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The 39mm screw mount — also called Leica Thread Mount (LTM ), Leica Screw Mount (LSM), or M39 — was introduced by Leica with the model I (C), and used on all the Leica models until the bayonet mount M3. The mount was adopted on many Leica copies and other 35mm rangefinder cameras.

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Description

The Leica mount is precisely M39 × 1/26" — i.e. 39mm diameter and 26 threads per inch — with 28.8mm film-to-flange distance and rangefinder coupling. Very early Canon (J mount) used an incompatible M39 × 1/24" screw mount, 39mm in diameter but with 24 threads per inch.[1] (It has been said that early Soviet cameras used "M39 × 1", with 1 mm thread, but no conclusive evidence has been provided so far.)[2]

The film-to-flange distance was not standardized on very early Leica (until 1931)[3] and early Fed and Zorki (until the early postwar years).[4] These cameras were individually matched to their lenses, by way of shims, and this may cause compatibility problems.

The most important rangefinder camera bodies using the Leica screw mount are:

Some manufacturers made cameras and lenses with a 39mm screw mount completely incompatible with the Leica one, because of the different film-to-flange distance. Three such systems are:

(Further, screwmount lenses by Meopta may at first appear to be for the Leica; however, these have 38mm screw thread and are instead for the Opema.)

List

We will attempt to make a list of 39mm screw lenses. These are arranged alphabetically by company name, or by brand name when the manufacturer is unknown.

All the lenses in this list are genuine Leica mount lenses, or at least were advertised as such by reputable dealers. Today some merchants convert old and rare lenses into Leica mount. Please do not include these converted lenses in the list.

Angénieux

  • 28/3.5 Type R11, black[5]
  • 35/3.5 Type X1, black
  • 35/2.5 Retrofocus R1, black
  • 50/2.9 Type S2 collapsible, chrome, focusing tab, for Gamma
  • 50/1.5 Type S21, black and chrome[5]
  • 90/1.8 Type P1, black[5]
  • 135/3.5 Type Y2, black

Arco

See the main article on Arco lenses.

  • Colinar 8.5cm f/2
  • Colinar 13.5cm f/3.8
  • Tele-Colinar 13.5cm f/3.8
  • Tele-Snowva 13.5cm f/3.8

Askania

A surprisingly long Fern-Achromat TE-N/PL 16/925mm f/16 has been sold by Auction Breker Köln on 01/10/2005. It was mounted on a reflex housing looking like the Astro Identoskop. A table engraved indicated the other lenses:

  • LR-T/PL 2.7/420mm
  • LR-T 4/480mm
  • TE-N 11/600mm
  • TE-N/PL 16/925mm
  • EX-T 22/1250mm
  • EX-T/PL 32/2000mm

Probably for military use only.

Astro Berlin

Astro Berlin seems to have made some lenses with a genuine Leica mount. Today, many sellers are adapting Astro lenses to the Leica mount, often assembling them with the rear barrel of a 50/3.5 Elmar.

  • 55/1.8 Pan-Tachar, chrome, coupled
  • 75/2 Gauss-Tachar, black and chrome, coupled [6]
  • 125/2.3 Pan-Tachar, black and chrome, coupled[7]
  • 150/2.3 Astro-Portrait, black and chrome, heavy tripod collar, with Identoskop reflex housing[8]
  • 400/5 Fernbildlinse, black, with Identoskop reflex housing, huge ring around the barrel[9]

Bausch & Lomb

  • 3in/2 EF Anastigmat, black, rangefinder coupled (observed for sale by a dealer saying that it is an original mount)

Berthiot

  • 28/3.3 Angulor, chrome [10][11]
  • 50/3.5 Flor (collapsible), chrome[12]
  • 50/2.8 Flor (collapsible), chrome[13][12]
  • 50/1.5 Flor, chrome or chrome and black[14][15]
  • 55/1.5 Flor, chrome[16]
  • 75/2.8 Flor, chrome and black[17]
  • 90/2.8 Flor, chrome[18]
  • 145/4.5 Télé, chrome (online auction)

Links

Canon

See Canon 39mm screw lenses.

Corfield

See Corfield 39mm screw lenses.

Dallmeyer

  • 2"/1.9 Super-Six, all chrome, collapsible with focusing tab
  • 2"/1.9 Super-Six, non-collapsible[19]
  • 85/2 Dallac, chrome and black, C&P logo on the barrel
  • 13.5cm f/4.5 Dalrac, chrome and black, exists with knurled or milled aperture ring, C&P logo on the barrel, seen with a Reid military engraving on the other side of the barrel
  • 4"/5.6 Dallon, Tele-Anastigmat, black but one chrome ring, maybe uncoupled
  • 12"/4.5, black, rangefinder coupled, direct vision finder attached to the mount
  • 12"/5.6 Dallon, for Visoflex
  • 24"/5.6 Dallon Tele-Anastigmat, with rifle stock, for Visoflex

A 12"/7.7 Dallon Tele-Anastigmat has been offered for sale at eBay with a Dallmeyer prototype reflex housing.

Elionar

An Elionar Anastigmat 5cm f/3.5 collapsible lens is known in Leica screw mount. It was made for the Sonne Italian Leica copy.

Enna

  • 85/1.5 Ennaston, chrome, black tripod collar at the base[20]

FED

  • Industar-10 (copy of the Leitz Elmar 50mm f3.5)
  • Industar-61 1:2.8/50mm

Fuji

Fuji made Fujinon lenses in Leica mount in the 1950s or 1960s. See Fuji lenses for Leica and Nikon.

Galileo

  • 50/2 Eptamitar, collapsible, all chrome, focusing tab

Hensoldt

A lens marked Dr Hensoldt Optik Wetzlar 1:1.8/f=55 1057 PROTO in a rigid chrome mount has been seen at an eBay auction. An identical lens with s/n 1089 was sold at Christies (8 June 1995) mounted on what was advertised as a Leica Standard copy, with no more precision.

Isco

The Isco Westar 50mm f:3.5, rigid with chrome finish, was the standard lens mounted on the prototypes of the Recta, a rangefinder variant of the Rectaflex.

Kilfitt

Kilfitt lenses had a set of adapters, to attach them on various lens mounts, among them Visoflex.

Kilfitt lens with a fixed 39mm screw mount, rangefinder coupled:

  • 90/3.5 Kilar D, chrome, s/n 212-XXXX

KMZ

Industar lenses: these are Tessar type.[21]

  • Industar-26m 1:2.8/52mm (or made by FED?)
  • Industar-50 1:3.5/50mm
  • Industar-23U enlarger lens
  • Industar-96U-1 enlarger lens


Jupiter lenses: these are copies of the Zeiss Sonnar series

Kodak

K.O.L.

See the main article K.O.L. and Sun lenses in Leica screw mount.

  • K.O.L. Xebec 5cm f/2, all chrome collapsible, six elements

Sankyō Kōki / Komura

Made by Sankyō Kōki, alias Komura.

  • 28/3.5 W-Komura, black and chrome, hood, "Sankyo Kohki Japan" on beauty ring
  • 35/3.5 W-Komura, black and chrome, no maker mark on beauty ring
  • 35/2.8 W-Komura, black and chrome, focusing tab, "Sankyo Kohki Japan" on beauty ring
  • 35/2.8 Komura, black with wide chrome stripes, focusing tab
  • 80/1.8 Komura, black with wide chrome stripes, "Sankyo Kõki Tokyo" on beauty ring
  • 80/1.8 Tele-Kinegon, black w/chrome front and mount, "S.K. Japan" on beauty ring

Note: The 2 80/1.8 lenses are optically identical and are cosmetically the same except for the beauty ring and focus barrel (black for the Tele-Kinegon and mixed black and chrome for the Komura).

  • 80/3.5 Komura, black and chrome, "Sankyo Kõki Tokyo" on beauty ring
  • 105/3.5 Komura, black w/chrome mount, "Sankyo Kõki Japan" on beauty ring
  • 105/3.5 Komura, black w/chrome front and mount, "Sankyo Kõki Tokyo" on beauty ring
  • 105/3.5 Komura, black and chrome, "Sankyo Kõki Tokyo" on beauty ring

Note: The 3 versions of the Komura 105mm f3.5 appear to be optically identical

  • 105/2.8 Komura, version 1: black w/chrome front and mount, "Sankyo Kõki Japan" on beauty ring
  • 105/2.8 Komura, version 2: black w/chrome aperture ring and mount, "Sankyo Kohki Japan" on beauty ring

Note: The 2 versions of the Komura 105mm f2.8 are not the same physical length and, therefore, must be optically different. Version 2 is longer, and, at common focus distances, its front element is farther from the film plane than is version 1's.

  • 105/2.5 Komura, black with chrome mount, finder, hood, "Sankyo Kohki Japan" on beauty ring
  • 105/2 Komura, black with chrome mount, finder, hood, "Sankyo Kohki Japan" on beauty ring
  • 135/3.5 Komura, all chrome, "Sankyo Optical Works Ltd." on beauty ring
  • 135/3.5 Komura, black with chrome mount, "Sankyo Kõki Japan" on beauty ring

Note: The chrome and black versions of the Komura 135mm f3.5 are optically different. At common focus distances, the front and rear elements of the chrome version sit closer to the film plane than do the black version's.

  • 135/2.8 Komura, black with chrome mount, "Sankyo Kohki Japan" on beauty ring
  • 200/4.5, all chrome[23]
  • 500/7, black with one chrome ring, breaks in two parts for transport (for Visoflex?)
  • 2× converter

KOMZ

  • Jupiter-11 4/135[24]
  • Jupiter-11A 4/135

Konishiroku and Konica

See Konishiroku lenses in Leica screw mount for the lenses made by Konica's predecessor Konishiroku in the 1950s:

  • Hexar 50mm f/3.5 (collapsible)
  • Hexanon 50mm f/1.9
  • Hexanon 60mm f/1.2
  • various experimental or adapted lenses detailed in the main article

See Konica lenses in Leica screw mount for the lenses made by Konica in the 1990s:

  • 35/2 Hexanon
  • 35/2 UC-Hexanon
  • 50/2.4 Hexanon (collapsible)
  • 60/1.2 Hexanon

Koristka

The Italian optical company Koristka, based in Milano, made a Victor 5.5cm f/3.5 lens in Leica mount for the Gamma, an Italian Leica copy. It is marked F.lli KORISTKA for "Fratelli Koristka".

Kowa

See the main article on Kowa lenses for other cameras.

Kowa made two or perhaps three lenses in Leica screw mount, in very small quantities:

  • Prominar 35mm f/2.8, black and chrome, surely the same lens as on the Kallowide
  • Prominar 100mm f/2, black and chrome
  • Prominar 200mm f/2.8, black and chrome, for use on a reflex housing, announced but perhaps never sold

The Prominar 7.5cm f/3.5 and 7.3cm f/3.5 for Leica dating from the late 1940s are not marked as made by Kowa. They are actually similar to the Sun Sola, and were certainly manufactured by Sun or its predecessor. See K.O.L. and Sun lenses in Leica screw mount.

Kristall

A Kristall Krinar Anastigmat 50mm f/3.5 collapsible lens is known in Leica screw mount. It was made for the Kristall Italian Leica copy.

Kyōei / Acall

Made by Kyōei under the Acall brand.

  • 35/3.5 W-Acall, black and chrome, looks the same as Komura and Telesar
  • 35/2.8 W. Acall Kyoei

Leica

  • Leica Summicron 1:2/35 mm ASPH
  • Leica Summicron 1:2/50 mm
  • Leica Summilux 1:1.4/50 mm
  • Ernst Leitz Elmar f=9cm 1:4

To be done in a separate page.

Lena

The Lena-Q.C 5cm f/3.5 collapsible lens ostensibly made by Lena Kōgaku was mounted on the Chiyoca camera (see the description there).

Leotax

Showa Kogaku, better known as Leotax, apparently made their own lenses for their very first Leica copies, among which is the rare collapsible Letana Anastigmat 50mm f/3.5[25]

Meyer

Meyer made some lenses in 39mm Leica screw mount at an early date, mostly before World War II. They are marked Hugo Meyer.

  • 3.5cm f/2.7 Makro-Plasmat, chrome with black ring[26]
  • 4cm f/4.5 Weitwinkel Doppel Anastigmat, chrome, not coupled, marked Ohne Kupplung[8]
  • 1 5/8" f/1.5 Kino-Plasmat, all chrome[27]
  • 5cm f/2.7 Makro-Plasmat (collapsible), chrome[28]
  • 5cm f/1.9 Primoplan (collapsible), chrome[29]
  • 5cm f/1.5 Kino-Plasmat, chrome
  • 7,5cm f/1.5 Kino-Plasmat, black and chrome, rangefinder coupled, uncoated, known serials in the range 580xxx-583xxx
  • 80/1.9 Primoplan, black and nickel[30]
  • 10.5cm f/2.7 Makro-Plasmat, black and chrome, rangefinder coupled[31][32]
  • 10.5cm f/2.8 Trioplan, black and chrome, rangefinder coupled
  • 10.5cm f/4.5 Trioplan, black and chrome, rangefinder coupled[8]
  • 15cm f/5.5 Tele-Megor, chrome, not rangefinder coupled, marked Ohne Kupplung[33]
  • 250/5.5 Tele-Megor, black with chrome rings, rangefinder coupled[34]

Chiyoda Kōgaku/ Minolta

Chiyoda Kōgaku, later renamed Minolta, made a range of Leica screw lenses for its Minolta 35 series camera, a Leica copy made between 1947 and 1958. Chiyoko is a shortened version of the name (CHIYOda KOgaku):

  • 3.5cm f/3.5 Rokkor, chrome, 4 elements/3 groups, marked "CHIYOKO"
  • 3.5cm f/1.8 Super Rokkor, black and chrome (?), 6 elements/ 4 groups
  • 45mm f/2.8 Super Rokkor, chrome, 5 elements/3 groups, marked "Chiyoko"
  • 50mm f/4.5 Rokkor, chrome, marked "Chiyoko", prototype only[35]
  • 5cm f/2.8 Super Rokkor, chrome, 5 elements/3 groups, marked "CHIYOKO"
  • 5cm f/2 Super Rokkor, chrome, 7 elements/4 groups (Summitar type), marked "CHIYOKO"
  • 5cm f/1.8 Super Rokkor, black, 6 elements/5 groups, marked "CHIYODA KOGAKU"
  • 8.5cm f/2.8 Super Rokkor, chrome, 5 elements/3 groups, marked "Chiyoko"
  • 10cm f/3.5 Super Rokkor, black and chrome, 5 elements/ 4 groups
  • 11cm f/5.6 Tele Rokkor, black and chrome (all chrome also made), 4 elements/2 groups, marked "Chiyoko"
  • 13.5cm f/4 Tele Rokkor, chrome, 4 elements/3 groups, marked "Chiyoko"

Minolta also made a special macro lens in that mount at the time of the Rokkor SLR lenses:

  • 50/3.5 QF-Rokkor macro lens, not rangefinder coupled, part of the Minolta MC/MD lens system

Minolta's last screw mount lens was made in a limited edition:

  • 28/3.5 G-Rokkor, chrome, 2000 made, 1998, same lens as for the Minolta TC-1

Misuzu Kōgaku

The Altanon 5cm f/2, ostensibly made by Misuzu Kōgaku, was mounted on the Alta camera made by the same company. It was actually a rebadged version of the Tanar 5cm f/2 by Tanaka. An Altanon 5cm f/3.5 was also announced but perhaps never sold; it was certainly a continuation of the Lena-Q.C and Reise-Q.C.

See the page on the Alta for more details.

MS Optical R&D

Also named Miyazaki Kōgaku, this company makes:

National Optical Company

NOC of Leicester, England, was a daughter company of Taylor,Taylor & Hobson (also located in Leicester), created to deal with high product demand during the Second World War.

  • 2"/2 Anastigmat, collapsible, focusing tab, all chrome,is based on the "Speed Panchro" design of Horace W. Lee (of Leicester)and looks similar to the collapsible Taylor & Hobson 2"/2 Anastigmat which was the standard lens fitted to the Reid camera.They use a similar barrel and focussing mount made by Cook & Perkins, but it is not a "clone" of this lens and is more akin to the T,T,& H Amotal. All known serial numbers start 354xxx, the last 3 digits (xxx) being engraved on the lens barrel of each lens.Could this mean that each lens cell was indiviually matched to a barrel?.One unusual feature of the National Optical Co.2"/2 Anastigmat is that unlike most camera lenses with depth of field scale the N.O.C has a central depth of field index of "0" rather than the usual plain index mark.

British and U.S.patent numbers are engraved on each barrel.

  • 105/3.5 Trinol Anastimat, chrome and black, or black with chrome mount, mount marked Stewartry and Made in Scotland, with Stewartry zoom frame finder

The Trinol lens head is made by National Optical Company and marked as such in fine print, but has no maker marking.

Nicca

  • Nicca-L.C 5cm f/3.5, all chrome, collapsible[36]

Nippon Kōgaku

Nikon|Nippon Kōgaku was the predecessor of Nikon.

  • 25/4 W-Nikkor C, all chrome, focusing tab
  • 28/3.5 W-Nikkor C, all chrome, focusing tab
  • 35/1.8 W-Nikkor C, black and chrome, focusing tab
  • 35/2.5 W-Nikkor C, all chrome or chrome with black front ring, focusing tab
  • 35/3.5 W-Nikkor C, all chrome or chrome with black front ring, focusing tab
  • 50/1.1 Nikkor-N, black and chrome
  • 50/1.4 Nikkor-S C, all chrome or chrome with black front ring
  • 50/1.5 Nikkor-S C, all chrome[37]
  • 50/2 Nikkor-H C (collapsible), all chrome
  • 50/2 Nikkor-H C (rigid), all chrome or chrome with black front ring
  • 50/3.5 Nikkor-Q C (collapsible), all chrome
  • 50/3.5 Nikkor-Q C (rigid), all chrome, focusing tab
  • 50/3.5 Micro-Nikkor, chrome and black
  • 85/1.5 Nikkor-S C, black with chrome mount, tripod screw
  • 85/2 Nikkor-P C, black or all chrome
  • 105/2.5 Nikkor-P C, black
  • 135/3.5 Nikkor-Q, black or all chrome
  • 135/4 Nikkor-Q C, all chrome

Old Delft

  • 3.5cm/3.5 Minor, chrome[38]
  • 9cm/4.5 Delfar[39]

Olympus / Zuiko

See the main article Zuiko 4cm f/2.8 for Leica.

Some 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. See Zuiko.

Orion / Supreme

See the main article on Supreme lenses.

  • Universal Supreme 5cm f/3.5, all chrome, collapsible
  • Orion Seiki Supreme 3.5cm f/3.5, all chrome

Orion Seiki and later Miranda Camera also made the Mirax reflex housing in 39mm screw mount.

Pam

  • 105/4.5 Britar, all chrome, with Pam optical finder

Pentax

  • 43/1.9 SMC-Pentax-L Special, 800 made in chrome and 1200 in black, year 2000, same as the SLR lens

Reise

The Reise-Q.C 5cm f/3.5 collapsible lens made by Reise was mounted on the Chiyoca camera (see the description there).

Riken / Ricoh

Riken, predecessor of Ricoh, announced the Riken No.1 Leica-type 3×4cm camera in 1938; its Riken 50mm f/3.5 lens perhaps had an interchangeable Leica mount, but nothing is confirmed so far. The camera was finally released as the Gokoku; it normally has a fixed lens, but at least one example is known with a Leica-mount Ofunar 50mm f/3.5, which was perhaps not made by Riken but by Tomioka or Ōfuna. Finally, the Neutar 50mm f/3.5 lens mounted on the Ricohl IIB normally has a slightly different screw mount, incompatible with the Leica, but at least one example is known in standard Leica mount. See Gokoku and Ricohl for these three lenses.

In the late 1990s, Ricoh made two lenses in Leica screw mount, in limited editions:

  • 21/3.5 GR, 1000 made in chrome and 700 in black, 1999, same lens as the Ricoh GR21
  • 28/2.8 GR, 2000 made in chrome and 1000 in black, 1997, same lens as the Ricoh GR1

Rodenstock

  • 35/2.8 Heligon, all chrome

Roeschlein-Kreuznach

Roeschlein made special 39mm screw-mount lenses for the Paxette

  • Luxon 2/50

Ross

The British optical company Ross made some lenses in 39mm screw mount. The Xtralux range was released together with the Reid British Leica copy.

  • 90/3.5 Xtralux, black and chrome, normally coupled, one advertised at eBay auction as having no rangefinder cam
  • 4"/5.5 Teleros, black and nickel, collapsible.[40]
  • 135/4.5 Xtralux, black and chrome
  • 50/2 Xtralux, chrome collapsible.
  • 50/3.5 Xtralux, chrome rigid

Sans & Streiffe

See the main article on the Rojar 3.5cm f/3.5 for Leica.

Schacht

  • 35/3.5 Travenar-R, black with wide chrome stripes
  • 90/2.8 Travenar-R, black with wide chrome stripes

Schneider

Schneider made some lenses in Leica mount very early, before World War II. They also made special lenses ordered by Leica.

  • 35/2.8 Xenogon, all chrome, focusing tab
  • 50/2.8 Xenar (collapsible), chrome
  • 50/2 Xenon (collapsible), chrome
  • 50/1.5 Xenon (rigid) coupled,black and chrome.This wartime lens may have been made or assembled by Isco.
  • 8cm/2 Xenon, uncoupled, black and chrome [41]
  • 8cm/2 Xenon, black and chrome
  • 80/2 Xenon, black and chrome[42]
  • 13.5cm/3.5 Xenar, black and chrome
  • 135/3.5 Tele-Xenar, all chrome

Shōwa Kōki

Shōwa Kōki made a single lens in Leica screw mount. See Piotar 4.5cm f/1.9 for Leica.

Soligor

  • 35mm f3.5 Soligor, black and chrome
  • 105mm f4 Soligor, black
  • 135mm f3.5 Soligor, black and chrome
  • 135mm f2.8 Soligor, black, 10 blade iris
  • 300mm f5.5 Soligor, black, 12 blade iris

Staeble

Staeble made special 39mm screw-mount lenses for the Paxette

  • Kata 2,8/45
  • Choroplast 4,5/35
  • Neoplast 5,6/85

Steinheil

Steinheil made some lenses in M39 mount. It was essentially the optical range developed for their own Casca model. They were all in chrome finish. Some of these lenses also existed with a Tower engraving on the barrel, to be sold with a Sears Tower Leica copy.

  • 35/4.5 Orthostigmat, rotating mount, two focusing tabs (exists with "Tower" engraving)
  • 50/2 Quinon, 6 elements/3 groups (Sonnar type), close focussing to 18"
  • 50/2.8 Triplar collapsible[43]
  • 75/1.5 Selenar[44]
  • 85/2.8 Culminar
  • 135/4.5 Culminar (exists with "Tower" engraving)
  • 135/4.5 Triplar

Steinheil also made lenses for the Braun Paxette, with a 39mm diameter screw mount, not compatible with the Leica rangefinder because the flange to film distance and rangefinder coupling were different.

  • Steinheil Cassarit 1:2.8 45mm

Sun

See the main article K.O.L. and Sun lenses in Leica screw mount.

  • Sun Xebec 5cm f/2, collapsible, all chrome, successor of the K.O.L. Xebec 5cm f/2
  • Sun Sophia 5cm f/2, collapsible, all chrome
  • Prominar 7.3cm f/3.5 or 7.5cm f/3.5, black and chrome
  • Hectar 7.5cm f/3.5, black and chrome
  • Sun Sola 7.3cm f/3.5 or 7.5cm f/3.5, black and chrome or all chrome
  • Sun Sola 9cm f/4, all chrome, or alloy with leatherette band
  • Sun Xebec Telephoto 9cm f/4, black and alloy with leatherette band
  • Sun Telephoto 13.5cm f/3.8, all chrome, direct mount
  • Sun Telephoto 13.5cm f/3.8, alloy, for reflex housing
  • Sun Telephoto 13.5cm f/3.5, alloy with leatherette band

The Prominar 7.5cm and 7.3cm f/3.5 have no manufacturer's name, and are almost identical to the Sun Sola 7.5cm f/3.5.

Tanaka

See the main article on Tanar lenses, with details on each lens.

Tanaka Kōgaku made M39 lenses, originally for the Tanack Leica copy.

  • W Tanar 35mm f/3.5
  • W Tanar 35mm f/2.8
  • Tanar 50mm f/3.5 and 5cm f/3.5
  • Tanar 50mm f/2.8 and 5cm f/2.8
  • Tanar 5cm f/2
  • Tanar 5cm f/1.9
  • Tanar 5cm f/1.8
  • Tanar 5cm f/1.5
  • Tanar 50/1.2 (perhaps never sold or in limited quantities only)
  • Tele-Tanar 85/2 (surely never sold)
  • Tele-Tanar 100/3.5 (perhaps never sold or in limited quantities only)
  • Tele-Tanar 13.5cm f/3.5
  • Tele-Tanar 135/2.8 (surely never sold)

The Altanon 5cm f/2 sold by Misuzu Kōgaku on the Alta is a rebadged version of the Tanar 5cm f/2.

Taylor, Taylor & Hobson

Taylor, Taylor & Hobson made the collapsible 2" f:2 Anastigmat as the standard lens for the Reid British Leica copy.

They also made a rigid 2" f/2 Cooke Amotal Anastigmat lens for the Bell & Howell Foton camera. Some of them appear in Leica screw mount, due to Peerless(US) arranging for an Italian firm to mount them in rather crude Leica screw mounts so that they could fit them to Leica camera imports and undercut the Leica camera prices fixed by Leitz, who could only fix the prices of Leica cameras fitted with Leica lenses.

See also the lenses made by TT&H subsidiary National Optical Company.

Telesar

Marked Telesar; maker unknown.

  • 35/3.5 W.Telesar, black and chrome, similar to the Acall and Komura

Tōkyō Kōgaku

(State, Simlar and Topcor lenses.)

See Tōkyō Kōgaku lenses in Leica screw mount.

Tomioka

The Lausar 5cm f/4.5 and 5cm f/3.5 collapsible lenses of the Lausar and Baika cameras are certainly interchangeable with Leica screw mount. The Ofunar 50mm f/3.5 found on a Gokoku with Leica mount was perhaps made by Tomioka too, or by Ōfuna (see Gokoku and Ricohl).

In the late 1950s, Tomioka was certainly the supplier of the Yashinon and Yashikor 5cm lenses offered by Yashica on the Yashica YE and YF. It might also have supplied the 50mm Honor lenses (see the discussion there), and there is a report of a Tominon C 50/1.8 lens in Leica screw mount, said to be "similar to the Honor lens" by Zuihō.[45]

Trixar

A Trixar Anastigmat 50mm f/3.5 collapsible lens is known in Leica screw mount. It was made for the Wega Italian Leica copy.

Voigtländer

Voigtländer Braunschweig

Voigtländer made some lenses in 39mm Leica mount. They are very rare and sought after.

  • 50/1.5 Nokton, one of the lenses of the Prominent

Cosina Voigtländer

See Cosina Voigtländer.

Wega

A Wega Anastigmat 50mm f/3.5 collapsible lens is known in Leica screw mount. It was made for the Wega Italian Leica copy.

Wollensak

Marked Leitz New York:

  • 50/3.5 Velostigmat, all chrome, collapsible, focusing tab
  • 50/2.8 Velostigmat (only reported in Classic Camera issue #9, by Pierpaolo Cancarini)
  • 90/4.5 Velostigmat, black and chrome
  • 127/4.5 Velostigmat, black and chrome, tripod mount

Yashica

  • 50/1.8 Super-Yashinon, black and chrome (for the Yashica YE)
  • 50/2.8 Yashikor, black and chrome
  • 100/2.8 Super-Yashinon, black and chrome

Yasuhara / Phenix

Yasuhara made a Yasuhara MC 50/2.8 lens for the T981. It is rigid, in chrome finish with a focusing bar.[46]

Phenix made a Phenix MC 50/2.8 lens for the Phenix JG50, an evolution of the Yasuhara T981. It is a four element collapsible lens, always in chrome finish with a focusing tab.

Y.K. Optical (Kobalux, Avenon, etc.)

The small Japanese company Y.K. Optical of Yokohama made two wide angle lenses in Leica mount. They were sold under the names Kobalux, Avenon, Pasoptik, Bower or Adorama.

  • 21/2.8 Super Wide, chrome or black
  • 28/3.5 Wide, chrome or black

Zeika

See the main article Rojar 3.5cm f/3.5 for Leica.

Carl Zeiss Jena

See Zeiss 39mm screw lenses.

ZOMZ

  • Mir-1 2.8/37[47]
  • Jupiter-3 1:1.5 F=5cm

Zuihō

See the main article on Honor lenses.

Zuihō, maker of the Honor S1 and Honor SL Leica copies, rebadged a few lenses under its own Honor brand:

  • Honor 50mm f/2
  • Honor 50mm f/1.9

The 35mm and 135mm lenses do not display Zuihō's name, and were perhaps unrelated:

  • Honor or W.Honor 35mm f/3.5
  • Honor 135mm f/3.5

Zunow

See Zunow lenses for rangefinder cameras.

Notes

  1. This page of the Canon Camera Museum.
  2. See for example this forum thread at kyphoto.com. This page at Sovietcamera discusses lens compatibility on early Fed and Zorki and says that "The Leica screw mount is 39mm × 26 tpi (threads per inch) thread of the screw-mount Leica. All the Soviet cameras with 39mm screw mount are the same as Leica."
  3. This page by Andrew Yue.
  4. This page at Sovietcamera.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 see this page at Joe's blog
  6. Astro Gauss-Tachar 75 mm f/2 at Cameraquest
  7. Astro 125 mm f/2.3 at Cameraquest
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Seen at eBay
  9. Sold at LP-Foto auction #7; no longer shown on-line
  10. Berthiot Angulor 28 mm f/3.3; two examples sold as lot 98 and lot 99 at the eighth Westlicht Photographica Auction (27 Nov 2005)
  11. Anguolor 28 mm f/3.3 at Syarakuse
  12. 12.0 12.1 Flor 50 mm f/3.5 and f/2.8 at Syarakuse
  13. Flor 50 mm f/2.8 on a Gamma I body, sold at the second/third Westlicht auction (23 May 2003)
  14. Flor 50 mm f/1.5 serial no. 950005, sold at the eighth Westlicht auction (27 Nov 2005)
  15. Flor 50 mm f/1.5 at Syarakuse
  16. Flor 55 mm f/1.5 at Syracuse
  17. Flor 75 mm f/2.8 at Syarakuse
  18. Flor 90 mm f/2.8 at Syarakuse
  19. In the Shop Window: Apparatus and materials viewed and reviewed by J.E.S., including the article Dallmeyer Super-Six F/1.9 Lens, reporting its availability for the Leica. The illustration plainly shows a non-collapsible lens. At the Japanese lens-collector's site Oldlens.com.
  20. Ennaston 85 mm f/1.5 serial no. 1338, sold at the eighth Westlicht auction (27 Nov 2005)
  21. Industar lenses at Baier Foto
  22. Ektanar 50 mm f/2.8 at Syarakuse
  23. Awano, pp.124–5 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.32.
  24. Jupiter-11 at Alfred Klomp's Alfred's Camera Page
  25. Leotax D IV, shown with the Letana lens at Cameraquest.
  26. Makroplasmat 3.5 cm f/2.7 at Syarakuse
  27. Makro-Plasmat 1⅝-inch f/1.5 serial no. 460092, sold at the eighth Westlicht auction (27 Nov 2005)
  28. Makro-Plasmat 5 cm f/2.7 at Syarakuse
  29. Primoplan 5 cm f/1.9 at Syarakuse
  30. Primoplan 80 mm f/1.9 sold at the Photography and Film auction no. 10429 by Auction Team Breker.
  31. Makro-Plasmat 10.5 cm f/2.7 serial no. 582233 sold at the eighth Westlicht auction (27 Nov 2005)
  32. Makro-Plasmat 10.5 cm f/2.7 at Syarakuse
  33. Tele-Megor 15 cm f/5.5 serial no. 989622, sold at the seventeenth Westlicht auction
  34. Tele-Megor 25 cm f/5.5 serial no. 620713, sold at the fifth Westlicht auction (29 May 2005)
  35. Awano, p.122 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.32.
  36. Awano, p.122 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.32.
  37. Awano, p.124 of Kurashikku Kamera Senka no.32.
  38. Minor 3.5 cm f/3.5 serial no. 493277, sold at the eighth Westlicht auction] (27 Nov 2005)
  39. Delfar 9 cm f/4.5 at Syarakuse
  40. Ross Teleros 4-inch f/5.5 sold at the eighth Westlicht Photographica Auction (27 Nov 2005)
  41. Schneider 8cm f/2 Xenon serial no. 1834326, sold at the eighth Westlicht auction (27 Nov 2005)
  42. Xenon 8 cm f/2 at Syarakuse
  43. Seen offered for sale at eBay, described as a prototype.
  44. Seen at eBay auction; the seller stated that only ten were made.
  45. HPR, Leica Copies, p.414.
  46. Yasuhara T981 with MC 50 mm f/2.8 at Madam-san's Ichrizuka site.
  47. Mir-1 at Alfred Klomp's Alfred's Camera Page

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