Go to the main indexSMALL MINOX Big Pictures

Small Minox - Big Pictures by Rolf Kasemeier.  A number of editions denoted by the print run figures (in thousands). Published in several languages including German, English and French.

Rolf Kasemeier , Small Minox Big Pictures, 1957, 1966, 1970, 1971 -- The English version, was translated from the German by E.F.Linssen and published by Heering-Verlag - Hardcover, 110 x 150mm, glossy black and white with some details in red.   316, 200 in 1957 edition, highly illustrated pages. 

The first edition was published in 1957 with most of the procedures and accessories based on the Minox-B model.

The 1971 edition was revised and updated for the new features of the Minox C (notably the auto-exposure), but some particular features of the previous models are mentioned when necessary.

The book is a Minox user guide, not for the collector but is a collectable in it's own right.

The German edition was re-printed in 1996, and is still available from www.amazon.de for 25.99 plus postage (5th release). This is hardback, without sleeve, and the front has a photograph of a Minox C and BL.

Auction prices vary with a first edition getting as much as 40USD but typical are sold at between 10USD and 30USD. German editions range in auction price from 10EUR-30EUR.

Small Minox Big Pictures

* 01/02/10 51USD 61
* 01/02/12 47USD 32-35 thousand
01/02/19 61USD 45-52
* 01/10/10 36USD C 1971
02/01/02 36USD 42nd-44th thousand
* 02/01/18 31USD 36th-38th thousand
* 02/02/06 45USD 1st-7th thousand
02/02/12 22.50USD 1964
02/02/20 22.50USD 45th-52nd thousand
* 02/02/22 20USD 18th-23rd thousand
02/03/10 31GBP 1971
02/05/06 26USD 8th-12th
02/06/18 36USD C 1971
02/07/02 31.39USD 1959
02/07/29 48.50USD 39th-41st
02/08/07 22.50USD C 1971
02/10/09 36USD 1967
02/10/16 24.02USD C 1971
02/10/21 26USD 1961
02/10/28 40USD  
* 02/11/07 35USD 1969
02/11/16 15.50USD 1971
02/12/21 15.65USD 1959
03/02/21 25USD  
03/05/08 9.50GBP 32-35
03/06/19 17.50USD 13-17th
* 03/07/03 40USD 8th-12th
03/07/14 24.50USD C 1971
04/02/04 17.50USD 1964
04/06/23 9.99USD 24th-31st
04/09/12 8.39USD 24th-31st
05/07/03 66USD 1st-7th
05/10/10 28.50USD 8th-12th, 1959
06/01/15 33USD 1968
06/02/15 4.25USD 1966
06/02/17 14.70USD 1968
06/03/06 11.50USD 1959
06/05/18 76USD 1961
07/02/04 27.67GBP 1959, 1st-7th
08/11/27 36USD 1-7th
08/11/27 35USD 45-52nd
08/11/27 30USD 18-23rd

Kleine Minox Grosse Bilder

* 01/02/10 50DEM 43-41 tausend, 1970
* 01/02/14 47DEM 1967
* 01/02/19 39USD C 1971
* 01/12/02 72DEM 1958
01/12/04 116DEM 1-5000
02/02/20 28.50EUR 1-5000 
02/04/16 15EUR 1991
02/05/24 11.50EUR

1965

02/06/02 13.81EUR reprint 96
02/07/26 13.50EUR 1957
02/09/18 10.50EUR 1970
* 02/10/19 21EUR 14-18 tausend
* 02/10/19 25.61EUR 1963, Minox Freund 15-18. B manual
02/10/27 25.50EUR 14-18 Tsd
02/12/21 14.50EUR 31-35
03/01/10 15.01EUR #1970-74
03/07/06 21.50EUR 39-42
03/08/01 13.50EUR 39-42
03/08/11 10EUR 39-42 tausend
03/08/14 15.15EUR 1957
03/09/11 7.50EURO 1989 reprint
03/09/21 19.50EUR  
* 03/11/02 27.20EUR (6-10Tausend)
03/11/23 13.50EUR 90's reprint
04/02/07 10.35EUR  
04/11/30 10EUR 2001 reprint
04/12/26 15.05EUR

1961

05/03/17 7.49EUR

1958

05/09/09 12.50USD

1961

05/09/17 10.50EUR

1957, 6-10 tausend

05/10/28 11.61EUR

43-51 Tausend 1970

05/12/29 9EUR

grey cover

06/08/27 8.50GBP

1968

06/12/18 19.61GBP

11-13 Tausend

1st-7th thousand -1957 

1-5 Tausend 1957

8th-12th thousand 1959

6-10 Tausend 1958

11-13 Tausend 1960

13th-17th thousand 1961

14-18 Tausend, 1961

18th-23rd thousand 1963 

19-23 Tausend 1963

2004/11/30 11.09USD (with Minox Guide)

24th-31st thousand 1964

 

24-28 Tausend 1965

29-30 Tausend 1966

32nd - 35th thousand 1966

31-35 Tausend 1967, hard cover in orange or red

36th-38th thousand 1967 

36-38 Tausend ? sample wanted
39th-41st thousand 1968 - sample wanted

42nd-44th thousand 1969

39-42 Tausend ? sample wanted

45th-52nd thousand 1971

43-51 Tausend 1970

  52-55 Tausend ? - sample wanted

56-70 Tausend 1974

56-70 Tausend 1970/74 reprint #5 1996


French Edition

 

from the 45th-52nd Thousand edition
  • THE MINOX OVER THE YEARS
  • THE SKELETON IN THE CUPBOARD (comments and warnings about bad images may be caused by minimal dirt - dust, fingerprints - on the lens).
  • CHOOSING THE FILM
    • Black-and-white negative films
    • Color reversal (color transparency) films
    • Color negative films
  • THE MINOX ABC
    • Opening and film transport
    • The scales
    • The shutter and automatic exposure control
      • The electronic shutter
      • The CdS photoresistor
      • Faultless exposure
      • The slower shutter speeds/warning light
      • Very short exposures - ncutral filters
      • Non-automatic shutter speed setting
      • The battery
      • MINOX C: Setting the film speed
      • MINOX B: Setting the film speed
      • Exposure measurement with the MINOX B
    • How to hold the MINOX
    • The lens
      • The focal length / Focusing
      • Depth of field
      • Light transmission
      • Lens coating
    • The viewfinder
    • Filters
      • Filters for all types of film
      • Filters for black-and-white film
      • Filters for color reversal (slide) film
    • The lens hood / Exposure counter
    • Changing the film
      • Changing films in the MINOX C
      • Changing a partly exposed film
      • Cutting a partly exposed film
      • MINOX IIIS and B : Changing the film
    • Case and chain
    • Care of the MINOX
    • Minox cameras in black Finish
  • FILM -- Film speed
    • Grain
    • Sharpness
    • Gradation
    • The tropics in the glove compartment
  • IMPORTANT FOR BETTER PICTURES
    • Get close to the subject
    • Keep the background simple
    • Light and shade, not color, is the essence of the black-and-white picture
    • Choose the best format
    • Don't be satisfied with just one picture
  • WHAT TO PHOTOGRAPH - AND HOW?
    • People
    • Landscapes
    • Architecture
    • Flowers and plants
    • Fast moving objects
    • Color transparencies
    • Color prints
  • ACCESSORIES AND THEIR USE
    • Flash equipment
      • The Minox cube flasher
      • The range of flash cubes
      • Some flash tips
      • The Minox ME 1 electronic flash unit
    • Supplementary filters
    • Using a tripod
      • Tripod head
      • Pocket tripod
    • Candid photography
      • Right-angle finder mirror
    • Distant subjects - photographed in close-up
      • Binocular attachment
  • MICROFILMS - MADE WITH THE MINOX
    • Rapid copying
    • Equipment
      • Copying stand
      • Copying attachment
    • The film
      • Document film Agfa Agepe FF
    • Lighting
    • Exposure
    • Copying with flash
    • Filing
      • Document film sleeve
    • Reading devices
      • MD Reader
    • Developing document films
  • PROJECTION
    • How big can one project?
    • The Minomat N automatic projector
    • The semi-automatic Minotact
    • Projector case and table projection
    • The projection screen
    • The correct mounting of slides
      • Transparency cutter
    • Slide magazines and slide files
  • HOME PROCESSING AND ENLARGING
    • Film developing
    • The daylight developing tank
    • Special ultra-fine grain developer
    • Development time and temperature
    • The fixing bath
    • Wetting agent
    • Drying
    • Two-bath development
    • Developing document film
    • Storing films
      • Film sleeves
      • Film viewer magnifier
    • Enlarging
      • The Minox enlarger
      • The paper
      • Dust
      • Scratches
      • Shading or Dodging

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