Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Off topic, B&H Foton
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 05:54:19 -0700

The Foton was an attempt to develop a camera exclusively for night
photography (Foton = few photons).  The real importance of this item was its
famous and highly collectible lens the f0.5 Noctimax.Unfortunately, it  was
a commercial disaster as the resulting thin negatives could only be
developed in undiluted Sharpo.

Greg Achenbach

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Date: Thursday, October 29, 1998 1:21 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Off topic, B&H Foton

>Please excuse my ignorance but what is a FOTON?