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was a manufacturer of optical equipment situated in Wetzlar
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. It was founded by Rudolf Leidolf in 1921, initially producing lens
A lens is an optical device with perfect or approximate axial symmetry which transmits and refracts light, converging or diverging the beam. A simple lens consists of a single optical element...
es for microscope
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s. In 1948 camera production was started and in 1962 the factory ceased operations. Leidolf is in no way related to Leitz (the manufacturer of Leica), even though Wetzlar has been the historical location for both companies.
- Leidax, Leidox (1949)
- Lordomat (C35/SE/SLE) (1953)
- Lordox Junior (1954)
- Lordette (1955)
- Lordomatic (1955)
- Lordomatic IIR (1955)
- Lordox Vollautomat (1960)
- Lordox Super Automat (1960)
- Unimatic (1961)