Minox GT as a travel camera
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Minox GT as a travel camera

I like to take along the tiny Minox GT on trips to conferences when I don't have time for lots of tourism or photography. The GT has a sharp 35mm/2.8 lens, and it has aperture priority. I slip the camera in my tightest coat pocket and all it takes is to set the focus distance. I use mainly ISO100 film, and I mostly set the aperture to f 8.0, but I also use this camera for night shots. There is hardly any shutter sound. It is a very faint "click" that is near silent.

I was in Boston this month, and I took a few snapshots around Harvard Square. Film was Kodak 100UC.



It was raining and very cold, so I made use of water on the ground for reflections.



Entrance to Harvard was limited to people with Harvard ID's for some reason, so I took a few photos from outside the main campus. The fall colors were pretty. I liked the distance colorful leaves showing between the buildings.





The rivalry between Harvard and Yale is well known. That day, there was game between thse two schools, and Harvrad students were selling such sweatshirts in preparation for the game.

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I also use XP2 film in the Minox.




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The Minox 35GT is a neat little camera - must finish off the roll that's in mine. Even with the optional leather never-ready case fitted, they're very pocket-friendly.
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I used one 35 EL during my travels through India and SE Asia. Fantastic size and it survived it all. Once the distance ring fell off but I could reinstall it. My fathers GL still must be here somewhere. Shutter is very quiet. The aperture has a funny shape. Sometimes I wished they have added a rangefinder.
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Raid - the B/W looks far better than the color.
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My Minox 35ML lives comfortably in a chest pocket. It's a terrific travel camera.
It has the same excellent lens but uses a battery you can still buy at Walmart.
I'm a pocket camera fan. The bigger camera left at home won't get the shots.

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I used Ilford XP2 and also Kodak 100UC with it. Thanks for the feedback.
In the past, I used only Fujichrome slide film with this camera. The exposure system is very accurate.
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