Actually, he died a month ago, but I only just found the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/26/world/europe/26noble.html Quite a guy. An American, held by the Russians for 9.5 years during the Cold War, released in 1955 after he got a message smuggled out to his family proving he was alive. Regained part of his family's Praktica business after the Berlin Wall came down and created the Noblex swing lens camera. Obviously swing-lens cameras had been around for a century, but I think most will agree, the Noblex is a step above most of the other swing lens cameras. Not a 360 degree swing noted in the article, but not too shabby either.