Nizo® camera 480 560 and 5800 TheWorld'sfine per 8 moviecameras!
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
use. Can be
(Âą 5 diopters)
replaceable rubber eye cup. The eyepiece placed for comfortable use.
which protects the camera against
Nizo速cameras S 800, S 560 and S 480 basically similar but with different lenses
Which of these leading
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,
if you plan to film animals or similar subjects, the Nizo S 800 camera is recommended.
With its 80 mm zoom you have
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
to that of a 300 mm
lens on a 35 mm still camera.
There are 73 focal length between
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
angle, giving fresh creative various
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.
can be set easily and
by the automatic
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-
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
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
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
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
section of the lens, which is an afocal
system with an angle variation
prism, located between
The three cameras have reflex focusing,
and through the lens exposure systems
In the large bright viewfinder
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
- as you would adjust binocularsa diopter compensating
(Âą 5 diopters) to suit individual
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,
indicates that the end of the film has been reached. Underneath
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-
and, via a mirror system,
to the CdS photoresistor
of the automatic
almost 20 times. The viewfinder with the picture seen
later on the projection same conditions
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
system and corresponding
facility on Nizo cameras suits all â€˘ 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
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
in which the sun,
light and colour change rapidly to provide wonderful
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
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
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
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;
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
depth of becomes
in certain conditions.
Even though very little difference seen in the rangefinder, good definition
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 \
- ....â€˘.. 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
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,
are ready to press the pushbutton 11
for the fade-in
3.5 secs, you again
into the new scene.
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
of the accepted
sound movies with most professional
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
More details about
editors and splicers are in our special colour brochure .
in the United States.
Published on Feb 1, 2010