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RE Auto Topcor serial number and name ring description
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thinge27 wrote:
Hi, i am new here and introduced myself in another topic. See:

http://forum.mflenses.com/newbie-a-topcon-collector-from-holland-t80028.html

In short: i am a Topcon collector from the Netherlands and i have 95% of the Topcon stuf.....including all the hard to find lenses and camera's. Besides Topcon i also collect Aires and Beauty camera's and things. But still searching for more. I also collect all the Topcon related stuff, like brochures, service manuals, parts manuals, books, microfiches, pins, hats and so on.....Also TLR's which Topcon made with other brand names. I have lots of Topcon stuff and i loved it all. I am using one of my RE Super camera's to shoot pictures weekly.....mainly using Kodak professional 100 or, since one week Kodak Ultramax 400. But i have loads of films in my fridge. Love black and white and shooting mainly with the 1.4 or 1.8 lenses. I am a pro photographer with FF Canons together with my lovely wife...we do lots of (historic) motorsport....who works for Topcon.......

Almost forgot...i am collecting camera's for many years, but most of them are for sale locally here.....no heavy stuff just the normal names...Minox, Canon......etc.

By the way...i have read that some mentioned the book from Antonetto and Russo.....i am the lucky guy who found more copies then i needed...so i have some for sale. All new, but some have very, very slightly wear on the front......hardly to see.....so please ask if you are interested.....maybe the last change to find your copy.


I'm sure you'll find buyers for your extra books in no time.

I have zero interest in film, so I'm mostly interested in the lenses... sigh, I wish Topcon still made lenses, I would love to see a heritage/anniversary set of lenses. 61 years since the Topcon R.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have another lens that is way outside the range of serial numbers in the list.
I have a 5.8cm 3.5 Bellows lens type 101B with serial number 1012006.
It came with the original box with that number hand written on a topcon sticker on the box.
That is more than 1000 outside the normal range.

This is my second bellows lens. The first is sn 1010731. The first is well used and shows some cleaning scratches on both front and rear. Still I used it with a Phantom4K camera on a national commercial shoot. The sharpness and microcontrast is fantastic. The second lens with the odd serial number is mint! I'm sure I will use it often.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 87-205/4.7 silver with tripod mount. S/N 1302903.


PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I`ve annonyingly misplaced the screenshot but there was a Macro Topcor 30mm 3.5 kit sold on UK ebay on Sunday in black with a higher than known serial number. According to Antonetto it was only made in chrome...so another new one.

EDIT found it 1245537
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/J7AAAOSwoOxcjTkC/s-l1600.jpg


PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally, after months of waiting for the adapter, I've got de opportunity to use my Topcor 58 1.4 and I am amazed of the colors ,bokeh, sharpness ,what a wonderful lens indeed. Still need a hood for it, as it's prone to flare easily , besides that, I've seen that it renders pretty saturated colors . The whole lens is one of the best I've ever used , even though the focus it's not ultra smooth ,like my Zeiss c/y or , mc rokkor ....


PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiddo wrote:
Finally, after months of waiting for the adapter, I've got de opportunity to use my Topcor 58 1.4 and I am amazed of the colors ,bokeh, sharpness ,what a wonderful lens indeed. Still need a hood for it, as it's prone to flare easily , besides that, I've seen that it renders pretty saturated colors . The whole lens is one of the best I've ever used , even though the focus it's not ultra smooth ,like my Zeiss c/y or , mc rokkor ....
Congratulations. As for the focus smoothness - unlike smooth 58/1.8 or 135/3.5 my copy of 58/1.4 also had to be re-lubed.


PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it easy/cheap to do it? I understand the right way would be to open it completely, etc. But I'm sure not many could do the right job


PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiddo wrote:
Was it easy/cheap to do it? I understand the right way would be to open it completely, etc. But I'm sure not many could do the right job



I think so, and they are very similar internally across the lens models. I would advise against working on a GN 50mm f1.4, though.

They have a neat way of connecting the aperture ring to the inside.


Have fun!




Congrats


PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

58/3.5 Macro (Topcon Code 101B)

Serial 1012064 on ebay. Looks like the number produced was low, but not as low as other serial numbers imply. Before this I haven't seen a serial number higher than the 1000 range.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Auto-Topcor-Tokyo-Kogaku-1-1-8-F-5-8-cm-58mm-with-Leather-Case-/264459843571?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=DOA1gKa4%252BXqqlxZfr0u7HybEh18%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc


PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice price, all you need now is the helicoid https://www.ebay.com/itm/Topcon-Helicoid-Helically-Focusing-Variable-Tube-Topcor-Macro-135mm-F4-Lens/273016525857
Or the bellows https://www.ebay.com/itm/TOPCON-BELLOWS-SLIDE-COPIER-150mm-In-GOOD-WORKING-CONDITION/153644168633


PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macca wrote:
I`ve annonyingly misplaced the screenshot but there was a Macro Topcor 30mm 3.5 kit sold on UK ebay on Sunday in black with a higher than known serial number. According to Antonetto it was only made in chrome...so another new one.

EDIT found it 1245537
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/J7AAAOSwoOxcjTkC/s-l1600.jpg


I missed your post, but I did find another image of a black 30mm macro, plus a black helicoid which I've never seen.


PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2021 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Topcon fans, the super rare Simlar 50/0.7 (AKA Toko 50/0.7) is but a dream. I have come across a couple old auctions but no pictures, Google did give up one picture:


PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2021 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightshow wrote:
For Topcon fans, the super rare Simlar 50/0.7 (AKA Toko 50/0.7) is but a dream. I have come across a couple old auctions but no pictures, Google did give up one picture:

Wartime version! Like 1 small


PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2021 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
RE,Auto-Topcor 1:5,6 f=500mm Tokyo Kogaku Japan 1110xxx

[The biggest REAT. Riveted to the body, closed to the lens mount, was a white plate with a filter name engraved on. I am curious to know why.]


Filter is removable. So, not riveted to the body.


PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are quite a few lenses in the Topcon Story book where the "highest" serial number is far from the actual highest.


PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Shriver wrote:
There are quite a few lenses in the Topcon Story book where the "highest" serial number is far from the actual highest.

The serials listed in the book are from examples that passed through their service department, was not intended to be an exhaustive list since Topcon data has not been shared, I wonder if they still have that stuff or if it's been lost/purged over the years.


PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Silver RE.Auto-Topcor 1:1,4 f=5,8cm Tokyo Kogaku Japan has the serial 11275xx