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    Searching for really, REALLY small analog camera

    I want something that can be taken literally everywhere with me, I don't like modern compact cameras, the cheap and small ones make poor quality photos and my Spotmatic F is too big for carrying everywhere.

    By small I mean REALLY SMALL, pocket-size maybe, I've found Olympus XA to be quite good and small but is there something better?

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    Rollei 35, Minox? Both have quality lens and can produce excellent images.
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    Minox, with the Minox lens, not the earlier Complan lens (which has a curved image and requires a curved pressure plate that scratches the film).

    It produces an 8mmx11mm image. Film is still available in 36-exposure rolls.

    The LX model is still in production, along with one (or more) Minox digital cameras.

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    Yashica T-4s (T-5 in Europe) with 35mm/2.8 Zeiss Tessar is one that I like.

    Voigtlander Perkeo II, which is 6x6 but smaller than some 35mm rangefinder cameras is the one I usually use for that purpose. Easily fits in a coat pocket or small pocket in a briefcase.
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    Can it be a rangefinder?
    I like the Contax II followed by the Leica IIIf

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    The rea lstrength of the venerated Olympus XA is the lens (35/f2.8), as much so it's cheerfully pocketable size and clever, functional design. Always keep in mind the challenges that Olympus engineers overcame in fitting a 6 element /5 group lens into a tiny body! Who else had done that?? Otherwise, I can think of the Rollei and Minox 'minis' with their quirky, sometimes irritating designs. It's a matter of personal preference. And availability. Many of these old classic 'minis' are now well used (perhaps over-used) and getting one that is reliable and that will serve you for any number of years is conjectural. "Seek and ye shall find."
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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    Can it be a rangefinder?
    At the hyperfocal setting on my Minox LX, the depth of field extends from 2 meters to infinity.

    Who needs a rangefinder?

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    Best quality -- smallest size -- LEICA CL

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    You might also consider a Tessina.

    Very nice Swiss-made half-frame 35mm, with all the features you'd expect on a full-grown camera.

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    - Smallness is all: Olympus XA, Minox, maybe Rollei 35.

    - Very, very small but with some usual additional features: Yashica T3 (with a very good Carl Zeiss Tessar 35/2.8, a flash, a waist-level additional viewfinder and very good overall quality).

    - Very small, a bit heavier, with manual exposure and a rangefinder: almost anyone of those: http://www.cameraquest.com/com35s.htm

    - Still small, very versatile and high quality intechangeable lens, but more expensive:
    Leica CL, Minolta CLE (Leica M mount) or Contax G/G2 (Contax G mount).

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