Matheson, Andrew - The Leica and Leicaflex way
The first Leica prototypes were built by Oskar Barnack at Ernst Leitz Optische Werke, Wetzlar, in 1913. Intended as a compact camera for landscape photography, particularly during mountain trips, the Leica was the first practical 35 mm camera, using standard cinema 35 mm film. The Leica transports the film horizontally, extending the frame size to 24×36 mm, instead of the 18×24 mm used by cinema cameras which transported the film vertically, with a 2:3 aspect ratio.
Hardcover : 540 pages
Dimensions : 12 x 21 x 5 cm
Publisher : Focal Press,
isbn : 9780240506708