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June 14, 2008

Captured…

srikanth @ 10:32 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1213482771 ) Play

Identify this iconic device, the brand that it created, and the reason for its fame:

Just some of the thousands of possible clues (for the brand)

Cracked by varuns88 , jayanth , udupendra , akhi , Rohan , duriel , Goyal , piezocake , Dibyo , VikraM , priyananda , ajayparasuram , pratap , vivekusc , bobo , Keerthi Kiran M and madhur!

Answer:

The device in the picture is the Leica 1 camera, the first production 35mm camera ever. It kickstarted an entire generation of photographers and established Leica as the awesomest cult camera brand ever, especially for 35mms and SLRs. The bottom row shows a bunch of iconic photos taken by Leicas (Che’s headshot, Elliot Erwitt’s smile/kiss and the V-J day kiss)

(We are most heartened to see a whole bunch of Leica fans here)


19 Responses to “Captured…”

  1. varuns88
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    Leica 1 is the device, n hence the brand is Leica Camera.
    The reason for its fame is that, Leicas were used to click these famous snaps.
    * Kordo’s Che Guevara
    * Elliot Erwitt’s photo of a side-view mirror of a car parked facing a beach sunset, with a playful couple shown in the mirror as the focal point.
    * Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day


  2. Leica-I , by leica , first cam to have interchangeable lenses..


  3. udupendra
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    Leica.


  4. akhi
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    Leica

    35mm , range finder camera ?

    Che Guevara ‘s famous head shot , was taken on a Leica , with a portrait lens.

    The V-J day kiss , on times square taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt , on his leica

    the second one was clicked by Elliott Erwitt on his leica again .


  5. Rohan
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    Leica I, the brand being Leica.. world’s first practical 35mm camera


  6. duriel
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    Leica 1 camera.
    first practical 35 mm compact camera.
    photos taken with different Leica cameras.

    the picture is of a Leica 1(A) camera, apparently one of 1330 cameras, very rare, with a 2.5/5 cm “Hektor” lens. the other Leica 1 cameras had a 3.5/5 cm lens.


  7. Goyal
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    Leica – first regualr 35mm camera..


  8. piezocake

    Leica 1, the first practical 35-mm film camera.


  9. Dibyo
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    Leica I, which kickstarted the Leica brand name, which is only the cult camera brand of all time.


  10. VikraM

    guessing… is that Henri Cartier’s Leica M3?


  11. priyananda

    The Leica 1, Leica brand: first camera with 35 mm film.


  12. ajayparasuram

    Leica Camera – if it is so, then, Guevara’s pic is a dead give-away!


  13. Ajay Parasuram
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    Leica Camera – if it is so, then, Guevara’s pic is a dead give-away!


  14. pratap

    Leica Rangefinder cameras


  15. vivekusc

    Its a Leica 1 camera.


  16. must be the leica. m2? m3? one of those.

    famous because of cartier-bresson?


  17. Vinod

    Hasselblad


  18. Keerthi Kiran M

    Leica I – the first practical 35 mm camera. “Small negatives—large images”. Interchangeable lenses…
    The Leica M2 is the camera that was used by Alberto Korda to take his famous photo of Che Guevara.


  19. madhur
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    Leica Model I with photographic lens Hektor

    Brand name Leica.. famous for being the first to manufacture range finder and single lens reflex cameras!


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