Subminiature Photography
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The Camera, Scanning, etc.

London, UK, and Brussels -- September 2000

 
Inside the Canary Wharf Tube Station. 
(Minox C)

 
Part of the outside of the Canary Wharf tube station. 
(Minox C)

 
Former co-worker Magdalena -- waiting for fish and chips in a London pub on a wet, rainy Friday.
(Minox C, handheld) 

 
The Colditz Castle Glider. This glider was made from plans drawn by POWs in the infamous Colditz Castle. It is now installed in the top floor of the Imperial War Museum. (When finally built years later, it flew!)
(Minox C, handheld)

 
Looking down on some of the exhibits in the Imperial War Museum.  
(Minox C, handheld)

 
Coachmen at the "Weekend of Beer"
(Minox C)

 
 Coachmen at the "Weekend of Beer"
(Minox ECX)

 
My GPS on the Prime Meridian. Note that it is just a bit off, but there are reasons for that.
(Minox C)

 

 Evening -- a street in Norwich, England.
(Minox C)

Other Recent Photos

  Strategic Air Command Museum
(Minox BL) 
   Strategic Air Command Museum
(Minox BL) 
   Strategic Air Command Museum
(Minox BL)
   Mission Santa Barbara, California
(Minox BL) 
   Tile floor in Reagan National Airport (DCA)
(Minox ECX) 

A Day In Redwood National Park
     

All photographs shot with a Minox C, using Minopan (Agfa) 100.

 Minox ECX Test Drive

 

 

 

The Minox EC is very compact and convenient, but I was never that happy with the results. I assigned mine to secondary service (snapshots), and only purchased 15 exposure rolls of color film, since I figured a roll would be in the camera for quite a while. "Serious" subminiature work was for the Minox C. The C and EC lenses are supposed to be the same, with the EC's aperture set to f/5.6 instead of the C's f/3.5. So there shouldn't ne that much difference...Maybe it's my EC, or maybe I can blame the difference on Bokeh.

The recently released Minox ECX advertised a higher resolution lens (gained by improved coatings), so I gambled and bought one. Below are results from the second roll through the camera, shot during a trip to Seattle. Although there are still limitations, it is a handy and surprisingly good instrument.

TechNotes: The film is Minocolor Pro 100. It was developed and printed at Minox Photo Labs. The scans were made with a CanoScan 600, set at 150 ppi, saved at medium compression. A little cropping was done in Adobe Photo Deluxe, and then I applied the auto enhancement. On the third picture I "airbrushed" down the distracting highlight just below the middle of the left side, using Adobe Photo Shop LE.

Minox on the Job

 

 

 

Sometimes it's nice to have a camera you can shoot with one hand, and that slips nicely into your pocket.

Other Minox Photos

 

 

 

The point of having a subminiature camera is that you take it wherever you go, and you can make photographs as they reveal themselves to you.

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