Newman Sinclair

Newman Sinclair and/or. “Newman and Sinclair”, London, was a production company of movie cameras, which were produced from 1927 on.

Newman-Sinclair-Kamera der 1950er-Jahre
Newman Sinclair camera of the 1950er-Jahre

the basic model developed Arthur Samuel Newman, who let the Kameragehäuse make of duralumin, a temperature-resistant light alloy. The first model with 35 mm-objectively was propelled still by a wind up clockwork, that approx. 60 m film to transport knew. Later models were battery-operated. The Newman Sinclair permitted speeds between 10 and 24 Frames in the second.

The camera had a flexible screen, in and fading out could be made automatically.

Due to its robustness, its small weight and the easy handling resulting from it the camera applied over thirty years as an optimal movie camera to messages reports and documentary films.

Famous documentary film producers such as Robert J. Flaherty, Humphrey Jennings, Damien Parer and Basil WRIGHT used this camera. Straight Flaherty preferred this camera to the heavy models of its time, since he for its singular Inuit - documentation film Nanuk, which had to be independent Eskimo “. At the low temperatures it could itself on the experiences of the British Mount Everest - expedition leave. Its model knows a strong version from steel up, which permitted also long focal lengths due to its weight. With Parer were however the high temperatures of the desert of the middle east or the high air humidity of new Guinea, which induced it to the acquisition and to the use of these cameras.

Even passable cutout enlargements for daily papers and publications permitted the image definition of their Frames.

Even 1971 still used Stanley Kubrick of models of this camera for Clockwork orange on something “doubtful” kind: In order to be able to film the attempted suicide of its Alex figure convincingly, it let six Newman Sinclair cameras on the plaster smash, until one impacted downward finally with the objective and supplied the desired attitude.

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