135compact.com 35mm ultra compact cameras Minox GTE (II)
Minox GTE belongs to the series of the smallest cameras for 35mm film ever built. It's
fully manual. It is one of the last of it's series, with a modern
battery. Its main features are:
35mm F2.8 lens, min. focus 0,7m, built-in skylight filter Aperture
priority (2.8-16), electronic shutter, 30sec*.-1/500, speed indication
1-1/500 in the viewerfinder window *shorter with higher ISO. Size 100x61x34, Weight 200 gr. 25-1600 ISO, backlight compensation, self-timer, hot shoe, cable release socket
view. The GT-E II was covered with a soft touch laquer, which comes off
with wearing. So I removed it from the main part of the body. The
difference is quite visible.
Seen from above.
Rewind lever, self-timer and hot shoe, battery test button and
backlight switch, shutter button, cable release socket, exposure counter.
Seen from below. Film compartment opening lever, ISO setting, tripod socket, rewind unlock button.
open, lens extended. Self-timer lamp, viewfinder and battery
compartment (2 CR1/3N), skylight filter integrated. The new lens needs
a slight buldge in the cover, which makes the camera 3mm thicker than
with flash attached. Shutter speed automatically sets to 1/125. Takes 2
AAA batteries. The FC35 has 2 auto modes, full flash and a guide number of 18 (m/ISO
Film compartment open.
GT-E model one is of the last of it's kind. It takes a modern battery.
For the older ones the battery problem has been solved in the meantime
(see Minox GT). The
new design is only slightly different. Anyway, it's like the rest of
the series: Extremely
lightweight, yet quite sturdy.