Lomopedia: Minox 35 GT


A favorite of compact film camera fans, the Minox 35 GT rose into popularity as supposedly the smallest full-frame 35mm camera ever made. If you’re into compact cameras and are looking for a potential addition to your family of analogue snapshooters, read on to find out more about this cool and classy compact camera!

Introduced in 1981, the Minox 35 GT succeeded the company’s successful line of 35mm compact cameras. Hailed as the smallest full frame 35mm camera ever made, this classic shooter became one of the most coveted compacts of its time. Closing the cover retracts the lens into the camera, while opening it turns on the battery. The camera has an aperture priority automatic exposure, shutter speeds of up to 1/500 second, and 35mm f/2.8 Minox Color-Minotar lens. It’s easily recognized for its yellow shutter button.

Technical Specifications:

  • Type 35mm compact camera
  • Size: 100 mm x 61 mm x 31 mm (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 200 grams (with battery)
  • Image Format: 24 × 36 mm (W x H)
  • Lens: Minox Color-Minotar, 35 mm f/2.8, no filter thread (proprietary filters simply push on).
  • Diaphragm: Leaf diaphragm, continuously adjustable f/2.8 to f/16.
  • Focusing Manual: scale focusing 3ft/0.9m – infinity.
  • Shutter Speeds: 1/500 second, longest speed dependent on film speed, e.g. 30 seconds with 25 ISO, 1 second with 400 ISO. Backlight switch to double the exposure.
  • Viewfinder: Direct finder with needle scale, markings for 1/500, 1/125, 1/30 second, shading to indicate over-exposure and slow speed warning.
  • Film Loading: Manual, whole back slides off to load film.
  • Film Transport: Manual dual stroke lever.
  • Flash Contact: Hot shoe, X synchronised, automatic time switching to 1/125 second.
  • Tripod Socket: 1/4 in.
  • Battery: PX 27 [Mercury Oxide] or more recent S27PX Silver Oxide 6v

Take a look at some photos by our community members taken using the Minox 35 GT:

Credits: awsmmstch, onkel-m, zark, yochan, kostas & maxwellmaxen

Want to find out what your fellow lomographers have to say about this classic compact? Head over to the user reviews for the Minox 35 GT right here!

written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-05-07 #gear #review #lomography #minox #minox-35-gt #film-camera #lomopedia

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