Minox B Spy Camera (Complan Lens 1:3.5 f=15mm) w Leather Case, Chain Tested Nice. That is small enough to fit in the palm of a hand. In Germany as the successor to the post-war. For Many years it was the worlds most famous and widely used camera for espionage photography right until the end of the Cold War in the early 1990s. Production started in 1958 and ran to 1969 when it was replaced by the improved.Which never surpassed the popularity of the Minox-B. The body of the camera is made of aluminum. When closed, it measures just 97 x 27 x 15 mm, allowing it to be concealed easily, e. In the palm of a hand or hidden somewhere in the operative's clothing. The camera is operated by opened by pulling it outwards from both ends. When closed, the film is advanced to the next position. The image on the right shows a Minox-B camera ready for use. That also acted as a measuring device, could be. Of the camera, allowing it to be affixed to the user's clothing. The negatives have a frame size of 8 x 11 mm. The Minox-B is fitted with a very high quality lens. When used in combination with high-grade film, it allowed black & white images with enormous detail to be obtained from the small negatives. The non-perforated film strip is 9.2 mm wide and is stored on a supply spool inside a small cartridge that can hold 50 images. In later years, colour film became available for the Minox-B, but it had significantly lower detail than the B/W film. Minox-B was the always ready for use. It was the first subminiature camera with a built-in light meter that did not require batteries.
Based on a selenium cell, it converts light into electricity, and drives the meter directly. As a result, the camera is 15 mm longer than its predecessors, the.
The Minox-B was by far the most popular of all Minox subminiature cameras, with 384,327 units manufactured between 1958 and 1969 . In 1969, the Minox B was succeeded by the.
But in 1972 and 1973 an improved version of the Minox-B - the Minox BL - was produced in small quantities. Apart from the new exposure meter - Cadmium Sulfide rather than Selenium - the Minox-BL was identical to the Minox-B. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Vintage Movie & Photography\Vintage Cameras\Subminiature Cameras".
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