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Leica Screw Mount Copies Classic Leica Copy forum as listed in the book 300 Leica Copies, including but not limited to Nicca, Leotax, Honor, Canon etc. At one time there was a major part of the camera industry just trying to make a lower cost copy/dirivitive of the original Leica.

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Old 02-15-2007   #1
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HU: Tanack + 50 tanar

CORRECTION: THIS IS A COPY OF A TANACK NOT THE ACTUAL CAMERA.


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ITEM #: 270088699164

I guess it is kind of interesting anyways. I have never seen a Russian rebuild of this camera.
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Old 02-23-2007   #2
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CORRECTION: THIS IS A COPY OF A TANACK NOT THE ACTUAL CAMERA.

I guess it is kind of interesting anyways. I have never seen a Russian rebuild of this camera.
What do you mean its a copy of Tanack...it says Tanack on top!
Tanaka optical company,Ltd.

Either way,did NOT sell at $150

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Old 02-23-2007   #3
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This isn't unusual. The Russian (or Polish) workshops that churn out fake Nazi Leicas are also converting other Feds and Zorkis into 'Reids' and 'Tanacks'. Then some sellers use the word copy in a very sly way, implying the camera is a Japanese copy of a Leica, when in fact it's a Ukrainian copy of a Japanese copy of a Leica!

I've seen these "tanacks' go for several hundred dollars - I remember in one case a buyer realised once the camera arrived, got just a proportion of his money back and even gave the seller, who'd given such a misleading description, positive feedback!
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Kiu,

Its a Russian copy of a Tanack. That is, a copy of a Leica copy. You can tell a mile away from the shape of the top deck and, especially, the lens (obviously an Industar).


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This isn't unusual..... implying the camera is a Japanese copy of a Leica, when in fact it's a Ukrainian copy of a Japanese copy of a Leica!
My head is spinnig..

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these doctored FSU cameras do not looking anything like a Tanack.
most Tanacks had swing door camera backs like the Canons from the model V up.
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