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.
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.
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