Introduction

I started collecting old cameras when I saw a couple of funky ones in a Budapest window.  I bought these for about 10 pounds each and even ran a couple of films through one while  cycling from Vienna back to Germany.  The results were great and the simplicity and cleverness of the older cameras has forever ignited my imagination.    

I then started buying older cameras from wherever I could until one day I found that there was collectible camera store right here in Wellington.  Much to my surprise the prices were significantly less than what I had been paying at second hand stores - in fact I bought 6 cameras for the price I had paid for the previous single camera.  While in this shop I was introduced to old style movie cameras which were really cheap ($5 - $10 each).  After purchasing a few I have now found that I really like the older metal cased mechanical cameras - just winding them up and letting them go is amazing.  The intricacy and detail is amazing - many of these are true works of art.

 

Movie Cameras

Make / Model Description Photo
Bell Howell 624 1957

8mm

Chicago, Illinois

 

Bell Howell Sportster 1936,

8mm

Chicago, Illinois

with zoom lens

Bolex B8L 1958

8mm

Paillard S.A., St. Croix, Switzerland

As new, with box and manuals

Canon 512 1964,

8mm

Tokyo Japan

With Handle - not shown

Eumig C3 1954,

8mm

Vienne, Austria

 
Eumig Servomatic 1958,

8mm

Vienne, Austria

Battery model

Jelco U8 1962,

8mm

Nihon Cine Industry Co Ltd., Japan

Zoom Lens

Lumicon 8III 1961

8mm

Nihon Cine Industry Co Ltd., Japan

Miller Cine CA 1953

2x8mm

Miller Cine Co Ltd., Gloucester, Great Britain

Pathescope H 1938

9.5mm

Pathéscope, Great Britain.

heavy

Quarz M  

 

1965?

8mm

Krasnagorsk / KMZ (Krasnogorskiy Mekhanicheskiy Zavod (Krasnogorsk Mechanical Plant), Krasnagorsk, USSR

Lots of lenses

Handle

Rondo Cinelec 88 1959

2x8mm

Rondo Co.Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Battery

Zeiss Ikon Moviekon 8 1956

2x8mm

Zeiss Ikon AG., Jena, Germany

Perfect condition