The Mikroma is a tiny viewfinder camera for 16 mm film. It was made from about 1949 by Meopta in Prerov (then in Czechoslovakia; now the Czech Republic). It measures 75×43×40 mm and weighs 230 g (the Mikroma II). It is based on an earlier camera the Mikronette, made when the company was still called Optikotechna, before it was nationalised.
Meopta is an international company with a long rich tradition of developing, manufacturing and assembling world class optical, opto-mechanical and optoelectronic products.
Meopta‘s state of the art design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly capabilities enable it to provide the highest quality products and services to the industrial, military and consumer markets.
The beginning of Meopta lies in the year 1933. At that time, the production plant Optikotechna was founded in Prerov by Dipl. Ing. Benes. Since that time, the optico-mechanical production in Prerov has passed through a long development and Meopta’s products found their way to many countries worldwide. See ▻http://www.meopta.cz/history/products/History.html for more details.
1933 - Dipl.Ing. Alois Benes established company Optikotechna in Prerov. Dr. Mazurek constructed the first Czechoslovak enlarging lens.
1934-1937 - Optikotechna focused on darkroom equipment (mainly enlargers and lenses).
1937 - Optikotechna built new facilities for production in suburb of Prerov.
1939-1945 - Optikotechna was forced to supply military optical equipment for German army (rangefinders, periscopes, binoculars, riflescopes). Optikotechna was renamed to “Herrmann Goering Optische Verzeuge”.
1946 - Optikotechna renamed to Meopta national enterprise.
1947-1970 - Meopta became one of the biggest enlarger manufacturers worldwide and the only cinema projector manufacturer in Central/East Europe.
1953 - The Institute for Research and Development of Optics and Precision Mechanics was established in Prerov.
1971 - There was a rapid increase of military production for Warsaw Pact (up to 75% of total turnover).
1988 - Meopta renewed riflescopes production, decreasing military production.
1990 - Meopta military programme decreased to 0%, Meopta Prerov, a.s became separate subsidiary join stock companies.
1992 - Meopta is fully privatised and remains the only optical enterprise in Czech Republic. Became a supplier of major optical companies worldwide.