Bauer C1 Super 8 Animation/Time-Lapse Movie Camera
Made in Germany, the Bauer C1 Super features Bauer's world-class
optics!! The zoom lens is f1.8/ 9-36 mm Bauer-Vario with manual
zoom capability. The optics in this lens are as sharp as were
ever made for the S-8 format. The lens itself is clear, clean
and scratch-free. It has a large and brilliant reflex viewfinder
permitting critical focusing. (Have you ever seen how small
the images appear in most other Super 8 camera viewfinders?)
This camera is very satisfying to look through. Lens focusing
and zoom controls are silky smooth.
The film transport and meter appear to work normally. There
are four shutter speeds available: 12, 18, 24 (for sync-sound)
and Single-Frame for animation/time-lapse and other special
effects. There are cable release sockets for both continuous
running and for Single-frame exposures. A red elongated button
on the front of the camera allows you to lock onto an f-stop,
or for general shooting you can use automatic mode by itself.
There is a tripod socket on the bottom for mounting on a tripod.
The camera uses (4) AA batteries located in the handle, installed
through a coin-opened cover. These also operate the built-in
exposure meter. (Batteries not included)
The camera is in very good condition, no obvious marks or
scratches, clean, very nearly new looking. It has the initials
JB on one side, which can be removed, but I liked them for
their retro/nostalgia look.
Accessories include a rubber eyecup, lens cap and a cable
for cable release, all in good shape. Included also is a nice
matching fitted Leatherette case, which has protected it well
for many years. By the way, the tripod in the pictures does
not come with this camera.
BTW: These cameras look very cool with a lens shade. Click
this link to see a picture of a similar camera with one on
it. You can find lens shades at most camera stores.
Bauer C1 Super 8 Film Camera Specs.
- Lens: Bauer-Vario 1.8 | 9 - 36 mm | manual
zoom | Filter ring size: 49mm
- Focus: Set the lens to the extreme telephoto
length. Focus until both object and cross-hair appear sharp
- Light meter: Bauer light regulator reads
through the lens and only the light that falls upon the
- Diaphragm lock | Lens stop locking button
to lock in an f-stop
- ASA: adjusted by ASA notch on Kodak Super
8 film cartridges
- Frame Rates | Running Speeds: Single | 12
fps | 18 fps | 24 fps + single
- Cable release socket on right side of camera
for single frame shooting | set frame rate at 18 fps
- Year: 66-67
A very well designed solid German camera. Ideal
for the serious S-8 filmmaker or student!
Writing this material has made me hesitant to
let go of this beauty, but I must sell my best working cameras
to finance a new project.
Domestic buyer pays $13 shipping/packing and
insurance. I will accept PAYPAL and credit cards through PAYPAL--usually
shipping by either insured priority mail, UPS or DHL ground
service the day after I receive payment (except on weekends
or holidays). Foreign shipping based upon actual costs.
Thanks for looking and good luck on your bidding!