ML - Minox 35mm

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Although the pinnacle of the Minox 35mm range of cameras the Minox 35ML is still plagued with reports of poor shutter reliability. There are cameras sold in 2003/2004, 20 years after production, that clearly have never been used and the shutters faulty.

A modest 30-40GBP spent on repair will fix most problems. As a gauge on this out of 20 second hand cameras of unknown pedigree 10 had faults. These where mostly with the shutter not opening or not adjusting from P mode to aperture priority or only doing so sometimes, 2 developed problems with selecting f18 and f16 whilst 'on-the-shelf', and one was returned un-repairable with timing problems because a new circuit board could not be obtained. Six needed new ASA/DIN dials which where the only obvious signs of heavy use and these were replaced by Minox for free.

When the MDC was released Minox incorporated all the sophisticated improvements of the latest ML. The ML was given a new shutter "making it more reliable than ever".  IX/92 covering serial numbers 7171451-7178701.

The results from the Minox 35ML may be matched by some other Minox models, and some owners who also have Rollei 35mm claim the Rollei has a better lens, yet continue to use regularly their Minox 35ML as prove that this camera is well worth the expense.

Walter Zapp owned a Minox 35 ML and was used by him, and his family, for many years as indicated by the well worn ASA/DIN dial.

The 35 ML was a technological challenge for Minox and was launched in 1985. It failed to match the sales figures of the long running GT. It has all the features of the 35 GT but with totally new electronics.

The classic shape of the previous models was changed for a flatter shaped top plate, perhaps partly for the changes in the viewfinder display from the swing needle meter in all other models to a row of red LED under a pre-printed shutter speed scale. The battery compartment has a five sided cover that needs to be pushed up before the spring will release it. It takes a PX28, a battery that is easier to locate today and at a lower price than the PX27 used in the other models.

The lens cover now has a catch, but this was not taken over on the similar styled MDC and on none of the later models of the G series.

The key distinction, shared with the MDC, is the program as well as aperture priority AE modes.

The 35 ML offers an exposure memory  feature that allows the photographer to take a reading from one area of the subject , then lock that reading into the automation by initial pressure on the shutter release before recomposing the picture prior to the actual exposure.

Special Edition with MF 35 ST flash unit in a hard case presentation box with in a black wrapper or in a silver box.

Film, format:
35 mm film, frame format
24 x 36 mm
Lens:
MINOTAR f/2,8/35 mm four element lens
Focusing:
Manual, focusing range 90 cm (3ft) to infinity
Depth of field indicator:
Depth to field ring
Exposure exposure control in two modes:
Aperture priority AE covering apertures from f/2.8 to f/16l electronic shutter with 1/500 sec. to 1 sec. at ISO 100/21
Programmed AE with combined aperture and shutter speed control.
reading held on partly depressing release button.
Viewfinder:
LED signals in finder show mode, shutter speeds, overexposure warning and slow-speed warning.
Exposure override:
Switch for doubling exposure time
Self timer:
Self-timer with approx. 10 s countdown
Film speed setting:
ISO 25/15 to ISO 1600/33 including all intermediate values, manual setting
Flash connection:
Standard hot shoe. Automatically switches to sync. Speed X=1/125 s
Battery check:

Power Source: PX 28 lithium or silver oxide battery (6 volts)

Take up spool with automatic film attachment

Tripod thread:
1/4 in. on bottom of the camera
Cable release connection:
Standard thread next to shutter release button
Body:
Matt black glass fibre re-enforced Makrolon
Dimension (WxHxD):
100 x 62 x 32 mm  ( 3.9 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches)
Weight:
Approx. 180 g (6.35 oz) with battery
Accessories:
Flash unit MINOX MF 35, MF 35 ST and MT 35 incl. leather case.
 

A review on used Minox 35ML is found at http://www.theothermartintaylor.com/moveabletype/archives/cameras/000155.html

Case Ebay 2002/02/04 15.50EUR


Minox 35ML
* 01/09/23 256DEM (box)
02/03/31 100GBP
02/04/16 103GBP (case)
02/04/26 101EUR
02/04/26 62.99EUR
02/04/27 103.60USD
02/04/28 60GBP
02/06/14 14.50GBP (jammed shutter)
02/07/12 112GBP (case)
02/08/06 92.10EUR box
02/09/01 96EUR box
02/09/12 76EUR box, late, soft case
02/09/14 100.50EUR box
02/09/15 96EUR
02/10/06 116EUR box
02/10/06 90.99EUR box
02/10/08 106EUR
02/10/16 99EUR box
02/10/27 91.10GBP box
02/10/28 112EUR
02/10/29 100.10EUR box
02/10/30 67EUR box
02/11/03 96USD
02/11/10 90USD box
02/12/14 91.77EUR
02/12/22 110GBP box
02/12/28 97GBP box
03/01/22 91EUR (boxed, original display carton)
03/01/26 82.25GBP
03/04/20 53EUR
03/04/20 69USD
03/04/26 62.99EUR
02/04/27 103.60USD (boxed)
03/04/28 61EUR
* 03/04/29 71EUR
03/05/01 71EUR
03/05/02 61EUR
03/05/18 56.55EUR
03/05/23 71.50EUR
03/05/25 76.11EUR
03/06/02 75EUR
03/06/19 103GBP
03/06/22 58.50EUR
03/07/02 109GBP
03/07/11 76EUR
03/07/13 51EUR
03/07/26 69EUR
03/07/27 51EUR
03/07/28 53.57EUR
03/08/07 87.78EUR box
03/08/14 56GBP box
03/08/17 157.78EUR
03/08/17 54.02EUR
03/09/05 71.01EUR
03/09/07 99EUR
03/09/09 86.11EUR calf case, box, Cullmann C20 flash
03/09/11 41.50EUR
03/09/11 67.10EUR
03/09/14 56EUR
03/09/14 71EUR
03/09/16 71EUR
03/09/20 53EUR
03/09/21 47.50EUR
03/09/21 52.70EUR
03/09/21 58.50EUR
03/09/26 70EUR
03/09/26 80EUR calf case
03/09/27 76EUR
03/09/28 69EUR
03/09/28 70EUR
03/09/28 96EUR
03/09/30 96EUR (filters, agfatronic flash)
03/10/04 54EUR
03/10/04 54EUR
03/10/05 67.50EUR boxed
03/10/06 62EUR
03/10/06 89EUR
03/10/09 83.81EUR
03/10/11 70EUR
03/10/11 71EUR
03/10/14 52.70EUR
* 03/10/18 102EUR
* 03/10/19 52EUR
03/10/19 56.02EUR with tripod
03/10/20 75EUR
* 03/10/21 69.78EUR
* 03/10/22 58EUR
03/10/26 69.01EUR
03/11/02 42.50EUR
03/11/02 55EUR
03/11/02 73GBP
03/11/03 49.50EUR
03/11/03 53EUR
03/11/03 55EUR
03/11/03 62.83EUR
03/11/09 52.88EUR
03/11/16 56.10EUR
03/11/30 50GBP
03/12/06 66.65EUR
03/12/07 36.50EUR
04/01/09 102.30EUR
04/01/17 43.81EUR
04/01/17 43.81EUR
04/01/17 54.57EUR
04/01/18 66.50EUR
04/04/01 62GBP
04/05/09 28.48EUR
04/05/09 49.80EUR
04/06/27 51GBP
04/07/03 60.01EUR
04/07/05 125USD
05/05/15 45.60GBP
05/06/01 42.50EUR
05/06/05 56EUR
05/06/12 126USD
05/07/17 8.50EUR broken, boxed
05/07/18 39.16EUR
05/07/18 42.50EUR
05/07/31 60EUR
05/08/12 38.50USD
05/09/03 76.30EUR boxed
05/10/02 56.02EUR (box)
05/10/03 61USD
05/10/08 36GBP
05/10/24 46GBP
06/01/19 51GBP (box)
06/04/24 10.50EUR (box)
06/04/30 79EUR
06/06/23 20EUR (boxed)
06/06/22 32.50EUR MF 35
06/11/26 35.94EUR
06/11/26 50GBP
07/03/03 51USD
07/04/30 57EUR (box, case)
07/11/28 66USD
07/12/31 100USD
08/01/02 10EUR
08/01/03 31.70EUR
08/01/04 31.51EUR (box)
08/01/20 9.38EUR (case)
08/01/20 17.05EUR (soft case)
08/01/20 30.50EUR (box)
08/01/20 25.47EUR (case)
08/01/22 126EUR (box)
08/01/23 12.47EUR (case)
08/01/23 30.50EUR (case)
08/01/27 28.35EUR (box)
08/01/27 25.50EUR
08/01/29 28GBP
08/02/01 51.89USD
08/02/09 56.61EUR (box)
08/02/10 22.40EUR with hood
08/02/10 28.07EUR
08/02/12 32.30EUR
08/03/07 167.50USD (new old stock)
08/03/08 17.20GBP (stuck at f4)
08/03/09 28.50EUR
08/03/13 51EUR
08/04/25 30.55EUR (boxed)
08/04/20 16EUR
08/04/20 17.10EUR
08/04/22 25.50EUR
08/07/10 20.50USD
08/08/12 82.99GBP
08/07/29 36.56USD

with MF 35 ST electronic flash
02/08/18 96EUR (boxed, case)
02/11/10 31EUR (boxed)
02/12/20 107EUR
02/12/22 110GBP (boxed,
03/02/02 156.50EUR (boxed set with MF35 ST flash),
03/04/20 78.31 (boxed)
03/04/22 86EUR
03/04/28 60GBP
03/06/05 77EUR
03/06/07 72.01EUR
03/06/07 85EUR
* 03/09/07 111EUR
03/09/10 106EUR
03/09/14 132EUR
03/10/05 128EUR databack, shoulder case
03/10/05 82GBP
03/10/11 68.53EUR
03/10/11 68.53EUR
03/10/12 69.05EUR
* 03/10/14 77EUR
03/10/18 75EUR
* 03/10/22 66EUR
02/11/10 31EUR
03/11/20 71.01EUR
04/02/21 129EUR
04/02/22 129EUR
04/04/04 60GBP
04/07/01 116.05EUR
04/08/23 77GBP
05/05/29 74EUR
05/07/17 245EUR
05/07/17 34.50EUR box, ever ready case
05/07/17 45EUR
05/08/27 50.40EUR
05/09/16 50GBP
05/10/10 61.47GBP
06/01/29 41.50EUR box
06/04/19 35.50CHF (15.66GBP)
06/04/25 77GBP
06/05/05 23.18EUR
06/06/11 35.50EUR
06/06/25 15.81EUR
06/12/17 43.50EUR
07/03/05 55EUR
07/04/30 57EUR box, ever ready case
07/05/03 102.50USD
07/05/13 41GBP box
07/06/10 36.15EUR box
08/01/05 45.50EUR
08/01/19 134.50USD
08/01/20 35.05EUR (cases)
08/01/23 35.50EUR
08/01/26 44.81GBP (box)
08/02/12 18.95EUR
08/03/10 20.36EUR
08/03/12 55EUR
08/04/19 25.50EUR (box, cases)
08/04/19 29.52EUR (box, cases)
08/04/20 36EUR (cases)
08/07/15 46.88GBP
08/07/30 49.99GBP (limited edition set, box)
08/10/23 23GBP

with MT 35
03/04/20 78.31EUR
03/04/25 121.69EUR (soft case)
03/09/07 120EUR
03/09/07 74EUR
03/09/09 126EUR
04/01/17 63EUR (broke, but three cases)
04/04/10 127GBP
04/01/17 156EUR shoulder case, databack
04/05/06 91EUR
04/07/19 81.50EUR
05/07/13 67.77EUR
05/12/01 75EUR
07/05/03 102.50USD
07/11/25 40.50EUR
07/11/25 89EUR box
07/12/17 35.40EUR
08/01/19 30.56EUR box
08/01/20 36.50EUR (cases)
08/01/24 51EUR (case)
08/02/08 51EUR


ML manual
2001/11/19 11GBP, 2002/08/28 3GBP,

Data back D35 2001/11/03 61DEM


Last Updated on 5th November 2008