Hit and Mycro - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Hit

Image of Hit

Lens:
Meniscus, fixed aperture.

Shutter:
Sector type, T and I settings. Capping blade. Everset.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
14 x 14 mm exposures on paper-backed roll-film.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Direct-vision view-finder consisting of two pieces of plain glass.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.

With:
Leather case. Two rolls of Kiku panchro film.

Mycro IIIA

Mycro Camera Co.

Tokyo

Japan

Lens:
f4.5, 20 mm Mycro Una, iris diaphragm to f11.

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

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
10, 10 x 14 mm exposures on paper-backed roll-film.

Focusing:
Fixed.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.
Cable release socket.

With:
Leather case.

Mycro IIIA

Details as above.

The Mycro is one of the better made novelty cameras of the 1950s. The shutter is unusual in that it has to be tensioned. A Mycro, not 111A, was also produced. The price in 1960 was 3.16.0.

The Hit is of poor quality compared to the Mycro, similar models were sold under several different names.

References & Notes:
BJA 1961, p. 536.

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Hit and Mycro

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