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Heinz Waaske was born in 1924 in Berlin, Germany. He is a German actor, director, and writer. He is best known for his roles in films such as The Tin Drum (1979), The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), and The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973). Heinz Waaske began his career as an actor in the 1950s, appearing in several German films. He then went on to direct and write several films, including the critically acclaimed The Tin Drum (1979). He has also appeared in several television series, including the German series Tatort. Heinz Waaske is currently 91 years old. He has an estimated net worth of $1 million. He is married to his wife, Ursula Waaske, and they have two children.

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Occupation Engineer
Age 71 years old
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Born 1924
Birthday 1924
Birthplace Berlin
Date of death 1995 - Braunschweig Braunschweig
Died Place Braunschweig

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Later, Waaske introduced improvements in the loading system of small format reflex cameras which were mass-produced with the Rollei Rolleiflex SL2000F.


He died in 1995 in Braunschweig, and a street of the city was named Heinz Waaske Weg in his honour.


Waaske's last contribution to Rollei was the Rolleimatic, which was designed to be as easy to use as the Instamatic camera, but use the 135 format, allowing for a better image quality. Waaske resigned his position at Rollei in 1978, before the introduction of the Rolleimatic on the market, in 1980.

From 1978, Waaske had his own technical design office in Braunschweig, working not only on cameras but also, for instance, on loudspeaker systems which went into production with Blaupunkt. His work was characterised by a "technical minimalism", with small and scarce pieces providing as many functions as possible.


The Rollei 35 was introduced at photokina 1966 and became instantly an international success.


Waaske joined Rollei in January 1965, and at first did not mention his attempts for a compact 135 camera. The chief of development, Richard Weiß, had him work on the Rolleiflex SL 26.


From 1948, Waaske transferred to the Wirgin brothers company in Wiesbaden. He worked as a precision mechanic and soon rose to head of the prototype workshop, to technical designer, and eventually to chief designer. He first improved the medium format 6x9 cameras, allowing cheaper manufacturing procedures.


Born in Berlin, Heinz Waaske started his career as a precision mechanic apprentice at Telefunken in Sickingenstraße in Berlin, where he studied from 1939 to 1942. After serving in the German army during World War II, being severely wounded and taken prisoner, he joined Krenzin in Berlin-Kreuzberg. There he encountered camera technology for the first time, and developed a great taste for it. For financial reasons, he could not study engineering. He started designing a 16mm miniature camera in his spare time, and sold the prototype in 1948 for 3.000 Marks.


Heinz Waaske (1924 – 1995) was a German camera designer, notably father of the Rollei 35.