marketed in 1971 (1)
production: 60 units
8-meter film cartridge (2)
lens: Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar f: 2.8 \ F: 10 mm
filter size: ?
viewfinder: not reflex
viewfinder information: ?
exposure: auto exposure control; not TTL EE, Selenium photocell
aperture range: f/2.8 to f/5.6
film speed: manual selection
CCA filter: built-in 85A filter, with filter switch
filming speed: 16 fps
shutter speed: 1/37 to 1/600 sec
shutter opening angle: <180 degrees
remote control socket: no
cable release socket: yes
movie light socket: no
film counter: 1-8 m
film drive motor: clockwork
weight: 350 g
dimensions: 35 x 68 x 88 mm
tripod socket: 1/4"
made in Switzerland by Tellag AG
(1) This camera was designed by the swiss Peter Sarabèr in 1965 as Princess S8. It's a variation of the Bolsey 8, designed by Jacques Bogopolsky. In 1968 it was introduced at Photokina as Tinyca S8. And in 1970 this movie camera was built by Tellag AG, company founded for this purpose, and renamed Tellcin S8.
(2) The Tellcin S8 takes a special cartridge with 8-meter Super-8 film, that was filled with 3M film (25 ASA made by Ferrania in Italy).
These data were compiled from the book 'The Complete Catalog of Movie Cameras' of Jürgen Lossau (2003 (1st Edition), Atoll Medien, Hamburg, Germany), and from the article 'Kuriose Kameras' published in Schmalfilm, issue 1st 2006 (text: Jürgen Lossau; pictures: Siegbert Fischer, Hermann-Josef Maybaum, Hugo Ruys and Bernhard Stengelin).