A complete reference on every 8x11 model. specifications, size and weight. Members can buy an expanded version of this book on these cameras (currently under design).
We are the last dedicated seller of the films, cameras, accessories and even processing of these tiny marvels of engineering. From 1938-1997, over 600,000 of these cameras were produced: 90% are still working.
We can refill old cassettes with fresh film, and can advise you how to scan your images for best results.
All our VEF Minox cameras are serviced and tested before dispatch.
17,000 produced, 15,000 officially produced. The classic world war 2 spy camera.
Minox II's are either original 5 element complan 'film lens' or factory-converted to 4 element lenses, to avoid film scratches. Converted cameras start from £300, film lens models start from £900.
Repairers' note: 21k-30k serial numbered Minox cannot be repaired with parts from later Minox A cameras.
Redesigned and cheaper to make model than the II, 1951-68, first camera from new owners Clos. Very popular and reasonably priced.
First Minox with built-in exposure meter. No batteries needed. 664k sold 1958-1972. Plentiful and repairable. Black version are at a premium.
Short-lived upgraded B camera with new CDS meter with upgraded shutter. 17k produced, very sought after now by photographers wanting control of their pictures.
Automatic exposure with coupled CdS meter. identified by its 3 dials. PX27 battery. Harder to repair, with early printed circuit boards prone to leaks from battery. Very easy to use with consistent results.
Higher shutter speed with Silicoin blue cell metering. Smaller than the C with many internal improvements. Black models much rarer than chrome.
Upgraded LX with new anti-scratch titanium finish. less than 5000 made. Price increasing over time.
Smallest Minox with automatic exposure and fixed focus lens. Use with fast film for best results because the lens is only f5.6, compared with f3.5 for the metal Minoxes. used as a snapshot camera with tony flash attachment using cubes or elextronic flash.
Made for Minox by Acmel, a simplfied version of the Acmel 500. focusing lens but fixed shutter speed. With matching electronic flash.