Go to the main indexMinox Variation in 8x11

Hubert Heckman , Minox Variations in 8x11 - 1995, 192 pages (SBN 3-88984-153-8) is the the most comprehensive collector's book on Minox 8x11 cameras and their accessories. Published by Wittig Books in Germany, this is an English translation "Minox Variationen in 8x11".

This book was first published to mark the the "50 years Anniversary of Minox GmbH". This book is often referred to as the Minox Bible and is probably the best known and respected of all the Minox titles. Written by Hubert Heckman and vouched for by the the legendry Minox inventor himself, Walter Zapp, Variations in 8 x 11 gives us a detailed account of the history of Minox cameras, from their conceptual birth through to the modern subminiatures that are still produced to this day. The book contains a wealth of pictures and illustrations such as the first ever picture taken by Walter Zapp. All Minox subminiature cameras are covered as well as some 35mm cameras; accessories and darkroom and other equipment are also included, even sales literature and advertising brochures! This is probably the most up to date book on everything about Minox published in English and German. 39.95GBP

Go to the main indexMinox Variationen in 8x11 2nd Edition

The second edition of Minox Variationen in 8x11 was issued in 2004. Updates include more details on the work of Walter Zapp including Zapp's vision for a camera of the 21st Century.

Wittig Books 2012; The new 2nd expanded Edition includes over 100 new pages; 304 pages total, 540 Black & white illustrations / photos / exploded views / early advertising pages, softcover, 6 x 8.5" (15 x 21cm). 44.95USD (amazon.com) 25 EUR (amazon.de)

It lacks the colour photographs of the German 2004 2nd Edition, looses the sharpness that the large size and high gloss paper of the original version provided but has some additional material e.g. no German patent but British and American patents and history updates the 8 years between publication.

This is the authentic history of the legendary MINOX subminiature cameras. Written by the leading Minox expert, in cooperation with the inventor, Walter Zapp, and the Minox Company.

For nearly 80 years, MINOX subminiature cameras have enjoyed a unique reputation. Its extraordinary small size virtually predestined the MINOX for secret operation. No spy thriller worth its salt could ignore this valuable prop. But this should not blind us for the fact that the MINOX is a real milestone of photographic technology.

This richly illustrated volume begins with the story of Walter Zapp, the inventor. Then it presents the MINOX subminiature system in all its variations. Previously unpublished photos and data make this book a standard reference for any photographer and illuminate a fascinating chapter of pre- and postwar technical history. This book is based on years of careful research and offers the MINOX fan or collector a reliable reference works on this pioneering camera.

A MINOX Chronology
A Gallery of MINOX subminiature cameras
1. A Retrospective
2. MINOX Fascination
3. Subminiature Cameras
4. Camera Accessories
5. Copying
6. The Home Darkroom
7. Film Storage and Projection
8. Informational Material
9. Advertising Materials - Tables (Serial Numbers; MINOX Variants; Pre-war MINOX Patents) - Important MINOX Addresses - Bibliography - Index - Index of Names

Go to the main index Last updated 22nd January 2014