Super 8 Camera Rental: Classic Pro with Max 8 and Crystal Sync
From $100 to $400 per day
Discounted Pricing Breakdown
Please complete this form to rent this camera.
Have an important project that needs a professional camera backed by our highly experienced tech team? Pro8mm has Super 8 cameras that are rebuilt by our team of professional technicians available to rent. All rental cameras have been tested by our in-house team of technicians with decades of rebuild and repair experience.
Each rental includes a manual for quick reference while you are on location. We offer a progressive discount over 3+ rental days.
The Classic Pro Camera includes the following features:
- Optical viewfinder that uses retractable ground glass for precision focusing
- Rebuilt body with custom matte black finish
- Removed internal 85 filter system for higher quality images
- Continuous filming speeds from 2-70 fps
- Internal light meter
- ASA 10-400 setting
- Compatible with stand tripod use with ¼ inch thread
- Optional Max 8 gate expansion
- Optional Crystal Sync sound module for audio syncronization
- Updated user guide describing features and functions
- Super Charger and 2 C-Cell Battery Packs (HAND GRIP NOT INCLUDED IN RENTAL).
Camera Rental Details
Once you have completed the rental inquiry form and your rental dates are confirmed, please fill out the Camera Rental Agreement that will be emailed to you.
Rentals must be reserved at-least 24 hours in advance of pickup or ship date. Pickup is after 3:00PM and must be returned by 11:30AM on the appointed day of return. Your rental WILL NOT BE RESERVED until the rental agreement is received.
If shipping, the camera will ship to you Fedex Overnight for a flat rate fee based on the weight of the camera.
- Rhonda Cam with neoprene bag: Flat Rate $60
- 814 with black shoulder bag: Flat Rate: $75
- Classic with pelican case: Flat Rate: $120
The camera must be shipped back to Pro8mm via FedEx Priority Overnight. Your rental will not be charged the day it is in transit.
Classic Super 8 Camera Videos
Super 8 Camera Rental FAQ
What is needed to confirm my Camera Rental?
A completed order form with rental dates as well as a filled out Camera Rental Agreement form is required for all camera rentals. Rentals must be reserved at-least 24 hours in advance of pickup or ship date.
What is the Shipping Policy for Camera Rentals?
If shipping, the camera will ship to you Fedex Overnight for a flat rate fee based on the weight of the camera. Rhonda Cam with neoprene bag: Flat Rate $60 | 814 with black shoulder bag: Flat Rate: $75| Classic with pelican case: Flat Rate: $120. The camera must be shipped back to Pro8mm via FedEx Priority Overnight. Your rental will not be charged the day it is in transit.
Can I pickup my order?
Yes. In store pickup is available at our Burbank, CA location and may be selected during checkout. Pickup is after 3:00PM and must be returned by 11:30AM on the appointed day of return. A late fee will be charge for any cameras after 11:30AM.
How are Pro8mm cameras different from other Super 8 cameras?
Pro8mm’s cameras are rebuilt original Super 8 cameras. They are artfully re-crafted by our in-house team of technicians with decades of experience. We repair all aspects of the camera, including internal-structures, body, battery systems and more, so you are getting the very best camera with characteristics that surpass the original factory specifications.
Can I order Super 8mm film with my Rental?
Yes! Choose from any of our Super 8mm Film Packages under Buy Film. All Super 8 film options work with our 3 rental models. Choose a film that best suits your lighting conditions. For more info on film stock choices, visit Buy Film.
What type of film does a max8 camera take?
Max8 cameras can shoot with any normal super 8 cartridge. This includes both pro8 and super 8 film stocks. The modification is in the camera, not the film. The advantage of shooting on max 8 is that you get 20% more image on the frame because it utilizes the area once reserved for the audio track.
Do the cameras record sound?
Super 8 film stocks with the magnetic sound stripe are no longer manufactured and therefore it is no longer possible to record sound directly onto the film using a super 8 sound camera. However, it is possible to record sync sound on a separate audio recorder while shooting with a crystal-sync super 8 camera. The motors in these cameras are crystal-controlled to ensure consistency in the filming speed, so they remain in perfect synchronization with the sound recorder.
Can I extend the length of my camera rental?
If you need to keep your rental for longer, please call the office so we can check the availability. Some cameras are rented by other clients and will need to be returned on the date you selected. But if available, we are happy to extend your rental for the dates required.
What if I have more questions?
If you need any additional help please see our full FAQ Page or feel free to contact us.