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The Mikono-6 has a rigid rounded body, perhaps made of bakelite as was the case of the Mikono Flex. It has a rounded top cover containing the viewfinder in the middle, the advance knob at the left end and an accessory shoe on the right, as seen by the photographer. The name Mikono–6 is written at the front, below the viewfinder. The lens and shutter assembly is attached to a U-shaped metal plate at the front.
The lens is a three-element 80/3.5 and the shutter gives B, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200 speeds.
Commercial life Edit
The Mikono-6 is only known from a single advertisement in the June 1953 issue of Shashin Salon where it was announced as "available soon" (近日発売). The price was given as ¥4,800, case included. The similar looking Mikono-35 was announced in the same advertisement, for the same price.
No surviving example of the Mikono-6 has been observed so far, and it is not known if it was actually sold.
- Asahi Camera (アサヒカメラ) editorial staff. Shōwa 10–40nen kōkoku ni miru kokusan kamera no rekishi (昭和10–40年広告にみる国産カメラの歴史, Japanese camera history as seen in advertisements, 1935–1965). Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1994. ISBN 4-02-330312-7. Item 891.