Lentar 3 PZ - 3:1 Power Zoom

marketed in 1970-1

silent super 8 cartridge

lens: f: 1.8 \ F: 10-30 mm

zooming ratio: 3x

focusing: manual, 1.5 to infinity

rangefinder: aerial

zooming: auto and manual

filter size: ?

viewfinder: single-lens reflex with adjustable eyepiece

viewfinder information: under and over-exposure warning signals

exposure: auto exposure control; CdS cell

film speed: auto for 25/40 ASA and 100/160 ASA (daylight/tungsten)

ASA notching: ?

CCA filter: built-in 85A filter, coupled with movie film socket

filming speed: 18 fps

shutter opening angle: <180 degrees

sound: no

cable release socket: no

remote control socket: no

movie light socket: yes

film counter: yes

handle: fixed, chamber for penlight batteries

film drive motor: DC micromotor

battery check button: ?

power source: 2 x AA batteries \ 1 x PX625 button cell for light meter

weight: ?

dimensions: ?

tripod socket: 1/4"

made in Japan by Kohka

  • this camera cost $100 in 1973 in Usa

  • article: Movie Cameras: What Do You Get for under $100? by Burt Murphy, Popular Mechanics Magazine, Hearst Magazines, Vol 139, Num 4, April 1973, Usa [pp 106-110]