Jacques Bogopolsky


Jacques Bogopolsky (also Jacques Boolsky or Jacques Bolsey; born Yakov Bogopolsky; December 31, 1895, Kiev, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire – January 20, 1962, Long Island) was an engineer and camera designer.

He was born into a Jewish family. He was a prolific inventor of revolutionary movie cameras. The brand name Bolex comes from his name. He was also instrumental in the initial design of the Alpa-Reflex Camera 35mm single-lens reflex camera that later was developed into the Alpa cameras.

External linksEdit

  • Documentary on Jacques Bogopolsky
  • Alpa Reflex Camera