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08-04-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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Tomioka/Revuenon 55mm f/1.2 (M42) samples


I've recently picked up a Revuenon/Tomioka 55mm f/1.2, I've mostly used it on my Super A
but I've taken a set of test shots off my balcony to do some pixel peeping, you can join me if you want:

















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What makes the lens different than this one?
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Basically the original lens was made by Tomioka in M42. This is a highly sought after collectors lens since it was produced in limited quantity. The details can be read in this website: - Index

The Reveunon 55mm f1.2 is made by and optically exactly the same design as the Cosina and Vivitar brand but in K-mount. I believe its the same internal lens formula as the original Tomioka in M42 but differ in the lens coating and of course the physical form. The Cosina I believe should be better in construction quality since it was designed with an aid of a computer. But the original is so much sought after because of how the lens coating affects the rendering of the images. Well, this is what I have read from numerous forum threads when hunting one for the Cosina version which I eventually won on Ebay for $300 last year - brand new.

Sample from the Cosina 55mm f1.2 - K-x, ISO 3200, f2:

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Didnt knew they made this lens, not bad.

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Here's the obligatory feline shot:

shot on Film (Pentax Super A, KodakBW400CN)

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