Leipziger Messe

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The Leipziger Messe is a trade fair, held since the 12th century in Leipzig, Germany. Before Photokina, the German camera industry showed its latest products at the fair. For several years there was a separate "Photo, Optik, Kino" or "Photo, Optik, Kino, Projektion, Feinmechanik" section.

1935 3 March -

Kochmann introduced the Reflex-Korelle.[1]

Photo-Kinomesse 1 March - 6 March 1936

Ihagee launched the Kine Exakta at the fair, considered "very remarkable" even at that time[2].

Photo-Kinomesse 1939

The fair was renamed the "Grossdeutsche Photo-Kinomesse", reflecting the "anschluss" of Austria in 1938. According to a contemporary report, due to previous perfected developments, new designs and implementations were not expected at the time. Instead a a rapid development related to color film photography was expected in the future.[3] Zeiss Ikon introduced the Tenax I (24x24mm), reported to benefit color photograpers, as you got 50 instead of 36 exposures and could save color film costs. Plaubel presented the Makina IIS and Roll-Op II. Ihagee launched the Exakta 6×6 and Beier the Beier-Flex II. KW presented the 6x6 Pilot Super and 35mm Praktiflex.[4]

Notes

  1. Jehmlich, Gerhard, "Der VEB Pentacon Dresden - Geschichte der Dresdner Kamera- und Kinoindustrie nach 1945" (2009), p. 43
  2. Der Photograph Nr. 21, 10 March 1936, p. 77
  3. Allgemeine Photographische Zeitung, März 1939 Nr. 3, p. 35-36
  4. Jehmlich, Gerhard, "Der VEB Pentacon Dresden - Geschichte der Dresdner Kamera- und Kinoindustrie nach 1945" (2009), p. 45, 47