The Brownie 8, 8mm movie camera was one of the early plastic bodied Kodak movie cameras. It is a low-priced quality clockwork-driven camera with a fixed-focus f/2.7 13mm Kodak Cine-Ektanon lens. The exposure is set using the dial around the lens, either by f/number or symbols for the light conditions.
This simple, inexpensive 8mm. movie camera is reliable and capable of taking top quality colour movies indoors and out. Only one simple setting is necessary, i.e., to rotate the lens hood according to the exposure setting for bright days, dull days, sun or shade. Then just aim and shoot, for brilliant colour movies. Loading the 8mm. film is simple and positive, too due to the recessed film-guide channel. The fast f/2.7 13mm. Kodak Ektanar Lens has a continuously variable diaphragm. The complete control over every picture occasion is possible. Standard-thread tripod socket, for mounting camera on a tripod, also permits use of Kodak Movie Light for indoor movie making, with Kodachrome II Film Type A. Strong moulded construction ensures the camera is light to carry yet robust enough to with stand normal wear and tear in use. Styling is smart and modern, with black textured body panels and satin-chrome finish around the lens and camera front.
Takes 25 ft. rolls of economical "double-run" 8mm. Kodachrome II Movie Film. After processing (at no extra cost) this gives 50 ft. of film for projection (about 4 minutes showing).
Lens and Mount: Fast 13mm. f/2.7 fixed-focus Kodak Ektanar Lens, with sufficient depth of field, even at full aperture, to meet all normal picture making needs.
Viewfinder: The enclosed optical viewfinder is provided with a parallax-correction pointer.
Exposure: An exposure guide for Kodachrome regular and Kodachrome II Film is located on the camera side. Wide shutter release bar makes filming steadier.
Motor: Spring-driven, smooth and quiet running. When fully wound it will expose feet of film, with a positive "cut-off" at end of run. Fast crank-wind handle folds neatly away when not in use.
Footage Meter: Sets automatically when film is loaded into camera.