Minox Spy Camera Film Back in Stock

By Kehl Bayern / December 14, 2017

Run out of film for your spy camera?

Specifically your Minox subminiature?

Get your James Bond game on with some Minox Spy Camera film which is back in stock from Blue Moon Camera and Machine according to The Phoblographer.

What is a subminiature camera? Well, think Hollywood movies and spying. Also imagine an era before everyone with a smartphone did the surveillance for the government (just kidding, hopefully).

While the Cold War rivalry between the Iron Curtain and NATO is long over, there exists a huge market for the glass from this time period (we recently reported on the return of the Ihagee Elbaflex, for example, an East German optics manufacturer), particularly the cool spy cameras used by the KGB and other spy agencies from the time.

Image via Photo Mix from Pexels.com.

The Minox subminiature camera started life as a humble attempt at expanding photography to the general consumer market but the camera became a status symbol item in the Eastern bloc during the Cold War. The make became most famously associated with spy cameras because of its ultra-miniature format and micro-focusing abilities, making it perfect for document copying and surveillance.

The Minox subminiature was used for spying as early as World War II and typically when you see a spy camera in a movie it’s either a Minox or a clone based on the Minox subminiature camera. Really cool technology even by today’s standards and no wonder why the devices are so beloved.

Blue Moon Camera’s announcement that they would begin offering film for these cameras in a variety of options including both color and black and white options, which can’t be anything but good news for fans of Minox.

So if you’re into subminiature spy cameras from World War II and the Cold War, get your best Boris and Natasha gear out and load up on some film from Blue Moon Camera.


About the author

Kehl Bayern

Kehl Bayern is our staff news writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing. In terms of photography, he is interested in architecture and modern design. Kehl Bayern is also the author of science fiction thriller Animus Proxy. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts and studied politics at the University of Virginia and, later, Harvard University for graduate school. He spends much of his time traveling up and down the east coast of the United States. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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