Swing over the crank and rotate until it dropd into
place, engaging the winding mechanism. Now turn crank
clockwise as far as the stop permits. The motor
transports at one winding over 16 feet of film at a
constant speed (at 16 frames per second this corresponds
to a running time of about 40 seconds). The spring cannot
be overwound as it has an automatic interlock operating
at a point just before the tension would be too low to
provide adequate power. The motor stops in this case with
the shutter closed. Overexposure and waste of film - the
results of inadequate spring tension - are therefore
If the camera is going to be stored for some time, it
is advisable to allow the motor to run down with the
camera unloaded, to avoid straining of the spring.
In order to avoid unintentional alteration of the
film-speed setting, its control is situated inside the
Open the camera by hingeing up the catch on the side.
Give the catch a quarter turn to the left and lift the
side plate off.
Set the dial by rotating the centre knob - if
necessary with a coin - until the film-speed (DIN or ASA)
appears opposite the black trinagular mark. The
film-speed is now automatically taken care of by the
The EUMIG C16 can be adjusted for the exceptionally
wide range of 9 - 27/10 DIN (4 - 600 ASA). Although such
high-speed films are not yet in use, we wish to ensure
that this camera will be abreast of future
You can load your EUMIG C16 with 100 ft. or 50 ft.
daylight-loading spools. The film transport mechanism is
designed for the use of film perforated on both sides or
on one side only. This is important and allows for the
subsequent addition of a sound track.
Never load the camera in bright sunlight. If there is
no other shade available, load in the shade of your own
After setting the film-speed, slide out the two
loop-formers (between the pressure plate and the sprckets
you will find two pins operating the loop-formers) and
place the loaded spool on the upper spindle, so that the
film runs in a clockwise direction. Now unwind about 8
inches of film, wind this round the top sprocket, over
the loop-former, and push it down diagonally from above
between the film gate and the pressure plate, until the
pressure plate slips back into place. Pull the film out
round the lower loop-former and sprocket, bend it over
sharply about half-inch from the end, fasten it by
wrapping 2 or 3 turns round the take-up spool and place
this on the take-up spindle. N.B. The film must be wound
on to the take-up spool in a clockwise direction. If
there is not enough film available for threading, allow
the motor to run for a moment. Make sure by turning the
take-up spool in a clockwise direction that the film is
properly secured to it, slide the loop-formers back, and
check the operation of the camera by running the motor
for a few moments. N.B. The cover plate cannot be
replaced unless the loop-formers have been slid back into
their original position.
After loading the camera according to the above
instructions, replace the over plate and lock it in
place, prise up the small hinged plate in the centre of
the footage indicator, turn the dial until the two
triangular marks coincide, and press the hunged plate
back. Now let the motor run until the figure 0 is exactly
opposite the triangular mark. The leader has now been run
through, and the camera is ready for filming.
When using 100 ft. spools, continue filming until the
footage indicator reaches the 100 ft. mark. At this point
begins the trailer, whose purpose is to guard against
fogging when unloading the camera. Allow the motor to run
until the last mark on the dial is opposite the
triangular mark. The trailer has now been run through,
and the camera can be safely unloaded. The alteration in
the tone of the motor is the sign that film is no longer
You can now open the camera - in the shad eif possible
- to unload the full take-up spool. Tighten the film
slightly on the spool - not too much, or else the
emulsion will be damaged - put the spool n the metal
container, and seal. The film can now be sent away for
The procedure for 50 ft. spools is similar. In this
case, however, filming must cease when the footage
indicator reaches the 50 ft. mark. About 6 ft. more of
film is run through without opening the camera, so that
the trailer is wound up on the lower spool.
The EUMIG C16 has a range of five speeds: 16, 24, 36,
48 and 64 frames per second. The speeds are selected by
setting a knurled wheel on the front plate of the camera
to a red dot.
You need have no worries about exposure, for the
exposure meter automatically adjusts itself to the speed
The exposure times for each of the above speeds are as
16 frames per second = 1/36 second (normal speed)
24 frames per second = 1/48 second (for 16 mm. sound
film and for copying on commercial 35 mm. film)
32 frames per second = 1/64 second (slow motion)
48 frames per second = 1/96 second (slow motion)
64 frames per second = 1/128 second (slow motion)
Never run the camera at slow motion speeds when
Continuous Running, and Single Shots
When the green dot on the button near the crank is set
to the mark, the release can be operated by hand or
When the red dot is set to the mark, the release is
For continuous running first, press the release
knob or the cable release, and then set the red dot to
the mark. The camera now runs by itself, and you can
appear in the scene being filmed.
The handy power reserve indicator can be used for
predetermining the length of scenes to be filmed when
running the camera continuously. For further details see
section on "The Power Reserve
For filming in the continuous running position we
recommend the use of a tripod, and for this purpose we
suppply a rapid-lock camera cradle to every EUMIG
You can, of course, take continuous running shots at
any speed (the automatic exposure meter always
compensates for the speed in use).
By screwing a cable release into the bushing
underneath the viewfinder eyepiece, you can take single
shots. The exposure time for such shots is 1/25 second,
due to the acceleration of the motor.
Consequently, take a diaphragm aperture half a stop
smaller than that indicated by the exposure meter.
For example, if the reading is f/8, the diaphragm
should be set for single shots, at betwee f/8 and
Single shots should always be taken with a tripod to
avoid shake and shifting of the camera between shots.
Your EUMIG C16 is fitted with the outstanding 25 mm.
f/1.9 EUMIGAR lens, an EUMIG product. This high-speed
lens is a four-element anastigmat in a focussing mount,
colour corrected and coated on all surfaces, and gives
exceedingly crisp definition.
The focussing scale (3 feet to infinity) in calibrated
in metres as well as in feet.
For close-ups less than 3 feet away special
supplementary lenses must be used.
This viewfinder is an optical system of high precision
consisting of 10 lenses, coated on all surfaces, and
shows the field of view in natural size, i.e. to the
scale of 1:1. This is a great advantage, as you can
follow any scene through the viewfinder exactly as with
the naked eye. For spectacle wearers, the eyepiece can be
adjusted from plus to minus 4 dioptrics.
The te;escopic viewfinder s coupled with the focussing
ring of the normal lens, being thus completely free of
parallax from 3 feet to infinity.
The built-in, hinged masks always show the correct
framing. When using the normal 25 mm. lens, the black
knob beside the eyepiece is set so that the mark "f 25"
coincides with the white dot. For the EUMACRONAR tele
attachment the mark "2 x" is set to this dot, while the
setting "1/2" is employed when filming with the
EUMICRONAR wide-angle attachment.
Automatic Exposure Meter
The exposure meter is one of the most attractive
features of your EUMIG C16, as it prevents wrong
exposure, still allowing intentional under exposure
(faked sunset effects through stopping down, silhouettes
All you have to do is to keep the moving pointer in
the viewfinder steady over the fixed mark; this is done
by turning the knurled disc on the right-hand side of the
front plate beside the diaphragm scale, which
automatically sets the diaphragm.
The exposure meter compensates automatically for the
film-speed and motor-speed used. Moreover its readings
are correct for whatever lens is being used, tele, wide
angle or portrait attachments.
of Preparatory Manipulations
- Wind up motor
- Set film-speed
- Load film
- Set footage indicator
- Set motor-speed and
These manipulations soon become second nature, taking
less than a couple of seconds.
If you are filming without a tripod, hold the camera
with the left hand by the leather-covered lower portion,
and rest the right hand lightly on it. The left index
finger should rest on the release knob.
Select the frame with the viewfinder, set the exposure
meter with the right index or middle finger, and you are
ready for filming. The golden rule is to hold the camera
is a steady, relaxed way, and not in a vice-like
The rapid-lock camera cradle has been provided for
filming with a tripod; the cradle is permanently screwed
to the tripod, and the camera is locked to the cradle or
removed from it by operating the rapid-lock lever.
The red-painted part of the disc visible through the
curved slots above the footage indicator shows how much
of the motor-power has been consumed; the white painted
part shows at a glance how much film can still be shot
withut rewinding. The total length of the 5 slots
represents the capacity of the motor fully wound, i.e.
about 16 feet of film, each slot representing about 3
feet of film.
This handy device can be read in a flash, and enables
you, for example, to predetermine the length of scenes
shot with the camera set to the continuous running
position, as you always have a check on the amount of
power still available, (3 feet of film corresponds
roughly to 8 seconds running time) so you can stay in the
scene - if you wish to appear - right up to the last, and
do not need to hurry back to switch off the camera. After
the predetermined length of film has been shot, the
camera automatically stops with the shutter closed.
A useful aid for the determination of scene-length is
the click signal, audible once in about every 2 feet of
the Tele and Wide Angle Attachments
The EUMACRONAR tele and EUMICRONAR wide-angle
attachments have been developed specially for the EUMIG
C16. Apart from their optical excellence, they have the
advantage that the effective aperture of the lens is in
all cases f/1.9. Thus the exposure meter always gives the
correct readings - even for tele and wide-angle
Using the EUMACRONAR tele attachment, it is screwed
into the normal lens mount; its focal length being thus
doubled, i.e. 50 mm, resulting in a two-times
magnification of objects filmed. The normal lens must be
set at infinity, and focussing is done with the tele
attachment. The viewfinder mask should be adjusted
accordingly - see the section "The
It is important to hold the camera very steady when
using a tele lens, as any shakes are magnified two fold
in the projection, due to the doubling of the focal
For filming scenes of greater area, the EUMICRONAR
wide-angle attachment should be used. The handling of
this attachment is similar to that of the tele
attachment, but n this case the focal length is halved
i.e. 12.5 mm. The correct viewfinder mask must be set
Before filming with either tele or wide-angle
attachment, first set the normal lens to ifinity. When
using these attachments, the parallax adjustment is no
longer operative, so that you must allow for parallax in
close-ups when using these attachments. The discrepancy
is 4.5 cm. in the vertical, and 3 cm. in the horizontal
Care of the EUMIG
Your EUMIG C16 requires hardly any servicing at all
and will always render trouble-free service provided that
you observe the few precautions necessary for its proper
Keep the lens surfaces scrupulously clean,
nevertheless avoid hard rubbing, which would damage the
coating. Beware of dust and fngerprints.
The interior of the camera where the film runs should
also be kept very clean. Fluff and gelatine dust may
collect on the pressure plate. The pressure plate can
easily be lifted, so that you can clean it and the film
gate with a soft cloth or a thin piece of wood. Under no
circumstances should metal or sharp objects be used for
You EUMIG C16 has been designed to meet the most
exacting requirements and to stand up to such conditions
as may be encountered for example on expeditions. We
would nevertheless ask you to give your camera loving
treatment, and to protect it as far as possible from
extremes of temperature, dust and humidity.
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