I won this little camera, reputedly the smallest full-frame 35mm camera ever made, in a sales contest ca. 1983.
At the time I was going to sell it right away, as I was using SLR cameras and did not see a need for the Minox.
Before selling it I decided to shoot one roll of film with it. I was so impressed by the results I kept the camera.
For years I carried it my suit pocket or briefcase and had wonderful results with it. A definite worthy predecessor of point and shoot cameras with a very good lens.
Here are some technical specifications on the camera I found on the net:
Type 35mm compact camera
Size 100 mm x 61 mm x 31 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 200 grams (with battery)
Image Format 24 x 36 mm (W x H)
Lens Minox Color-Minotar, 35 mm f/2.8, no filter thread (proprietary filters simply push on).
Diaphragm Leaf diaphragm, continuously adjustable f/2.8 to f/16.
Focusing Manual scale focusing 3ft/0.9m - infinity.
Shutter Speeds 1/500 second, longest speed dependent on film speed, e.g. 15 seconds with 25 ISO, 1 second with 400 ISO. Backlight switch to double the exposure.
Viewfinder Direct finder with needle scale, markings for 1/500, 1/125, 1/30 second, shading to indicate over-exposure and slow speed warning.
Film Loading Manual, whole back slides off to load film.
Film Transport Manual dual stroke lever.
Flash Contact Hot shoe, X synchronised, automatic time switching to 1/90 second.
Tripod Socket 1/4 in.
Battery PX 27
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