Ermanox – 12/99

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Germany 1924 – Plate Camera – 6×4.5 Plates – Very Rare.

The Ermanox cameras are objects of legend. 

This camera, manufactured by Ernemann in Dresden in 1924, finally made it possible to take snapshots in low light thanks to the exceptional luminosity of its optics. “Photograph interiors, theater scenes at night… without using magnesium” was advertised at the time.

German journalist and photographer Erich Salomon particularly liked to trigger without the knowledge of his models, and thus produced famous images of politicians in the middle of meetings, and of various celebrities. These “stolen” photographs were quite unusual at the time.

The Ermanox was supplanted by the Leica, its contemporary, more compact and designed for 35 mm film.

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