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Rubix cameras were made by Sugaya Optical Works in Japan. The cameras are better made than most of the post war Japanese subminiature production and shaped like a tiny Leica. The Rubina Sixteen and Rubix III could use either 17.5mm roll film (like the various "HIT" style cameras) or 16mm film in cassettes.
The Rubina is shaped like the original Rubix with the film winder on the right, but had the features of the Rubix 16. The lens is marked "RUBY ANASTIGMAT 1:3.5 F=25mm" and has the same shutter speeds, aperture and focusing as the Rubix 16. The shutter release is on the lens (like the Rubix 16) but it has an accessory shoe like the Rubix Deluxe. The camera is marked "Made Mycro Camera Co. Inc NY", "Made in Occupied Japan" and may have been an export model. It is also stamped "RUBINA Sixteen Model II " on the top.
The camera accepts 16mm in cassettes and 17.5mm roll film and in either case produced 10x14mm images. The film counter is to 30.
The base has a tripod socket. The front plate is engraved "RUBINA".
See "Spy Camera" page 65 Michael Pritchard and Douglas St. Denny.
|Model||Rubina Sixteen Model II|
|Finish/colour||chrome, black leatherette|
|Lens||HOPE ANASTIGMAT 1:3.5 F=25mm, 2ft to infinity|
|Shutter||B, 1/25, 1/50 and 1/100|
|Film Door lock||sliding bar|
|Dimensions||65x39x43mm (width x height x depth)|
|Date of Manufacture||1951|
|Auction Price||Ebay 2002/09/05 214.02USD, 2002/09/16 248.05USD, 2003/09/08 209.50USD, 2004/03/22 257USD, 2004/04/18 262USD, 2004/07/28 105.51USD and 3 weeks later the same camera 2004/08/14 132GBP (243.29USD), 2004/11/24 326.60USD , *2005/01/06 246.50USD, 2005/12/31 162.50USD (case), 2006/02/25 268.50USD, 2006/03/23 167.50USD, 2006/07/24 177.50USD (case, red box), 2007/04/18 141.18USD|
Ebay 2003/06/27 26USD
Last Updated on 22nd April 2007