At first glance, Zeiss Ikon Movikon 8 does not look like a movie camera 8mm. It seems that the first version of the Movikon 8 came to light in 1952 and it was like this but brown. Apparently the gray version went on the market in 1956. Later appear another version with various shutter speeds and other higher selenium photometer. This Movikon only has a shooting speed of 16 fps (frames per second) and the possibility of shooting frames one by one. Said speed selector is in the upper left (if viewed from the rear visor), just ahead of the tour footage indicator. The trigger is positioned just to the other side and sliding switches to the right side. Said trigger can be locked by turning 90 degrees to prevent accidental shootings. The camera works by rope (spring) whose wheel load is placed on the front, to the side of the target. This objective is Movitar 1: 1.9 f = 10mm fixed focus, but will be adjusted couplings wide angle and telephoto lenses. Turning the toothed outer part of the objective, you can open and close the diaphragm in the openings 16, 11, 8, 5.6, 4, 2.8 and 1.9. You can also adjust the focus distance from infinity-tight 0.2 meters, with a red dot to select an approach to almost all outlets. On Top incorporates a foot accessory which in this case is not intended for the use of flash, but to couple it a rangefinder so you can better judge distances. It opens from the back and the closure is of the same type worn by Contax of the time. Inside empty spool with an original Zeiss Ikon to collect the illuminated film. The movie camera 8mm usually adopts a vertical design, tall, thin, where two rolls of film are positioned vertically, so that the film plane can fit easily and directly in the film gate. Instead, Movikon 8 adopts a horizontal design, short and fat body. The two reels of film are placed horizontally where the film twists 90 degrees before entering the film gate, and then another 90 degrees writhes after leaving the film gate. Zeiss Ikon is a German company founded in 1926 by the merger of four camera manufacturers (Contessa-Nettel, Ernemann, Goerz and Ica) and the capital contribution of Zeiss. The group became one of the largest companies in the capital, Dresden, photographic technology with plants in Stuttgart and Berlin. He continued several products of its constituents for a while, but it also created new folder as Ikonta quality rangefinder camera and medium format Super Ikonta. To Zeiss Ikon World War II was the world leader in the manufacture of 8mm movie cameras. In addition to cameras and lenses, Zeiss Ikon also produced some optics for medical applications.