135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Minox AF Mini
Minox AF Mini is a very basic compact camera. It was introduced in 1994
as a replacement for the Minox AF and is very different in style. There
is very little information about this camera, even in the manual.
Its main features are:
34mm F3.5 Minotar, min. focus 1.2m, close setting 50cm F16 - 3.5 Shutter speeds ?, maybe 1/30 - 1/500 as the AF Size 115x64x40, 170g Limited
DX code for ISO 100 - 400 (only 2 contacts), auto wind, AE, flash on
button, red eye reduction, close-focus setting, self timer
Front. Nothing to open.
view. Flash ready lamp. Viewer. Film type window. To the right: Battery compartment (takes one CR123 battery).
from above. Fill-in flash button, film counter(shows film number or 00
with no film), close-focus, self-timer and on/off button, shutter
Seen from below. Tripod socket.
on. The lens moves out only about 3mm.
Close focus. The lens moves out another 3mm.
Film compartment open.
camera is incredibly basic. You switch it on and push the shutter,
that's all. There are no features except flash on in
situations, no flash off. All the rest is automatic. The camera has a
close focus setting. No slow shutter speeds for night photos. Automatic
spooling to the first photo and automatic re-spooling, auto wind
between the photos. Point and shoot as
as possible. The camera is very small and lightweight.
On sunny days picture quality is fine. Because of the limited shutter
and the automatic flash, even on a gray summer day and with 200 ISO
film the camera has exposure problems. In my opinion they wasted a good
lens on a cheap camera.