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Seitz – the round 8X11 camera

14th July 2014

Seitz – the round 8X11 camera

14th July 2014

In times where cameras are mass produced, it is incredible: every piece of a Seitz Roundshot camera is carved from a solid block of aluminium using highly precise CNC machinery. Every camera part is hand-assembled.

It was in 1955…

A family holiday in Tuscany. Father Hermann Seitz takes pictures for the family album. However, he is not quite happy with the results. If only his relatives and friends back home could see the landscape the way he saw it in reality.

Back home Hermann Seitz gets to work, focusing on a camera that rotates. Enters Seitz MinoxThis model used a 10mm lens and Minox film and was conceived for minimum dimensions. As such it was – and still is – the world’s smallest panorama camera.

More on this here.

THE 8X11 ROUND CAMERA

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