No, I mean West German manufacturers like Steinheil, Schact, Enna, Schnieder, ISCO et al. Many of their lenses are not particularly good (if not plainly awful), certainly no better than the best from Japan anyway - and yet the prices are ludicrous these days. By contrast, the East German products are mostly still easy to find at reasonable prices, excepting a few lenses that have become way over-hyped online lately like the Primoplan and Trioplan lenses, which weren't even particularly good in their own era.
Originally Posted by PentaxBronica
A lot of people forget that the German manufacturers made lenses for all price brackets, and that just because it has grand old name printed on it, doesn't mean it isn't complete crap.
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