Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I recently purchased a newly published book about Max Berek.  Unfortunately, so far it is only available in German.  The book was published by Dr. Knut Kühn-Leitz with the titel

Max Berek
Schöpfer der ersten Leica Objektive
Pionier der Mikroskopie

It is a fascinating read, especially because it parallels many phases of the development of the Leica.
I am currently trying to obtain permission to use translated passages of the book for publication on this blog.

The book is published by:  Lindemanns Verlag
                                                Nadlerstraße 4
                                                70173 Stuttgart
                                                ISBN 979-3-89506-284-1

1 comment:

  1. The Leica and cameras and photography in general certainly offer a lot of topics for discussion. But we must not forget the ultimate purpose of why we have cameras; to take pictures. For that reason I would like to start a weekly (or possibly daily) gallery of photographs. But I don’t want this to be a showcase for just my own work; to the contrary, I would like to encourage everyone to submit photographs for display on this blog. The copyright to the photographs will remain with the photographer and no pictures will ever be used for any other purpose unless permission is given by the copyright holder.
    No registration for this site is necessary. Just email any of the photographs to either of my email addresses at: or

    If possible, please include the make and model of the camera (any camera, not just Leica) and any other information you deem important.

    It is my hope that this may become one of the most sought after topics of this blog.

    Thank you,

    Heinz Richter