Minox AF

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The Minox 35 AF, released in 1988, was Minox's first departure from its line of ultra-compact 35 mm scale focusing cameras first introduced with the 35 EL in 1974. As the name implies, it was also the first in a series of autofocus cameras bearing the Minox brand. The body is reminiscent of the Minox 35 line, but thicker and without the folding lens cover. The lens, a 32 mm ƒ/3.5 Minoxar (as opposed to Minox's usual 35 mm ƒ/2.8 Minoxar, is only protected by a UV filter. Above the lens sits the finder between two infrared autofocus sensors, protected by a clear plastic screen. Unlike its contemporaries, the Minox AF lacks motor drive or built-in flash. A dedicated clip-on flash, the AF-F, was sold in kit or as an accessory.

Specifications

  • Lens: Minoxar 32 mm ƒ/3,5 (4 elements, 3 groups, Tessar style).
  • Focusing: Active 4-zone autofocus, 0.7 m to infinity.
  • Shutter: 1/30~1/500 s.
  • Metering: EV 8~16 with ISO 100 film. If required shutter speed is below 1/30 s, the shutter is locked until the flash is mounted.
  • Flash: Dedicated clip-on AF-F flash.
  • 10 second self-timer.
  • Senses DX coded film from ISO 100 to 640. Non-DX film set to ISO 100.
  • Film transport: Manual lever wind, rewind crank.
  • Power: 2 x CR1/3 cells.
  • Dimensions: 107x68x41 mm, 190 g.
  • Made in Germany

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