Bauer C2 Super 8 Animation/Time-Lapse Movie Camera
Made in Germany, the Bauer C2M features world-class Schneider-Kreuznach
optics!! The zoom lens is f1.8/ 8-40mm Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon
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 brilliant reflex viewfinder
permitting critical focusing. 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 synch-sound)
and Single-Frame for animation/time-lapse and other special
effects. There are cable release sockets for Special Effect
wipes 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, which also operate the built-in
The camera is in very good condition, no obvious marks or
scratches, clean, very nearly new looking.
Accessories include a rubber eyecup, lens cap, and lens shade,
all in good shape. The funky red case shown in the photos
appears to be an old makeup case or lunch box converted to
retain the camera's original molded packing foam (white color),
which has protected it well for many years. One of the two
zippers on the case is off its track. One works well enough
to hold it closed though.
Bauer C2 Super 8 Film Camera Specs.
- Lens: F/1.8 | 5 to 1 | 8-40mm 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
- Cable release socket on right side of camera
for single frame shooting | set frame rate at 18 fps
- Special C2 feature: Wiping mask for wiping
out and wiping in. A cable release socket on left side of
camera permits the gradual wiping-out or wiping in of a
view at the beginning and at the end of a scene. Pressure
on the cable release will make a mask travel diagonally
across the frame and obscure the picture. When the cable
is released, the mask will gradually reveal a new scene.
In projection, the mask seems to wipe out the scene diagonally
from the bottom right to top left. Upon release of the cable
release plunger, the scene will open from the top left to
the bottom right.
A very well designed solid German camera. Ideal
for the serious S-8 filmmaker or student!