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We all know leica made LTM lenses, and of course so did the former soviet union. What I want to know is who else made LTM lenses, where can they be found, and is there a definitive list out there?
Ummm - CameraQuest is a pretty good resource for this. Click here (http://www.cameraquest.com/ltmlens.htm)?
Real experts will answer better than I but here are three pages that should get you started
This is a page titled "Non-Leica Screw Mount Lens Price and Info Guide" put up by, I beleive, an RFFer.
A site about Leica cpoies--cameras more than lenses but the companies that made the cameras likely made lenses as well. Though I would bet that more companies made LTM lenses than made Leica copies.
Look at the section "Non Leica SM lens"--25 pages of other LTM lenses. Mostly too pricey for me but lots of pretty pictures!
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Canon made a huge lineup of high quality lenses.
Nikon and Contax/Zeiss also released some.
Avenon/Kobalux noted for wide angles...
Lots of them out there.
Interesting topic. This is one of the best lists on the net, but still not complete:
For instance, there was a 5cm Sun Sola auctioned a few months ago by someone in Greece -- it got big bucks too. I own the 9cm model. God knows who was behind the opto-mechanical brilliance of all these little companies that made these lenses and whatever became of them. Collecting offbeat LTM lenses is a strange and expensive hobby, but one that draws me in (you guys understand I'm sure!)
Don't forget the Pentax 43mm Limited, in LTM.
Every camera/optics company that matters made at least one :)
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