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07-14-2010, 01:50 AM   #1
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agfa color f/1.4 50mm, K mount: any good?

Found this in a french sales site: Objectif pour Pentax 50mm f1.4 Image & Son Marne -

Out of curiosity, anybody experience with this lens? Or knows its pedigree?

Not that I would buy it, far too expensive I think.

07-14-2010, 01:53 AM   #2
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AFAIK the Agfa Selectronic reflexes, on which this lens was fitted, were made by Cosina. So the lens should be made by Cosina too.
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The markings on the lens reminded me of a Chinon 35-70/2.7-3.5 I've got, so I searched for "Chinon 50 1.4". I'd say it's very similar to the Agfa Color in your link, judging from markings and general shape and apperance. I also think I've read somewhere that some newer Chinon lenses actually are rebranded Cosinas, which may be a suitable explanation.

Pictures with and of Chinon 50/1.4:

And by the way, you are absolutely right. Way too expensive, you could probably get a Pentax-A 50/1.4 (and a good dinner) for the same price.

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07-14-2010, 02:21 AM   #4
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You are amazing, guys excellent! Indeed the chinon looks like a true sibling of the agfa, even the markings on the lens body (small green rectangle) are identical. Thanks a lot for your fine expertise, and yes, I'll rather have a nice dinner and a A f/1.4 50


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