Balda EL BR
When Minox stopped making its 110S camera, it creasted a problem for
Balda. Balda was the real manufacturer of the Minox 110 and it decided
to make its own 110 camera A comparison of features between the
Balda EL BR and the Minox 110S shows that they are nearly identical cameras.
Both have electronic shutter with speeds of 4 seconds to 1/1000.
Both have a CDS meter providing aperture-priority automatic exposure
control. Both have a coupled-rangefinder. They even look the
same with the "french door" cover. The big difference is the lens.
The Minox has a 25mm (f2.8-22), 4 element/3 group lens, while the Balda
sports a wider, slower 20.5mm f4.0 optic. But this lens is no slouch.
And the camera is loaded with features -- just like the Minox 110S.
And the Balda 110 cameras are easier to find than the Minox 110S, to boot.
Needs two 625 batteries -- the batteries are mounted in the film
door near the hinge, but you'll need a bright light to see the orientation
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