Mighty With Red Covering and Telephoto Lens
For a camera that stands only 35mm tall to call itself Mighty, it must have a big opinion of itself. But then, as far as "Hit" style cameras go, this one lives up to its name.
The Mighty is a bit heavier with a somewhat more solid feel than similar subminiatures. One mighty feature of this diminutive camera is it sports two viewfinders. One is a standard eye-level finder; the other is a right angle waist-level style, but in practical use, it is really a nose-level finder.
The shutter has time and instantaneous settings. The aperture is adjustable with settings for f 4.5, 6.3 and 8. The Mighty uses Hit type paper-backed roll film, producing a 14 x 14 mm image.
The Mighty has the words Made in Occupied Japan stamped into its bottom cover and dates to 1948.
A mighty camera should accept some mighty accessories, and here the Mighty excels. Accessories include a lens hood, f 4.5 2x telephoto lens and compartment carrying case.
The two Mightys in my collection are nearly identical. One example has a red covering and the other has black leatherette. The red camera is probably an improved model as the latch for the hinged back seems like a better, more rugged design than that of the black camera.
The black camera's telephoto lens has a heavy plastic two-tone case with the words Mighty Telephoto Lens molded into the screw-on lid.
Mighty With Black Covering in Gift Box Outfit
Red Covered Mighty With Lens Hood and Telephoto Lens
Red Covered Mighty Gift Box Outfit
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This page was updated July 18, 2001