Sanwa Mycro II (post-War)

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(1949, 1950, 25th Showa) Similar to the Post-war Model I with the same shutter, a different face plate and a coated lens. Suppliers of the lenses at that time included "Asahi Optic Co.", but their lenses are much inferior compared with a modern product. This was because Japan was in an economic depressed period following World War II.

Notable differences include the 14mm film advance winder and the face plate labelled "Mycro SANWA CO. LTD, COATED LENS", like the later IIIA.

One late version includes a  cable release connection for the shutter and a rear cover sliding opening lock.  Possibly made in the same period as  the Mycro Super 16, with similar specifications.

Lens Markings Mycro UNA 1:4.5 F=20mm
Faceplate Colour Black
Faceplate Markings Mycro SANWA CO. LTD, COATED LENS, 2 Stars, Swww Logo
Diaphragm 11, 8, 6.3, 4.5
Shutter Speeds 25, 50, 100, B
Shutter Cocking Notched Lever
Shutter Lever Thick
Shutter Button Flat Reeded Edge
Top Housing Upright Finder, Sloping Right Side, Round Rear, Square Front, Glass
Top Markings Mycro PATENTS
Wind Knob Medium, Line Arrow, Small Pin, Reeded Edge with 2 Lines
Large, Filled Feathered Arrow, Reeded Edge with 2 Lines
Body Cover Black - Large Grain
Camera Hinge 3-Part
Camera Back Tinted Window. Round Frame - 5 Ridges, Slide Cover, 2 Rivets
Closure & Markings Bar with Slide (Different from Original Model)
Camera Base Clean

Model Mycro
Finish/colour chrome, black leatherette, black name plate 
Lens Fixed
Aperture Fixed
Film Door lock snap to shut
Case Stamped "Mycro" on the front
Dimensions 54x34x32 mm (width x height x depth)
Weight 80g
Purchased 2004/05/11
Date of Manufacture  
Cost 58.99USD
Current Value  
Auction Price Ebay  2004/03/09 24GBP, 2004/04/19 21.05GBP, *2004/05/11 58.99USD, 2004/05/24 29.01USD (case), 2004/08/16 49.99USD, 2004/10/24 60USD, 2005/04/22 57.78USD (with box of 6 film), 2005/05/22 86USD (box), 2005/05/31 14.50USD

Sliding bar version

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Last Updated on 31st May 2005