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12-21-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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Question on a tou / five star lens

I have a lens that I bought a few years ago along with a k110d. I've since upgraded to a k5 and have been playing around with a few manual lenses and brought this one lens back out and have been trying to find information on it, but haven't had much luck. It has Cosmicar stamped/etched in the lens body, and the brand says Tou/Five Star - it's a 70-200 MC f4 Auto Macro Zoom. This is pretty much all that I've found so far: MC Cosmicar 70-200/4, and mine does not look exactly like it - I know that doesn't mean much. From my research, there are a lot of f4.5 but not f4. I am familar with the Cosmicar brand being Pentax's CCTV branch, but does anyone have this lens as well, and what are you're thoughts.

12-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #2
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You have the lens. How do you like it?
12-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #3
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I guess I didn't make it clear - I'm looking for more information on this lens. I haven't had a chance to test it out on the K5 yet, and probably won't for a little while yet. I liked the photos I got from it on the K110d, but honestly, it's been a few years since I've really seen them, and I haven't had time to dig them out.
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FWIW I have two Five Star branded lenses for my old Minolta's and they always did well.

A 35-75mm 1:3.5-4.8 and a 75-200mm 1:4.5.

Both are sturdy all metal built with "Made In Japan" Stamped on the barrel.


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