Nizo 4080

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Nizo 4080

Year: 1978-81

Weight: 1840 g

Lens: Schneider Macro-Variogon 1,4 / 7 - 80 mm

Macro focusing

Split Image Focusing

Auto / Manual Zoom with 2 Speeds

Frame rates: 9,16 2/3,18,24,25,54 + single frame

Manual / Auto Exposure

Backlight Control


Rewind / Double exposure

Lap dissolve of 64 frames

Remote control socket

Interval timer with 2,5,15 second intervals

Sound with Manual / Auto Recording Level Control

Retractable handle

Made in Germany

Manufacturer: Niezoldi&Krämer / Braun

Recently paid in eBay net auction:

  • eBay USA:
    • US$356 in 08/1999
  • eBay Germany:
    • EUR 88,00 (+ EUR 7,00 shipping) in 03/2006
    • EUR 128,69 (+ EUR 8,90 shipping) in 06/2006
    • EUR 67,00 (+ EUR 6,90 shipping) in 11/2006
    • EUR 71,00 (+ EUR 6,50 shipping) in 01/2008
  • eBay Italy:
    • EUR 75,00 (+ EUR 10,00 shipping) in 02/2010 (it broke down after shooting two cartridges)


Same as Nizo 4056, but with a different lens. The only difference from the Nizo 6080 is the fact that the 4080 doesn't accept a Kodak-60m-cassette. (The 6080 can do some longer rewinds with that 60m-cassette, too.)

The 4056/4080/6056/6080 can handle cartridges with a 64ASA-setting, hence they should be able to handle the new Ektachrome 64T correctly.

You can replace the "rechargeable-battery-box" with the battery-box from the Nizo "S"-Series and/or "Nizo "Professional". The later ones can be opened without any problems, hence you can replace the rechargable batteries with newer ones. As the "schmalfilm"-magazine 1-2/1994 states, you can even use normal 1.5V AA batteries instead of the 1.2V rechargable ones: There's a diode called "ZY12" to protect the camera from overvoltage, but the 9V (6x 1.5V) instead of the 7.2V (6x 1.2V) are still within the limits of the "ZY12". Nevertheless using rechargable batteries saves you a lot of money and is more "environment-friendly".


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