This article here is taken from a communist newspaper dated 1956, no idea the month or exact date. It is some sort of a popular magazine actually, destined to instruct the hobbyists on the latest technologies and “marvels” of new photography cameras existing at the time.
The thing is that such articles were extremely rare in Romania, main reason being that the Minox (and the likes) cameras were considered to be an espionage camera, not a hobbyist tool. one was not suppose to have such a camera in his possession, and using one was strictly forbidden, for reasons you can guess for yourself.
Anyways, a rare article about sub/ultraminiature cameras in a communist publication. Enjoy !
LE – the newspaper article contains a typo, where the Minox shutter speeds are mentioned: the speeds are described as only between 1/2 to 1/100 of a second. This is not so, because the correct shutter times are: T, B, 1/2, 1/5, 1/10, 1/20, 1/50, 1/100, 1/200, 1/500, 1/1000. Intermediate speeds are of course possible (ex. given: 1/60, 1/300, 1/600, 1/800).
Note: the photograph affixed on the header of this article is copyrighted.