Category Archives: Camera History

History of camera shutters

In the past to make an image you needed a camera, a lens and some film. In the 1900s film was not as sensitive as in the 20th century. therefor a lens cap was sufficient for opening the lens and closing the lens as the shutter speeds were more than 5 seconds. Later on, films […]

Leica invented autofocus Minolta went on developing it.

Revue Flex PK Autofocus

Leica invented the autofocus camera system with the Correfot in 1976. Photo: WestLicht Camera Auction Legendary German camera maker Leica spent nearly 20 years patenting technology that would take focusing out of the hands of photographers. As with the 35 mm still camera the company created in 1925, Leica stood ready to once again revolutionize […]