In memory of Walter Zapp, inventor and pioneer, a special camera set
A superb masterpiece of camera technology has been produced by MINOX in memory of a true pioneer and famous designer who has made his mark in photographic history. To celebrate the 100th birthday of MINOX inventor Walter Zapp, on the 4 September 2005, MINOX presented this Special Edition of its 8x11mm top camera model in memory of the famous founder of the company. With his design of the first MINOX camera, which became world famous – especially as a spy camera - Zapp laid the foundation for this traditional Hessian company in 1936. Miniature cameras in the 8x11 film format are still being made by hand in Wetzlar, Germany today.
A hand made camera is the central piece of this edition set, an LX miniature camera with a high-gloss chrome finish. Included in the set is a special medal minted from fine silver which marks two very special dates that are being celebrated at the optical specialists in Wetzlar, Germany this year. Along with the portrait of Walter Zapp and his anniversary dates, the coin also refers to the 60th anniversary of MINOX as a company.