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SUPER 8 ( Super 8mm / Super8 / Single-8 )

Updated March 22, 2017

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All super 8mm projectors on this page are among the best and most reliable projectors made, totally restored to New running condition. They are for running Super-8 film or Fuji's Single-8 film only. Super-8 and Fuji's Single-8 film are the same film format, so both will run on any Super-8 projector. 
You cannot run 8mm film on a projector designed just for Super-8/Single-8 film.
If you need a projector to run older standard 8mm film, click HERE for Standard 8mm Silent and Sound Projectors.

Here is the difference between 8mm and Super-8 (also called Single-8) film :

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Projectors sold are immediately removed from the lists, so it is always up-to-date. More are added all the time. The listings on these pages are always current.

Most dual 8mm projectors, that can run both 8mm and super-8 (single-8) film, tend to sacrifice performance and film safety. For this reason I have never cared for most of them and will not have any, except for the early Eumig dual-8 sound (tube amplifier) and silent models. The Eumig models incorporate separate sprockets and film gates to be switched out for each film format and run the films excellent and safely. All Eumig projectors I will list are the older models and thus have to have extensive refurbishing done to make them perform and last like a new projector. Most will have totally refurbished drive discs and motor mounts, among other major parts replaced and re-adjusted.
All of the projectors on this page will run your film perfectly and safely. A number in brackets ( ) indicates if I have more than one of that model. No discount on these projectors.

Super 8 movie projectors by Elmo, Bell & Howell, Sankyo, Yashica, Eumig and other sound and silent models are avaliable off and on so keep checking back if you don't find what you want. All super-8 projectors have automatic threading. Most will be in Mint condition. All super 8mm projectors are cleaned, checked, lubricated, repaired and new parts installed as necessary to restore to perfect running condition. All come with the power cord, take-up reel, good bulb, instruction book and a magnetic sound film so you can test it as soon as it arrives. Other accessories are included as indicated.

All sound projectors will run silent as well as magnetic sound films. If indicated, some of the projectors here are excellent to use for transferring film to video, but none have the capability of transferring the image to video through a line output. You must use a video camera to take a picture of the projected image if you plan to use the projector for video transfer. Any line outputs mentioned in the descriptions are for audio only.

All are 115 to 120 volt unless noted as having multiple voltage settings.  Most are capable of variable speed adjustment using two adjustable potentiometers on a circuit board inside the back covers using a special plastic adjuster you can get at Radio Shack for $1.29. However I will not accept a return on a projector for any damage caused by using improper tools or otherwise causing damage to the projector while adjusting the potentiometers; or from making any other adjustments or modifications to the projector.

I do not take in repair jobs. I just service the projectors I refurbish and sell myself.

All projectors are guaranteed to be as described and running perfectly for a full 60 days after delivery date, or I will repair it or replace it for another comparable model. If it cannot be repaired and I don't have a satisfactory replacement, I will give a refund. Please be sure about the type projector you need and what you order. If, after you first receive a projector,  you want to return it because you bought the wrong format, thought it did something I indicated in the description or on the page heading that it does not do, or you just decided you don't want it after all, I will issue a refund less the initial shipping, Paypal fees if that applies, plus a re-stocking fee of 25% of the selling price of the projector.

Will run Super-8 Silent or Sound films (But not play back the sound).


Excellent For Video or DVD Transfer Work

  • Here is an exceptional silent projector for bright big screen projection, critical analysis of your film, or for video transfer. The most full featured super-8 silent projector ever made by Bell & Howell for Sears. Features 400' reel capacity, variable speed control, flickerless slow motion with a special shutter that switches from 3 to 6 blades, single frame and reverse, automatic threading to take-up reel, retractable power cord, room light control and a very bright image for big screen projection using the low volt DLS, DEF, DKR or DHX 150 watt bulb and fast 1" f1.2 lens. Very easy to unthread in the middle of a reel. With copy of instruction book and Disney film. Near Mint condition -  $599  (No discount)

For showing Super-8 Sound or Silent films only.


  • A great performing Super 8mm magnetic sound projector with 800' reel capacity. Speeds of 18 or 24 frames per second with capability of variable speeds (two adjustable potentiometers on circuit boards inside the back cover) so you can adjust to 20 fps for video transfer of your home movies. Outstanding quality sound with a 6.5 watt amplifier with tone control. F1.3 zoom lens, 12 volt 100 watt EFP lamp, runs reverse as well as forward and has auto threading onto the take-up reel. Exceptional Elmo quality and very safe on your film. This is the later multi-voltage model with settings from 110 to 240 volts and has multiple audio inputs and outputs. Comes with an 800' reel, instruction book, protective cover, sample sound film and accessories. In the worn original box. Near Mint  - $899    (No discount)


  • High end Sankyo model projector runs beautifully. With f1.4 15 to 25mm zoom lens, 12 volt 100 watt EFP bulb, 600' capacity, tone control, fully automatic threading, reverse, speaker and line outputs, speeds of 18 or 24 frames per second with capability of variable speeds (two adjustable potentiometers on circuit boards inside the back cover) so you can adjust to 20 fps for video transfer of your home movies. Has multiple audio inputs and outputs. Comes complete with  600' reel and instruction book. Near Mint condition - $799   (No discount)


  • A beautifully running super-8 sound projector with 600' reel capacity, F1.3 zoom lens, film counter, bright EFP 12 volt 100 watt lamp. Reverse projection, multiple inputs and outputs for audio. Can record and play back from both the main and balance stripes with many special recording features. Will play back stereo sound films in stereo by running lines to a stereo amplifier from the separate audio track outputs. Speeds of 18 or 24 frames per second with capability of variable speeds (two adjustable potentiometers on circuit boards inside the back cover) so you can adjust to 20 fps for video transfer of your home movies. Booming sound output. Comes with protective cover, accessories, sample sound film and instruction book. Near Mint condition in original box - $999    (No discount)



  • From 1967, this is the first super-8 sound model Eumig made, almost identical with the 8mm Mark-S, with partial manual threading and high quality tube amplifier for cleaner sound. It will show super-8 sound and silent films. It has automatic threading through the film gate, then you manually thread the film through the sound heads to the take-up reel. This makes it very easy to unthread in the middle of a reel. Runs in forward or reverse. Has variable speed settings from about 15 to 25 frames per second, 600' reel capacity and a bright image with the f1.4 15 to 25mm zoom lens and inexpensive, 50 hour life, FCR 12 volt 100 watt bulb. Excellent for transferring films to DVD. Comes with instruction book, 600' take-up reel and a super-8 sound film so you can test it out right away. Operates at 110 to 250 volts, 50/60 cps. Excellent+ to Like New and totally refurbished to run and last like new - $899 (No discount)


  • A cadillac of a machine. The finest super-8 sound projector Bell & Howell ever sold (made for them by Sankyo). Features 800' reel capacity, auto threading to take-up reel, reverse, tone control, speeds of 18 or 24 fps with a variable speed control. Super bright image with the fast f1.2 15 to 25mm zoom lens, 15 volt 150 watt EFR bulb, and Hi/Low lamp brightness switch. Records and plays back on both the main and balance stripe, blended to one mono speaker output. However there are separate pre-amp outputs for track 1 and 2, which will allow you to play stereo films through a separate stereo amplifier. Can be set for 50 or 60 Hz, and several voltage settings from 110 to 240 volts (European cable available if needed) and has multiple inputs and outputs. The variable speed control makes this perfect for transferring film to video or DVD. Comes with the instruction book, accessories, film trimmer, grounded power cord, 800' reel and a sound film. Near Mint condition - $1399  (No discount) 


  • KOWA 16-D ANAMORPHIC LENS - For mounting in front of your primary Super-8 or 16mm projector lens to show Cinemascope (anamorphic) films. Needs a mounting bracket collar to hold a 1 & 5/8" diameter rear lens barrel. Lens elements clean and perfect. In Like New condition - $249


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