He who has never hoped can never despair. I have no hope for this small plastic camera from Leica. After using it, the Leica mini3 did not disappoint me.
The Leica mini pocket camera belongs to the fully automatic series. leica mini3 is really addictive, just like little soap. He has two brothers, leica mini and leica mini2.
The most special thing about the Leica mini3 is that the lens uses a summar 32mm f3.2, which is a higher grade than the mini and mini2’s 35mm 3.5 elmar. Summar is used on the mini3, which shows that Leica is still very confident about this lens.
It turns out that the Leica mini3’s optics are great, wide-angle 32mm, f3.2 aperture. Some people say that this lens has the best overall strength in a pocket camera. Leica uses a more advanced 40mm f / 2.4 lens for the metal camera minilux, cm. But a 40mm lens is less adaptable than a 32mm wide-angle lens.
This mini3 was produced in 1996 and discontinued in 1997. Only 44,000 units were produced. Maybe people still like zoom cameras, because its brother mini zoom has produced nearly 150,000 units. Its cousin leica z2x also produced nearly 140,000 units. Compared to those cameras, the Leica mini3 is too few.
The Leica mini3 has the difference between a date back and no date back. The mini3 has 3 different color front panel bodies: all black, black and white, and all white. I personally think that the most beautiful is black and white. It looks slim and has a design sense. It is comfortable to look at. And all black is a bit like the first and second generation mini. In the end I liked the black and white models.
After the mini3 is powered on, the lens protrudes a few millimeters. After 5 minutes, the lens will automatically maintain the original position after power off. Press the shutter button again to wake up and you can shoot. If you turn off the flash, the flash will still be off after waking up. This is great. Just turn it off when you want to set and return to the lens.
The Leica mini3, like other Leica fools, such as the z2x, resets its settings after shutdown. For example, if you turn off the flash mode, turn it off and then on again, and the flash will be in automatic mode. I always have the flash turned on, because the mini3’s flash is very good, and I often use an external flash when using the minix af. Of course, you can press the mode button 7 times every time you turn on the camera to turn off the flash.
A friend ranked the pocket camera. The Leica mini3 came first, which is why he strongly recommended me to buy this camera. Behind the mini3 are Minolta TC-1, Contax T3 / T2, Minox af, Leica Z2x, and Olympus Xa.
You never know your luck.