Stecky - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Stecky

1948

Model III

Riken Optical

Occupied Japan

Image of Stecky

Lens:
f3.5, 25 mm Stekinar, iris diaphragm to f16. Coated. Screw mount lens.

Shutter:
Pivoted two-blade return, speeds 1/100, 1/50, 1/25, B.

Construction:
Leather covered metal body.

Format:
20, 10 x 14 mm exposures on 16 mm cine film held in take-up and feed cassettes.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Film advance by rotating the take-up spindle. Auto stop on film advance. Not coupled to shutter. A button has to be moved before film advance knob can be turned, this advances the frame counter.

Serial Number:
459 .

With:

  • f5.5, 40 mm Steky-tele lens. Leather case for telephoto lens. View-finder mask for use with telephoto lens.
  • Yellow filter. Two cassettes. Ever-ready case.

This is a high-quality miniature camera made interesting by having an upright appearance and interchangeable lenses. A number of different models were produced and minor differences in finish exist. The 111b model had a flash synchronisation socket below the lens and an accessory shoe. As well as the telephoto lens a wide-angle was produced.

The Stecky name was also used for a 16 mm camera later known as the Ricoh 16.

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