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Zunow Lenses on Other Cameras
After Teikoku Kogaku had made a name for themselves with the 50/1.1 Zunow, they offered their
lenses to be sold with cameras from other manufacturers. They weren't the high speed lenses like the
50/1.1, but were more pedestrian designs.
Probably the most desirable is the 50/1.9 Zunow offered by the Orion Camera Company's Miranda T. It
was not the only lens available for it, but is probably the most coveted today. It is a preset design,
finished in heavy chrome.
Zunow lenses can also be found on Neoca cameras. This is a bit odd, as Neocas were styled to look
like Nikon rangefinder cameras, but with fixed lenses and leaf shutters. The Neoca S and SV Super
could be equipped with the 45/2.8 Zunow, and the Neoca SV Deluxe was fitted with the 45/1.8
Teraoka Seikosho also offered Zunow lenses on some of their unusual Auto Terra spring wound cameras.
The same 45/1.8 Zunow, but in Copal-SVL could be found on the Auto Terra Super-L, a spring wound 35mm rangefinder offered by Teraoka Seikosho in 1959. This unusual camera also had a built in selenium meter. Auxiliary lenses were available, although I don't know if they were Zunow lenses.
I doubt this list is complete. If anyone has other cameras with a Zunow lens, I'd like to hear about it.