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Old 03-20-2013   #57
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Wow, had no idea they made so few. Thought they made at least 300.

Originally Posted by Tom A View Post
Maybe not the rarest - but with only 265 made, up there with them. The Zeiss C Sonnar 50mm f1.5 in S mount.
Five a Second. Chicago's Bell & Howell Co. (cameras) announced that it would put on sale this fall the world's most expensive still camera. Its "Foton" will take five 35-mm. pictures a second, sell for $700. Bell & Howell, which has found that "families of both low and high incomes now spend over $550" for movie equipment, hopes to sell 20,000 Fotons a year.
--Facts And Figures, Time magazine, Monday, October 4, 1948
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