TLX - Minox 8x11 (LX post 1995)

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Minox TLX

year 1996-
serial 2600001-2604450 (2003)
lens 4 element 3 group MINOX 15mm / f/3.5
dimensions 108 x 28 x 16 mm 4-1/4 x 1-1/8 x 5/8
weight 98g 3.1 oz
shutter 1/2000- 15
battery 5.6V PX27 OR four 386 +ADAPTER
finish aluminium + titanal eloxat

2 variations metric/imperial

Finish Focus Painted MINOX Logo on front of camera
titanium
titanal eloxat
Metric, 
Imperial (Feet inch)
Logo

After seventeen years in production the leader among subminiature cameras the LX, received a new look. Designated Minox TLX and available since summer 1995, in time for their 50th Anniversary that autumn has an anodized titanium body, black focusing scales and a black brand-name signature. This masterpiece of camera technology is hand-assembled out of 275 components.

Winner of the International Design Award of the Federal German State of Baden-Wurttemburg 1996/97 the introduction of this titanium body also saw the last of the brushed matt aluminium and black LX's; although the spare parts available mean that special orders where still possible.

All TLX cameras have the black MINOX logo on the front of the camera, like the USA version of the LX.  This makes the camera more conspicuous and unfortunately the print wears off in time.

Minox CLX 

year 1998-
serial  
lens 4 element 3 group MINOX 15mm / f3.5
dimensions 108 x 28 x 16 mm 4-1/4 x 1-1/8 x 5/8"
weight 160g 5.6 oz
shutter 1/2000-15
battery  5.6V PX27 OR four 386 +ADAPTER
finish chrome plated brass

2 variations metric/imperial [tape PAL/NTSC, English/German] Serial Numbers > 1000 are in standard TLX presentation cases

Finish Focus Engraving
chromium plating Metric,
Imperial (Feet. inch)
Minox Riga 1938-1998, LX, signature of Walter Zapp, MINOX CLX, Made in Germany
Minox Made in Germany

To celebrate the anniversary of the Minox, in 1998, a special limited silver chrome version of the TLX was manufactured.

A continuation of the LX.  The camera is its chrome-plated and highly polished. The back is engraved with the signature of Walter Zapp and icons of the Minox A and the Minox LX.  The body is brass and so the camera feels more solid than the lighter LX and TLX cameras; very much like a gold LX.

The wooden presentation box is accompanied by a VHS video tape (versions are available in PAL (in English and German) and NTSC) of the life of Walter Zapp, a chrome plated chain and a case based upon the style of those supplied with the Minox A and B.

Minox LX Edition 2000 (LX Millennium)

year 2000
serial  
lens 4 element 3 group MINOX 15mm / f3.5
dimensions 108 x 28 x 16 mm 4-1/4 x 1-1/8 x 5/8"
weight 160g 5.6 oz
shutter 1/2000-15
battery  5.6V PX27 OR four 386 +ADAPTER
finish brass black anodized with gold trim

2 variations metric/imperial

Finish Focus Painted in GOLD
black with gold trim Metric, 
Imperial (Feet. inch)
Logo on front of camera MINOX LX Edition 2000 MADE IN GERMANY on the bottom

To celebrate the year 2000 Minox produced the special LX Millennium edition in black eloxat coating  with 24 carat gold-plated dials and trim. The presentation set was accompanied by a Montblanc fountain pen in the same finish, an every-ready case and gold chain.

Although black this is no 'private eye' edition with it's brass body, gold MINOX logo and gold viewer trim; it is a positive statement of functional elegance and extravagance.

Minox Aviator Set 

For the Christmas of 2001 Minox produced the Aviator set. A black TLX with luminous numbers on the dials, a white MINOX logo and a Laco 1950s style self winding Swiss jewelled watch.

year 2001
serial 001-300
lens 4 element 3 group MINOX 15mm / f3.5
dimensions 108 x 28 x 16 mm 4-1/4 x 1-1/8 x 5/8"
weight 160g 5.6 oz
shutter 1/2000-15
battery  5.6V PX27 OR four 386 +ADAPTER
finish black anodized with luminous dials, logo and script

1 variations metric

Finish Focus Luminous paint on dials etc
black with luminous markings Metric, 
Imperial (Feet. inch)
Logo on front of camera Aviator Set in italics, Minox Eye logo xxx/300 and  MADE IN GERMANY on the bottom

Minox LX Special Edition 100th Anniversary of the birth of Walter Zapp 

Launched at a meeting of the 1st German Minox Club celebrating the birth of Walter Zapp on 4th September 1905.


 
year 2005
serial built to order
lens 4 element 3 group MINOX 15mm / f3.5
dimensions 108 x 28 x 16 mm 4-1/4 x 1-1/8 x 5/8"
weight 160g 5.6 oz
shutter 1/2000-15
battery  5.6V PX27 OR four 386 +ADAPTER
finish An LX miniature camera with a high-gloss chrome finish including a special medal minted from fine silver. Along with the portrait of Walter Zapp and his anniversary dates (04.09.1905-04.09.2005), the coin also refers to the 60th anniversary of MINOX as a company. Built to order.

1 variations metric

Finish Focus Engraving
chromium plating mirror finish Metric,
Imperial (Feet. inch)
Minox Riga 1938-1998, LX, signature of Walter Zapp, MINOX CLX, Made in Germany
Minox Made in Germany

 


Last Updated on 14th October 2005