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Brief history of Leica Camera AG

A brief history of the major Leica milestones: 1849 The optician Carl Kellner founds an Optics Institute in Wetzlar. 1869 Ernst Leitz becomes managing director. 1914 Oskar Barnack constructs the Ur-Leica. 1924 Ernst Leitz II decides to put the 35 mm Leica (Leitz Camera) into mass production. 1925 The LEICA I with inbuilt lens is […]

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