Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1995/10/21

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Subject: Fwd: Re: Telyt 200 f4
From: Jack Hamilton <>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 95 10:48 EST

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Date: Saturday, 21-Oct-95 10:47 AM

From: Jack Hamilton            \ Internet:    (
To:   Robert Sproul            \ Internet:    (

Subject: Re: Telyt 200 f4


I used the 200 Telyt for several years in the 1960's and 1970's with a Visoflex
on m-2 and m-3 boxes. At the time I was a newspaper photographer for the
Milwaukee Journal...and used this combination frequently for sports coverage.
Even at that time, we shot a lot of negative color and transparency...and the
image quality with the Telyt  was superior to what the equivalant Nikons and
Nikkor lenses of the era would do, especially for pictures intended for

After reading your question yesterday, I went back through my files, and dug
out some really excellent Kodachromes (even by 1990's standards) that were made
back then.

The lens, in my opinion, will equal or even outperform anything available new
today...especially if you do not need auto-diaphram, etc.

Kinda sorry now that I got rid of it in the 70's...

Jack Hamilton
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA
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Date: Friday, 20-Oct-95 05:23 PM

From: Robert Sproul            \ Internet:    (
From: Robert Sproul            \ Internet:    (
To:   Jack Hamilton            \ MCI Mail:    (JHAMILTON / MCI ID: 202-2804)

Subject: Telyt 200 f4

        I will soon have the opportunity to purchase a used 200mm f4.0 Telyt,
screwmount, manual stopdown. I already have the necessary adapters to use this
lens on an R4S. Does anyone have any comments, good or bad, concerning this

                                Thanks in advance,

Robert Sproul, Lab Supervisor 
Department of Physics & Astronomy       Ph:  803-777-7355
University of South Carolina            Fax: 803-777-3065
Columbia, S.C. 29208                    PSC Rm. 508

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