(1950) A top-of-the line submini, it comes with a focusing 20mm (f2.8) lens. Shutter speeds of B, 1/30-1/1000. The camera uses the sprocket holes of the film to advance the film. The viewfinder slides out of the body and keeps the camera very compact. Available in black, gold, silver, or black with white or grey. The Mec-16 used a slightly modified RADA cassette-setup. A regular RADA cassette could be used for the film supply side -- as in all RADA cassette cameras -- but with the Mec an additional Mec cassette is needed on the take-up side. You can tell teh difference between the original model and later models because the shutter release is on the front of the camera on the original.
This is a more unusual version and is really a transition model. It is a Mec-16 styled like a Mec-16 SB.
(1960) This was a new, updated model of the Mec-16 with a built-in behind-the-lens metering system. In fact, this camera made photographic history since it was the first camera of any format with TTL metering. It came with a new, built-in Gossen selenium meter and sported a Rodenstock f2.0 lens making it one of the fastest subminis ever made. The lens focused from 1 foot to infinity. Shutter speeds of B, 1/30 - 1/000. A set of seven filters was available. What more could you ask for?
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