Beaulieu 7008 Manual

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Beaulieu 7008 with Angenieux 6-90mm Lens Beaulieu is most famous for its cameras made for the film format. Starting in 1965 with the introduction of the 2008 which progressed into the 4008ZM, 4008ZM2, 4008ZM3 then 4008 ZM4 in silent super 8.

By looking a serial number on existing cameras I would estimate that over 200,000 of these cameras were produced. In 1973 Beaulieu introduced a Super 8 Sound camera the 5008S then the 5008 MS ( Multi Speed). Both series cameras were mostly fabricated with metal parts which the factory made almost completely in house. At one time over 300 people work at the Beaulieu factory.

In 1979 a new camera designed was introduced the 6008 series which added the ability to use the new 200' Super 8 sound cartridge. The camera was available in both Pro and S version one having crystal sync option in both 24 & 25 FPS and the second have single system audio. With the crash of the Super 8 industry in 1980 so crashed Beaulieu. In 1985 Beaulieu re-emerged on the market under the direction of Jean Ferras with a new Super 8 camera the 7008.

The 7008 series was a slight upgrades to the 6008 series. It also had a new lens design the 6-90mm Angenieux lens. Some time in the late 1980s the company shifted its focus a video camera. In 1978 the name Beaulieu was used to market several low-cost cameras; the Beaulieu 1008XL/1028XL and 60/1068 XLS. These cameras were in fact manufactured by under the Beaulieu brand. They are very rare, particularly the Beaulieu 1068 XLS.

Beaulieu 7008 Pro

During the 1980s Beaulieu also introduced a 2016 Quartz version of their R16 camera and a new Beaulieu 708 EL projector. Camera design Among users, Beaulieu became known for its SLR-style cameras. These cameras had removable C-mount lenses, and a reflex type viewfinder (both features uncommon in this smaller format). In most Super 8 and some 16mm cameras of the 1960s (e.g. The Bolex H 16), when the 2008 S was introduced, the image from the taking lens was split in two (in a prism): one beam was sent to the film and the other beam to the viewfinder.


On the Beaulieu cameras, however, no light was wasted (reflex system) - either all of it was directed at the film, or while the shutter was closed and the film was advanced, the light hit the mirror on the shutter which directed it into the viewfinder. This meant that the image in the viewfinder flickered while filming, as the mirror shutter (located at 45°) moved up and down. Beaulieu cameras with this design allowed for shorter shutter speeds to be used (1/60 sec), thus providing sharper footage.

Beaulieu 7008

60 meter (200 ft) magazines were available, attached to the camera top. 60 meter (200 ft) magazine take-up motors powered by the camera battery through the contacts on the magazine and camera body top contrast with the Bolex wire connection. Beaulieu today As consumers moved from film to video, Beaulieu made some attempts to do the same, but none of these efforts were particularly successful. The company manufactured its last camera in 2002. Both spares and servicing are still available.