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Sub-Miniature Film Camera Kit | Mycro Camera + Original case

Sub-Miniature Film Camera Kit | Mycro Camera + Original case

A beautiful vintage sub-miniature camera from the 1930s, this Mycro Camera is amazing to experiment with film photography & to take a step back into the past.

The Mycro (マイクロ) is a Japanese subminiature camera, released in 1939. It was made by Akita Seisakusho and distributed by various companies until 1945

The Mycro takes ten 14×14mm exposures on unperforated 17.5mm film, the same as its competitor the Midget, which was released two years earlier in 1937. The Midget and Mycro were certainly the first still cameras in the world to use this type of film, certainly obtained by slicing 35mm film in two. After World War II the same format was adopted by Tougodo's Hit and a host of similar "Hit-type" cameras, most of which were more cheaply made and had lesser features than the Midget and Mycro.

All the Mycro models have the same main body made of pressed metal. The lens and shutter assembly is mounted on a tube at the front. The lens is a fixed-focus 20mm f/4.5, and the aperture is set from 4.5 to 11 by an index placed under the barrel. The shutter has B, 25, 50, 100 settings selected by an index at the top, and the release lever is on the shutter casing itself. The film is advanced by a knob at the top left, as seen by the photographer. The back is hinged to the left and contains a single red window to control the advance.

NB: You will need to cut down 35mm film to fit the camera & load in the dark.

The camera has been fully tested & is in great working order.

Returns accepted within 14 days if there is an issue with the camera.

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  • Returns

    No-hassle returns policy

    I accept returns if there is an issue with the item(s) ordered


    I accept exchanges if there is an issue with the item(s) ordered


    All cameras come with a 3 month warranty from date of purchase. Buyer must contact me and send item back within 21 days of delivery.

    Conditions of return:

    • Buyer is responsible for return postage costs
    • Buyer is responsible for loss in value (as agreed upon with seller) if an item isn’t returned in original condition