Pro8mm Pro814

marketed in August 2007

silent super 8 cartridge

image size: 4.2 x 5.7 mm

lens: Canon Zoom Lens C8 f : 1.4 \ F: 7.5-60 mm

composition: 18 elements in 13 groups

zooming ratio: 8x

focusing: manual, 1.2 m to infinity

rangefinder: microprism

zooming: auto (6 to 9 sec) and manual, rotation angle of 100 degrees

filter size: inner diameter: 58 mm, outer diameter: 60 mm

viewfinder: single-lens reflex type with adjustable eyepiece: -3 to +2 diopter

viewfinder information: aperture value, exposure meter needle, over/under exposure warnings and film ending indicator

exposure: manual and auto exposure control;  TTL Servo EE with a CdS exposure meter

metering range: 400 ASA, f/1.4, 12 fps - 40 ASA, f/22, 24 fps

film speed: auto for 40, 64, 100, 160, 250 and 400 ASA (1)

ASA notching: no-pin = slide

filming speed: 12, 18, 24 fps, single frame

shutter opening angle: 155 degrees

shutter speeds:

1/29 seconds at 12 fps

1/43 seconds at 18 fps

1/58 seconds at 24 fps

CCA filter: no (2)

sound: no

remote control socket: yes

cable release socket: yes

movie light contact: no

film counter: 0-50 ft, automatic resetting by opening the side cover

handle: retractable, chamber for penlight batteries

film drive motor: DC micromotor

battery check button: yes

power source: 4 x AA batteries \ 2 x 1.3 V(PX625) button cells for light meter

weight: circa 1700 g

dimensions: 63 x 107 x 237 mm

tripod socket: 1/4"

remanufactured in Usa by Pro8mm

  • Pro 814 is the Canon Auto Zoom 814. "It is a newly rebuilt, recalibrated super 8 camera modified to optimize the results of modern film stocks. Pro8mm has introduced technical improvements that will result in superior images. The three major improvements include advanced exposure calibration for modern super 8 film stocks, removing the internal 85 filter and fine tuning the take-up system." (Extract from instruction manual).

  • Instruction manual is available in Pro8mm web site, here.

  • (1) New advanced notching system, callibrated in 2/3 f/stop increments from 50 to 500 ASA.

  • (2) The internal 85 filter found in most super 8 cameras contributes more to the detrimental quality loss to Super 8 filmmaking than any other camera component. The internal 85 was made of plastic that deteriorates as the camera ages.