James's Camera Collection: Kodak Cine 8

Kodak Ciné 8 Model 20
Kodak Cine 8 Model 20 movie camera
Format: 8mm
Transport: Spring-wind
Exposure: Manual
Approx. date of manufacture: 1932
Approx. original price: $34.50

This is the Cine-Kodak 16's little brother, even though he's not really that much smaller. This one is simpler, though—he's got interchangable lenses; this one is fixed.

Mine is the Model 20, which has an ƒ/3.5 lens. The Model 25 is identical but has an ƒ/2.7 lens.

I don't remember how or where I got this. Likely in a box with other things. I was thinking this is one that I'd had in high school, but that's yet another model and is MIA at the moment. No surprise here: Kodak made a ton of similar but slightly-different models over the years.

Owners manualBrowniecamera.nl has the user manual for this camera (along with many other Kodak products).

Retro Thing has a nice write-up about this camera. There's also a YouTube video (below).

Related Pages

Ciné-Kodak 8 Magazine
Ciné-Kodak 16 Magazine

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