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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 9:38 pm    Post subject: Detailed manual focus lens list per brand question Reply with quote

Hi!

For Minolta lenses this list exists: http://minolta.eazypix.de/lenses/index.html
Is there similar lists available for other brands like Leica, Zeiss, Canon, Nikon, Pentax and all the M42 lenses?

Thanks and best regards from Sweden!


PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Pentax, the most information I know of is at pentaxforums.com.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/

They have a thorough database of Pentax lenses with user reviews. There's also a significant third party lens database there which also has user reviews.


PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:42 pm    Post subject: Fujica lenses Reply with quote

Many years ago I published a list of the Fujinon lenses as used on the Fujica 35mm film cameras. The original web-site is long gone, but a copy can still be found on the Internet Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20050204002441fw_/http://www.toptown.com/nowhere/kypfer/fujica.htm


PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 11:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Fujica lenses Reply with quote

kypfer wrote:
Many years ago I published a list of the Fujinon lenses as used on the Fujica 35mm film cameras. The original web-site is long gone, but a copy can still be found on the Internet Archive https://web.archive.org/web/20050204002441fw_/http://www.toptown.com/nowhere/kypfer/fujica.htm


You can ad this

http://www.pentax-manuals.com/fujica/lenses/m42_lenses.htm


PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Nikon there is this excellent site:

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

For Canon you can see here:

https://global.canon/en/c-museum/lens-series.html

Tom


PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Leica, you can see

https://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-wiki.en/index.php/R_Lenses_x_Focal_Length

For Konica

http://www.buhla.de/Foto/Konica/eHexanonUebersicht.html


PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This website is well-known, it has a decent database of most lens brands:
http://allphotolenses.com/news/item/c_3.html

The m42 lens database:
http://m42lens.com/

This site has a huge depth of information on Nikon, Canon, Minolta, though each listing leads to a detailed info page:
https://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/

For Komura LTM lenses, although probably incomplete due to the number of brands using these with various names: https://www.johanniels.com/en/rangefinders/29-komura-rangefinder-lenses-overview

There is of course Dyxum and Hohner for Minolta/Sony Alpha lenses. Although they are not totally manual I feel it is worth adding a complete list:
https://www.dyxum.com/lenses/index.asp
https://www.mhohner.de/sony-minolta/lenses.php?ov=1

For Sigma (a lot or nearly all the initial AF lenses were made in manual versions first, but also AF lenses usually have a manual clutch or focus ring) there is the Sigma Museum:
https://www.sigma-imaging-uk.com/lounge-category/sigma-museum/
They provide 1993 and 1995 catalogue scans too.

For Tamron:
http://www.adaptall-2.com/

I think this is as close to a list as there is for Cosina Voigtlander lenses:
https://cameraquest.com/voigtlen.htm
This chart here is outdated and doesn't include their E-mount, Ai-S lenses etc.:
https://cameraquest.com/voigtlenchart.htm
Also outdated is the Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosina_Voigtl%C3%A4nder#Lenses
This is the current (I think) 2019 catalogue:
http://www.cosina.co.jp/seihin/voigtlander/v-catalog.pdf

Some lists for Leica M/R, Canon Eos, Contax, Nikon AF, Soligor, Tamron Adaptall and Vivitar:
https://www.apotelyt.com/#lenses


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a big list of canon EF:
http://canon-eos.bplaced.net/


Includes lots of manufacturers With mount information.


PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 3:03 pm    Post subject: Olympus lenses Reply with quote

This just popped up today, list (as an image) and all Olympus manual focus lenses described :
https://phillipreeve.net/blog/guide-to-classic-olympus-om-zuiko-lenses-on-film-and-sony-full-frame/?fbclid=IwAR2K-TVowwzgT0gS9A79rE71W7kbMFmkDd6KUHi6oKLOKGp1OaKxy2oNzrk


PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Takumar there is : https://kajiwara.weebly.com/index-et-prix-des-takumar.html

For Konica AR there is also : http://konicafiles.com

For Pentax K-mount there is also : http://kmp.pentaxians.eu/lenses/

History of Pentax (very interesting too): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0CRXZ3dX3U


PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another source for Konica lenses is: https://www.buhla.de/Foto/Konica/Objektive/e85_18.html


PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Minolta resources I have bookmarked over the years:

http://thesybersite.com/minolta/historical/Minolta_Lens_Chronology.htm
http://www.massimoscottinelweb.com/Minolta%20produz.obiettivi.htm
http://www.subclub.org/minman/length.htm


PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Topcon, Topcor lenses:

http://www.topgabacho.jp/Topconclub/index.htm

Ricoh, Rikenon:

http://www.drricoh.de/Rikenon/index.html#RikenonlensUnknownMount

Sovietcam:

http://www.sovietcams.com/index.php?1710426317

The next ones aren t strictly per brand, but are good reads with a lot of info on various brands with extensive lists:

https://radojuva.com/photo-review/

https://www.mike-lee.org/scripts/camera/main.pl

If you ever work on the lenses:

http://pakira3.sakura.ne.jp/wp/

I like his reviews:

http://vintage-camera-lenses.com/

Some history:

https://photobutmore.de/vintagephoto/objektive/

http://exaktaphile.net/captjack/LENSPAGE.htm

https://zeissikonveb.de

Some rare stuff:

https://spiral-m42.blogspot.com/


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This site is a great source of info on lenses and their development with many schematics, one example of what the OP asked, Rollei:

http://www.klassik-cameras.de/Rollei_QBM_dt.html

http://www.klassik-cameras.de/Rolleiflex350.html#Xenon

and than you have many pages for cameras with lists of the lenses for example, want to add a few lenses to the Ultron 50/1.8:

http://www.klassik-cameras.de/Icarex.html

Ultron?:

http://www.klassik-cameras.de/Bessa_RF_histo_dt.html#Gliesmarode


PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly there is no list of Vivitar Series 1 lens from Ponder and Bests own brand.


PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slalom wrote:
Sadly there is no list of Vivitar Series 1 lens from Ponder and Bests own brand.


Just the list on Apotelyt as above.