This is the first, but not the last, Minox that really isn't a Minox. It's
really a modified Acmel M sold under the Minox
name. (Acmel made an MX model, as well, which is different -- and this
leads to some confusion.) The Minox MX has a sliding cover, but it
is unlike earlier Minox models because the film is advanced with a flat knob
on the top of the camera as opposed to typical Minox push-pull design. But
whether it says Minox on the front, or Acmel, it's very sleek and compact.
The lens is an f4.8 15mm (3 elements) lens, focusing from infinity
down to three feet. The shutter is fixed at 1/125. The size is
only 3.1 x 1.4 x 0.9 inches and it weighs less than 2 ounces. It
gives tiny a new meaning! The MX proves that "you CAN take it with
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