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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 6:12 am    Post subject: RE Auto Topcor 3.5/135 Reply with quote

It has been wet here for so long now that when the clouds parted today, we just had to get outside.
RE Auto Topcor on Fujifilm X-E1.
OH








PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good to me Thomas!


PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just love my Topcor R version, your shots prove to me they didn't make it worse with the update, thanks for sharing.


PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great samples from probably my favourite 135.
Mine shows a tad of purple fringing in extreme situations, but apart from that it's almost perfect.


PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pictures. I owned one but sadly, I never thought it was that great... After a lot of different 135's, I settled on the Jena Sonnar 135/3.5.

Maybe I got a bad one... Did someone ever test it against the Zeiss ?


PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice.


PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone for the kind words.
Here are a few more from this lens.
OH





PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the beaut little design features of this lens is its built in lens hood.
Yes, there are plenty of lenses with a built in sliding lens hood.
This one has a two piece hood which turns what could have been a token effort into a deep hood that actually works well.
Some piccies
OH





PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoping OH won't mind...

My black one












PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice indeed.
So glad to see some more images from this lens.
OH


PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good!!!!

The CA seems to be Well corrected.

In the last I guess that the CA is near to pop at the hand, but not.


PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That last one is a crop..


PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, here a few of mine...











PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That second last one is superb !
Well done !


PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really NICE. Thes are available for quite inexpensive on the bay right now like 40-60 USD for a user grade. I just love topcor re glass. Too bad the mechanicals were not as well designed as pentax or olympus. I have the 100 2.8 and a couple of examples of the 35mm 2.8 and a 58mm 1.4 that has a stuck helical I can't seem to get apart. As far as opticals go (in my opinion) other than the 58 they are excellent glass for the price.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologize for bringing this old post. But need to ask

Is true that the Topcor AR 135 F/3,5 is Cosina made lens?


PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

papasito wrote:
I apologize for bringing this old post. But need to ask

Is true that the Topcor AR 135 F/3,5 is Cosina made lens?

Topcor AR??? I don't think Cosina and Topcon ever worked together, at least I've never heard of it.

This is all the 135mm(13.5cm) lenses that Topcon made, that I can think of.

Topcor R 135/2 preset (Made by Topcon)
https://www.rockycameras.com/a--rare--super-fast-rtopcor-135mm-f2-135cm-topcon--exakta-fit-lens-9999-31480-p.asp


Topcor R 13.5cm f3.5 preset (left) (9cm f3.5 right)(I love both of them) (Made by Topcon)
http://www.topgabacho.jp/Topconclub/Rtalk.htm


Topcor 13.5cm f4 macro (bellows and/or macro helicoid required) (Made by Topcon)
https://www.yaotomi.co.jp/products/detail/20239


https://www.wesellyourcollection.com/topcon/product/03-macro-topcor-135cm-14-sn-1130033-with-topcon-bellows-boxed-macro-stand-and-dubble-cable-release-boxed/


F-Auto Topcor 13.5cm f3.5 (Made by Topcon)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-TOPCON-TOPCOR-F-AUTO-TOPCOR-13-5CM-135MM-3-5-/151254773782


RE Auto Topcor 13.5cm & 135mm f3.5 (Made by Topcon) (Multiple versions)
https://www.wesellyourcollection.com/topcon/product/37-re-auto-topcor-135-cm-135-lens-v1-sn-7611752/


https://www.wesellyourcollection.com/topcon/product/38-re-auto-topcor-135-mm-135-lens-v2-sn-7623247-very-nice-condition/


https://www.wesellyourcollection.com/topcon/product/39-re-auto-topcor-135-mm-135-lens-bg3rd-version-sn-7630901/
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The Navy 135/2.8 N (I don't know if Topcon contracted this one out or not.)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Topcon-RE-Topcor-N-135mm-F2-8-U-S-Navy-Exakta-KE-Bayonet-Prime-Lens-B21/303010405659?hash=item468cd3dd1b:g:~oAAAOSw0O9bBegU:rk:2:pf:0


This RE Topcor is I believe made by Cimco
https://www.wesellyourcollection.com/topcon/product/03-re-topcor-135-mm-128-lens-sn-7211718-heavy-used/


Do you mean this AM Topcor 135/2.8? (I don't know much about this lens, the collector behind the faux wesellyourcollection probably knows more about it than I ever will... I don't know if Topcon contracted this one out or not.)
https://www.wesellyourcollection.com/topcon/product/05-am-topcon-135-mm-128-lens-sn-17211124/


Then the UV Topcor 135/4 (AFAIK is made by Topcon)
https://www.wesellyourcollection.com/topcon/product/16-uv-topcor-135mm-14-lens-sn-11029765/


https://www.wesellyourcollection.com/topcon/product/21-uv-topcor-135mm-14-lens-sn-13928133-later-version/


PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Lightshow, very much


PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The topcon club indicate the AM Topcor and the N Navy version were both made by Cima Kogaku to Topcon designs.


PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macca wrote:
The topcon club indicate the AM Topcor and the N Navy version were both made by Cima Kogaku to Topcon designs.


The Cima kogaku 135/2,8 lens is a decent rendering one


PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Macca, it's been a while since I read their site, they do look similar, to the "RE Topcor" I wonder if there is any "RE Auto-Topcor" Navy lenses out there.

I'd love to see a comparison. including the formula diagram.

A lovely Navy set.
https://www.wesellyourcollection.com/topcon/product/04-topcon-super-dm-navy-set-body-sn-7209270-with-unique-collection-of-5-black-topcor-navy-lenses-navy-re-auto-topcor-58mm-35mm-100mm-re-topcor-navy-135mm-and-navy-re-auto-topcor-zoom-85-200/


PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dead giveaway of Cima Kogaku lenses is the four unevenly spaced screws holding the lens mount onto the lens body. This allowed a variety of mounts to be used, including Topcon, Pentax K, Nikon, Minolta, etc. See US Patent 4,174,167.