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Nizo® camera 480 560 and 5800 TheWorld'sfine per 8 moviecameras!



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With a Nizo速 camera your very first film is a triumph and the 1,000 th is still a thrill!

/ 1. Automatic



image = angle of measurement.


angle of

Further details page 6. '

2. Nizo camera'S 800 with Schneider Variogon 7-80 mm f/1.8 Nizo camera S 560 with Schneider Variogon 7-56 mm f/1.8 Nizo camera S 480 with Schneider Variogon 8-48 mm f/1.8 Further details pages 4, 5 and 6. 3. The power zoom of the Nizo camera S 800 can be cut out with this ring. Further details page 4. 4. These are the power zoom pushbuttons,

giving two-speed



6 R.


control. Further details page 4.

check the condition


of the meter batteries.


Further details page 7. 6. Automatic

lap dissolve with operating

button on the camera

top: indicator window on side below. Further details p:ifle 11. 7. Unexposed film indicator. transport \8.

Automatic \ action"


Light signal in viewfinder

check and end-of-film



Further details page 7.

time lapse facility with continuously

variable "quick-

speed settings between six frames per sec. and one

,\ frame per min. Further details pages 8 and 9.


Filming speed control-54 4 frames/sec.



for triple slow motion;

for pan shots. Button for instant change from

ormal speed to triple slow-motion.

10. B ilt-in filter switch for regulating shO~s in daylight or artificial

Further details page 8. colour temperature

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of colour


11. Main\tWitch cuts out all camera circu its, and check xondition


also used to

of drive batteries. All Nizo cameras bear the




5. Switch off the automatic exposure here and manually adjust at will. The tiny pushbutton in the middle of the knob lets you


12. Variable segment diaphragm

lever, giving time exposures

addition to fades-in and fades-out.


Further details page 10.

13. Extend power socket. The Nizo cameras S 480, S 560 and S 800 can use a portable 14. Quick-action electronic

storage battery. Further details page 8.

or trick shots can be evenly illuminated

flash for daylight


effect, and to avoid heat radiation.

Connect the flash here. Further details page 9. 15. Socket for sync-pulse recorder.

cable for connection

to portable


Further details page 12.

16. Insert electronic remote control here, for candid shots or for getting in the picture yourself. \17. Cable release socket for example, to operate camera from a tripod pan handle. 18. Film type check window. 19. Fold-back

handle for easy storage. It incorporates

batteries in a container battery leakage.

20. Drive mechanism trigger, for left or right-hand operated while wearing gloves. 21. Viewfinder

with eyepiece


use. Can be

(Âą 5 diopters)

replaceable rubber eye cup. The eyepiece placed for comfortable use.



which protects the camera against


is conveniently



Nizo速cameras S 800, S 560 and S 480 basically similar but with different lenses


Which of these leading


in the

Nizo range is right for you? When you decide cameras,

on one of the three

you have, in the main, chosen a


lens, or more precisely,





For example,

if you plan to film animals or similar subjects, the Nizo S 800 camera is recommended.

With its 80 mm zoom you have

a high-performance

lens with boundless

scope for creative


The Nizo S 560 camera

has an above-

average zoom also although

not with the

same scope as the Nizo S 800 camera. Even so, ambitious


is yours with

this camera. If you don't need picture-synchronized sound recording

and prefer hand shooting,

the Nizo S 480 camera is the answer. Its acceptance angle using the 48 mm telephoto setting

is comparable

to that of a 300 mm

lens on a 35 mm still camera.

There are 73 focal length between

the extreme

photo settings



and tele-

on the lens of the Nizo S 800

camera. The Nizo S 560 has 49 mm and the Nizo S 480 has 40 mm. Each focal length millimeter


a different

angle, giving fresh creative various

focal lengths

smoothly controlled camera.


zoom: press the buttons

lightly for slow

and firmly for fast. The power zoom on the Nizo S 800 camera can be cut out, too, and "jumps" in focal length can be obtained by a lever movement.


scope. These

can be set easily and

by the automatic

power zoom-

by push buttons

on top of the

And you can vary the speed of the


All three models have pocket-size telephoto lenses: Variogons by Schneider of Kreuznach, Germany

48 mm Focal distance

7 mm Focal distance Compare these pictures.

56 mm Focal distance

80 mm Focal distance

This is the zoom lens of the Nizo S 560

This is the zoom lens of the Nizo S 800 camera:

1.8 zoom range (ratio of extreme wide-

camera: Schneider

angle to telephoto

Zoom range: 1 to 8.

It's a series made

with a 35 mm still camera having picture angles roughly equivalent

to the stated

Super 8 focal lengths. So the photographer had to use extreme telephoto lenses to get them: 300 mm for the 48 mm Super 8 focal length, 375 mm for 56 mm, and at least

500 mm for 80 mm.

This is the lens of the Nizo S 480 camera: Schneider

Focusing Aperture Horizontal



8-48 mm and setting):

range: 1 m to

1 to 6.


range: 1.8 to 22. picture angle: 37° to 6° 20'.

Focusing Aperture Horizontal

Variogon 7-56 mm, 111.8. range: 1 m to

Schneider Variogon

7-80 mm, fl1.8.

Zoom range: 1 to 11.4. 00.

range: 1.8 to 22. picture angle: 42° to 5° 30'.


range: 1.5 m to


Apertu re range: 1.8 to 22. Horizontal

picture angle: 42° to 3° 50'.

High quality cameras . start with the optical system

1. Power zoom component 2. Beam-splitting


11 12 13

3. Basic lens


4. Film plane 5. Iris mirror 6. Parabolic


7. Viewfinder


8. CdS photoresistor 9. 1st image-plane 10. Mirror 12. Rangefinder





13. Field lens


14. Reversal system 15. Diaphragm


16. 2nd image-plane Viewfinder 17. Eyepiece



11. Field lens



I '----v---i Extra lenses for close-ups

can be used on

all lenses of Nizo cameras. At the longest focal length they give picture areas down to 22X 16 mm.






Close-up lenses for Nizo S 560 camera and

The zoom lens barrel and the eyepiece are

Nizo S 480 camera

all that you can see of the high-grade

Distance Covered 1.00-0.47 meters

optical equipment

NL 2



the elegantly

NL 3



camera body.


in the Nizo camera. But

let's take a quick look at what's inside styled and beautifully


Close-up lenses for Nizo S 800 camera

First, light rays pass through the zoom

NL 8001

section of the lens, which is an afocal



NL 8002



system with an angle variation

NL 8003



A beam-splitting


prism, located between


The three cameras have reflex focusing,

and through the lens exposure systems

In the large bright viewfinder

image you

will first note the split-image



the focusing system. This device does not allow the eye any scope for estimating what is "sharp" can be overcome

or otherwise,

but this

by adjusting

the eyepiece

- as you would adjust binocularsa diopter compensating



(Âą 5 diopters) to suit individual

autom. manual


You can tell when the focus is correct, because the outlines of the subject appear unbroken

in the rangefinder

An accurate focusing


system is essential

in a camera with such efficient lenses. When you operate the drive mechanism, you will notice a signal lamp above the viewfinder

image. This shows whether the

film is being transported,

and also

indicates that the end of the film has been reached. Underneath

the viewfinder

image is a scale

which indicates the lens aperture set automatically by the exposure system. This illustration

of the special purpose


made by Gossen shows the

interior. Like a good quality watch it is ruby-mounted and it adjusts two blades to give the correct aperture. When the cartridge

is loaded into the camera, the

exposure system is automatically set to suit the film type. The exposure control the zoom section and the basic lens,


diverts a small portion of the light to the

image is bright, clear and aberration-


free, corresponding

and, via a mirror system,

to the CdS photoresistor

of the automatic

exposure system.

almost 20 times. The viewfinder with the picture seen

later on the projection same conditions

screen. The

apply to exposure control,

which measure the same amount of light On its way to the eyepiece, the light

for the automatic

traverses a rangefinder lens and goes through a reversal arrangement. Both this

aperture settings, to that which reaches

and the eyepiece system, mean that the 7 viewfinder

image appears at the eyepiece

the film.

system and corresponding

facility on Nizo cameras suits all • film types currently available on the international market. You can cut out the automatic

system and manually set to the

desired aperture on the scale. You will also find a tiny pushbutton

in the center of

the knob to check the condition of the two 1.35 volt cells supplying the CdS exposure control circuit.

he automatic time lapse ystem of NizoÂŽcameras gives all settings for quick-action filming from 6 frames sec. to one frame min. Continuous running and automatic exposure, too

Let's take an example.

If you expose only

an accessory

called the Power Set. In

one frame per minute with your Nizo camera,

one bag are contained

you can project later for 3.3 seconds at


18 frames a second and show what happened during one hour. This facility

to an external supply; the handle can

opens up a new world of creative filming.


A flower blossoms out in a few seconds. The sun plunges

into the sea, producing

colour effects that change as quickly as a firework display. You can film buildings

and landscapes

in which the sun,

light and colour change rapidly to provide wonderful

an accumulator,

be folded back and the camera fixed to a




scenic effects. The Nizo camera

will do all this for you automatically, even over a period of several days if you wish; camera observations

like this over

long periods of time can be obtained using


kit and a lead for connection


An additional


Switch is supplied

called the Magic

with the Power Set

to enable you to set the quick-action A further facility is slow-motion. really triple quick-action


This is

filming at

54 frames a second for later projection


18 frames a second. Slow-motion with the Nizo camera lets you follow very quick movements which are hard to watch with the naked eye.


Trick shots and trick films are no problem with the automatic time lapse technique of Nizo速cameras and a Braun flash unit

During the period of time between shooting single frames using the automatic time lapse facility, you can manipulate inanimate subjects. For example, objects can be brought to life providing puppet or animated film shows. When using this technique you can employ a flash unit which provides illumination daylight;



this removes the need for

lamps which produce heat or spotlights which could harm the subject. The Nizo camera incorporates an electronic

a socket for

flash synchronization

High performance


and quick recycling


called for here, and these requirements are met by the Braun 2000 Vario Computer (illustrated)

or the Braun F 800. Note,

too, that the accumulator

or power supply

of the F 800 can also be used to power the Nizo camera.


The variable shutter of Nizo速cameras gives time exposures, and fades

The variable shutter of the Nizo camera is a disc with an open sector which rotates in front of the film aperture;

its angle

of opening may be altered by means of a lever on the camera side. If you fully close the open sector while taking pictures, the film will receive a gradually-decreasing amount of light and finally none at all; in other words a fade-out has been achieved. A fade-in can be carried out by reversing the procedure. If you place the lever in this position, the open sector is set at a smaller than usual angle. The aperture is automatically opened up by one stop. This procedure makes grey filters unnecessary light; you can manipulate

field and sharper reproduction possible

in excessive

depth of becomes

in certain conditions.

Even though very little difference seen in the rangefinder, good definition

may be

movies with

will appear on the screen.

With the lever locked in this position the shutter

remains open until the automatic

time lapse system advances the next frame for exposure. The Nizo camera provides for exposure times of 1/Sth sec. continuously

variable up to 1 minute.


Push this button and two shots automatically mix for lap dissolves \


- ....•.. If you make a fade-out the amount finally

add a fade-in

film, you get a double projection

and then wind back

of film you have used, and on the same length exposure


on the

screen. This is easier than it

sounds, because the Nizo camera does it all automatically. All you need to do is press the pushbutton

to start the fade-out

ed by the rewind,

then within

are ready to press the pushbutton 11

for the fade-in


3.5 secs, you again

into the new scene.



J Synchronized

sound movies with Nizo速cameras


with Braun FP7, the Synton FP Coupler and a Tape Recorder Not available in the U.S.

Nizo S 800 and S 560 are easily adapted

These pulses drive the Braun FP 7

Braun FP 7 and Synton FP Coupler

for synchronized



not available



of the accepted

sound movies with most professional

systems now

available in the United States.

with the tape

YOLi can connect the

Synton FP Coupler between the tape, recorder

and FP 7; it gives out one pulse

every fourth frame. Our illustration shows the Synton FP acting as a base for the Braun projector. projectors contained . Printed in West Germany

K-P/F/099-12.73 USA

More details about

editors and splicers are in our special colour brochure .

in the United States.

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