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Zeiss Ikon Movikon 8, 8B and Movinette

The post-war Movicon 8 was an amatuer level dual 8 movie camera of fairly unusual design. The film is twisted 90 degrees, as the film plane is perpendicular to where it normally would be. This gives the camera a distinctive look, the lens being located on what would be the side of a normal movie camera.

The standard Movikon 8 was usually finished in gray crinkle paint, although it can be found in brown as well. It was also available with a built in selenium light meter as the Movikon 8B.

Both of the previous models had a 10/1.9 Movitar lens. A budget version of the Movikon was sold as the Movinette. It has a single speed motor, like the earliest Movikons (the later ones have speeds of 16- 48 fps) and a 10/2.8 Triotar lens.

Auxilary lenses and a viewfinder were available for the line as well.

The Movikon 8.

The Movikon 8 open, showing the unusual film path.

The camera with the 5mm auxilary lens, finder and shade mounted.

The Movikon 8B.

The 5mm auxilary lens, with rear cap.

The 5mm auxilary lens outfit, in two different styles of case.

The two cases shown colsed.

A Movilux 8mm projector. They were available in a number of colors including blue, pink and white.