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Sankyo Super LXL 250 Super 8 camera (serial 223500)

Sankyo Super LXL 250 Super 8 camera (serial 223500)

Regular price $113.00 USD
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The Sankyo Super LXL 250 is an excellent super 8 camera for low/available light filming. The camera's very fast f1.2 9mm-22.5mm zoom lens is sharp and easy to focus.

The camera works very well with Kodak Vision 3 50D, Kodak Vision 3 200T, Kodak Ektachrome 100D, or Kodak Tri-X. We only recommend Kodak Vision 3 500T if you use an external light meter and set the exposure manually. 

Our only (minor) gripe about this camera is that its battery life isn't great so be sure to bring spare batteries if you are shooting a large number of carts (we found that Ni-Mh rechargeable batteries lasted longer than alkalines, particularly in very cold weather).

Requires 4xAA batteries (not included) to power the camera, including the light meter.

Condition notes
We tested this camera and its film motor and iris/lightmeter are functioning correctly (verified using a calibrated light source). The camera is in good cosmetic condition with only minor wear (see photos).

Specifications (source:

  • Sankyo LXL-250
  • marketed in 1974
  • silent super 8 cartridge
  • lens: Sankyo Zoom f: 1.2 \ F: 9-22.5 mm
  • zooming ratio: 2.5x
  • focusing: manual, aerial, 1.2 m to infinity
  • zooming: auto and manual
  • filter size: 55 mm screw in
  • viewfinder: single-lens reflex with adjustable eyepiece: +/- 3 diopters
  • viewfinder information: under-exposure warning signal (1)
  • exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL EE, CdS cell
  • apertuure range: f/1.2 to f/22
  • film speed: auto for 25/40 and 100/160 ASA only (daylight/tungsten)
  • CCA filter: built-in 85A filter, coupled with movie light socket
  • filming speed: 9, 18 fps, single frame
  • shutter opening angle: 220 degrees
  • exposure time: 1 /30 second at 18 fps
  • sound: no
  • remote control socket: yes
  • cable release socket: single frame
  • movie light socket: screw type
  • film counter: yes
  • handle: retractable, chamber for penlight batteries
  • battery check button: yes
  • film drive motor: DC micromotor
  • power source: 4 x AA batteries only
  • weight: 1250 g
  • tripod socket: 1/4"
  • made in Japan by Sankyo Seiki
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