Minox B - Antique and Vintage Cameras

Minox B

1958

Minox G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

West Germany

Image of Minox B

Lens:
f3.5, 15 mm Complan. Fixed stop. Coated. 4 elements in 3 groups.

Shutter:
Guillotine, speeds 1 - 1/1000, B. X flash synchronisation.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
50, 8 x 11 mm exposures on film held in double cassettes.

Focusing:
To 0.2 m.

Attributes:
Bright-line finder with parallax correction.
Frame advance by rotating the centre of the cassette, this is carried out by closing the camera. Auto-stop on film advance. Coupled to shutter.
Selenium exposure meter coupled to shutter, film speeds: 14 - 26 DIN.
Green and ND filters.

Serial Number:
752667 .

With:

  • Right-angle finder.
  • Tripod with cable release. This is a 5" high tripod fitted with a ball and socket head. When folded the legs fit inside each other, the cable release also fits inside one of the legs.
  • Tripod cradle with cable release socket.
  • Binocular clamp.
  • Flash gun for bulbs, model with lock. Box, instructions and pouch.
  • Transparency viewer and cutter. Box, instructions.
  • Developing tank with thermometer. Box, instructions.
  • Pouch and chain. Film cassettes, Adox KB14 film, 14 DIN, 20 ASA, 36 exposure black and white in box dated 1972.

Production of the Minox restarted after the war at Wetzlar. This is a later model fitted with a selenium exposure meter. The film is un-perforated 9.5 mm wide and held in a double cassette, it is 75 cm long for 50 exposures. The film plane is curved. The price in 1960 was 79.12.7.

References & Notes:
BJA 1953, p. 239. BJA 1959, p. 181. Blue-Book 1960-1961, p. 70. Blue-Book 1961-1962, p. 69.

Minox B

1958

Minox G.M.B.H.

Wetzlar

West Germany

Image of Minox B

Lens:
f3.5, 15 mm Complan. Fixed stop. Coated. 4 elements in 3 groups.

Shutter:
Guillotine, speeds 1 - 1/1000, B. X flash synchronisation.

Construction:
Metal body.

Format:
50, 8 x 11 mm exposures on film held in double cassettes.

Focusing:
To 1 foot.

Attributes:
Bright-line finder with parallax correction.
Frame advance by rotating the centre of the cassette, this is carried out by closing the camera. Auto-stop on film advance. Coupled to shutter.
Selenium exposure meter coupled to shutter, film speeds: 25 - 400 ASA.
Green and ND filters.

Serial Number:
808240 .

With:
Pouch. Film cassette.

Similar to the previous example but scaled in feet and ASA.

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