Thursday, May 5, 2011

My New (Old) Kodak Zoom 8 Camera

Last weekend I went to a neighborhood-wide yard sale that they have in my city every year. 98% of the stuff there was complete crap, but there was a few really cool things. One of those cool things I found was this vintage Kodak 8mm camera from the 60's. There are no batteries or plug in, it is powered by winding a key on the side.
It came with it's own manual and everything!
Super retro picture from the manual

The only thing I need to do now is figure out where to find a projector so I could actually view the footage. I'm pretty excited about this because I'm a huge fan of the the way that 8mm film looks. 
 

I'm pretty sure I have a few followers who are photography and tech buffs so I look forward to seeing your comments!

25 comments:

  1. dude, this is amazing! such a beautiful camera. i also love the way that 8mm film looks. the youtube video is so beautiful.

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  2. key winding is so awesome. oldskool as hell

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  3. The first thing that came to my mind was "I wonder how much this thing can sell for in today's market." Is that bad? -.- Looks very vintage and nice though. :D

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  4. I have no camera yet but I like this one too. Its nice to nostalgia sometime.
    Maybe you could find a projektor at ebay or so? Or even another yard sale, these places are always good to find stuff among of crap, you know :)

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  5. Wow, great find man. Awesome camera.

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  6. Nice find! I'm looking into getting a camera soon as well.

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  7. Wait, did your neighbor give it to you?

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  8. thats retro, id film with pride walking around with that.

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  9. Wow, this is really cool. Take care of that!

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  10. @JustinCKO nope he didn't give it to me. I bought it for just $5!!

    It was the very end of the day and everyone was packing up and he just wanted to get rid of it.

    I also got a JBL home theatre 3 speaker set for just $10. I still need an amp tho....

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  11. Make sure you tell us when you can get footage

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  12. It's amazing how far technology has come.

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  13. looks vintage! so great to see how compact cameras are these days in comparison

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