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rybolt
11-22-2017, 06:00
I was going through some boxes a few days ago and found this album of photos from Leitz Wetzlar. I attended the Leica Schule in 1986 as a dealer and this was part of the materials that were given to us. It provides a pretty cool snapshot into the production of the cameras and lenses of that era.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Leitz-Wetzlar-1986/i-8zQ7M93/0/f643740e/X3/WETZLAR241-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Leitz-Wetzlar-1986/i-hGF38JJ/0/3f2ad9d9/X3/WETZLAR239-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Leitz-Wetzlar-1986/i-Qzw28Hs/0/68e8d0aa/X3/WETZLAR240-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Leitz-Wetzlar-1986/i-9zXqVCC/0/de02e5b1/X3/WETZLAR243-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Leitz-Wetzlar-1986/i-RvnMwWC/0/68aea5ef/X3/WETZLAR242-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Leitz-Wetzlar-1986/i-QCprw9m/0/52377623/X3/WETZLAR244-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Leitz-Wetzlar-1986/i-p7wDmTC/0/43724a7b/X3/WETZLAR245-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Leitz-Wetzlar-1986/i-pfn8cq8/0/7014983c/X3/WETZLAR246-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Leitz-Wetzlar-1986/i-Q2twcpN/0/0b77905f/X3/WETZLAR247-X3.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/Leitz-Wetzlar-1986/i-K3JSqnX/0/1ddf060e/X3/WETZLAR248-X3.jpg

wintoid
11-22-2017, 07:18
Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Timmyjoe
11-22-2017, 07:40
Very cool. Thanks.

Bill Clark
11-22-2017, 07:53
Thanks for sharing the links.

Ko.Fe.
11-22-2017, 10:00
Nice! :) Incredible quality of pictures. Must be taken with Leica glass.

Bill Clark
11-22-2017, 11:20
I put them all in a folder on my iPad.

css9450
11-22-2017, 11:28
Nice! :) Incredible quality of pictures. Must be taken with Leica glass.

I'd laugh if someone recognizes them and chimes in. "Oh, I remember those! Rolf took them with his Konica Big Mini."

rybolt
11-22-2017, 13:20
They really needed an FLD filter on some of the pictures. I shot quite a bit in the factory and corrected the white balance when I scanned the slides.

rscheffler
11-23-2017, 01:09
They really needed an FLD filter on some of the pictures. I shot quite a bit in the factory and corrected the white balance when I scanned the slides.

It's a characteristic of that era with all the fluorescent lighting, etc... Quite the contrast to the starkly monochromatic look seen in most images from Leica's current facility. Also interesting to see the transition from colorful frocks to white lab coats. :)

Range-rover
11-23-2017, 04:19
That's great, thank you for sharing. When Leica was Leica!

giganova
11-23-2017, 05:35
Slide 4:

with more than $400,000 worth of electronics and optical test equipment

Wow, $400,000!!