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Cosina 55mm f1.2

This is quite confusing: Tomioka made a 55mm f1.2 lens under the Cosina name, the “Cosinon”, which was an M42 lens. This same lens was also sold as “Yashinon”, “Chinon”, “Revuenon” and “Tominon”.  All of these Tomioka lenses are M42 mount. There is also a 55mm f1.2 Cosina lens with  Pentax PK mount (possibly also made by Tomioka but different optically). In addition Porst also made a 55mm f1.2 lens for the Pentax PK.

Both of these PK mount lenses are very different from the M42 lens. I actually bought my Cosina 55mm f1.2 thinking it was the M42 mount. I was chagrined by my mistake, but it turns out to be fortuitous for me, since the bokeh of this lens is marked and unusual. The M42 version has very smooth bokeh, which many people like. I am much more a fan of this Cosina lens, which has a very unique bokeh to my eye.

Have a look and see what you think.