Canon Single-8 518

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Canon Single-8 518

Data assembled by Muddy Orihara and used by his kind permission:

Years: 1965 - ?

Lens: CANON C-8 1.8 / 9.5-47.5mm

Manual / motor zoom

Viewfinder info: microprism, exposure meter

Focus method: microprism

Manual / Auto-Exposure: TTL EE-lock, manual control

Batteries: ? + 2 sets of H-D mercury cells

Frame rates: 18fps + slowmotion (approx. 36fps)

Other features:

  • hand rewindable (built-in rewind crank,film counter,rewind counter)
  • eyesight adjustment
  • battery checker

Optional parts: tele converter

Dimensions: 56x195x206mm

Weight: 1350g

Retail Price: 39500yen

Made in Japan

Price(s) on eBay:

  • eBay USA:
    • US $23,73 (+ US $15,00 shipping) in 05/2006 (camera + original carrying case)


This is a Single8-camera!

There's an improved version of this camera, too, called Canon Single-8 518 SV.

Please remember that there's a Super8-version of this camera, too!

More information about this camera can be found here and here.

Advice when buying this camera second hand: ensure that the exposure meter is working.

Some photos of this camera can be found here.


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