Kodak instamatic M2 Cine Camera

Made:
1965-1970 in England and Rochester
maker:
Kodak
and
Kodak Limited

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Kodak Instamatic M2 Super 8 cine camera, 1965
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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Kodak instamatic M2 camera. Manufactured by Eastman Kodak, assembled by Kodak Limited. For Super 8 film in cartridges; Kodak Ektanar lens f/2.2; manual exposure setting, manual exposure guide. DV optical finder; electric motor drive. Serial No D21675. In original packing.

This is an example of the simplest of the range of three Kodak Instamatic Super 8 cameras. Introduced in the US in May 1965 it was discontinued in March 1968. It has a Kodak Ektanar f/2.2 fixed-focus lens and an electric motor drive at 18 frames/second. The film transport, common to all in the range, is mounted on a die-cast inner frame and the camera is made of glass-reinforced plastic. It has a direct-vision optical finder and an exposure guide to assist in setting the lens aperture. The camera takes 50 feet Super 8 film cartridges.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/8086
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown), plastic (unidentified), white metal (unknown)
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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