Leica Cine Camera 1911

L1000151-Barnack-CineCamera1911Leica Camera. Wetzlar, Gemany. We’re back at Leica’s new headquarters, investigating a mystery. Last month several jaws dropped at the sight of a 1911 hand-cranked 35mm cine camera, built by Oskar Barnack, on display in the lobby. Why did this camera not go into production? Instead, another Barnack project, the Liliput 35mm still camera, was developed and became the legendary Leica. Experts are weighing in. The adventure continues…

 

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  1. That is very interesting. Oskar Barnack was very much into cinema and it is known that he did a cine camera before a still camere. This is the first time I ever saw this!

    Thanks!

    • Jon Fauer:

      More info coming in next issue of FDTimes.

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