Bought Minox B 1967, What is next ?
I bought a Minox B from 1967 and Minox Lightmeter.
I saw my lifes most technically perfect film scan at APUG Gallery taken with that camera.
< I will look for a cutter , how many rolls I can cut from 35mm canister ? Is it to simple to ruin slicing a 35mm film ?
< Is 120 film easier to slice with maket knife and cheaper without purchasing cutter ?
I have a 120 cms or 48 inches long aluminum plate , I could squeze the 120 BW film under it and cut with maket knife , What is the lenght of 120 film , what width and lenght of cut film is required to be perfectly film sit in camera canister ?
< How to check the camera asap after post reaches to me ?
< How do you focus the camera ?
< Is there a lightmeter on the camera ?
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At the Minox site you find the addresses for service and printing.
You'll have to modify reels for 9.5 mm, use the Minox tank or make a drum similar to the Minox one.
Minox Repair Services
MINOX USA Inc.
P.O. Box 123
Meriden, NH 03770
Tel.: +1-866- 469-3080 in USA
Tel.: +1-603-287-4840 from Canada
For 8x11 camera repairs only.
Kameraservice Schäfer OHG
For 8x11 or 35mm analogue cameras
D.A.G. Camera Repair
2128 Vintage Drive
Oregon, Wi. 53575
Please note: we repair ONLY 8x11 and 35mm MINOX cameras made in Germany. We do not repair MINOX digital cameras.
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Minox Film Development, Print , Scan Services
MINOX 8x11 colour and B/W films
If your films have not yet expired, we offer to develop and digitalise your 8x11 colour films onto a CD. You can then have prints made from your lab or printing station of choice.
Please send your films to one of the following addresses:
Blue Moon Camera and Machine
We use optical machinery to produce classic results from MINOX films both new and old, directly from your negatives. Our staff is a dedicated group of current MINOX shooters with an eye for minute details, and we pride ourselves in treating your work in the same way that we treat our own.
Developing, optical printing, and digital scanning services are available, with as little as a week turnaround. We offer fresh film (when available)*, as well as new and used MINOX sub-miniature cameras. We're dedicated to helping you with all your current and ongoing MINOX needs.
*Please visit our MINOX FAQ page for a comprehensive explanation of our services.
Blue Moon Camera and Machine
8417 N. Lombard St.
Portland, OR 97203
35 Lochloy Avenue,
IV12 5AW, Scotland
Photo Studio 13 GmbH
Fachlabor & Digitalservice
Heilbronner Str. 1
Tel. +49 (0)711/79084-0
Fax +49 (0)711/79084-84
Minox Film Development and Print Prices at www.bluemooncamera.com
Shooting with your Minox camera should not be a rarified or exotic experience. We keep the subminiature print pricing schedule in line with that of our standard 35mm processing and printing. To wit:
Black & White -- $8.00 to develop the film (by hand) and $0.55 per print
Color -- $5.00 to develop the film (by machine) and $0.55 per print
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If you ever operated an AM Varityper Headliner, you might have the tool to slit 35mm strips into unperforated strips of any width.
Sorry APUG - this is an inside joke between two Pre-Press people...
You see, I have the orange acrylic block that holds two razors at any desired width - that you can draw a strip of 35mm through to create a strip of unperforated film...
The Headliner was such a cool machine. Not only did I actually get paid (by the hour) to use one of those in production work... I owned one later that I bought at a garage sale with more than two dozen font wheels. The device included a motor-driven cassette like container that had three baths, dev/stop/rinse and would run automatically to develop the strip of 35mm standard perf lith paper.
To operate, it was exactly like a Dymo labeler, you spin the wheel to the character you want. Flip a toggle switch to expose, and the advance arm kicked into a slot, cut as deep as the set-width of the character you had just exposed with a little light bulb that sat over the font disk. (Which is about 12 inch diameter acrylic wheel)... Functionally elegant and that developing tank inspired "packrat" in me to keep the gadget much longer than I ever would need it... I always thought I could use it to develop film.
Mustafa, hopefully you got the chain that comes with the Minox B. You hold it up to the nose of the person you are photographing. There are bumps at the engraved distances. Then you drop the chain and take the photo... Easy close-ups and the camera has parallax correction so you will not cut off their head (or nose).
Thank you very much Derek and Bill :-) I am buying an minox b and reading oracle hacker's book and listen miles davis from 80s. I think I am closing the gap with youngsters.