Leica Minilux Film Camera (40mm prime lens variety)
An excellent condition Leica Minilux 40mm prime lens point and shoot camera. No known issues, quick open and close, nice LCD, no scuff or scratches visible, very slight use overall. Clean lens and film transport area. Circa 1995, used, very nice condition. Fresh battery, film tested.
Comes with original black soft leather Leica belt case.
Scarce to find in prime lens variation, according to Ken Rockwell, "The Minilux is far superior to the Minilux Zoom"
a more complete review from Ken Rockwell on this camera:
The Minilux is sharp, focuses and exposes accurately and consistently. The Minilux' flash and its exposure is also excellent, even for demanding transparency film.
The Minilux controls are excellent. It's easy to select a guessed-at manual focus distance, or to select an aperture in aperture-priority mode: just do it. I wish every camera were this well thought out.
Lens: 40mm f/2.4. Conventional Gauss-derived 6 elements in 4 groups. Multicoated.
Diaphragm: 7 blades, which is excellent.
Finder: Tiny 0.35x magnification. Covers only 83% of image.
AF: Active IR.
Close Focus: 2.3 feet (0.7m).
Shutter: 1 ~ 1/400 second and Bulb, not to exceed about 99 seconds.
Cable Release: 2.5mm electronic socket.
Frame Rate: ½ FPS.
Meter: Center-weighted. Sensor is a hole in the body next to the lens.
Meter Range: LV 2.5 ~ 16.5: 1 second at f/2.4 to 1/400 at f/16.
Exposure Modes: Professional (P, previously known as program) and aperture-priority, only.
Exposure Lock: With half-press of shutter.
Exposure Compensation: ±2 stops in ½ stop steps.
ISO: No manual settings; reads DX only from ISO 25 ~ ISO 5,000. Without a DX code on the film canister, the Minilux defaults to ISO 100.
Flash: Built-in, rated GN 36 feet (11 meters). 5 second rated recycle time.
Flash Range: Rated 24 feet (7.2m) at ISO 100.
Flash Modes: All the usual: Auto, ON, Off, Redeye, and Slow Sync.
Size: 4.8 x 1.1 x 1.5 " (124 x 29 x 43mm), specified.
Weight: 12.905 oz. (365.8g), measured with battery, strap and 24-exposure load of Fuji print film. The Nikon 35Ti measures 14.320 oz (406.05g) with all this and with case and with wrist strap. The Konica Hexar Silver, with all this (except a 24-exp roll of print film) and a shoulder strap, filter and billet aluminum cap, measures 23.160 oz. (656.5g)
Power: One CR123A lithium. and you always can keep a couple of spares in the key holder pocket of your Levi jeans.
Part Number: Minilux 40mm f/2.4: 18 006.