Leitz & Non-Leitz lenses for Leica cameras : 25mm - 60mm

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CANON CAMERA CO.

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Canon lens 25mm f/3.5100011764712/1956Chrome40mm42mmf/22f/3.548mmx15mm145gFastest 25mm at the time of its release.

Type: 1. Dates 12/1956 to 12/1960. Serials: 10001-12635.

Type: 2. Dates 1/1961 to 12/1970. Serials: 12907-15617.

Type: 3. Dates 1/1971 to 3/1975. Serials: 15806-17647.

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Canon lens 28 mm f/2.8100042145406/1957Chrome40mm40mmf/22f/2.848mm x 20mm160g6 elements in 4 groups.

Type: 1. Dates 06/1957 to 12/1960. Serials: 10004-13741.

Type: 2. Dates 1/1961 to 12/1970. Serials: 14019-18635.

Type: 3. Dates 1/1971 to 3/1975. Serials: 19075-21454.

No difference between vesions other than writing on front ring.

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Canon Serenar 28 mm f/3.510001 (Chrome)

20001 (Black)

19100 (Chrome)

21767 (Black)

10/1951Chrome

Black/Chrome

Slip-on (Early)

34mm (Chrome)

40mm (Black/Chrome)

34mm or 40mmf/22f/3.546mm x 36mm (Chrome)

48mm x 24.7mm (Black/Chrome)

152g (Chrome)

120g (Black/Chrome)

"Serenar" from "Serene", is the name of the sea on the moon.

First version: approx. 670 and often found engraved "U.S.ARMY. SIGNAL CORPS".

Second version: approx. 200.

Third version: approx. 5839.

6 elements in 4 groups, gauss design.

Type: 1. Dates 10/1951 to 12/1951. Serials: 10001-10339 (Non filter thread).

Type: 2. Dates 1/1952 to 11/1952. Serials: 14019-18635. (34mm Filter thread added)

Type: 3. Dates 12/1952 to 3/1953. Serials: 13385-13655.

Type: 4. Dates 4/1953 to 9/1956. Serials: 13704-19100.

Type: T4"CT". Dates 4/1953 to 9/1956. Serials: 10001-10342.

Type: 5. Dates 1/1957 to 3/1960. Serials: 20001-21767 (New serial range. New Black/Chrome design, with 40mm filter thread).

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Canon lens 35 mm f/1.51000115xxx08/1958Black & Chrome48mm48mmf/22f/1.556mm x 29mm185gType: 1. Dates 8/1958 to 12/1960. Serials: 10001-11942.

Type: 2. Dates 1/1961 to 12/1970. Serials: 12031-15282.

Type: 3. Dates 1/1971 to 3/1975. Serials: 15541-15xxx

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Canon lens 35 mm f/1.8xxxxxxxxxxxxxx05/1957Chrome & Black40mm40mmf/22f/1.848mm x 28.2mm125gType: 1. Dates 4/1956 to 12/1960. Serials: 10001-23403.

Type: 2. Dates 1/1961 to 7/1962. Serials: 24072-25457.

9 Prototype lenses with serials 1801-1809.

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Canon lens 35 mm f/210001450644/1962Black40mm40mmf/22f/249mm x 28mm120g7 elements in 4 groups

Type: 1. Dates 4/1962 to 12/1970. Serials: 10001-36967.

Type: 2. Dates 1/1971 to 3/1975. Serials: 37237-45064.

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Canon Serenar 35 mm f/2.8100014390710/1951 (Type 1)

01/1957 (Type 2)
Chrome (Type 1)

Black & Chrome (Type 2)
34mm

40mm
34mm

40mm
f/22f/2.848mm x 25.5mm (Type 1)

48mm x 30.2mm (Type 2)
165g (Type 1)

125g (Type 2)
6 elements in 4 groups.

Type: 1 (Chrome). Dates 10/1951 to 12/1956. Serials: 10001-28466.

Type: 2 (Black & Chrome). Dates 1/1957 to 6/1962. Serials: 30001-43907.

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Canon Serenar 35 mm f/3.2670017476306/1951Chrome34mm34mmf/22f/3.248mm x 22.8mm165g6 elements in 4 groups, double-gauss design

Type: 1. Dates 06/1951 to 12/1951. Serials: 67001-70992.

Type: 2. Dates 01/1952 to 11/1952. Serials: 71061-73385.

Type: 3. Dates 12/1952 to 03/1953. Serials: 73673-73991.

Type: 4. Dates 04/1953 to 07/1954. Serials: 74199-74763.

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Canon Serenar 35 mm f/3.5600016585603/1950Chrome34mm (Slip on)34mmf/22f/3.5?185g4 elements in 3 groups

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Canon lens 50 mm f/0.95100015644008/1961Black & chrome72mm72mmf/22f/0.9579 x 47.8605g7 elements in 5 groups

Dates 08/1961 to xxxxxxx. Serials: xxxxxx-xxxxx.

Type: 2 ("Lens made in Japan" added). Dates 01/1961 to xx/xxxx. Serials: xxxxx-xxxxx.

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Canon lens 50 mm f/1.2100015644004/1956Black & chrome55mm55mmf/22f/1.263mm x 39mm322g7 elements in 5 groups

Type: 1. Dates 09/1956 to 12/1960. Serials: 10001-35689.

Type: 2 ("Lens made in Japan" added). Dates 01/1961 to 12/1967. Serials: 36029-56440.

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Lens review

Canon lens 50 mm f/1.41000112070511/1957 (Type 1)

08/1959 (Type 2)

Black & Chrome48mm48mmf/22f/1.454mm x 39mm (Type 1)

55mm x 41.7mm (Type 2)

243g (Type 1)

246g (Type 2)

Designed by Ito Hiroshi, 6 elements in 4 groups, planar type.

Type: 1 (Smaller distance scale, marked in meter or feet). Dates 11/1957 to 12/1960. Serials: 10001-29390.

Type: 2 ("Lens made in Japan" added, scale in meters). Dates 01/1961 to 12/1970. Serials: 29681-120705.

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Canon lens 50mm f/1.5100012913111/1952Chrome40mm42mmf/16f/1.533.56mm x 48mm (v2)271.5g (v2)Designed by Kuroki Masana, 7 elements in 3 groups, sonnar design, with 13 blade iris. Optimized for f/4 - f/5.6 close in.

Early lenses have blue coating, later yellow/brown.

Type: 1 (Labelled: SERENAR f:1.5 50mm). Dates 10/1952 to 11/19252. Serials: 10001-10922

Type: 2 (Labelled: CANON LENS f:1.5 50mm). Dates 12/1952 to 3/1953. Serials: 11418-12124.

Type: 3 (Labelled: CANON LENS 50mm). Dates 4/1953 to 3/1957. Serials: 12611-29131.

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Canon lens 50 mm f/1.85800134848411/1951Chrome

(Type1 >)

Black & Chrome

(Type 5 >)

40mm40mmf/16f/1.8

(Type 1-4)

f/22

(Type 5 >)

48mm x 36.8mm (Type 1 >)

48mm x 39.3mm (Type 5 >)

270g

(Type 1 >)

143g

(Type 5)

159g

(Type 6 >)

Designed by Ito Hiroshi, 6 elements in 4 groups, planar design.

Type: 1 (Labelled: SERENAR f:1.8 50mm Canon Camera Co. No.xxxxx). Dates 11/1951 to 12/1951. Serials: 58001-58915.

Type: 2 (Labelled: SERENAR f:1.8 50mm Canon Camera Co. Japan No.xxxxx). Dates 01/1952 to 11/1952. Serials: 58955-80700.

Type: 3 (Labelled: CANON LENS f:1.8 50mm Canon Camera Co. Japan No.xxxxx). Dates 12/1952 to 03/1953. Serials: 80884-88459.(Some marked "U.S.Army Signal Corps")

Type: 4 (Labelled: CANON LENS 50mm f:1.8 Canon Camera Co. Japan No.xxxxx). Dates 04/1953 to 07/1956. Serials: 88496-170760.

Type: 5 (Labelled: SERENAR f:1.8 50mm Canon Camera Co. No.xxxxx). Dates 08/1956 to 04/1959. Serials: 200001-250263. (Black & chrome. New serial range).

Type: 6 (Labelled: SERENAR f:1.8 50mm Canon Camera Co. No.xxxxx). Dates 05/1959 to 12/1960. Serials: 252438-291009.(Re-design:Rangfinder cam changed. Has 3 apertures blades less).

Type: 7 (Labelled: CANON LENS 50mm 1:1.8 No.xxxxx Canon Camera Co.,Inc. LENS MADE IN JAPAN). Dates 01/1961 to 12/1970. Serials: 291938-343881.

Type: 8 (Labelled: CANON LENS 50mm 1:1.8 xxxxxx CANON LENS MADE IN JAPAN). Dates 01/1971 to 03/1975. Serials: 345220-348484.

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Canon Serenar 50 mm f/1.920001421xxx01/1949Chrome40mm42mmf/11f/1.947.6mm x 42mm230g6 elements in 4 groups, Gauss type collapsible lens.

Type: 1 (Labelled: SERENAR f:1.9 50mm). Dates 01/1949 to 04/1949. Serials: 20001-20183

Type: 2 (Arrow head direction added to barrel). Dates 05/1949 to 12/1949. Serials: 20250-30927.

Type: 3 (Mounting flanged changed - slightly larger than Type 1. A few lenses have Japan on filter ring). Dates 01/1950 to 11/1951. Serials: 31189-56633.

Type: 4 (Labelled: SERENAR f:1.9 50mm Canon Camera Co. Japan No. xxx). Dates 04/1953 to xx/19xx. Serials: 42187-xxxxx.

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Canon Serenar 50 mm f/220001219561947ChromeFilter?Lens cap?f/11f/247.5mm x 42mm230g6 elements in 4 groups, Gauss type collapsible lens.

Type: 1 (Labelled: Serenar 1:2 f=5cm Seiki-Kogaku No.xxxx). Dates 02/1947 to 09/1947. Serials: 20001-20214

Type: 2 (Labelled: SERENAR 1:2 f=5cm Canon Camera Co. No.xxxx). Dates 10/1947 to 10/1947. Serials: 20232-202xxx.

Type: 3 (Aperture & DoF scales changed). Dates 10/1947 to 03/1949. Serials: 20240-20562.

Type: 4 (Aperture scale changed). Dates 04/1949 to 08/1949. Serials: 20596-21956.

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Canon lens 50 mm f/2.2100011388101/1961-07/1961Black, aluminum and chrome40mm42mmf/22f/2.248mm x 33.2mm164.5gJapanese market only, sold for 6 months in 1961.

5 elements in 4 groups, planar type, with 10 iris blades. Focus tab, no infinity lock.

Smallest 50mm Canon non-collapsible lens

Lens marked "CANON LENS 50mm 1:2.2 No.xxxxx Canon Camera Co.,Inc. LENS MADE IN JAPAN".

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Canon lens 50 mm f/2.8100013753401/1955-12/1960Black and aluminum40mm42mmf/22f/2.848mm x 37.7mm (v1)

48 x 39.3mm (v2/3)

128g (v1)

143g (v2)

159 (v3)

4 elements in 3 groups

Type: 1 (Labelled: CANON LENS 50mm f:2.8 Canon Camera Co. Japan No.xxxxx). Dates 01/1955 to 03/1957. Serials: 10001-21589. Known as the 'Art Deco' lens.

Type: 2 (New style. 40mm filter added). Dates 04/1957 to 05/1959. Serials: 23151-30490.

Type: 3 (Change to rangefinder cam movement). Dates 05/1959 to 12/1960. Serials: 30593-37534.

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Canon lens 50 mm f/3.580012393012/1945-02/1955Chrome34mm (v2)34mmf/16f/3.547xmm 33.8mm (V1)

47 x 37.5mm (V2)

170g (V1)

144g (v2)

The first lens manufactured by Canon. Changed from Canon mount to LTM in August 1952.

4 elements in 3 groups, tessar design.

Type: 1 (Labelled: Serenar 1:3.5 f=5cm Seiki-Kogaku Nr.xxxx). Dates 12/1945 to 03/1946. Serials: 8001-8040.

Type: 2 (New style. Change in DOF scale measurement.). Dates 04/1946 to 09/1946. Serials: 8048-8201.

Type: 3 (Labelled: Serenar 1:3.5 f=5cm Seiki-Kogaku No.xxxx.). Change in the font on front ring. Dates 10/1946 to 07/1947. Serials: 8307-9299.

Type: 4 (Labelled: SERENAR 1:3.5 f=5cm Canon Camera Co. No.xxxxx). Dates 08/1947 to 03/1949. Serials: 9325-13722.

Type: 5 (Serial number change). Dates 08/1947 to 03/1949. Serials: 83001-83616.

Type: 6 (Labelled: SERENAR f:3.5 50mm Canon Camera Co. No.xxxxx). Dates 04/1947 to 12/1951. Serials: 13738-15034.

Type: 7 (Labelled: SERENAR f:3.5 50mm Canon Camera Co. Japan No.xxxxx). Dates 01/1952 to 11/1953. Serials: 10114-15290.

Type: 8 (Labelled: CANON LENS f:3.5 50mm Canon Camera Co. Japan No.xxxxx.). Designation found throughout type 4 and 5 lenses. Dates 12/1952 to 03/1953. Serials: 16642-18661.

Type: 9 (Labelled: CANON LENS 50mm f:3.5 Canon Camera Co. Japan No.xxxxx.). Dates 04/1953 to 02/1955. Serials: 18735-23930.

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ANGENIEUX

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Angenieux 28/3.5 Type R11303xxx303xxxDateBlack with chrome ringsFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Notes

Angenieux 35/3.5 Type X1137822xxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Angenieux 35/2.5 Retrofocus R1239xxx239xxxDateBlack and chromeFilterLens capf/22f/2.5DimensionsWeightSee L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 8th November 2014

Angenieux 50/2.9 Type S2xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Angenieux 50/1.5 Type S21xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Fuji Cristar 3.5cm f/3.5411xxx412xxxDateChromefilter41mmf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNo info available

Fujinon 3.5cm f/2200001xxxxxx19xxChrome39mm39mmf/16f/232mm x 38mm?190g7 elements 5 group, with 10 blade iris.

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Fuji Cristar 5cm f/24100014120xx1949ChromeType L (Like Summitar)41mmf/12.5f/2Dimensions?Weight?Total production approx. 2000.

6 elements in 4 groups, gauss design. Feet scale only.

Lens marked: "Fuji Photo Film Co. No.xxxxxx Cristar 1:2 f = 5cm".

See Westlicht Auction, 2012

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Fujinon L 5cm f/2403xxx403xxx19xxBlack and chrome43mm43mmf/22f/2Dimensions?weightSee L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 8th November 2014

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Fujinon L 5cm f/1.2500001500xxx1954Chrome or Black43mm43mmf/22f/1.255.8mmx31.8mm75gx elements in x groups with a 10 blade iris having full click stops.

Lens marked "Fuji Photo Film Co."

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 8th November 2014

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NIKKOR

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
W-Nikkor-C 2.5cm f/4402501502xxx07/1955Chrome34.5mm34.5mm or Series VIf/22f/455.8mmx31.8mm75gApprox. 900 units, produced in two batches (402501 & 502751). All marked Nippon Kogaku Tokyo.

Designed by Hideo Azuma, 4 elements in 4 groups.

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W-Nikkor-C 2.8cm f/3.53447xxx7148xx1952Chrome34.5mm34.5mm or Series VIf/22f/3.535x56mm114gEarly lens all chrome, later chrome with black aperture ring.

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W-Nikkor-C 3.5cm f/1.8181xxx18268x1956Black and chrome43mm48mm or Series VIIf/22f/1.826mmx56mm184.1gDesigned by Hideo Azuma. 7 elements in 5 groups, Lanthanum glass. Fastest 3.5cm lens at time of release and for a further 5 years..

Approx. 1500, produced in two batches, starting '181581' & '182523'.

Last hundred or so do not have 'c' designation.

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W-Nikkor-C 3.5cm f/2.525xxxxxxxxxx07/1952Chrome34.5mm34.5mm or Series VIf/22f/2.535x56mm123gDesigned by Hideo Azuma. 6-elements in 4 groups. Gauss design.

Early lens all chrome, later chrome with black aperture ring.

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W-Nikkor-C 3.5cm f/3.5427xxxxxxxxx1955Chrome34.5mm34.5mm or Series VIf/22f/3.535x56mm114gFew early version has inscription MIOJ/Nippon Kogaku Tokyo and stop down to f16.

Hoods 34.5mm Screw-in type and/or Series VI (41.3mm) lens accessories.

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Nikkor-Q.C. 5cm f/3.5 (Collapsible)70xxxxx70xxxxx12/1945Chrome43mm43mm or Series VIIf/16f/1.4?215.7gApprox. 5000. Close focus to 0.3m and optimised at f/2.8 for portraits.

Early lenses marked Nippon Kogaku Tokyo.

Later lenses have black aperture rings or filter rings.

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Nikkor-Q.C. 5cm f/3.5 (Rigid)215315xxxxxx08/1950Chrome43mm43mm or Series VIIf/16f/1.4?215.7gApprox. 5000. Close focus to 0.3m and optimised at f/2.8 for portraits.

Early lenses marked Nippon Kogaku Tokyo.

Later lenses have black aperture rings or filter rings.

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Nikkor-H.C. 5cm f/2 (Collapsible)708xxxxxxxxx1946Chrome43mm43mm or Series VIIf/16f/1.4?mm?gApprox. 1000, all marked Nippon Kogaku Tokyo.

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 8th November 2014

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Nikkor-H.C. 5cm f/2 (Rigid)61700162200008/1950Chrome43mm43mm or Series VIIf/16f/1.447.52mm x33.32mm215.6gApprox. 5000. Close focus to 0.3m and optimised at f/2.8 for portraits.

Early lenses marked Nippon Kogaku Tokyo.

Later lenses have black aperture rings or filter rings.

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Nikkor-S.C. 5cm f/1.5Batch #1 - 9051 Batch #2 - 9071Batch #1 - 90538 Batch #2 - 90773405/1949Chrome40.5mm40.5mmf/11f/1.5?187gApprox. 300, produced in two batches in 1949; '905' batch in May and '907' batch in July.

7 element lens. No aperture click stops. All marked Nippon Kogaku Tokyo.

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Nikkor-S.C. 5cm f/1.4 (Tokyo)Batch #1 - 5005001 Batch #2 - 316000Batch #1 - 50051987 Batch #2 - 316199905/1950Chrome43mm43mm or Series VIIf/16f/1.4?WeightLTM mount lenses produced n the two batches of Nikon mount; '5005001' & '316000'.

7 elements in 3 groups, close focus to 0.3m and optimised at f/2.8.

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Nikkor-S.C. 5cm f/1.4 (Japan)3220004178621953Chrome43mm43mm or Series VIIf/16f/1.447.40mm x 34.68mm280.08g7 elements in 3 groups, close focus to 0.3m and optimised at f/2.8.

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Nikkor-O. 5.5cm f/1.2721424XXXX1956Black and chromeXXmmXXmmf/16f/1.267mm x ?425.5g211 units. Optics designed by Murakami Saburo. 9 element Gauss type, with three rare-earth lanthanum convex lenses.

Portraits are best between f/2.8 to f/4.

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Nikkor-N.C. 5cm f/1.11196xxx142xxx1956Black with chrome rim62mm62mmf/16f/1.167mm x ?425.5g211 LTM units. Optics designed by Murakami Saburo. 9 element Gauss type, with three rare-earth lanthanum convex lenses.

Portraits are best between f/2.8 to f/4.

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 8th November 2014

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ERNST LEITZ WETZLAR

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Hektor 2.8cm f/6.32500017920001928 - 1955Nickel or Chrome

(Chrome only from 1937)
A36A36f/25f/6.3?mm x ?mm100gTotal production 9654.

Codes HOOPY: Nickel.

HOOPY-CHROM: Chrome, HOOPY-B: Coated.

5 elements in 3 groups, tessar design

Summaron 2.8cm f/5.6123100124991501955 - 1963ChromeA36A36f/22f/5.6mm x mm100gTotal production 6228.

Codes SNOOX/15001: Scale in meters, SNOOX/11001: Scale in feet.

6 elements in 3 groups, gauss design.

Pre war scale European sequence, after international.

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Elmar 35mm f/4.5 (Snapshot Elmar)xxxxxxxxxx1935ChromeA36A36f/16f/3.5mm x mm100g2 examples.

Code ELROO.

4 elements in 3 groups, non-coupled.

Listed in Leitz London 1935 price list.

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Elmar 3.5cm f/3.59636960001930 - 1950Chrome or NickelA36A36f/18f/3.5mm x mm115.5gTotal production 42503.

Codes EKURZ: Original nickel, EKURZCHROM: Original chrome.

EKURZUP: Post war nickel, EKURZ: Post war chrome.

4 elements in 3 groups.

1930 lenses bear last three serial digits of camera, to which it was mated.

1931 Standard screw mount, noted by '0' engraving.

1932 rangefiner coupled.

Chrome available.

1946 lenses were coated towards end of year.

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Summaron 35mm f/3.570600116908001931-1955Chrome or NickelA36 (v1)

39mm (v2)
A36/39mmf/22f/3.5mm x mm173.3g (v3)Total production 80019.

Codeword SOONC.

6 elements in 4 groups, gauss design.

Approx 200 lenses attached to Leica 1g Post camera.

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Summaron 3.5cm f/2.8142300123127501958-1963ChromeE39E39f/16f/2.8mm x m100gTotal production 5289.

Codeword SIMOO/11006.

6 elements in 4 groups, gauss design.

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Summicron 35mm f/21652xxx1782xxx1958 - 1963ChromeE39E39f/16f/2mm x mm100gTotal production 577.

Codeword SAWOO/11008.

8 elements in 4 groups, symetrical gauss design.

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 3rd May 2014

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Summicron 35mm f/2 Asph386xxxx388xxxx1999ChromeE3914038f/16f/253.03mm x 34.57mm 340gLimited edition of 1000. Produced for Japanese market.

Codeword 11608.

7 elements in 5 groups. One aspheric surface. 8 blades with half click stops..

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Velostigmat 5cm f/3.5497xxx497xxx1947-1949ChromeA36A36f/16f/3.5mm x mm123gCodes LELEL: Original chrome. All lenses coated.

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 22nd June 2013

Elmar 5cm f/3.595500111240001925-1959Chrome or Nickel19mm or A36 A36f/16f/3.5mm x mm123gTotal production 365852.

Codes ELMAR: Original nickel, ELMARCHROM: Original chrome.

Triplet with 4 elements, rear two cemented.

1932 rangefiner coupled.

Serial numbers engraved from 1933.

1933 Chrome available.

1936 Chrome only onwards.

Infrared added to focus scale.

1951 red scale added and from 905000 new type glass.

1953 focus scale and DoF scale swapped.

1954 E39 filter thread added.

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Elmar 50mm f/2.8143800116385001957-1962ChromeE39E39f/16f/2.8mm x mm100gTotal production 27357.

Codes ELMOO/1152: Scaled in meters, ELMOO/1102: Scaled in feet.

4 elements in 3 groups.

Earlier lenses with meters or feet. Dater dual.

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Hektor 5cm f/2.5586043270001931-1948Chrome or NickelA36A36f/18f/2.5 mm x mmxxxgTotal production 10655.

Codes HEKTOR: Nickel, HEKTORCHROM: Chrome, HEKTO: Code change.

6 elements in 3 groups, cemted pairs.

1931 standard screw mount.

1932 Rangefinder coupled.

Main production stopped in 1937, but small numbers made until 1948.

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Summar 5cm f/2 Rigid167xxx5045001933-1943Nickel A36A36f/12.5f/2mm x mmxxxgProduction less than 2000.

Aperture iris has round shape. Two mount types; nickel ring and black ring.

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 3rd May 2014

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Summar 5cm f/2167xxxxxxxx1934 - 1940Chrome or NickelA36A36f/12.5f/2 mm x mm175.1gTotal production 122860.

Codes: SUMAR: Rigid mount, SUMUS/42134: Collapsible nickel or chrome, SUMUS/42214: Tropen version.

1938 Tropen version. 7 elements, with the extra behind front lens.

Tropen lens was delivered to exotic places (Bombay, Batavia (Jakarta), Singapore and Shanghai).

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Summitar 5cm f/24180019930001939-1955ChromeE36E36f/12.5

f/16 (From 1946)
f/2mm x mmxxxgTotal production 170761. 7 elements in 4 groups. Codeword: SOORE.

1939 - 1951 Circular Iris, the Hex iris. Nov 1945 coated lenses left factory.

From 601,001 aperture switch to international scale.

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Summicron 5cm f/2920xxx1927xxx1953 - 1961ChomeE39E39f/16f/250.89mm x 38.74mm220.8gTotal production 57980. 7 elements in 4 groups with 10 blade iris.

Codes: SOSTA/11018: Scaled in feet, SOSTA/11518: Scaled in meters.

Optimized for f/4.

1953: Lanthanum glass. Chrome, non-rotating screw mount.

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Summicron 5cm f/2 Rigid1599xxx1927xxx1941 - 1955ChromeE39E39f/16f/2mm x mmxxxgTotal production 1160. 7 elements in 4 groups. Codes: SOOIC

Produced between 1960-63.

Rigid screw mount lens heads are matched to mount. Focal length scratched to rear of head; 51.6, 51.9 or 52.2. Three mounts available and adjusted to these focal lengths. A code number was also engraved behing the infinity lock; 7 or 8 for 51.6, or 8 or 19 for 51.9, or A for 52.2.

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 3rd May 2014

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Summicron 50mm f/2 Asphxxxxx xxxxx1999ChromeE39E39f/16f/2mm x mmxxxgTotal production 200. 6 elements in 4 groups. Codes: 11619. Produced for Japanese market.

Xenon 5cm f/1.52700014920001936 - 1950Chrome or Nickel (1936)51mm push on 51mmf/9 f/1.5 mm x mm xxxg Total production 200. 7 elements in 5 groups. Code: XEMOO: Xenon 5cm f/1.5, RXDOO: X-Ray version.

Engravings: "Taylor-Hobson British Patent 373950 and U.S. Patant 2019985 D.R.P.", "Taylor-Hobson U.S. Patant 2019985 D.R.P and "D.R.P".

Three ring or four ringed barrels.

Special X-Ray versions and also coated versions during the war.

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Summarit 5cm f/1.549189815180001949 - 1960ChromeE39E39f/16f/1.5 mm x mm 290.2g Total production 39181. Designed by Otto Zimmermann, 7 elements in 5 groups, with 16 blade iris.

Code: SOOIA.

Early lenses have Taylor-Hobson patent. Some are marked Ernst Leitz Midland Canada and some have black filter ring.

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Summilux 50mm f/1.4164060117900001960 - 1963ChromeE43E43f/16f/1.452mm x 53mm360gLimited edition of 1000 produced for Japanese market.

Total production 548

Code: SOWGE. Designed by Walter Mandler and Erich Wagner, 7 elements in 5 groups, 16 blade iris with full click stops.

Small production in 1960, serials 2220xxxx.

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Summilux 50mm f/1.4 E46386826738822461999ChromeE46E46f/16f/1.454.5mm x 47.7mm380gLimited edition of 1000 produced for Japanese market. Code: 11621

Designed by Peter Karbe and Rolf Crema, 7 elements in 5 groups, 12 blade iris with half click stops.

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TOKYO KOGAKU JAPAN (TOPCOR)

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Topcor 2.5cm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes

Simlar 5cm f/3.5 (Collapsible)xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightLens marked: "Simlar 1:3,5 f=5cm Tokyo Opt. Co."

Notes.

Topcor-S 5cm f/3.5584xxxxxxxxx19xxChromeXXmmXXmmf/16f/3.5DimensionsxxxEarly lens marked "Toyko Kogagu", later "Tokyo Kogaku Japan".

Early lens serial number on barrel, later on filter ring

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Topcor K 5cm f/3.5 (Rigid)xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes

Topcor-S 5cm f/2.8270xxxxxxxxx19xxChrome & BlackXXmmXXmmf/22f/2.8DimensionsxxxTotal production xxx.

Copy of the 1952 Voigtlnder Color Heliar

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Topcor 5cm f/2584209xxxxxx19xxChrome (v1)

Chrome & Black (v2)

Black & aluminum (v3)

40.5mm42mmf16f248mm x 40.95mm (v1)281.5g (v1)3 versions, first chrome, then chrome/black and then all black.

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Topcor-S 5cm f/1.5153183xxxxxx19xxChromeXXmmXXmmf/16f/1.5DimensionsxxxNotes

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Simlar 5cm f/1.5153183xxxxxx19xxChromeXXmmXXmmf/16f/21.5DimensionsxxxNotes

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COSINA VOIGTLANDER

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Snapshot-Skopar 25mm f/4 Pancake LTM99xxxxx99xxxxx02/1999-12/2005Black39mm43mm push onf/22f/429.5mm x 49.5mm102.5gScale focus, with 7 elements in 5 groups. 10 aperture blades. Takes LH-1 hood. First LTM 25mm since Canon 25mm was discontinued in 1972.

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Lens review

Ultron 28mm f/1.9 Aspherical LTMxxxxxxxxxx04/2001-06/2007Silver or Black46mm56mm push onf/22f/1.947mm x 53mm263.5g9 elements in 7 groups. 10 aperture blades. When released, fastest 28mm LTM ever made.

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Lens review

Ultron 28mm f/2.0 VMxxxxxxxxxx2008-Black46mm46mm push onf/22f/2.055mm x 51.2 mm244 g10 elements in 8 groups, 10 Aperture Blades

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Lens review

Color Skopar 28mm f/3.5 LTMxxxxxxxxxx05/2002-04/2007Chrome or Black39mm43mm push onf/22f/3.519mm x 49mm163g7 elements in 5 groups. 10 aperture blades. Takes LH-1 hood.

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Lens review

Nokton 35mm F/1.2 Aspherical VM (Version I)Black xxx, Silver 0001Black xxx, Silver 10002005-2009Black or Silver (Ltd Ed.)52 mm52mmf/22f/1.263mm x 78mm490gM-mount lens, 10 elements in 7 groups (2 Aspherical), 12 aperture blades. Minimum focus 0.7m. Optional LH-8 lens hood

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Lens review

Nokton 35mm F/1.2 Aspherical VM (Version II)xxxxxxxxxx2011-Black52 mm52mmf/22f/1.262mm x 60.8mm471gM-mount lens, 10 elements in 7 groups (2 Aspherical), 12 aperture blades. Minimum focus 0.5m (0.7 on rangefinder). Optional LH-8 lens hood

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Lens review

Nokton 35mm F/1.2 Aspherical VM (Version III)xxxxxxxxxx2020-Black52 mm52mmf/22f/1.260.8 mm x 50.5 mm332gM-mount lens, 9 elements in 7 groups, 12 aperture blades. Minimum focus 0.5m

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Lens review

Nokton 35mm F/1.4 VM (Version I)xxxxxxxxxx2008-2019Black43mm43mmf/16f/1.455mm x 28.5mm189gM-mount lens in SC or MC. 8 elements in 6 groups, 10 aperture blades. Minimum focus 0.5m. Filter thread 43 x 0.75mm

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Lens review

Nokton 35mm F/1.4 VM (Version II)xxxxxxxxxx2019-Black or Silver (LTD)43mm43mmf/16f/1.455mm x 28.5mm189gM-mount lens in SC or MC. 8 elements in 6 groups, 10 aperture blades. Minimum focus 0.5m

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Ultron 35mm f/1.7 Aspherical LTM (Version I)91xxxxx99xxxxx08/1999-04/2007Silver of Black39mm43mm push onf/16f/1.740mm x 55mm229.6g8 elements in 9 groups. 10 aperture blades.

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Ultron 35mm f/1.7 Aspherical VM (Version II)Black 8440001, Chrome xxxxx2018-Chrome of Black46mm46mm push onf/16f/1.753mm x 50.9mmBlack 283g, Chrome 330g 9 elements in 7 groups, One aspherical element, 10 aperture blades. Min focus 0.5m. LH-9B Hood for Black lens, LH-9S for Chrome.

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Lens review

Color-Skopar 35mm f/2.5 LTM C-Typexxxxxxxxxx03/1999-05/2003Black or Silver39mm39mm push onf/22f/2.549.5mm × 31mm116g7 elements in 5 groups. 10 aperture blades. Min focus 0.7m. Takes LH-2 hood.

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Color-Skopar 35mm f/2.5 LTM P-Type Ixxxxxxxxxx03/1999-05/2009Black43mm50mm push onf/22f/2.525mm x 55mm134g7 elements in 5 groups. 10 aperture blades. Min focus 0.9m. P-Type lens hood.

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Color-Skopar 35mm f/2.5 VM P-Type IIxxxxxxxxxx200X-Black43mm50mm push onf/22f/2.525mm x 55mm134g7 elements in 5 groups. 10 aperture blades.

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Lens review

Nokton 40mm f/1.2 VMxxxxxxxxxx2019-Black52mm52mm capf/22f/1.260.8mm v 43.3mm315g8 elements in 6 groups, two aspherical elements, 10 aperture blades. LH-8 hood.

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Lens review

Nokton 40mm f/1.4 VMxxxxxxxxxx2004-Black43mm43mm push onf/22f/1.455mm x 29.7mm175gSC or MC, 7 in 6 groups. 10 aperture blades.

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Lens review

Nokton 50mm F/1.1 VMxxxxxxxxxx06/2009-11/2019Black58mm58mm push onf/22f/1.169.6mm ×57.2mm428g6 elements in 7 groups. 12 aperture blades. Takes LH-7 hood.

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Lens review

Nokton 50mm f/1.5 LTM3161xxxx32756xx1951-1955Chrome52mm60mm push onf/16f/1.549mm x 51mm355g6 elements in 5 groups. 15 blade aperture.

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 8th November 2014

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Nokton 50mm f/1.5 LTM Asphericalxxxxxxxxxx1999-2007Silver of Black52mm60mm push onf/16f/1.545mm x 58mm275g6 elements in 5 groups. 10 aperture blades. Takes LH-3 hood.

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Nokton 50mm f/1.5 VM AsphericalChrome 8340001, Blackxxxxx06/2012-02/2020Chrome or Black Aluminum49mm49mm push onf/16f/1.553.8mm x 45.7mm293g (Chrome), 220g (Black)6 elements in 5 groups. 10 aperture blades. Styled on the 1951 lens.

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Color-Skopar 50mm f/2.5xxxxxxxxxx2002-Chrome or Black39mm43mm push onf/22f/2.527mm x 49.6mm 235.3g7 elements in 6 groups. 10 blade aperture with half click stops.

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Heliar 50mm f/3.5 (101)See notesSee notes2001-Chrome27mm40mm push onf/22f/3.547mm x 42 mm

(collapsed: 47mm x 23 mm)

170g2000 units. 5 elements in 3 groups, with 10 blade aperture and half click stops. Bessa T 101 Anniversary set lens.

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Heliar 50mm f/3.5 (Ltd. Ed)See notesSee notes2009-Nickel27mm40mm push onf/22f/3.547mm x 42 mm

(collapsed: 47mm x 23 mm)

170g5 elements in 3 groups. 10 blade aperture with half click stops. Limited Edition of 600 and first nickel LTM since 1930s.

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Heliar Classic 50mm f/2See notesSee notes2009-Chrome 800, Black 179939mm39mm push onf/22f/250.8 x 38.5mm(260g5 elements in 3 groups. 11 aperture blades.

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Heliar 50mm f/2 (Rigid)See notesSee notes2009-Nickel39mm43mm push onf/22f/237.5mm x 47mm191gLTM mount lens, 5 elements in 3 groups, 10 aperture blades. Focuses to 1m. Limited Edition of 600 Serial numbers are in 6 groups starting with H, E, L, I, A or R. Numbered from 001 to 100.

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Lens review

SANKYO KOHKI KOMURA

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
W-Komura 28mm f3.52861xxx2861xxxDateBlack with chromeFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Notes

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W-Komura 35mm f2.82843xxx2843xxxDateBlack with chromeFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Notes

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W-Komura 35mm f3.51963xxx1963xxxDateBlack with chromeFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Notes

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W-Komura 36mm f1.87520XXX7520XXX1963BlackFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightManufactured for one year only

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KONISHIROKO SHASHIN KOGYO K.K (KONICA)

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Hexanon 35mm f/2000010001996Silver46mm46mmf/16f/228.5mm x 55mmWeightLimited edition of 1000, in silver.

7 elements in 6 groups

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UC-Hexanon 35mm f/20000/10001000/10002001Black43mm43mmf/16f/227.29mm x 51.05mm132.4gLimited edition of 1000, in black paint.

7 elements in 5 groups, with 10 blade iris.

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Hexanon 50mm f/2.4000020001997Silver or Black40.5mmSLip onf/16f/2.452.5mm x 51mmWeightLimited edition of 2000. 6 elements in 4 groups, collapsible lens.

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Hexar 50mm f/3.51311xxx1322xxx1955Chrome34.5mm36mmf22f3.5DimensionsWeightVideo
Hexanon 50mm f/1.9312xxxx312xxxx1954Chrome40.5mm42mmf22f1.947.95mm x 39.48mm257.5gVideo
Hexanon 60mm f/1.233600013360xxx1954Black with chrome rim58mm58mmf16f1.2DimensionsWeightApprox. 300.

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Hexanon 60mm f/1.2 (Ltd. Ed)001/800800/8001999Black with chrome ring58mm58mmf/16f/1.251.5mm x 65mmWeightLimited edition of 800 produced for Japanese market.

7 elements in 6 groups, with 10 blade iris.

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JOS. SCHNEIDER & CO.

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Xenogon 3.5cm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxxDateBlack with ChromefilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes.

Xenar 5cm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes

Schneider Kreuznach Xenon 50mm f/2193xxxx387xxxx1946-1957Chrome36mm36mmf22f2Dimensions201.7gDesigned in 1925 by Tronnier, it is an asymmetrical derivative of the classical double-Gauss design, 6 elements in 4 groups.

Early version designated 5cm, later 50. Many changes through production run.

Late version supplied with Snider35 Rangefinder to Australian market. Less than 100 sold.

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Xenon 5cm f/1.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateBlack with ChromefilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes

ASTRO BERLIN

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Astro Berlin 55/1.8 Pan-TacharxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateChromeFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightRangefinder coupled.

SOM BERTHIOT

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Berthiot 28/3.3 AngulorxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Notes

Video

Berthiot 35/3.5 FlorxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Berthiot 50/3.5 Flor (Collapsible)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Berthiot 50/2.8 Flor (Collapsible)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Berthiot 50/1.5 FlorxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

CHIYODA KOGAKU

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 2.8 cm f:3.5xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 3.5 cm f:3.5xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 45 mm f:2.8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 5 cm f:2.8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Chiyoko Super Rokkor 5 cm f/2.0xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Chiyoda Kogaku Super Rokkor 5 cm f:1,8xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

STEINHEIL MUNCHEN

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Orthostigmat 3.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

Orthostigmat VL 3.5cm f/4.5595xxx595xxx1949ChromeFilterLens capf/16f/4.5DimensionsWeightSee Westlicht Auction, 2013

Lens marked: "Made in Germany US Zone"

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Quinon 5cm f/2988xxx988xxx1953ChromeFilterLens capf/16f/2DimensionsWeight6 elements in 3 groups, Sonnar design. Close focus to 18 inches

See Westlicht Auction, 2012

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Triplar 5cm f/2.8 collapsiblexxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

T. COOKE & SONS

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Amotal Anastigmat 2inchxxxxxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishFilterLens capf/maxf/minDimensionsWeightNotes

DALLMEYER

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Super-Six Anastigmat 2"/1.93197xx3197xx1956Chrome with black ringsFilterLens capf/12.5f/1.9DimensionsWeightProduction run of 250

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 17th November 2013

Sample images

Daron 5cm f/2.910011xxx1952ChromeFilterLens capf/16f/2.9DimensionsWeightSee Westlicht Auction, 2013

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SHANGHAI

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Shanghai 3.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxx1958ChromeFilterLens capf/16f/3.5DimensionsWeightSee L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 17th November 2013

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ZEIKA OPTCO TOKYO

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Rojar 3.5CM F/3.556xxx56xxx1956ChromeFilter?Lens cap?f/22f/3.5DimensionsWeightLens engraved "Zeika Optco Tokyo ROJAR F=3.5cm 1:3.5 Nxxxxx".

"JAPAN" engraved on barrel, under the infinity stop.

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BAUSCH & LOMB

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Anastigmat EF 3" f/2xxxxxxxxxxxxDateBlackfilter41mmf/max?f/2DimensionsWeightNotes

ENNA WERK MUNCIH (CORFIELD)

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Retro-Lumax 2.8cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxxDateBlack and chromefilterXXmmf/16f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes

Retro-Lumax 3.5cm f/3.5L091xxxxL091xxxxDateChrome with black ringsfilterXXmmf/16f/3.5DimensionsWeightNon-coupled LTM (39mm screw) mount

Lumax 4.5cm f/1.9L091xxxxL091xxxxDateChrome with black ringsfilterXXmmf/16f/1.9DimensionsWeightNon-coupled LTM (39mm screw) mount

Lumax 4.5cm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxxxDatefinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes

Lumax 4.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxxDatefinishfilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes

Lumar 5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxx1953finishfilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes

Lumar-X 5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxx1955finishfilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes

Lumax 5cm f/2.8 (v2)BA00xxxBA00xxxDateChrome and blackfilterXXmmf/22f/3.5DimensionsWeightNon-coupled LTM (39mm screw) mount

Lumax 5cm f/2.4 (v2)xxxxxxxxxxxxDatefinishfilterXXmmf/22f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes

Lumax 5cm f/1.9 (v2)320xxxx320xxxxDateChrome and blackfilterXXmmf/16f/3.5DimensionsWeightNon-coupled LTM (39mm screw) mount

OFFICINE GALILEO

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Eptamitar 5cm f/2219xxx219xxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/15f/2DimensionsWeightNotes

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Galileo Esaog 5cm f/3.51xxxx1xxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/16f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes

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GATTO ITALY

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
ADLENAR Anastigmat 5cm f/3.5020XX020XX1948ChromefilterXXmmf/22f/3.5DimensionsWeightSee Westlicht Auction, 2012

DR. HENSOLDT OPTIK WETZLAR

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Proto 5.5cm f/1.81057xxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/1.8DimensionsWeightLens 1089, mounted on a Leica Standard, was sold at Christies 08/06/1995.

Notes

Arion 5cm f/1.900508005081953Chrome with black ringsXXmmXXmmf/16f/1.9XXmm x XXmmXXXgSee Westlicht Auction, 2013

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ZUIHO SOKURYO KIKI K.K. (HONOR)

HONORSerial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Honor 3.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxx195xBlack with chromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Honor 5cm f/1.9xxxxxxxxxxx195xBlack with chromefilterXXmmf/?f/1.9DimensionsWeightNotes.

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ISCO

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Westar 50mm f:3.51057xxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightStandard lens on the prototypes of the Recta a variant of the Rectaflex rangefinder

KRASNOGORSKI MEKHANICHESKII ZAVOD (KMZ)

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Industar-26m 52mm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes

Industar-50 50mm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes

Jupiter-3 5cm f/1.5xxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/1.5DimensionsWeightNotes

Jupiter-8 5cm f/2xxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2DimensionsWeightNotes

Jupiter-12 3.5cm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes

EASTMAN KODAK CO.,

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Ektar 47mm f/2LO 207XXLO 207XXDateChrome with black filter ringfilterXXmmf/?f/2DimensionsWeightIssued as standard with American Kardon rangefinder.

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 17th November 2013

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KAJIRO KOGAKU KENKYUJO

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
SUN Xebec 5cm f/2xxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2DimensionsWeightNotes.

Sun Sophia 5cm f/2xxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2DimensionsWeightNotes.

Sun 5cm f/3.5 CollapsiblexxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

KORISTKA

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Victor 5.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxDateFinish?filterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightIItalian optical company Koristka, based in Milano, produced this lens, for the Gamma rangefinder.

Lens marked: "F.lli KORISTKA".

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KOWA

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Prominar 35mm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxDateBlack or ChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

Notes.

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KRISTALL

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Steinar Anastigmat 50mm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxx1953ChromefilterXXmmf/18f/3.5DimensionsWeightIssued as the standard lens for the Kristall Italian Leica copy.

See Westlicht Auction, 2012

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KYOEI OPTICAL CO. LTD. (ACALL)

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
W-Acall 3.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxDateBlack and ChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

Notes.

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W-Acall 3.5cm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes.

MT. SONG KANWA NOBI NOBITA CO. LTD.

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Songshan Super 35mm f/4xxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/4DimensionsWeightNotes.

Notes.

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Songshan-1 50mm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes.

Notes.

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LEOTAX

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Anastigmat 50mm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/4DimensionsWeightNotes.

Notes.

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HUGO MEYER

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Rudolph Hugo Meyer & Co-Goerlitz Makro Plasmat 3.5cm f/2.75819xx5819xxDateChrome and blackfilterXXmmf/22f/2.7DimensionsWeightSee L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 8th November 2014

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Weitwinkel Doppel Anastigmat 4cm f/4.5xxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/4.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

Notes.

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Kino-Plasmat 1 5/8" f/1.5xxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/1.5DimensionsWeightSee Westlicht Auction 27/11/2005

Notes.

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Rudolph Hugo Meyer & Co-Goerlitz Makro-Plasmat 5cm f/2.7580xxx580xxxDateNickelfilterXXmmf/22f/2.7DimensionsWeightSee L&H Auction, 2014

See Westlicht Auction, 2012

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Primoplan 5cm f/1.9 (Collapsible)xxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/1.9DimensionsWeightNotes.

Notes.

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Hugo Meyer & Co-Goerlitz Kino Plasmat 5cm f/1.5580xxx580xxxDateNickel with black

Chrome with black

filterXXmmf/16f/1.5DimensionsWeightSee L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 3rd May 2014

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MINOLTA

Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
G-Rokkor 28mm f/3.5188xxxxxxxxxx1999Silver40.5mm40.5mmf/22f/3.519.5mm x 51mmWeightLimited edition of 2000. 5 elements in 5 groups.

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MISUZU KOGAKU

MISUZU KOGAKUSerial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Altanon 5cm f/2xxxxxxxxxxDateChrome and blackfilterXXmmf/?f/2DimensionsWeightRebranded Tanaka Tanar 5cm f/2, issued with the Alta camera.

Notes.

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MIYAZAKI KOGAKU (MS Optical R&D)

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MS-Mode-S 50mm f//1.3xxxxxxxxxxDateChrome and blackfilterXXmmf/?f/1.3DimensionsWeightNotes.

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MS-Mode-AH Apoqualia 50mm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxDateChrome and blackfilterXXmmf/?f/1.3DimensionsWeightNotes.

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NATIONAL OPTICAL CO. LTD

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Anastigmat 2" f/2 Collapsible354xxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/1.3DimensionsWeightBased on Horace W. Lee's 'Speed Panchro' design). Lens looks like the collapsible Taylor & Hobson 2"/2 Anastigmat fitted to Reid cameras. British and U.S. patent numbers are engraved on each barrel.

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NICCA CAMERA CO. LTD

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Nicca-LC 5cm f/3.5 CollapsiblexxxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

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DE OUDE DELFT (OLD DELFT)

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De Oude Delft Minor 3.5cm f/4.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/18f/4.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Old Delft Minor 3.5cm f/3.5486XXX486XXXDateChromefilterXXmmf/18f/4.5DimensionsWeightSee Westlicht Auction, 2012

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ORION SEIKI (MIRANDA)

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Orion Seiki Supreme 3.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightSome examples of the Zuiko 50/1.5 wartime X-ray lens reportedly appeared on the Japanese market after 1945, remounted in Leica screw mount by third-party workshops.

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Universal Supreme 5cm f/3.5 CollapsiblexxxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightSome examples of the Zuiko 50/1.5 wartime X-ray lens reportedly appeared on the Japanese market after 1945, remounted in Leica screw mount by third-party workshops.

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PENTAX

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SMC Pentax-L Special 43mm f/1.90000001 (Black)

1200001 (Silver)

0001200 (Black)

1200800 (Silver)

2000Black or Silver40.5mm40.5mmf/16f/1.955MM X 47MM230gLimited edition lens, produced in the year 2000.

800 are chrome, 1200 black.

7 elements in 6 groups, with 9 blade iris.

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REISE

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Reise-QC 5cm f/3.5 (Collapsible)xxxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightMounted on the Chiyoca camera.

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RICOH

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Ricoh GR 21mm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxx1999Chrome or BlackfilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightTotal production 1700.

Chrome:1000, Black: 700.

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Ricoh GR 28mm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxx1997Chrome or BlackfilterXXmmf/?f/3.519.5mm x 51mmWeightTotal production 3000.

Chrome:2000, Black: 1000.

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RODENSTOCK

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Heligon 3.5cm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes.

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ROESCHLEIN-KREUZNACH

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Luxon 5cm f/2xxxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/2DimensionsWeightIssued as standard on Paxette camera.

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ROSS

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Xtralux 5cm f/2xxxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/2DimensionsWeightThe Xtralux range was released together with Reid cameras

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Xtralux 5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightThe Xtralux range was released together with Reid cameras.

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SCHACHT

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Travenar-R 3.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateBlack with ChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightThe Xtralux range was released together with Reid cameras

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STAEBLE

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Kata 4.5cm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxxDateBlack with ChromefilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightLens for Paxette camera.

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Choroplast 3.5cm f/4.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateBlack with ChromefilterXXmmf/?f/4.5DimensionsWeightLens for Paxette camera.

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ALLIED IMPEX CORPORATION (SOLIGOR)

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Soligor 3.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateBlack with ChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

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TANAKA KOGAKU K.K.

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W Tanar 35mm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

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W Tanar 35mm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Tanar 5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Tanar 5cm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Tanar 5cm f/2xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/2DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Tanar 5cm f/1.9xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/1.9DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Tanar 5cm f/1.8xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/1.8DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Tanar 5cm f/1.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/1.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Tanar 5cm f/1.2xxxxxxxxxxxDateFinishfilterXXmmf/?f/1.2DimensionsWeightNotes.

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TANAKA KOGAKU (TANAR)Serial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Tanar 47.5 f/1.91920731935911959Black/Chromexx.mmxx.mmf22f1.9DimensionsWeightApprox. 1600. Close focus to 0.5m

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Tanar H.C. 50cm f/1.515xxx15xxx1955Black/Chromexx.mmxx.mmf22f1.5DimensionsWeightApprox. 500.

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Tanar 50cm f/1.8xxxxxxxxxxxx1960Black/Chromexx.mmxx.mmf22f1.8DimensionsWeightApprox. 100 made before company went bankrupt.

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Tanar H.C. 50cm f/222217275941955Chrome/Black40.5mm40.5mmf22f2DimensionsWeightApprox. 5500. First half of production run have a chrome barrel, the rest black. Close focus to 0.5m

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TELESAR

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W.Telesar 3.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxxDateBlack and chromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

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TOMIOKA

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Lausar 5cm f/4.5 (Collapsible)xxxxxxxxxxx195xChromefilterXXmmf/?f/4.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Lausar 5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxx195xChromefilterXXmmf/18f/3.5DimensionsWeightSee Westlicht Auction, 2013

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Ofunar 50mm f/3.5 (Collapsible)xxxxxxxxxxx195xChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightIssued with the Gokoku camera.

Tomioka was the supplier of the Yashinon and Yashikor 5cm lenses offered by Yashica on the Yashica YE and YF.

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Tominon C 50mm f/1.8xxxxxxxxxxx195xChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightSimilar to the Honor 5cm f/1.8 lens" by Zuiho.

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WOLLENSAK

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Velostigmat 5cm f/3.5 (Collapsible)xxxxxxxxxxx195xChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Velostigmat 5cm f/2.8 (Collapsible)xxxxxxxxxxx195xChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightSee Classic Camera issue #9, by Pierpaolo Cancarini.

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YASHICA

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Super-Yashinon 50mm f/1.8xxxxxxxxxxx195xBlack with chromefilterXXmmf/?f/1.8DimensionsWeightStandard issue for Yashica YE rangefinder.

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Yashikor 50mm f/2.8xxxxxxxxxxx195xBlack with chromefilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Y.K. OPTICAL (KOBALUX, AVENON, PASOPTIK, BOWER etc.)

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Super Wide 21mm f/2.89xxxx (Silver)

20xxxx (Millenium)

9xxxx (Silver)

20xxxx (Millenium)

199xSilver or Black58mm58mmf/22f/2.849mm x 64mm212.6gMillennium Edition has 8 blade iris, with focus to 0.75m.

Silver lenses have 6 blade iris, with focus to 1m.

8 elements in 6 groups.

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Wide 28mm f/3.59xxxx (Silver)

20xxxx (Millenium)

9xxxx (Silver)

20xxxx (Millenium)

199xSilver or BlackfilterXXmmf/16f/2.829mm x 51mmWeightNotes.

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CARL ZEISS JENA

ZEISSSerial startSerial endDateFinishFilterCapAperture minAperture maxDimensionsWeightNotes
Tessar 2.8cm f/8xxxxxxxxxxx195xChromefilterXXmmf/?f/8DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Herar 3.5cm f/3.5xxxxxxxxxxx195xChromefilterXXmmf/?f/3.5DimensionsWeightSee photographica auction Rahn #2, and Christies 5/11/1992.

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Sonnar 5cm f/2xxxxxxxxxxx195xChromefilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightRigid & Collapsible.

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Sonnar 5cm f/1.5xxxxxxxxxxx195xChromefilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeightRigid lens.

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Biotar 5cm f/1.4xxxxxxxxxxx1931-2Black enamelfilterXXmmf/?f/2.8DimensionsWeight1931: Fitted to Leica IC.

1932: Fitted to Leica IID

1938-40: About 46 lenses produced in chrome finish.

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ZUIKO

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Zuiko 4cm f/2.860xxx600001950ChromefilterXXmmf/16f/2.8DimensionsWeightOlympus's only LTM lens.

5 elements in 4 groups, with 3 seperate elements at the front and a cemented doublet to the rear.

Production Approx. 2000.

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TEIKOKU KOGAKU JAPAN (ZUNOW)

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Zunow 3.5cm f/1.7xxxxxxxxxxx195xChrome

Black and chrome

filterXXmmf/?f/1.7DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Zunow 5cm f/1.3xxxxxxxxxxx195xfinishfilterXXmmf/?f/1.3DimensionsWeightNotes.

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Zunow 5cm f/1.5xxxxxxxxxxx1957finishfilterXXmmf/?f/1.5DimensionsWeightSee A Lens Collector's Vade Mecum 3.

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Zunow 5cm f/1.9xxxxxxxxxxx1957ChromefilterXXmmf/?f/1.5DimensionsWeightSee A Lens Collector's Vade Mecum 3.

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Zunow 5cm f/1.15001xxxxxx1953Chrome or Black58mm42mmf22f1.1DimensionsxxxTwo versions; 1953 and 1955. Approx 200 lenses in LTM

See L&H Auction Co. Ltd., 8th November 2014

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