera


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Introducing the pinnacle of Sankyo Super 8 filmmaking, the Sankyo MF-606 Super 8 Camera, now available at Camera Crate. This exceptional camera is the crowning jewel of the MF (Macro Focus) series, delivering unrivaled performance and precision to filmmakers and cinematographers seeking the highest levels of creativity and control.

At the heart of the MF-606 lies the Sankyo Macro Zoom lens with a remarkable aperture of f/1.8 and an expansive focal range of 8-48mm. With a remarkable 6x zoom ratio, you can effortlessly capture both wide-angle landscapes and stunning close-ups. The manual focusing with microprism ensures precise control over your shots, ranging from 1.3 meters to infinity. Additionally, the macro focusing allows for creativity up close, capturing subjects from 0 to 1.3 meters with exceptional clarity.

The MF-606 offers both auto and manual zooming options, empowering you to frame your shots exactly as you envision them. With a 49mm filter size and built-in 85A filter, coupled with a movie light socket, this camera adapts to a variety of lighting conditions seamlessly. Enjoy full control over exposure with auto and manual exposure control, using TTL EE and a CdS cell for accurate metering.

This powerhouse operates with 4 standard AA batteries, ensuring reliability and ease of use. However, if you desire something more compact, we recommend exploring the MF-303 with its 3x zoom or the MF-404 with its 4x zoom options. Camera Crate is dedicated to meeting your Super 8 camera needs, and our experts are here to guide you toward the perfect choice for your filmmaking journey.

For those who demand the utmost in Super 8 filmmaking excellence, the Sankyo MF-606 Super 8 Camera stands as a beacon of quality and innovation. Capture your cinematic dreams with precision and artistry, and bring your storytelling to life in stunning detail. Order the MF-606 today from Camera Crate and embark on a journey of filmmaking mastery like never before.

  • Lens: Sankyo Macro Zoom f: 1.8 \ F: 8-48 mm
  • Zooming ratio: 6x
  • Focusing: manual, microprism, 1.3 m to infinity
  • Macro focusing: 0 to 1.3 m
  • Zooming: auto and manual
  • Filter size: 49 mm
  • Exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL EE, CdS cell
  • Film speed: auto for 25/40 and 100/160 ASA (daylight/tungsten)
  • CCA filter: built-in 85A filter, coupled with movie light socket
  • Filming speed: 18, 36 fps, single frame
  • Shutter opening angle: 220 degrees
  • Remote control socket: yes
  • Cable release socket: yes
  • Film counter: yes
  • Battery check button: yes
  • Power source: 4 x AA batteries
  • Weight: 1200 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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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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