Mec 16 SB

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MEC 16 SB
MEC-16 SB.jpg
MEC-16 SB 16mm subminiature camera
Overview
MakerFeinwerktechnik Gmbh
Typesubminiature camera
Lens
Lens mountRodenstock Heligon 1:2/22mm
Sensor/medium
Image sensor size16 mm
Recording mediumFilm
Exposure/metering
Exposurebuilt-in
Exposure meteringTTL
General
Made inGermany

The MEC 16 SB is a German 16 mm subminiature camera launched in 1957 by Feinwerktechnik Gmbh Lahr, Germany. The lens is a Rodenstock Heligon 1:2/22mm with diaphragm working on principle of "cat's pupil". The MEC 16 SB was designed by A. Armbruster. It is the first camera with built-in exposure meter, capable of measuring the light through the lens, the so-called Through-the-lens metering (TTL).

Focal plane shutter B,1/30,1/60,1/125,1/250,1/500,1/1000

Though it is not a single-lens reflex camera, it has been recognized for being the first camera having a serially integrated exposure meter (Gossen), capable of measuring light through its picture-taking lens, connected.

MEC-16 uses single or double perforated 16mm film in special metal cassette. Frame size 10x14mm.