Minifex - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Minifex

1931

Fotofex-Kameras

Berlin

Germany

Image of Minifex

Lens:
f1.8, 25 mm Astro Pan Tachar, iris diaphragm to f12. Serial no. 16821 .

Shutter:
Rim-set Compur, speeds 1 - 1/300, B, T. Serial no. 2654582.

Construction:
Metal.

Format:
13 x 18 mm exposures on 16 mm wide paper-backed roll-film.

Focusing:
To 2 feet.

Attributes:
Direct-vision (lens/lens) view-finder.
Film advance indicated by red window, not coupled to shutter.

With:
Pouch.

The Minifex was a precision miniature camera unlike many sub-35 mm cameras of the period. A wide choice of lenses was available fitted in either Compur or Gauthier shutters.

The camera was designed and patented by Fritz Kaftanski who later designed the Sida camera and the Stylophot. The company name changed to Minifex G.M.B.H. around 1934.

References & Notes:
BP 455365/1935 (The patent is marked void). BJA 1934, p. 624. BJA 1935, p. 622.

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