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Nizo S8E

Nizo S8T

Nizo S8L

Nizo S80

Nizo S36

Nizo S40

Nizo S55

Nizo S56

Nizo S30

Nizo S48

Nizo S560

Nizo S800

Nizo S480

Nizo 136

Nizo 148

Nizo 136XL

Nizo 148XL

Nizo 156XL

Nizo 481

Nizo 561

Nizo 801

Nizo 481 Macro

Nizo 561 Macro

Nizo 801 Macro

Nizo Professional

Nizo 116

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December 2000

This is a list of Nizo Super-8 silent cine cameras, with (where possible) the approximate dates the cine cameras were being imported into the UK and the price. The list is in chronological order on approximate date of introduction into the UK.

Nizo S8E Schneider Variogon 10 - 35 mm. f/1.8 lens (takes 43 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control, reflex viewfinder. 18 f.p.s. Single frame. £115 15s. in 1967. 1967 - 1968

Nizo S8T Schneider Variogon 7 - 56 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power/manual zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control, reflex viewfinder. 18 and 24 f.p.s. Single frame. £217 15s. in 1967. 1967 - 1968

Nizo S8L Schneider Variogon 8 - 40 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power/manual zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control, reflex viewfinder. 18 and 24 f.p.s. Single frame. £169 15s. in 1967. 1967 - 1968

Nizo S80 Schneider Variogon 10 - 80 mm. f/2.5 lens, with 2 speed power zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. 18, 24 and 54 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse giving between 2 f.p.s. and 1 frame per minute. Flash sync. Variable shutter. £339 10s. in 1968. 1968 - 1971

Nizo S36 Replacement for S8E. Schneider Variogon 9 - 36 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control, reflex viewfinder. 18 and 24 f.p.s. Single frame. £194 9s. 8d. in 1969. 1969 - 1971

Nizo S40 Replacement for S8L. Schneider Variogon 8 - 40 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power/manual zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control, reflex viewfinder. 18 and 24 f.p.s. Single frame. £272 7s. 9d. in 1969. 1969 - 1971

Nizo S55 Replacement for S8T. Schneider Variogon 7 - 56 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power/manual zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control, reflex viewfinder. 18, 24 and 54 f.p.s. Single frame. £376 4s. in 1969. 1969 - 1971

Nizo S56 Schneider Variogon 7 - 56 mm. f/1.8 lens, with 2 speed power zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter. 18, 24 and 54 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse with flash sync. £350 in 1970. 1970 - 1973

Nizo S30 Schneider Variogon 10 - 30 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override, reflex viewfinder. 18 and 24 f.p.s. Single frame. £115 in 1971. 1971 - 1973

Nizo S48 Schneider Variogon 8 - 48 mm. f/1.8 lens, with 2 speed power zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter. 18, 24 and 54 f.p.s. Single frame. £210 in 1971. 1971 - 1973

Nizo S560 Schneider Variogon 7 - 56 mm. f/1.8 lens, with 2 speed power zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter, auto rewind and dissolve. 18, 24 and 54 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse - 6 f.p.s to 1 frame per minute, with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. £425 in 1971. 1971 - 1973

Nizo S800 Schneider Variogon 7 - 80 mm. f/1.8 lens, with 2 speed power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter, auto rewind and dissolve. 18, 24 and 54 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse - 6 f.p.s to 1 frame per minute, with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. £475 in 1971. 1971 - 1973

Nizo S480 Schneider Variogon 8 - 48 mm. f/1.8 lens, with 2 speed power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter, auto rewind and dissolve. 18, 24 and 56 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse - 6 f.p.s to 1 frame per minute, with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. £250 in 1973. 1973

Nizo 136 Schneider Variogon 9 - 36 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with coincident image rangefinder. 18, 24 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse - 5 f.p.s, 1 f.p.s. and 1 frame per 5 seconds, with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. 1974 £105.95 1974 - 1975

Nizo 148 Schneider Variogon 8 - 48 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with coincident image rangefinder. 18, 24 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse - 5 f.p.s, 1 f.p.s. and 1 frame per 5 seconds, with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. 1974 price - £125.95 1974.

Nizo 136XL Schneider Variogon 9 - 36 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override and "plus one stop" button. Reflex viewfinder with coincident image rangefinder. 9, 18, 24, 36 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse - 5 f.p.s, 1 f.p.s. and 1 frame per 5 seconds, with flash sync. 225 degree shutter. 1975 - 1977

For more about the Nizo 136XL, see the Instruction Books page

Nizo 148XL Schneider Variogon 8 - 48 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override and "plus one stop" button. Reflex viewfinder with coincident image rangefinder. 9, 18, 24, 36 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse - 5 f.p.s, 1 f.p.s. and 1 frame per 5 seconds, with flash sync. 225 degree shutter. 1975 - 1980 (includes very similar 148 Macro)

For more about the Nizo 148XL, see the Instruction Books page

148 Macro - See also Shutter Speed Table and Accessories Table

Nizo 156XL Schneider Variogon 7 - 56 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power zoom. 9, 18, 24, 36 f.p.s. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override and "plus one stop" button. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Single frame. Time lapse - 5 f.p.s, 1 f.p.s. and 1 frame per 5 seconds, with flash sync. 225 degree shutter. In 1981 the similar 156 Macro was £300. 1975 - c1982 (includes very similar Nizo 156 Macro)

For more about the Nizo 156XL, see the Instruction Books page

156 Macro - See also Shutter Speed Table and Accessories Table

Nizo 481 Schneider Variogon 8 - 48 mm. f/1.8 lens, with 2 speed power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override and "plus one stop" button. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter, auto dissolve. 6, 18, 24 and instant 56 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. 1975.

Nizo 561 Schneider Variogon 7 - 56 mm. f/1.8 lens, with 2 speed power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override and "plus one stop" button. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter, auto dissolve. 6, 18, 24 and instant 56 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. 1975.

Nizo 801 Schneider Variogon 7 - 80 mm. f/1.8 lens, with 2 speed power zoom. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override and "plus one stop" button. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter, auto dissolve. 6, 18, 24 and instant 56 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. 1975.

Nizo 481 Macro Schneider Variogon 8 - 48 mm. f/1.8 macro lens, with 2 speed power zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter, auto dissolve. 18, 24 and instant 56 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. In 1981, cost £350. 1976 - 1981

See also Shutter Speed Table and Accessories Table

Nizo 561 Macro Schneider Variogon 7 - 56 mm. f/1.8 macro lens, with 2 speed power zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter, auto dissolve. 18, 24 and instant 56 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. In 1980, cost £419.95. 1976 - 1980

See also Shutter Speed Table and Accessories Table

Nizo 801 Macro Schneider Variogon 7 - 80 mm. f/1.8 lens, with 2 speed power zoom (takes 62 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter, auto dissolve. 18, 24 and instant 56 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse with flash sync. Sound synchronisation impulse socket for mains use. In 1981, cost £500. 1976 - c1982

See also Shutter Speed Table and Accessories Table

Nizo Professional Schneider Variogon 7 - 80 mm. f/1.8 macro lens, with 2 speed power zoom (takes 62 mm. screw fitting filters). Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with split image rangefinder. Variable shutter, auto dissolve. 18, 24 and instant 56 f.p.s. Single frame. Time lapse with flash sync. Compatible with all double sound-systems. 1976 - 1978

Nizo 116 Schneider Variogon 8 - 48 mm. f/1.8 lens, with power zoom (takes 49 mm. screw fitting filters). 18 and 24 f.p.s. Fully automatic exposure control with manual override. Reflex viewfinder with coincident image rangefinder. Single frame. Flash socket. In 1980, £139.95 1979 - 1980.

See also Shutter Speed Table and Accessories Table

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