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12-30-2013, 12:08 PM   #1456
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I just screwed up and slept through my closing bid on ebay for a mint Cosina 55mm MC 1.2.
Can't seem to find another, and it looks like that version is the only one with 9 blades. Oh well, one day I'll enter the 1.2 club- if I ever see one of those again, that is.
When were these lenses last produced?
This is why sniping tools like gixen exist… don't have to wake up to win an auction.

Also, this info may be of interest:
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QuoteOriginally posted by shiner Quote
I just screwed up and slept through my closing bid on ebay for a mint Cosina 55mm MC 1.2.
Can't seem to find another, and it looks like that version is the only one with 9 blades. Oh well, one day I'll enter the 1.2 club- if I ever see one of those again, that is.
When were these lenses last produced?
Get the Revuenon 55/1.2, it is the same lens, and also made by Cosina. I have it, and I kept it and sold the Pentax-A 50/1.2. I cannot find a similar sharp lens at f1.2. Cosina is a factory that makes the Voigtlanders too.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Guitarra Quote
Get the Revuenon 55/1.2, it is the same lens, and also made by Cosina. I have it, and I kept it and sold the Canon 50/1.2. I cannot find a similar sharp lens at f1.2. Cosina is a factory that makes the Voigtlanders too.
There are 2 cosinon 55 1.2 lenses on ebay right now at 385 and 430 buy it now. Also 1 revuenon for $1165 OBO. And a Porst made by Cosina for 399 -- supposedly better quality than the ones that go to f/22 (which is what I have).
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QuoteOriginally posted by narual Quote
This is why sniping tools like gixen exist… don't have to wake up to win an auction.

Also, this info may be of interest:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/374079-post20.html
QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Guitarra Quote
Get the Revuenon 55/1.2, it is the same lens, and also made by Cosina. I have it, and I kept it and sold the Canon 50/1.2. I cannot find a similar sharp lens at f1.2. Cosina is a factory that makes the Voigtlanders too.
Thanks guys- that cleared up a lot of questions. I may have one shortly.

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Just for fun… my christmas tree at f/1.2
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Great Christmas tree! I didn't know the porst also came in "A" version..

My christmas entry:





And a candid portraiture of my nephew (who was playing with a toy camera and reacted with this face running towards me when he saw me fetch the K5, )


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Great Christmas tree! I didn't know the porst also came in "A" version..
It didn't. I just have a small piece of foil inside my lens mount shorting out the A pin so it acts like one.

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Cosina 55 1.2 is on the way!!
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Has anyone posted a pic taken with the K-3? I'm curious about Focus Peaking and the 1.2.
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QuoteOriginally posted by shiner Quote
Cosina 55 1.2 is on the way!!
lucky you, i want one too
have seen lovely images from them
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I just finished the Single in December challenge with the Revuenon 55mm 1:1.2 MC. What a great lens - recommended!


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A December Bouquet with the Revuenon 55mm 1.2:
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Not that I'm too crazy about those very thin DOFs, but I just scored a Porst 55/1.2. As it will be my 5th fifty I suppose I can't deny being infected by LBA.

And 50ish is not really a good focal length for me anyway
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Yay! Cosina 55 1.2 has arrived, and it's a real beauty! I already love it and I haven't even mounted it on a camera yet. Thanks, Pam!
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Yay! Cosina 55 1.2 has arrived, and it's a real beauty! I already love it and I haven't even mounted it on a camera yet. Thanks, Pam!
Isn't it amazing just how *huge* the rear glass is on these things?
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