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M42 Yashinon Super 35mm F2.8 vs Sankor
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject: M42 Yashinon Super 35mm F2.8 vs Sankor Reply with quote

Hello, everyone.
recently I have been looking for a wide angle lenses with long focusing travel, like c-curtagon 35mm, and noticed the super Yashinon-R 35mm F2.8 is of such kind. While looking for this lens, I noticed that the Sankor/Spiratone also have a lens of almost identical construction. Were they manufactured by the same produced?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Yashica bought generic lenses for its low-priced Yashinon-R brand, often Tokina presets, but others too, including this Sankor.


PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That lens is often seen in the US as you note, in the Spiratone brand, but more often as Accura. Accura was the brand used for the distribution side of Spiratone, for sale through photo shops and other retail dealers. Spiratone was for direct mail order.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very different than my Yashica Tominon Super Yashinon-R(I have both 35mm and 100mm) which is made by Tomioka I believe.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightshow wrote:
Very different than my Yashica Tominon Super Yashinon-R(I have both 35mm and 100mm) which is made by Tomioka I believe.


I do notice different versions of Super Yashinon-R 35mm.
Maybe your is like the following? The focusing direction and distance marking are both different.
I can see that the Super Yashinon-R 35mm is quite sought after...


PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luisalegria wrote:
Yes, Yashica bought generic lenses for its low-priced Yashinon-R brand, often Tokina presets, but others too, including this Sankor.


how is the performance of this lens? I am looking for sth with long distance travel when focusing, not for marco purpose. I hope they can bring me the effect of distinguishing the subject from the background even with kind of large aperture setting.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the Aetna (Terragon) version.
Aetna was another US importer.
Its identical to the Spiratone and Yashinon-R, by appearances anyway.
I dont think its a particularly good lens by conventional standards, the corners being rather poor even on APS-C, and it flares quite a bit.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have another of these, in Accura brand, somewhere.
I should dig them up.


PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigship wrote:
Lightshow wrote:
Very different than my Yashica Tominon Super Yashinon-R(I have both 35mm and 100mm) which is made by Tomioka I believe.


I do notice different versions of Super Yashinon-R 35mm.
Maybe your is like the following? The focusing direction and distance marking are both different.
I can see that the Super Yashinon-R 35mm is quite sought after...


This little beauty is like mine.

Some Yashica porn. http://www.flickriver.com/photos/127540935@N08/sets/72157647817391666/


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one of the pics I like better during a weekend walk.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luisalegria wrote:
I have the Aetna (Terragon) version.
Aetna was another US importer.
Its identical to the Spiratone and Yashinon-R, by appearances anyway.
I dont think its a particularly good lens by conventional standards, the corners being rather poor even on APS-C, and it flares quite a bit.


any recommendation for my target, a 35-50mm lenses with long focusing travel (not for macro purpose)?
thanks!


PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigship wrote:

any recommendation for my target, a 35-50mm lenses with long focusing travel (not for macro purpose)?
thanks!

Carl Zeiss Jena: Flektogon 35/2.8, 35/2.4, and Biotar 58/2, focus ring rotation is >300 degrees.
These are the ones I have in my collection that I can confirm:
35/2.8 http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_3859.html
35/2.4 http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_879.html
58/2 http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_873.html


PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightshow wrote:
bigship wrote:

any recommendation for my target, a 35-50mm lenses with long focusing travel (not for macro purpose)?
thanks!

Carl Zeiss Jena: Flektogon 35/2.8, 35/2.4, and Biotar 58/2, focus ring rotation is >300 degrees.
These are the ones I have in my collection that I can confirm:
35/2.8 http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_3859.html
35/2.4 http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_879.html
58/2 http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_873.html


thanks,man. I shall see if can grab a 35/2.8. I have the cz 35/2.8-50/1.8-85/2.8 for rollei SL35. they are great lenses for me. I enjoy very much of using one lens walking around but the 35 seems to lack some characters.