Hubert Nerwin

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Hubert Nerwin was the chief designer at Zeiss Ikon during the late 1930s. He designed the Contax II and Contax III models, the Contaflex twin lens reflex, the Tenax II and the Ikoflex cameras, among others.

After the war, he went to the USA, and worked for Graflex on the Combat Graphic camera, a rangefinder using 70mm film and looking like an overgrown Contax II.

He invented the modern popular 35mm cassette film type 126 (Kodapak) which became the third big step in popularizing photography, after the one-dollar box cameras around the year 1900 and the popular 120 film and 620 film box and plastic cameras of later years.