Canon Scoopic 16M 16mm cine camera

 

 

 Erkan Umut proudly owns a SCOOPIC 16M !

 

World's finest & dependable 16mm electric-driven MOS camera with Super8 simplicity!

 

 

 

 Fast, Versatile Canon Scoopic 16M, Recorder of Facts

 

 

 

 6-Time Zoom Lens 12.5-75mm (½"-3"),T/2.5 (F/1.8)

Scoopic 16M has a 6-time zoom lens, consisting of 12 components, 16 elements and affords a fast lens speed of T/2.5. Focal length range from 12.5 to 75mm. The object is kept in focus throughout the entire zooming. You can get sharp pictures and true color reproduction. The finder is a parallax-free single-lens reflex type. A prism focusing glass assures easy focusing. A shutter release button is provided to introduce light on the finder before shooting, thus facilitating focusing. Further, you can obtain such useful reference as T-stops and under-exposure and over-exposure warning marks.

 

 

Close-up to As Close As 80mm (3 ⅛")

Scoopic 16M is the world's first 16mm camera to have incorporated a macro shooting mechanism. By turning the MACRO ring, you can take a close-up shot of an object, a mere 80mm away from the lens front. You can photograph titles or copy literature without any additional close-up lens. The finder shutter prevents incidence of light through the finder when you take pictures with your eye off the eyecup.

 

 

Multi-focus Shooting

As you turn the zoom ring from wide-angle to telephoto on MACRO, the position in focus changes in one take. This characteristic affords you a special effect where focal length can continuously change from MACRO to infinity.

 

Optimum Exposure under Any Weather Condition

Exposure is determined by a responsive and shock-proof servo circuit EE mechanism. The electronic circuit (bridge circuit) immediately analyzes the amount of light reaching a CdS photocell of high sensitivity and automatically controls exposure. Of course, you need not correct exposure even if you change film speed or filming speed (except for single-frame shot). A servomotor promptly adjusts two iris diaphragms installed on the CdS cell side and on the lens side. The Electric Eye operates over a wide film range of ASA 20-640.

 

 

Six Filming Speeds of 1 to 64fps

You can select any filming speed among 1, 16, 24, 32, 48 and 64fps. The shutter opens to a maximum of 170°. These filming speeds and shutter opening combine to give the following shutter speeds:

 

Filming speed, fps : Shutter speed, sec.
16 : 1/34
24 : 1/51
32 : 1/68
48 : 1/102
64 : 1/136

 

 The Electric Eye does not work for single-frame picture shot. But you can get optimum exposure if you let the Electric Eye operate at 16fps and set the obtained aperture value. The electronic governor eliminates half clutching of the shutter blades and assures perfect single frame shot free from jumping. The frame counter shows the number of frames exposed.

 

 

 

Semiautomatic Film Loading System

Film loading is semiautomatic. Insert the film leader in the guide and the film will automatically thread its way into the take-up spool. The film loop is C-shaped to ensure the fitting of film on the aperture plate, a rational design to make use of film elasticity. Driven by a high-quality
micro motor, the film loading mechanism is relatively shock-proof and noiseless. Power comes from a nickel-cadmium battery. You can charge the battery in 3.5 hours. On one charging, you can shoot sixteen rolls of 100ft (30.5m) film at 24fps.

 

Important! One thing is missing in the manual: When the partially exposed film should be unloaded, make sure that the pull-down claw is not engaged in the perforation hole, otherwise you cannot pull up the film in the gate. So, you should rotate the inching knob (see 6 on the picture above) to make sure that the pin is disengaged!

 


Optional Accessories

- Battery Charger S-12
Recharge the battery when the needle of the battery checker stays within the red region. You can recharge it in 3.5 hours at 20-25º C. The battery can be
recharged in time proportional to the number of rolls of film shot on it; e.g.. about two hours is required to recharge a battery from which eight rolls of film are
taken.


- Filters (72mm dia.)
Filters for black and white film which give varieties of expression and clear pictures. ND filters which reduce intensity of light. Color conversion filters which correct color temperature.
UV, Y1*, Y3, R1, SKY, CCA, CCB, ND8, ND4

* screw-in type only

 Use the special 4-time ND EE-correction filter on the CdS window for compensation in EE shooting.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE! - Since the EE system does not calculate the lens filter on the camera, contrary to the TTL system, the filter compensation (factors) must be applied as ASA shifts in case of AUTO operation! Otherwise improper exposure will be occured! 

 

 The plug connectors for the External Battery Box S-12 (The replacement seen on the right picture is AMPHENOL MS3116F8-4S.)

 

- External Battery Box S-12
For filming in a cold area, put the battery in the external battery box and keep it warm with your body temperature. Thus, battery performance is kept uncharged. The external battery box proves most effective at 0º C or lower.

 

- Close-up Lenses
Two kinds of close-up lenses are available for ordinary close-up, enlarging and copying.

 

- Carrying Case

 

Composition

Scoopic 16M camera body (1)
Nickel-cadmium battery 512 (1)
75mm lens cap (1)
72mm lens hood (1)
Battery charger S-12 (1)
Carrying case (1)

 

Battery Charger S-12 (Multi Voltage)
 
If you are planning to use the custom-built battery packs, be sure to choose the NiCd type batteries for a good performance! 
 

To buy a Canon Scoopic try the following services and sites:

First you may try to visit auctions at eBay and search the database of the In-Sync Publications.

 

Canon Scoopic M/MS Crystal Control Modifications: The Film Group



 

 I should express my sincere thanks to Mrs. Shirley RICHTER of Kenneth Richter Productions, Essex, NY for its original catalog.


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