Friday, January 30, 2015


Oskar Barnack, the inventor of the Leica at his desk

YouTube has a movie about the history of the Leica.  The video was first aired by the Hessischer Rundfunk in Germany.  Unfortunately no English version or a version with subtitles is available.  But even non-German speaking viewers might find it interesting.  The video contains a large number of images taken by Oskar Barnack, some of which appear to never have been published before.

The Ur-Leica, the original prototype made by Oskar Barnack

Go to the video:

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