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Photographers are our best friends!

Photographers are our best friends! DOI 10.1515/aot-2012-0063Adv. Opt. Techn. 2012; 1(6): 405­408 Views Leica is one of the most famous brands among all camera manufacturers. Nevertheless, the company Leica Camera almost vanished when the digital camera technology conquered the market. Andreas Kaufmann's company ACM took over Leica in 2004 and 2005. And against all odds, he led it to overwhelming success in the digital era. Andreas Thoss from Advanced Optical Technologies spoke with him about Leica's remarkable comeback. AOT: Let's begin with a technical question. Quite recently, Leica entered the market for professional motion-picture cameras. What benefits do you see that can top what established competitors offer? Kaufmann: We actually began developing lenses as a logical complement to the next or one-after-next generation of digital cameras back in 2006. The Summilux C lenses we presented in 2010 had the two aspherical features, glass with untypical diffraction properties, specially engineered mechanical components, floating elements and more. In our opinion, these are the only lenses for motion-picture cameras that satisfy the demands of the 4K standard. AOT: Leica was successfully turned around under your leadership within a relatively short time and is now a financial success. What were your concepts and ideas for this? Kaufmann: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advanced Optical Technologies de Gruyter

Photographers are our best friends!

Advanced Optical Technologies , Volume 1 (6) – Dec 1, 2012

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DOI 10.1515/aot-2012-0063Adv. Opt. Techn. 2012; 1(6): 405­408 Views Leica is one of the most famous brands among all camera manufacturers. Nevertheless, the company Leica Camera almost vanished when the digital camera technology conquered the market. Andreas Kaufmann's company ACM took over Leica in 2004 and 2005. And against all odds, he led it to overwhelming success in the digital era. Andreas Thoss from Advanced Optical Technologies spoke with him about Leica's remarkable comeback. AOT: Let's begin with a technical question. Quite recently, Leica entered the market for professional motion-picture cameras. What benefits do you see that can top what established competitors offer? Kaufmann: We actually began developing lenses as a logical complement to the next or one-after-next generation of digital cameras back in 2006. The Summilux C lenses we presented in 2010 had the two aspherical features, glass with untypical diffraction properties, specially engineered mechanical components, floating elements and more. In our opinion, these are the only lenses for motion-picture cameras that satisfy the demands of the 4K standard. AOT: Leica was successfully turned around under your leadership within a relatively short time and is now a financial success. What were your concepts and ideas for this? Kaufmann:

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Advanced Optical Technologiesde Gruyter

Published: Dec 1, 2012

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