I | Optikotechna Mirar black | black | black fine grain | black enamel | black police | brown | brown snake skin | gold | green | red | spy - fixed focus | stereo black | stereo green |
II | beige | black | black fine grain | brown | green (early version) | green (later version) | light green | yellow | special | stereo black | stereo green
Lenses: Left: MeOpta Mirar f3.5/25mm Serial#: 8435
Right: MeOpta Mirar f3.5/25mm Serial#: 7923
The serial number indicate that this camera was made either in early to mid-1960's in Prerov, in the then-Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, what is now the Czech Republic.
The Mikroma series of cameras were incredible Communist-era sub-miniature cameras, made by the Czechoslovak national photographic company, MeOpta (which had, and has today, its headquarters in Prerov). The camera was developed for a number of uses, including for the Czechoslovak State Secret Service. It is the smallest camera made in the former Soviet bloc that still resembles a camera. The Mikroma exists in green, black, gold and stereo versions. This is the green stereo Mikroma.
The Stereo Mikroma was introduced in 1960 and was produced probably until about 1972. Unlike the normal Mikroma I, the Stereo has a flash synchro, and an actual trigger (next to the film winder). Aperture adjusts from f3.5 to f22.
This camera takes two pictures at once, which are later recombined for one 3D image in a viewfinder (the Meoskop, a la the ViewMaster)
Photographic camera designed for taking of stereoscopic pictures of size 10.5x11.5 mm
|Lens Serial #||7298 & 8089|
|Lens||MeOpta anastigmats Mirar f3.5/25mm|
|Shutter||special design, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, 1/50, 1/100 and "B"|
|Date of Manufacture||1960-72|
|Auction Price||Ebay 280USD 2002/06/24, 164.47USD with cutter 2002/07/11, 170GBP 2002/07/27, 143.50USD 2002/08/07, 295AUS 2002/08/12, 116EUR 2002/10/13, 240EUR with cutter 2002/10/27, 511USD boxed with macro, cutter, viewer, filters 2002/10/30, 280USD with cutter, viewer and filters 2002/11/29, 202.9EUR 2002/11/18, *2004/05/18 223EUR, 2004/05/23 143.53USD, 2004/09/06 168.50USD (with box), 2005/09/06 113.50USD, 2006/02/05 237.38USD (with close up lenses), 2008/02/18 159.50USD (case), 2008/07/28 153.56USD, 2008/08/22 127.50GBP, 2008/10/22 179USD|
|Comment||Semiautomatic camera with two lenses for 12-14 stereoscopic picture couples in 16 mm one-ended perforated film of length 70 cm, eventually 16-18 couples of pictures in 90 cm long film of the same sort.|
Last Updated on 6th November 2008