Minilux

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  • Production era - 1995-2006
  • Order nos. - 18006-titan, 18009-black, 18010-black.DB, 18025, 18069-DB
  • Camera type - Compact 35 mm viewfinder camera
  • Film format - 35 mm ; 24 x 36mm
  • Camera body - Titanium
  • Variant - Reptile leather-jacket data-back version, black chrome-plated-titanium version made in 1996 only
  • Lens - 40 mm f/2.4 LEICA SUMMARIT (6 elements in 4 groups)
  • Lens review
  • Autofocus system - Active infrared
  • Viewfinder - Real image viewfinder with markings for the autofocus metering field, for the close-up range and for panorama shots. Function displays for flash, autofocus and exposure metering.
  • Viewfinder magnification - 0.35 x ; field of view is approximately 85 % of the film format
  • Focusing range - 0.7 m / 2 ft 3 1/2 in < infinity
  • Smallest object field - 377 x 566 mm (14 7/8x 221/4 in)
  • Exposure operating modes - Programmed automatic exposure control and aperture-priority automatic exposure control, with automatic flash activation (Auto), flash ON, flash OFF, Auto with red-eye reduction, Auto slow (with longer exposure times) ; B and T (time exposures up to 99 s), manual exposure override +/- 2 EV, storage of the selected settings is possible.
  • Exposure metering - Center-weighted metering
  • Exposure override -2 EV to +2 EV in 1/2 EV steps
  • Focusing modes - Autofocus, manual focusing
  • Storage memory for exposure times - 1/400-99 s, automatic change to “B” in the exposure modes SLOW ON, SLOW and OFF
  • Flash range with ISO 100/21° slide film - 4.6 m / 15 ft
  • Liquid Crystal Display LCD - Symbols or numbers indicate the exposure counter or the time remaining when the selftimer is activated, the exposure mode that has been selected, battery status, selftimer, override, film advance and rewind.
  • Film speed setting - Automatic for films with DX coding from ISO 25/15ー to ISO 5000/38D. For films without DX code or with speeds lower than ISO 25/15D, the speed is automatically set at ISO 100/21D
  • Exposure series - The exposure series function is activated by pressing the release button continuously
  • Selftimer - 10-second exposure delay
  • Accessories - Databack - Panorama Adapter - Hood
  • Data imprinting - Optional with accessory databack
  • Power supply - Lithium battery CR 123A
  • Dimensions W x H x D - 124 x 69 x 39 / 42.5 mm (without / with databack) (4 7/8x 2 23/32 x 1 17/32 in / 1 11/16 in)
  • Weight without battery - 330 g (less than 12 oz)
  • Delivery scope - Camera with carrying strap and battery
  • Accessories - Databack 18525
  • Other features - Tripod socket, film cartridge viewing window, automatic film advance, manual start of the rewind function is possible, connection for remote cable release, panorama photographs with Panorama Adapter

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Minilux Serial Numbers

SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
2066001 2166000 Leica Minilux 1995 100,000
2435801 2455800 Leica Minilux 1998? 20,000
Total assigned serial numbers 1995-2002 120,000

Serial numbers from Serial Numbers Leica Cameras with computed batch total.