Mamiya-16 Super Model III Miniature 16mm Film Camera Excellent Japan 1959 Rare. Sent with Australia Post Standard Large Box/Satchel. The Mamiya 16 Super Model III is virtualy indistinguishable from the Mamiya 16 Super (II). About the only way to tell is that the Model III is marked "Model III" on the top. Otherwise the features are the same as for the model II.
It has a 25mm (f3.5-11) focusing lens. A scale on the top of the camera allows focusing from infinity to one foot.
The pop-out viewfinder has parallax correction. Shutter speeds of B, 1/2-1/200.A built-in, slide-in filter-holder -- with a little lever on the front of the camera -- slides the filter in and out, while a tiny trap-door on the bottom allows the filter to be changed. Mamiya made several round filters that can be used on this camera: yellow, green, red, skylight, 85B, and neutral density. This model has flash synch -- but it's not a standard PC connector. The flash contact screws into the bottom of the camera -- inside the tripod socket! So it will only work with special flash gear, but this connection can also be used as a regular tripod socket.
The Model III was only made for one year, so it is one of the harder models to find. A true subminiature camera, the Mamiya-16 Super uses special cassettes for up to 20 exposures on 16mm film. The image size is 10 x 14 mm.The lens is a 25mm f3.5 with aperture adjustable to f11. The shutter is synchronized for flash and adjustable from 1/2 to 1/200 second plus bulb. Before i get into specifics, this is an amazingly rare camera only being 1 year in production and the example i have here is in immaculate condition stored well and used minimally.
Great internal and external condition with minimal to no surface wear as shown. Camera Body in great condition with no dings, very minimal if any edge wear on surfaces and no surface dust.
Shutter release is snappy, all knobs, buttons, levers, push/pull tabs and winders perform as expected with no resistance or excessive sensitivity. Viewfinder pullout tab is in great shape (pic 6). Timer and film count work great. Lens: Cute 1:3.5 25mm overall clean no exterior marks or scuffs.
Lens clear no fungus, hazing and internal dust. Lens dials turn as expected. Iris opens and closes as expected and responds to the stop down lever. This camera has not been film tested but will perform so if you desire (its in between museum piece and functioning condition, if you can find and process the film).Includes case, manual, a roll of film with varying exposures left and 2 sample pictures probably more than 60 years old! An interesting detail of the viewfinder is a parallax mark at the 1 foot distance.
A nice touch, but I wonder if this really improves close-up framing accuracy? There is also a built-in yellow filter that can be slid in front of the lens as in Minox cameras. The Mamiya-16 Super in my collection is identical in features to the Tower 16.
Camera marketed by Sears Roebuck and Company. The only apparent differences are the engravings of the model name, and on the Mamiya camera, a front engraving gives the name of the lens as: Cute (yes, that is the name). The Tower camera does not have this engraving. However, both lenses are shown as 25mm f 3.5 optics. If you have one of these cameras, and you have wound the advance wheel, but the shutter does not fire, pull out the viewfinder frame.The shutter is locked when the viewfinder is retracted to prevent accidental exposures when carrying the camera. This camera has one other nice feature. Notice a circular cutout located below and left of the Mamiya-16 name engraved on the top cover. Inside the cutout are radiating black and white lines.
When the film is advanced, the lines spin to indicate the film is advancing properly. First introduced in August, 1959.
Camera type : midget camera using 16mm film. Picture size : 10 x 14mm. Lens : Mamiya Sekor f2.8/25mm (three-group, three element).
Viewfinder : collapsible Albada bright-frame finder with parallax correction mark. Distance : 0.3m to inf. Shutter : mechanical leaf shutter, self-cocking mechanism. Shutter speeds : B, 1/2 - 1/200sec. Exposure meter : follow-the-needle type clenium meter.
Body dimensions : 104 x 32 x 48mm. Others : Light yellow filter is built in. All Items will arrive exactly as you see in the photos, please make sure you have done your research and observed all the pictures and request more if you need to, or ask any questions if you are unsure about anything regarding this listing. IMPORTANT: If any complication arises, please message my store as the first response to action and youll be met with a quick reply.
Have a great a week. If you need any extra photography items, such as film, filters, carry or shoulder bags, camera soft bags, straps, flashes, cameras, lens or anything in between, please dont hesitate to ask, as I always have hundreds of specialty unlisted items. The item "Mamiya-16 Super Model III Miniature 16mm Film Camera Excellent Japan 1959 Rare" is in sale since Thursday, July 23, 2020.This item is in the category "Cameras\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "perfect_pixels" and is located in Merrylands.
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