Jacques Bogopolsky (also Jacques Bolsey;1895–1962) born Yakov Bogopolsky December 31, 1895 into a Jewish family in Kiev. He was an engineer and camera designer who was a prolific inventor of revolutionary movie cameras. The brand name Bolex comes from Jacques Bogopolsky. 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.
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