Canon 1014 XL-S Super 8 Film Camera with C-8 Wide Attachment Lens


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The best Super 8 Camera ever made.

I’ve owned this camera for over 20 years and only used it a few times, it’s lived in a sealed flight case the rest of the time with the batteries removed. There is no corrosion at all in the battery compartment, no scratches of fungus on the lens. Some very slight cosmetic wear which is pretty good for a camera from 1979. Included in the package is the C-8 Wide Angle Adapter, 9V external power pack, and a selection of remote shutter cables and a microphone extension cable. There is no microphone included as sound recording Super-8 film had long since ceased manufacture and at the time I couldn’t source the telephoto adapter. The camera will be shipped bubble wrapped in a box. Price includes delivery.

From Canon – As 8mm movie cameras became increasingly computerized, this model became the world’s first 8mm movie camera to use a one-chip CPU. The CPU allowed electronic sequence control of the camera. The lens, a newly developed zoom lens with a wider-angle orientation, achieved both high performance and compactness. The world’s first superimposed viewfinder display showed superimposed information in the viewfinder only when necessary. Multiple functions and safety mechanisms, such as automatic lap dissolve or interval shooting, were applied to satisfy the needs of advanced amateurs. SPC (Silicon Photo Cell) was used for the photocell and it, together with a five-blade iris diaphragm, produced highly precise images with beautiful bokeh (pleasing out-of-focus highlights). This model could be called “the pinnacle of Canon 8mm movie cameras.” The design stressed the mechanical, with an all-metal folding-type grip. It was very well accepted as a high end 8mm movie camera.