One hundred years of Leica cameras

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One hundred years of Leica cameras

Post by Paul Jones » Fri May 23, 2014 12:44 pm

In 1914 optical engineer Oskar Barnack was working for Ernst Leitz when he designed the very first Leica, the Leitz Camera, or so-called Ur-Leica. The small handheld camera, one of the first to use 35mm film, finally went into production in 1925 following a long delay caused by World War One. It went on to revolutionise photography in the hands of the first photojournalists who set out to record the world on the brink of change.

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Re: One hundred years of Leica cameras

Post by Walter Brooks » Fri May 23, 2014 1:13 pm

eBay has a half scale 24 carat gold plated model for $1999.99 and a full size dummy model boxed! for 1093 Euros ... :?
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