Default speed of 35EL?

Discussion in 'Minox' started by j._s., Mar 31, 1999.

  1. What is default shutter speed the 35EL goes to when it can't match the aperture? Not clear?...let's say you shoot in complete darkness, what shutter speed would that be...better...


    Thanks in advance
  2. When I shot in complete darkness to do some light painting with a
    flashlight, my EL should stayed open for more than 30 secs. It closed
    immediately when I turned on the room lights !!


    I'm not sure what the official figure is but I think maximum shutter
    speed on auto should be in the 30 sec range. If u want to go semi
    manual, pushing in the little lever in your hotshoe will fix the
    shutter speed at 1/125, and u can adjust aperture at will.


    Have fun!
  3. According to reader Bob, who uses M, P and G series of Minox 35mm cameras, he found that
    some of these cameras, in particular G series camera including GT-X has very long shutter time in the dark.
    He reported that at ASA25, the shutter can be as long as 30 minutes instead of 30 sec in manual.
    <P> I hence tested my GT-E in darkroom, with door close and light off, ASA=100. According to manual, the longest shutter time is
    8 sec. But my GT-E shutter opened much longer than 2 minutes, so long that I cannot wait and open the light-- then I heard a "CLICK" and the shutter closed.
    <P> This undocumented long shutter time is very useful for low light photography
  4. I have also testet my GT-E in a dark room. The longest shuttertime I
    got was about 15 min!
    ASA 25 + Backligth switch: 15 min
    ASA 25: 8 min
    ASA 50: 4 min
    ASA 100: 2 min
    ASA 200: 1 min

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