View Full Version : Comprehensive LTM and M-mount lens reference book
I enjoy reading RFF members' descriptions of, and opinions about, all the LTM and M-mount lenses they've wanted, owned, sold, traded, put in the closet... and even used.
So that I don't have to sit here at the computer through the wee hours of the night, I'm wondering if there is a single comprehensive reference book (or maybe two) that describes the characteristics of all the LTM and M-mount lenses that exist.
There is a list of M-mount lenses compiled by our beloved host.
And there is one for LTM lenses as well.
Maybe not as comprehensive as a book but now a bad start!
I've seen/read the book 300 Leica Copies referenced as an OK source for "off brand" lens info. Haven't read the book myself and I thought it was more about cameras than lenses? Worth considering?
Too many lenses and brands ...
One good book covering a subset is by Marc James Small, "NON-LEITZ LEICA THREAD-MOUNT LENSES", covering various European and Russian LTM lenses, mostly.
For Nikkor, Canon and Leica it is better to look for specific references, like Rotoloni, Dechert, and/or Lager. Puts has a nice PDF document on Leica lenses on-line.
Thanks, folks! Ok.... so I won't be able to have one big tome sitting next to the bed at night. I'll have fun looking for the sources you've recommended. And I LOVE the cameraquest site... thanks, Gandy!
Thanks again for you all in this amazing RFF community. You've been invaluable in helping transition into the elegant world of rangefinder photography.
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