Newman and Sinclair NS400 cine camera

1963-1966 in London
Newman and Sinclair Limited
Newman & Sinclair NS 400 35mm cine camera

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Newman & Sinclair NS 400 35mm cine camera
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Newman Sinclair NS400 35\16mm cine camera with ancillary equipment, 1963-1966. Newman & Sinclair cine camera, model number NS400, Serial Number 1008; one magazine on camera, able to run reverse or forwards; 25mm f/2 Cooke Speed Panchrom lens, Series III, Serial Number 601180. Badged with plaque for 'Eyeline Film Facilities, 77 Dean Street, London W1, Regent 3391'.

NS400 cine camera made in 1965 by Newman and Sinclair in England.

This 35mm cine camera has a detachable 400' magazine and a three-lens turret. Electrically driven with speed set on a tachometer reading between 10 and 30 frames/second, the camera has a single claw mechanism and two register pins. The continuous drive mechanism is contained within the detachable magazines. The camera has a reflex viewfinder via a mirror shutter through the lens. The camera looks to be based on the Eclair Cameflex, though without the sophistication of the through-the-lens viewfinder. Few were manufactured and those were sold in the Britain, America and the Netherlands.


Object Number:
glass, plastic (unidentified) and white metal (unknown)
cine camera
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
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