Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Week 155 - Minox B

Minox B by pho-Tony
Minox B, a photo by pho-Tony on Flickr.
The Minox B is a classic spy camera, taking tiny 8mm x 11mm negatives on 9.5mm film. The "B" was produced between 1957 and 1972, and the styling of the light meter in this one suggests that it is a later model. It's a sophisticated piece of kit, and feels like a precision instrument in use. The mechanical shutter has speeds down to 1/2 second, and makes a very satisfying quiet purr when fired.
I used a home made film slitter to cut down some 35mm film before loading it into a used Minox cassette.


  1. May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

    Kind Regards

    Trevor David Betts

    1. Thankyou very much Trevor, and all the best to you and yours too!
      Best Wishes

  2. I love it! I've wanted one ever since I saw James Bond with one many years ago.


    1. Just developed the film, drying now. It's a very neat little camera to use.

  3. Interesting to note the slow shutter speeds - does it have a tripod mount ? But then again it would be an odd mix to mount such a small camera on a tripod - spies could be identified by their tripods ... perhaps they would carry poison-tipped tripods ?

    from Kevin Allan