The Minox 35 EL features a 35mm f2.8 Color Minotar lens with a focus range of 90 cm to infinity. The lens is retractable and protected by a folding cover when not in use. When closed, the camera is 10x6x3 cm in size. The flat design allows the camera to fit easily into a shirt pocket, and the compact construction makes it lightweight and portable. One of the distinguishing features of the 35 EL is the easily identifiable red shutter release button. The Minox 35 EL also features an electronic shutter for automatic exposure control, and the camera is powered by a small 5.6V battery in a compartment above the lens by the viewfinder. The small size, lens quality and the ability to use 35mm film made the Minox 35 EL a great option for document duplication and covert photography during the spy camera era. It is a neat find for vintage camera collectors and lovers today as well.
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