introduction | original | pre-war | post war | Model I | Model II | Super 16 | Model IIIA | Tripod | Film | Filters | Waist Level finder
(1950 25th Showa)
The film system used by the Mycro Super 16 became the new film format. The usual method, using the Midget Type roll film (14 x 14mm) was changed to a method that utilized the 16mm width perforated film (10 x 14mm) loaded into a film magazine. This is not therefore a HIT camera or 17.5mm film camera.
The top cover is a flat form, and a film counter was a new addition, necessary because the lack of a frame counter on the film. The design around the lens and the overall outside dimensions were the same as previous Mycro models. It has a coated lens and shutter cable release connection too. As for accessories, an exclusive flashgun was also sold.
The name plate is labelled "SANWA CO.,LTD COATED LENS",
surrounded both ends by star".
or :"1:4.5 F=20mm COATED, and double lines (engraved directly into the metal and is black in colour).
As with other models which used the nameplate of another model, this is the case with the Mycro Super 16 too. The shape of the nameplate-base is the same as the IIIA model. The IIIA model has an engraved nameplate which was glued on the camera. So there may be a IIIA model which has the same nameplate that has direct engraved features as the Mycro Super 16.
Models in advertisements have an engraved lens name plate
surface : "MYCRO UNA 20mm F4.5", but the example here the lens is nameless and
the faceplate design is also different from other models.
The Mycro Super 16 has a tripod-base on the bottom, not
seen on other models.
The tripod-base is engraving :"IMPORT" and has a yellow paint stamp "MADE IN JAPAN".
The film magazine resembles those of the Steky. 12.5 x 12 x 21mm (wxdxh), semi-circular prism and made of brass with felt on the portions that the film passes.
|Mycro 1:4.5 F=20mm COATED, 2 Double Lines
|25, 50, 100, B
|Flat Reeded Edge
|Upright Finder Flattened with Film Counter, Round Rear, Rectangular Front, Glass
|Mycro SUPER 16
|Large, Filled Feathered Arrow, Reeded Edge with 2 Lines
|Black - Large Grain
|No Rear Window
|Closure & Markings
|Bar with Slide (Different from Original Model)
|Tripod Socket - engraved IMPORT
|Yellow Stamp - MADE IN JAPAN
|chrome, black leatherette, black name plate
|Film Door lock
|snap to shut
|Stamped "Mycro" on the front
|x x mm (width x height x depth)
|Date of Manufacture
|Ebay 2006/05/11 1900USD, 2007/10/28 676.66US, 2008/01/12 228.05USD (missing dial on left of camera)
Last Updated on 12th January 2008