The Optronic Eye super eight model 431 camera from Bell & Howell dates from the 1960s (1965 – 1967). This camera comes straight from the USA.
It is a super eight camera with a frame rate of 18 to 36 FPS. It is manually focused, its viewfinder has an under and over exposure warning signal. It was a camera that did not record sound.
It weighed 1KG and ran on 4 AA batteries.
Where to find it and at what price ?
You can find it for 15€ on the Internet. Personally, I got it at a flea market for 10€.
The unit is simple to use and equip. The camera was not for making simple videos but for making films.