Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] 200mm f/4 Telyt
From: Bud Cook <>
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 1998 11:48:06 -0500


Here's what Laney's Collector's Guide says about the Telyt-V 200 mm,

The replacement lens for the original Telyt was a four element design by
Mandler, with far better color correction.  During it's life the
diaphragm was moved from between elements 2 and 3 to between 3 and 4.
The non-rotating mount was black with scalloped focusing and aperture
setting rings.  The aperture setting ring and the distance scale ring
were chromed.  The diaphragm had full and half click-stops and a
preselector ring.  The lens-hood was built-in and extendible.  The screw
mount fitted directly on the Visoflex I and adapter OUBIO/16466 was
needed for Visoflex II and III.  For fitting directly on the camera tube
TZFOO/14039 was required for screw mount and TXBOO/14043 for bayonet
mount.  The lens head could be removed for mounting in a Bellows II
Focorapid or Televit.

The codeword/catalog number was TELOO/11063.  It's minimum focusing
distance was 3 meters.  It's filter size was E58 and it weighed 625g.

The lens was manufactured from 1959 to 1984.