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The Mamiya 16 Super Model III in was manufactured only in 1959. Engraved "Mamiya 16 Super Model III" and inside the film chamber the white arrow indicating the direction of the film path changed to a bright yellow. The front is no longer engraved "Lens:Cute". These cameras are also engraved with a serial number. In other respects this is the same as the Model II.

The film reminder is marked for the speed of the film (in ASA and DIN), film type (B&W or colour) and EMPTY.

The other features are similar to the 16 Super, it has a 25mm (f3.5-11) focusing lens,  focusing scale of 0.3m (1ft) to infinity and  shutter speeds of B, 1/2-1/200.

It has a slot to load the round filter. A little lever on the front of the camera slides the filter in and out, while a tiny trap-door on the bottom allows the filter to be changed. Mamiya made several round filters that can be used on this camera including yellow, green, red, skylight, 85B, and neutral density.

The flash synch uses a proprietary socket that also had an accessory insert to convert to a standard PC connector. The flash contact screws into the bottom of the camera, inside the tripod socket! So the flash will only work with Mamiya cameras, even though similar units where sold for Steky and Minute 16 cameras. The accessory converter for standard PC connector is often missing, so perhaps was an optional accessory.  The Mamiya flash has a bracket that locks the camera in place with the cable plug screwing the camera to the bracket.

The camera was often sold in a kit with three rolls of film, camera case, flash attachment and flash bulbs.

The standard case is a dark blue zip case and the camera normally has at least the yellow filter slotted in the camera.

Model 16 Super Model III (<EP>) 16 Super Model III (imperial)
Serial # 589072 590181
Lens  4-element, 25 mm Cute
Aperture  f/3.5. V-blade aperture continuously variable to f/11
Shutter B, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200s
Dimensions 6.5 cm x 4.5 cm x 3 cm.
Weight 170g
Purchased 2003/02/19 2002/10/06
Date of Manufacture    
Cost 83USD 88.78USD
Current Value    
Auction Price Ebay 2003/02/19 83USD (with black flash unit) Ebay 2002/01/27 152.50USD (box), 2002/03/13 91EUR, 2002/07/28 49.99USD, *2002/10/06 88.78USD, 2002/10/22 73USD (small box with case), 2003/02/25 76USD, 2003/05/05 68USD, 2003/08/24 52.23USD (instructions), 2004/02/06 62.01USD (box with black flash), 2004/03/17 60USD (case), 2004/12/01 42.10USD, 2005/01/06 75USD (kit, black flash), 2005/06/26 48.79USD


Last Updated on 26th June 2005