Le Camereclair 35mm Cine Camera

Made:
Paris
maker:
Eclair

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Le Camereclair 35mm cine camera, 1928
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

Le Camereclair cine camera. For 35mm film in 120m internal magazines. Six lens turret with five lenses: Taylor Hobson wide angle Kinic Anastigmat F: 24mm f/3.5-32, Serial No 1865639; Meyer Gorlitz Makro Plasmat F:2.5cm, Serial No 432907 f/2.6-12.5; E Krauss Zeiss Tessar F:3.5cm f/2.7-23, Serial No154469; Astro Gesellschaft, Berlin, Pan-Tachar F:50mm f/1.9-12; Taylor Hobson Cooke Anastigmat F:3 inches f/2-32 Series 0, Serial No204003; all in clamping mounts, fine adjustment on turret location. Critical focusing through the film in gate and through other lens above gate, right angle finder slides on camera side from one to the other. Folding optical frame finder with parallax compensated rear sight and yellow celluloid frame mask. Gate mask removable, adjustable for height indicator. Hand turned. Focusing from rear. Rotating disc with sliding vernier uncalibrated. Frame and metre indicators and three-digit turns indicator. Register pin in film path. Serial No 646. Inscribed Syst J Mery on reverse. Etablissement Eclair. This sophisticated camera (the earlier 1924 model has a four-lens turret] became well regarded for its application to special effects and process work.

Details

Category:
Cinematography
Object Number:
1990-5036/3362
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, rubber (unidentified), white metal (unknown)
type:
cine camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (function)
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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