Nizo 801 Macro

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Nizo 801 Macro

Year: 1975-82

Weight: 1400 g

Lens: Variogon 1,8 / 7 - 80 mm

Macro focusing

Split Image Focusing

Auto / Manual Zoom with 2 Speeds

Frame rates: 18, 24, 54 + single frame

Shutter degree: Var.

Manual / Auto Exposure

Backlight Control

Time exposure

Flash contact


Lap dissolve

Remote control socket

Cable release socket

Interval timer with 1/6-60 second intervals

50Hz sync pulse for external sound recorder

No sound

6 X AA batteries + 1x PX625 for the lightmeter (modification see below)

Made in Germany

Manufacturer: Niezoldi&Krämer / Braun

Prices on eBay:

  • eBay USA:
    • US$ 195 in 08/1999
  • eBay Germany:
    • EUR 130,99 (+ EUR 6,50 shipping) in 06/2006 (camera with bag and shoulder-mount)
    • EUR 127,51 (+ EUR 4,00 shipping) in 06/2007 (camera with bag and shoulder-mount)
    • EUR 146,00 (+ EUR 10,00 shipping) in 06/2007 (camera in original hardcase plus 2 tripods, 1 titler and 2 viewers)
    • EUR 134,11 (+ EUR 6,90 shipping) in 02/2008 (camera in original hardcase)



Camera was available in silver and black.

Some source say that this camera will need 2x 1.35v batteries for the lightmeter?

Nearly the same base as other Nizo´s: 480, 481, 560, 561, 800, 801

Some modified Nizo´s do not need lightmeter batteries: all ADAMS64 models 480, 481, 560, 561, 800, 801 (including macro) some models with new socket and cable for sync sound recorder - for using only 6 x 1.5V AA batteries without any PX625:


Relatively large heavy camera with a big Schneider zoom. Same as 801 but with a macro facility. The lens is easily scratched and prone to flare as the glass is right at the front of the lens. Always use a lens hood (72mm filter thread).

One of the few Super 8 cameras with a variable shutter and automatic time exposure but there is no frame counter.

Like all the 80, 800, 801 series it requires two 1.35 volt button cells (batteries) for the metering unless modified to use the AA batteries.

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