Leica I Camera

Made:
1929 in Wetzlar
maker:
E Leitz

Leica I camera, made by Leitz, 1929.

Designed by Oskar Barnack, this was he camera that popularised 35mm film photography. A design classic, the success of the Leica was due to the precision of its construction and the quality of its lenses.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Collection:
Arthur Frank Collection
Object Number:
1979-559/143
type:
35mm camera
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
  • camera (form)
  • miniature camera
  • tools and equipment
  • equipment by process
  • image making equipment
credit:
The Arthur Frank Collection