Canon Scoopic M 16mm

Canon Scoopic M 16mm camera, I purchased in 1973, I haven’t used this camera much, because of this Canon lens’ color tendencies. Now I can work on the post-production processing and be able to manipulate the color saturation and the luma curve since digital got so easier than analog management. I am enjoying 1970’s technologies.

And it has the best Viewfinder

If you shoot S16 or 35, it becomes too refined and too sophisticated look; it loses its roughness and inferior appearance, I like student-film-look and less matureness.

Overview of all Scoopic models

All models feature the described automatic aperture with EE (Electric Eye) exposure meter above the objective. Individual types can be distinguished as follows:

Scoopic 16, 1965, according to Canon this was the first 16mm camera with built-in zoom lens, 13 to 76 mm focal length(f/1.6). 30 m daylight reel, shooting speeds: 16, 24, 32, 48 fps, 135-degree shutter

Scoopic DS-8, 1970, Double Super 8 Model in 16mm housing, 7.5 to 60 mm (f/1.4) zoom lens from the Canon Auto Zoom 814, shooting speeds: Single frame, 12, 18, 24, 36, 54 fps, 0-165 degree variable shutter, e.g., For shooting headlights on full beam and fade-outs

Sound Scoopic 100, 1970, 30 m daylight reel, magnetic soundtrack circuitry with 28 frame distance between sound recording and film gate, frequency response: 150 to 8,000 hertz, shooting speed: only 24 fps, 135-degree shutter

Sound Scoopic 200, 1970, 60 m daylight reel, like the Model 100, but with a 200-foot load capacity

Sound Scoopic 200 S and SE, 1972, a new faster zoom lens (f/1.8), 60 m daylight reel, magnet sound recording, frequency response: 200 to 8,000 hertz, shooting speed: only 24 fps, 170-degree shutter, SE features special TV frame lines on the ground glass.

Sound Scoopic 200 S 10, 1972, 60 m daylight reel, similar to the 200 S, however with removable optics and a 12 to 120 mm zoom lens.

Scoopic 16 M, 1973, 30 m daylight reel, new 12.5 to 75 mm (f/1.8) Vario objective, “M” stands for “macro,” shooting speeds: single frame, 16, 24, 32, 48 and 64 fps, 170-degree shutter.

Scoopic 16 MN, 1974, like the 16M only without single frame operation, with internal filter slot on the right side

Scoopic 16MS, 1977, like the16M, but with internal filter slot on the right side and a new magazine shaft on top for Mitchell Type 16 or Cinema Products CP16R magazines with 122 m loads.

The small-gage format motion picture camera

East / West Zeiss Ikon

It’s a privilege to know the history of the cinema, my NYU grad school’s primary was Cinema Study, it was not the Tisch School of the Arts that time, was the program of the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS). But I’ve joined and started Plasmatics for the 2nd year of Grad school, and I’ve dropped out. But I have BFA, and my major was the Motion Picture in general, I have extensive knowledge of both side, the scientific side of the motion picture industry, and the entertainment business end. I am a retiree from the motion picture production business, but I am still learning the history of the motion picture science. I just discovered 1950’s East Germany’s Zeiss Ikon history was fascinating and somehow tragic, but those innovations are still alive, and we’re benefiting in this days. I became the collector of the small-gage format motion picture camera, and I love it.