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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 4:46 pm    Post subject: Astro Identoscope 1939 Reply with quote

Some interesting Astro-Berlin lenses mentioned in this 1939 advertisement - along with a neat looking reflex housing for the Leica . . .



PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know they had Google Translate back then! Razz


PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No . . . I think it was well before Mr Google was a twinkle even in his Grandad's eye. But to be fair to both Bielicke & Co. and Cinepro Ltd the problem really lies in the punctuation rather than the translation. Misplaced full-stops and the inadroit sequence of focal lengths combine to make the text need a second glance in places. I expect their technological expertise was better than their copy-writing Wink


PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scsambrook wrote:

I expect their technological expertise was better than their copy-writing Wink


It certainly appears so! Anyway, Germans aren't used to using punctuation like us. Razz