A new book: The Single 8 Story

A new book: The Single 8 Story

60 years of Single-8! FUJIFILM’s film format is celebrating a milestone anniversary in spring 2025. Jürgen Lossau therefore wants to present an illustrated book with all the cameras from Fujica, Elmo, Canon, Konica and Yashica. And there will be new information about the development of the movie format!

The Topics

Jürgen Lossau: Single-8-Story German/English, 210 x 297mm, illustrated book, all pages in four colors, approx. 140 pages.

  • Why FUJIFILM built thousands of cameras and films in 1964 for a cine format that didn’t even exist then
  • What really happened when Kodak left the joint working group for a new film format with FUJFILM, Canon, Konica, Agfa, Yashica and Bell & Howell in early 1964
  • Sakura film: Why Sakura film is recommended in the cassette compartments of Konica Single-8 cameras, but was never available to buy
  • The secret of the golden Fujica P1: A camera as a trophy
  • Disassembled Fujica P1: The 200 parts of the camera
  • ELMO C-300 – The most universal of all cine cameras: Single 8, Super 8, Double 8, Double Super 8
  • FUJICA ZS400: The only light-sound camera for small-format film
  • A façade like a movie package: A Japanese man and his single 8 house
  • Commercials about FUJIFILM Single-8 with direct QR codes for viewing
  • Japanese toys: Single-8 cameras as water pistols, lamps or kits
  • My Single-8 – the Japanese magazine for filmmakers
  • ELMO, Canon, Konica, Yashica – all about the 13 single-8 models from the other manufacturers
  • A Japanese actress who became a Single 8 advertising icon
  • Shigeo Mizukawa: All prototypes of the FUJIFILM Single 8 models
  • Albrecht Graf Goertz: A German designs two single-8 cameras for FUJIFILM
  • Too short: The Agfa Single-8 film
  • Fujica Single-8: All models, all data
  • The camera that didn’t make it to market: Gakken Single-8
  • 60 years of Single-8: What movies there used to be, what movies there are today
  • Elmo Single-8 cameras: The tricky ones with mirror and rewind
  • Single-8 – the Japanese feature film that was made in 2023

This is a crowdfunding project: the book is available to pre-order now and will be delivered in spring 2025. If the required number of 300 orders does not materialize, the payments will be transferred back at the end of 2024.

Click here to order!

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