I never really knew the Brits made lenses. That should tell you a lot right there. But I did remember THC lenses being sold on imported DDR SLR's way back in the day in the NY area. Rumor had it they were surplus BBC TV camera lenses being unloaded at bargain prices. They were, in fact, THC Amotal 2" f/2.0 lenses from the failed Bell & Howell Foton camera which had been reworked to LTM lenses. Little did I know. I have run across them recently and been impressed by their rendering of light and color. They make cine lenses now and are famous for the "Cooke look" or so their ads say. Photos out on Flickr assembled by a photo search for "Amotal" pull in some lovely pics. And while I cannot buy my way to glory I can get better tools to make the job more pleasant. And so have I done. Here is a link and a photo. Cooke Amotal
This is cropped in GIMP.