Canon Auto Zoom 814 Electronic

Released 1972 I’ve dabbled in Super 8 film-making before with my budget-level Mayoral Super 8 camera. It was rather point-and-shoot and I found it quite limiting. For my latest project, I decided to buy this Canon Super 8 camera which has more manual controls, variable frame rate, TTL viewing and other useful stuff.

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My first motion picture film

I’ve always had a vague interest in film-making. As a child I borrowed my grandad’s VHS camcorder to make various kinds of film, such as this version of Thunderbirds dating from 1995. More recently, I’ve shot videos on my DSLR for the choir. A while back I was given a Super 8 camera but the high […]

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Mayoral CDS ZI

I know very little about this camera. It’s a silent Super 8 cine camera with auto-exposure, manual zoom and fixed focus. It shoots only at 18 fps and the only control is a trigger to start and stop.

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