Minox Subminiature Cameras: German Technology For The Discerning Old-School Spy
By James Grahame
Minox was formed in Latvia in 1936, and became well known for sub-miniature "spy" cameras that were favored for clandestine photography during WWII. They restarted the line in Germany after the war. The tiny 8mm x 11mm film is still available today and the company continues to produce several beautiful sub-miniature film cameras.
This is the Special Edition Walter Zapp, named after the company founder and measuring a svelte 10.8 x 2.8 x 1cm when closed. This limited editon LX Model has a bright chrome finish and ships with a commemorative silver medal to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Zapp's birth. As with most Minoxes, it features a wonderful push-pull rapid wind mechanism and a four element 15mm f/3.5 Minox lens. This handmade German wonder can be yours for 999 euros.