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Steenbergen Stichting – WELKOM

Johan Steenbergen en de Stichting van 1961 – WELKOM pagina

De Steenbergen Stichting is op 27 februari 1961 opgericht door Johan Steenbergen, een ondernemer en diplomaat in het voor- én naoorlogse Duitsland. De oorspronkelijke naam was Hermann Diedrich Steenbergen Stichting, ter nagedachtenis aan de in 1945 overleden broer van Johan.

Johan Steenbergen vertrok vóór de Eerste Wereldoorlog naar Dresden, een centrum van fotografische industrie. Hij stichtte er de fabriek Ihagee Kamerawerk, die wereldfaam zou verwerven met de productie van de Exakta, de eerste kleinbeeld spiegelreflexcamera.

Source: steenbergen-stichting.nl/

praktica-collector.de

Mike’s Praktica Collection

The first Praktica was built in 1949 by the Company “Mechanik Kamera Werkstätten VEB Niedersedlitz” which was founded as “Kamera-Werkstätten Guthe & Thorsch GmbH” 1919 by Benno Thorsch and Paul Guthe in Dresden.
In 1989 the Berlin wall was down; the GDR was no more; and a great name was soon fade into history. The famous Pentacon factory in Dresden was shortly closed and with it, unless something unexpected happens, the end of the Praktica SLR.

The following pages contain some information about the history of the Praktica cameras as well as the history of Pentacon Dresden the company which has designed the Praktica SLR ‘s for 31 years. At the end of this time, on October 2, 1990, Pentacon Dresden was the largest and famous German camera producer. The market share of Pentacon was at this time 5% in Germany, 12% in France, 24% in United Kingdom and 30% in the Netherlands (Blumtritt).

My collection contains today 324 different cameras such as Praktica cameras as well as their precursors.

Source: http://www.praktica-collector.de