Art: Minicam

In 1913 an enthusiastic German photographer named Oskar Barnack designed for his own use a camera small enough to slip easily into a pocket, yet as accurate as any hulking news camera made. It used cinema film. Nothing happened till the War was over, then manufacture started under the trade name of Leica. Since then Photographer Barnack's pocket camera has become one of the best known precision cameras in the world. With the special lenses that have been ground to fit in, the Leica (and approximately six similar miniature cameras of rival manufacturers)...

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