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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:55 am    Post subject: Walz lens? Reply with quote

Just bought this lens(Walz 135mm f3.8 LTM), search on google and could not find any information about it.
I have a similar one but made by Arco, I guess maybe it's just an Arco tele-colinar rebadged?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walz was another US importer, active in the 50's-60's. You will find all sorts of miscellaneous stuff, filters and the like, under the Walz brand.

This Arco (which it seems to be) is the first one of that make I have seen Walz-branded, but Walz did import lenses.

Their greatest achievement was the elegant, exclusively branded Walz Envoy rangefinder camera, especially those with the S Kominar 4.8cm f/1.9 seven-element Sonnar copy. Walz was so proud of that that the lens formula is engraved on the top plate of the Envoy.

I think the camera itself may have been made by Mamiya.