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Posted by Caleb Sommerville (Member # 2522) on April 03, 2011, 04:19 PM:
Bought this camera at a local thrift store and cannot for the life of me find any info on the internet about it.
Anyone here have a clue?
Posted by Claus Harding (Member # 702) on April 04, 2011, 12:24 AM:
Hi Caleb, welcome to the site.

As for the camera, well, it's a Keystone... [Big Grin]

Based on Google/Ebay, I am guessing it's a K808 (it should say above the lens.)
Standard-8 film, springwound drive. Don't overcrank the spring if you wind it up.

Yes, you can still get standard-8 film.
Let us know if it runs and otherwise behaves nicely [Smile]

Posted by Kirkamus Anderson (Member # 2441) on April 04, 2011, 06:25 PM:
Yep, most def reel to reel flip flop 8mm.

If you want to start shooting film I'd reccomend get an Canon 310 or 514. You can get them for $20 or less on ebay or thrift stores and they take newer super8 film cartridges.

I shy away from std 8 because of the flipping and threading and splitting after developing. wow! sounds like a song!
Posted by Pasquale DAlessio (Member # 2052) on April 04, 2011, 07:17 PM:
Wow! I had one of these when I first got into 8mm. This was my 1st camera. If you unscrew the handle and mount it on a tripod the little lever is your trigger, the red hole is a window to show how much film you used. Thw long lever snaps out and is for winding the spring. You have to flip flop the film in a dark area or in a black bag. You have to feel you way around in the dark or the film gets exposed. I still have some color films I made with this camera. And the color is still good. I forgot what the switch is for under the lens? Film speed maybe. Have fun!

Pat DAlessio
Posted by Caleb Sommerville (Member # 2522) on April 04, 2011, 08:15 PM:
It only says K-8 Deluxe above the lens, which, when googled, gives me a 1930s-era camera.
Posted by Winbert Hutahaean (Member # 58) on April 04, 2011, 11:39 PM:
It only says K-8 Deluxe above the lens, which, when googled, gives me a 1930s-era camera.
It is Keystone, a cheap camera.

Nothing special here. I guess if you put it on Ebay, it will worth below $10.

Here is the list of Keystone cameras from 2 website:

Posted by Nathan DeHahn (Member # 2192) on April 05, 2011, 06:40 AM:
You can flip load under subdued light, it will not damage the film only the leaders. I have done that many times, it will be fine. [Smile]
Posted by Colin Auty (Member # 231) on April 05, 2011, 07:53 AM:
the Keystone K8 (OR K8 C Zoom) were manufactured in 1936 , your picture would suggest the camera is the model K810 ZOOM - the collectors value $40 - though can be purchased for less on ebay.
Have fun..
Posted by Thomas Dafnides (Member # 1851) on April 08, 2011, 11:24 PM:
This camera appears to be from 1958-1963 era. I would guess close to 1962.

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