Mikam, Makam - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Mikam

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

Germany

Image of Mikam

Lens:
Two element c. 15 cm focal length.

Shutter:
Ibso leaf shutter, speeds 1 - 1/25, B, T.

Construction:
Metal.

Format:
9 x 12 cm plates held in single metal slides.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Beam splitter bellow shutter with eyesight correction, cross hairs in view-finder. Collar with clamp to fit on microscope tube. Provision for double cable release.

Serial Number:
776 .

With:
Two Leitz film pack adapters. Leitz red box.

Code Names:
GCYII - FPA.

Makam

1920s

E. Leitz G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

Germany

Image of Makam

Lens:
Two element c. 15 cm focal length.

Shutter:
Ibso leaf shutter, speeds 1 - 1/25, B, T.

Construction:
Metal.

Format:
9 x 12 cm plates held in single metal slides.

Focusing:
None.

Attributes:
Beam splitter bellow shutter with eyesight correction. Collar with clamp to fit on microscope tube. Provision for double cable release.

Serial Number:
3191 .

With:
Leitz Periplan Ok 10x eye-piece. Single metal slide by Ica. Long cable release for beam splitter. Short cable release with lock for shutter by AGC. Automatic Release (CALOS). Leitz red box.

These microscope cameras were normally used with the Periplan microscope eye-piece. Above this is a beam splitter diverting light to a telescope eye-piece fitted with a cross hair. The beam splitter is hinged, a cable release moving it out of the light path at the time of exposure. Above the beam splitter is the shutter. Next is an image forming lens consisting of a positive meniscus near the shutter separated from a plano-concave element. The Automatic Release jointly operated the two cable releases.

The camera is marked x1, that is, the image magnification at the plate is as calculated for the microscope. The price was around 14.14.0 in 1930. Later models were fitted with an Ibsor shutter.

The Makam and smaller Macca, for 4.5 x 6 cm plates, used parts interchangeable with the later models of the Milfilmca and Mikas. The Mikam is similar to the later Makam.

Code Names:
726/6 - slide. CALOS - Automatic Release.

References & Notes:
Leitz Cat. - Micro Camera Attachments, 1935. Hearson Cat. 1930, p. 211.

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