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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys!

calvin83 wrote:

Here is a BLACK one with SN. 9844004. I think it only made in very limited quantity.
Click here to see on Ebay


ysyyu wrote:



This is Topcor 20/4 with sn:1351979


PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
200/5.6 (Topcon Code 98B)

V1
RE,Auto-Topcor 1:5.6 f=20cm Tokyo Kogaku Japan 980xxxx
Silver
First known: 9800001
Last known: 9802874

There is a black one too with SN 9801936.
Click here to see on Ebay


PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

calvin83 wrote:
Quote:
200/5.6 (Topcon Code 98B)

V1
RE,Auto-Topcor 1:5.6 f=20cm Tokyo Kogaku Japan 980xxxx
Silver
First known: 9800001
Last known: 9802874

There is a black one too with SN 9801936.
Click here to see on Ebay


with fungus spots in it!!


PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
100/2.8 (Topcon Code 75B)

V2 (Navy)
RE,Auto-Topcor N 1:2,8 f=100mm Tokyo Kogaku Japan 7508xxx

Here is a silver Navy version with SN 7507485 attached to a camera marked with U.S. Navy. It has infinity lock but without the 'N' in the name ring.
Click here to see on Ebay


PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice catch. Must be a transition model.

calvin83 wrote:

Here is a silver Navy version with SN 7507485 attached to a camera marked with U.S. Navy. It has infinity lock but without the 'N' in the name ring.
Click here to see on Ebay


PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just read this entire thread. I love Topcor lenses.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi -
I have a silver 2,8 35 S/N 7420035 (V1 variation). Sorry if this upsets your list...


PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

135mm f4 macro on the way, the serail number is 1132142, highest yet , i think?


PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

walterkorner wrote:
Hi -
I have a silver 2,8 35 S/N 7420035 (V1 variation). Sorry if this upsets your list...


Quite interesting. Can you show us the photo of the lens?


PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macca wrote:
135mm f4 macro on the way, the serail number is 1132142, highest yet , i think?


Thank you. Like 1 small


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:24 am    Post subject: RE. Auto-Topcor filters Reply with quote

The filter is not "riveted" onto the RE. Auto-Topcor 500/5.6. It uses the same slide-in filters as the R. Topcor 300/2.8, the two "rivets" are actually little handles to get a grip on the cover and pull it out.

The little handles are of the same design as some of the buttons on the original semi-auto Auto-Topcor lenses, three circular steps. I had to machine a few to replace some on the filters for my 300/2.8.

The curved cover is color-coded to the color of the filter. White for UV, light yellow for Y1, medium yellow for Y2, and red for R2.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:26 am    Post subject: 20mm and 25mm hoods Reply with quote

The size of the rectangular opening in the clamp-on hoods for the 20mm and 25mm RE. Auto-Topcors are not the same. The opening in the 20mm one is slightly larger. No practical difference, I think, but I've never tried the 25mm hood on the 20mm lens.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RE Auto Topcor 85mm 1.8 serial number 13300816 now belongs to me , added at Klaus` suggestion, well within known SNs.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just acquired the topcor 55mm f1.7, tho' by all accounts it is a Cimko made lens. Nice though. f4 I think.



Samsung NX20 - the plastic mount means it is a pain to use on my K5 (non conducting, green button doesn't work).


Last edited by marcusBMG on Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:58 pm; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silver RE.Auto-Topcor 1:1.8 f=5.8cm Tokyo Kogaku Japan 11608792

This serial number might be outside the range for those stated for this lens
OH


PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusBMG wrote:
I've just acquired the topcor 55mm f1.7, tho' by all accounts it is a Cimko made lens. Nice though. f4 I think.




The IQ looks good, thanks for posting.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Yes the 55/1.7 is very likely Cima made. I would love to try one too but the looks like the lens now cost almost as much as other Re Auto Topcor.

marcusBMG wrote:
I've just acquired the topcor 55mm f1.7, tho' by all accounts it is a Cimko made lens. Nice though. f4 I think.



Samsung NX20 - the plastic mount means it is a pain to use on my K5 (non conducting, green button doesn't work).


PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I have update the list accordingly.

Oldhand wrote:
Silver RE.Auto-Topcor 1:1.8 f=5.8cm Tokyo Kogaku Japan 11608792

This serial number might be outside the range for those stated for this lens
OH


PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am burning with envy. Happy Dog

Macca wrote:
RE Auto Topcor 85mm 1.8 serial number 13300816 now belongs to me , added at Klaus` suggestion, well within known SNs.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: RE. Auto-Topcor filters Reply with quote

John Shriver wrote:
The filter is not "riveted" onto the RE. Auto-Topcor 500/5.6. It uses the same slide-in filters as the R. Topcor 300/2.8, the two "rivets" are actually little handles to get a grip on the cover and pull it out.

The little handles are of the same design as some of the buttons on the original semi-auto Auto-Topcor lenses, three circular steps. I had to machine a few to replace some on the filters for my 300/2.8.

The curved cover is color-coded to the color of the filter. White for UV, light yellow for Y1, medium yellow for Y2, and red for R2.


Sorry I just saw your post. Also I have to apologized for my poor English. What I meant to say was that my copy of the 500/5.6 had a white badge riveted to the body of the lens. Engraved on the badge was "SL39.3C UV IX", which I assumed were filter names. I was wondering what the badge and the inscription are for.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For you Topcor fans, there is a beautiful 58/1.4 on ebay France right now, 150 euros buy it now, and the seller ships worldwide. A good price I think, looks as new on the pictures ! Serial 1126223, which might be the most recent known !


PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The photos of it aren`t great but the seller has good rep and the price is pretty good. I`ve sold two with various issues for £145 each, so a clean one at £120 is a good buy, in saying that I got my very clean copy fo £80 on a body so it pays to look closely elsewhere. It`s the first version for anyone interested.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I could not resist Laugh 1 I will test it and sell it later if it's not my taste, but from the informations I saw on various places, this is a pretty interesting lens.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the lens arrived and it's a beauty... Beautiful condition except... the aperture doesn't work ! Rolling Eyes The aperture ring turns but the thing is stuck wide open. Pushing the little lever on the mount has no effect.

I could easily return it to the seller but the thing looks so nice... Could it be easy to fix ?


PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are several service companies mentioned here in the Sticky, ala no one from France.