Leica fact 20: Max Berek the lens designer of Leitz

Oskar Barnack gets the credits for the design of the Leica camera. But the Leica wouldn’t have had such a good receipt by the market if the sharpness of the lens wasn’t that well as it was. The image quality was a combination of the fine grain of the cine film and the superb qualities of the lens.

The creator of the first Leica lenses was Max Berek, born in 1886 in Ratibor in Silesia (Nowadays Racibórz in Poland).