Quote Originally Posted by Yashinoff View Post
I would think most copies, being copies, would not be as good as the originals.
Not when made on tooling siezed at the end of WWII and shipped to the USSR,

The British made Leica copies the Reids are in a different league though some say better made than screw thread Leicas and with at the time of release better lenses as well. However Leitz had an ace up their sleeve as they'd redesigned the screw fit Leica's before WWII but hidden the plans and prototypes from the Nazis. That project went on to become the M series Leicas.