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1. Automatic through-the-Iens exposure therefore, angle of
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, giving two-speed
control. Further details page 4.
5. Switch off the automatic exposure here and manually adjust at
will. The tiny pushbutton in the middle of the knob lets you
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. Light signal in viewfinder give
transport check and end-of-film warning. Further details page 7.
\8. Automatic time lapse facility with continuously variable "quick-
\ action" speed settings between six frames per sec. and one
,\ frame per min. Further details pages 8 and 9.
9\ Filming speed control-54 frames/sec. for triple slow motion;
4frames/sec. for pan shots. Button for instant change from
, ormal speed to triple slow-motion. Further details page 8.
10. B ilt-in filter switch for regulating colour temperature of colour
shO~sin daylight or artificial light.
11. Main\tWitch cuts out all camera circu its, and IS also used to
check xondition of drive batteries. All Nizo cameras bear the
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12. Variable segment diaphragm lever, giving time exposures in
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 storage battery. Further details page 8.
14. Quick-action or trick shots can be evenly illuminated with
electronic flash for daylight effect, and to avoid heat radiation.
Connect the flash here. Further details page 9.
15. Socket for sync-pulse cable for connection to portable tape
recorder. 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 drive
batteries in a container which protects the camera against
battery leakage.
20. Drive mechanism trigger, for left or right-hand use. Can be
operated while wearing gloves.
21. Viewfinder with eyepiece adjustment (5diopters) and
replaceable rubber eye cup. The eyepiece is conveniently
placed for comfortable use.
/ Which of these leading cameras in the
Nizo range is right for you?
When you decide on one of the three
cameras, you have, in the main, chosen a
particular lens, or more precisely, a
particular telephoto capability. For example,
if you plan to film animals or similar
subjects, the Nizo S 800 camera is recom-
mended. With its 80 mm zoom you have
a high-performance lens with boundless
scope for creative work.
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 filming 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 millimeters
between the extreme wide-angle and tele-
photo settings 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 provides a different picture
angle, giving fresh creative scope. These
various focal lengths can be set easily and
smoothly by the automatic power zoom-
controlled by push buttons on top of the
camera. And you can vary the speed of the
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Nizocameras S800, S 560 and S 480 -
basically similar
but with different lenses
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.
7 mm Focal distance
Compare these pictures. 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: 300mm for the 48mm Super 8
focal length, 375 mm for 5 6 mm, and at least
5 00mm for 80mm.
80mm Focal distance 5 6 mm Focal distance
All three models have pocket-size
telephoto lenses:
Variogons by Schneider of Kreuznach, Germany
48mm Focal distance
This is the lens of the Nizo S 480camera:
Schneider Variogon 8-48 mm and
1.8 zoom range (ratio of extreme wide-
angle to telephoto setting): 1to 6.
Focusing range: 1m to 00.
Aperture range: 1.8to 22.
Horizontal picture angle: 37 to 6 20'.
This is the zoom lens of the Nizo S 5 6 0
Schneider Variogon 7-5 6 mm, 111.8.
Zoom range: 1to 8.
Focusing range: 1mto 00.
Aperture range: 1.8 to 22.
Horizontal picture angle: 42 to 5 30'.
This is the zoom lens of the Nizo S 800
Schneider Variogon 7-80 mm, fl1.8.
Zoom range: 1to 11.4.
Focusing range: 1.5 m to 00.
Apertu re range: 1.8 to 22.
Horizontal picture angle: 42 to 3 5 0'.
1. Power zoom component
2. Beam-splitting prism
3. Basic lens
4. Film plane
5. Iris mirror
6. Parabolic reflector
7. Viewfinder lens
8. CdS photoresistor
9. 1st image-plane
10. Mirror
11. Field lens
12. Rangefinder (wedgdisc)
13. Field lens
14. Reversal system
15. Diaphragm
16. 2nd image-plane
Viewfinder mask
17. Eyepiece
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 16mm.
Close-up lenses for Nizo S 560 camera and
Nizo S 480 camera
Distance Covered
1.00-0.47 meters
0.50-0.32 meters
0.33-0.24 meters
NL 2
NL 3
Close-up lenses for Nizo S 800 camera
NL 8001 1.50-0.72 meters
NL 8002 0.80-0.51 meters
NL 8003 0.50-0.37 meters
High quality cameras .
start with the optical system
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The zoom lens barrel and the eyepiece are
all that you can see of the high-grade
optical equipment in the Nizo camera. But
let's take a quick look at what's inside
the elegantly styled and beautifully finished
camera body.
First, light rays pass through the zoom
section of the lens, which is an afocal
system with an angle variation effect.
A beam-splitting prism, located between 6
The three cameras have reflex focusing,
a nd t hr o ugh t he l e ns
exposure systems
In the large bright viewfinder image you
will first note the split-image rangefinder of
the focusing system. This device does
not allow the eye any scope for estimating
what is "sharp" or otherwise, but this
can be overcome by adjusting the eyepiece
- as you would adjust binoculars- using
a diopter compensating device
(5 diopters) to suit individual eyesight.
You can tell when the focus is correct,
because the outlines of the subject appear
unbroken in the rangefinder circle.
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
the zoom section and the basic lens,
diverts a small portion of the light to the
viewfinder and, via a mirror system,
to the CdS photoresistor of the automatic
exposure system.
magnified almost 20 times. The viewfinder
image is bright, clear and aberration-
free, corresponding with the picture seen
later on the projection screen. The
same conditions apply to exposure control,
which measure the same amount of light
for the automatic system and corresponding
aperture settings, to that which reaches
the film.
On its way to the eyepiece, the light
traverses a rangefinder lens and goes
through a reversal arrangement. Both this
and the eyepiece system, mean that the
7 viewfinder image appears at the eyepiece
indicates that the end of the film has been
Underneath the viewfinder image is a scale
which indicates the lens aperture set
automatically by the exposure system. This
illustration of the special purpose
instrument 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
facility on Nizo cameras suits all
film types currently available on the inter-
national 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 1.35volt cells supplying the CdS
exposure control circuit.
he automatic time lapse
ystem of Nizocameras 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
one frame per minute with your Nizo camera,
you can project later for 3.3 seconds at
18frames a second and show what
happened during one hour. This facility
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 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
an accessory called the Power Set. In
one bag are contained an accumulator, its
maintenance kit and a lead for connection
to an external supply; the handle can
be folded back and the camera fixed to a

An additional component called the Magic
Switch is supplied with the Power Set
to enable you to set the quick-action range.
A further facility is slow-motion. This is
really triple quick-action filming at
54 frames a second for later projection at
18frames 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 Nizocameras 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 equivalent to
daylight; this removes the need for
lamps which produce heat or spotlights
which could harm the subject.
The Nizo camera incorporates a socket for
an electronic flash synchronization lead.
High performance and quick recycling are
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 Nizocameras
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 in excessive
light; you can manipulate depth of
field and sharper reproduction becomes
possible in certain conditions.
Even though very little difference may be
seen in the rangefinder, movies with
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 1minute.
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Push this button and
two shots automatically
mix for lap dissolves
If you make a fade-out and then wind back
the amount of film you have used, and
finally add a fade-in on the same length of
film, you get a double exposure on the
projection 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 follow-
ed by the rewind, then within 3.5 secs, you
are ready to press the pushbutton again
11 for the fade-in into the new scene.
J Synchronized sound movies
Iwith Nizocameras
Sound-film with Braun FP7, the
Synton FP Coupler
and a Tape Recorder
Not available inthe U.S.
Nizo S 800 and S 560 are easily adapted
for synchronized sound movies with most
of the accepted professional systems now
available in the United States.
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These pulses drive the Braun FP 7
projector synchronously with the tape
recorder. Meanwhile Y OL i 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. More details about
projectors editors and splicers are
contained in our special colour brochure .
Braun FP 7 and Synton FP Coupler
not available in the United States.