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History / 


History of camera manufacturing in Dresden

1899

Founding of the AG für Camera Fabrikation by Heinrich Ernemann

1912

Founding of the Ihagee Kamerawerke

1936

Development of the first one-eyed small-picture SLR worldwide



Pentacon

1964

Founding of VEB PENTACON

1990

Subsidiary of the Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH

1993

Introduction of a new SLR for the 24 x 18 mm picture size (72 pictures per film) and the development of a video view finder

1994

Introduction of the first PRAKTICA B/W-scanner camera at the Photokina (awarded with the Saxon Design Award)

1996

PRAKTICA Color Scan -> the start of a new generation of scanner cameras

1997

Founding of the PENTACON GmbH, Foto- und Feinwerktechnik

1999

Delivery of 35.000th PRAKTICA BX 20s

Expansion of the scanner line Scan 2000 regarding the lens system interface: bellow, M 39 reproduction lens and various interfaces according to costumer demands

PRAKTICA QD 500 -> first digital PRAKTICA

2001

Start of the mass production of a new scanner line by the name of Scan 3000 based on a fast Fire - Wire interface (IEE1394).

2002

Start of the automotive engineering productionDelivery of four systems for the inspection of synchronization rings (SRI) for the Otto Fuchs KG

2004

Start of the scan line Scan 5000

2006

Accreditation as a DKD Laboratrory for parallel end gauges


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