(originally Franke & Heidecke
, as can be seen in the logo) is a German camera producer since 1920 with an impressive portfolio. Especially the twin-lens camera types (Rolleiflex, Rolleicord, Magic
etc) have been leading in the 1950's, when almost every press photographer had one.
Another well know type, the Rolleiflex 6008 Professional, was even used inside the Space shuttle! And of course we also cannot fail to mention the Rollei 35
cameras, that are still very much wanted by collectors and users.
De Wit Cameras is a Dutch specialst in high end Rollei collector's items.
was founded as early as 1756 by Johann Christoph Voigtländer in Vienna. That makes it one of the oldest brands in the history of photography. Voigtländer produced the world's fastest lens in 1840, and the world's first fully metal daguerreotype camera in 1841. In that time that was revolutionary, because those were the first photographic lenses and cameras that were designed using precise mathematical models. During centuries, Voigtländer continued innovating: they launched the first 35mm zoom lens and the first 35mm compact camera with a built-in flash unit.