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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know about Kalt? I can’t find anything on the Internet. I occasionally see a Kalt lens or accessory such as hoods, filters, etc. The lenses I’ve seen are similar-looking to a lot of others, rather generic-looking and ordinary focal lengths such as 135mm f2.8’s. If you search the eBay lens category for Kalt there’s a number of examples (at time of posting) with photos of the boxes.


PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2022 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaprb wrote:
Does anyone know about Kalt? I can’t find anything on the Internet. I occasionally see a Kalt lens or accessory such as hoods, filters, etc. The lenses I’ve seen are similar-looking to a lot of others, rather generic-looking and ordinary focal lengths such as 135mm f2.8’s. If you search the eBay lens category for Kalt there’s a number of examples (at time of posting) with photos of the boxes.


From what I see it's a Sankor. Just US it looks like so likely some store brand from a smaller American chain.


PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photo of "AICOSET-P 1:2.8 f=28mm No. xxxxx WIDEANGLE" by ebay seller allthenicestuff
Click here to see on Ebay


Last edited by visualopsins on Mon Nov 21, 2022 10:16 pm; edited 3 times in total


PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was interested in Admiral, and I see they have been discussed elsewhere on MFL:
http://forum.mflenses.com/admiral-lenses---an-inquiry-t74835.html

The outcome: not a store brand; but a distributor/importer brand, like Vivitar and Soligor etc. I’ll add that info to the running tally in the first post.


PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two others I’ve noticed lately: Zivnon and Fotomat.

Fotomat was a chain of American kiosks located mostly in shopping center parking lots. I think I have seen one of these converted into a drive-thru coffee shop! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fotomat

Zivnon is a mystery to me, anyone know anything about this brand?


PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaprb wrote:
Two others I’ve noticed lately: Zivnon and Fotomat.

Fotomat was a chain of American kiosks located mostly in shopping center parking lots. I think I have seen one of these converted into a drive-thru coffee shop! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fotomat

Zivnon is a mystery to me, anyone know anything about this brand?

HERVIC owns the Zivnon brand. HERVIC was the USA distributor of Topcon camera with the address 14225 VENTURA BOULEVARD, SHERMAN OAKS, CA 91423.
https://pacificrimcamera.com/rl/01659/01659.pdf


PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2022 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another odd one, but probably not a store brand is Toshiba.
One of my recent lens purchases came with a Toshiba 1-A filter on it.
We have a Toshiba t.v. here, and I've seen their cam-corders before with Toshiba marked lenses.
The 52mm filter is a new one on me though- first I've seen of this branding.

-D.S.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know about DeJur?


PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doc Sharptail wrote:
Another odd one, but probably not a store brand is Toshiba.
One of my recent lens purchases came with a Toshiba 1-A filter on it.


Interesting; I have seen a number of Toshiba accessories such as filters, and screw-in wide/tele lenses for video cameras. As far as I know Toshiba is a standalone electronics company from Japan, not a store brand.


PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaprb wrote:
Does anyone know about DeJur?


… and then I found it, in the most obvious place. http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/DeJur

Not a store brand; an importer/rebrander.


PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Expert is an electronics store chain in Europe
https://www.expert.ie/

Can not see the logo here but I have actually seen the logo on a c/y extension tube.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/144636694443


PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I see also another listing for an Expert lens. You can see the branding on this one.



PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2022 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Expert

They had a lot of Tamron made lenses, rebrands from Chinon (who had a range made by Tamron)