Sankyo ES-33 Electronic System

marketed in 1975

silent super 8 cartridge

lens: Sankyo Zoom f: 1.8 \ F: 11-33 mm

zooming ratio: 3x

focusing: manual, 1.5 m to infinity

zooming: auto (4 sec) and manual

filter size: screw-in: 46 mm; fit-on: 48 mm

viewfinder: single-lens reflex with adjustable eyepiece: +/- 5 diopters

viewfinder information: under-exposure warning lamp in the viewfinder, manual aperture control signalled in the viewfinder by a red lamp, film transport indicator (1)

exposure: auto and manual exposure control; TTL EE, CdS cell

film speed: auto for 25/40 and 100/160 ASA (daylight/tungsten)

ASA notching: 1-pin

aperture range: f/1.8 to f/45

CCA filter: built-in 85A filter (2)

filming speed: 18, 36 fps, single frame

shutter opening angle: 220 degrees

sound: no

remote control socket: yes (3)

cable release socket: no

movie light socket: screw type

accessory shoe: yes

flash synchronization socket: yes

film counter: yes

handle: retractable, chamber for penlight batteries

battery check button: yes

film drive motor: DC micromotor

power source: 4 x AA batteries only

weight: 940 g

dimensions: 66 x 143 x 180 mm

tripod socket: 1/4"

made in Japan by Sankyo Seiki

  • same as Sankyo ES 44, but with different lens

  • (1)  aperture indicator window on right lateral

  • (2) automatically controlled by the film cartridge or manually controlled through the movie light socket or filter control

  • (2) in this socket also it is possible to connect a self-timer, a universal timer or radio control unit