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Angénieux AF 28-70mm F2.6     Print Angenieux AF 28-70mm F2.6 Specifications     analog/digital 35 - 76   32 8   65 77       FF w/ FFT*         built-in/optional**   *front focus lens providing a non-rotating fixed-position filter thread; **filter adapter "Angénieux 77-82mm" available serving as wide angle lens hood; built-in flare-blocking diaphragm;
the lens design was later licensed to Tokina, who built the 28-70 SV and Pro versions based on it; rare and pricey collectors item
Photodo; Popular Photography 04.1991; Chasseur D'Images No. 150; each lens is sold with it's own MTF results tested by Angenieux
Arax 35mm F2.8 S&T (MC)   Print Arax 35mm F2.8 S&T MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 67   22 6 polygonal 30 62 67 81 650 MF only   -/-       Arax 2005 - 2009 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = +11mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount only  
Arax 80mm F2.8 S&T (MC)   Print Arax 80mm F2.8 S&T MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 45   22 6 polygonal 60 62 67 81 850 MF only   -/-       Arax 2005 - 2009 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = +11mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount only  
  • Arax took over Arsenal factory and production in around 2005. These lenses are based on the classic Arsenal Arsat shift lenses. Both were also sold rebadged by Photex and Zavod.
Arsenal 35mm F2.8 PCS Arsat N (MC)   Print Arsenal 35mm F2.8 PCS Arsat N (MC) Specifications     ana./dig. limited 67   22 5 polygonal 30 62 73 79 550 MF only   -/-       Arsenal shift range = +11mm; dumb EF mount only  
Arsenal 35mm F2.8 Arsat TS (MC)     Print Arsenal 35mm F2.8 Arsat TS (MC) Specifications   ana./dig. limited 67   22 6 polygonal 30 62     900 MF only   -/-       Arsenal/Arax tilt range = ±8°, shift range = +11mm; dumb EF mount only  
Arsenal 80mm F2.8 Arsat TS (MC)     Print Arsenal 80mm F2.8 Arsat TS (MC) Specifications   ana./dig. limited 45   22 6 polygonal 60 62     950 MF only   -/-       Arsenal/Arax tilt range = ±8°, shift range = +11mm; dumb EF mount only  
  • These are large-scale produced modifications by Arsenal and Arax based on the classic Arsenal Arsat shift lenses. All three were also sold rebadged by B.I.G., Fotex/Photex and Zavod.
B.I.G. 35mm F2.8 Shift (MC)     Print B.I.G. 35mm F2.8 Shift MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 67.2   22     30 62     430 (?) MF only   -/-       appr. 2004 shift range = 11mm; also available in adaptable mounts there is some FoMag Test available
B.I.G. 35mm F2.8 S&T (MC)     Print B.I.G. 35mm F2.8 S&T MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 67.2   22 6 polygonal 30 62 68 85 430 MF only   -/-       appr. 2004 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = +11mm; produced by Arax there is some FoMag Test available
B.I.G. 80mm F2.8 S&T (MC)     Print B.I.G. 80mm F2.8 S&T MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 45   22 6 polygonal 60 62 75 85 595 MF only   -/-       appr. 2004 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = +11mm; produced by Arax there is some FoMag Test available
Belomo 8mm F3.5 MC Peleng Fisheye   Print Beloma 8mm F3.5 MC Peleng Fisheye Specifications   ana./dig. limited 180 circ. 1:7.7 16 9   22 R26.5 73.5 65 370 MF only   -/-     none 2006 (?)   PhotoZone tested on EOS 350D
Belomo 8mm F3.5 MC Peleng Fisheye (Close Focus)     Print Beloma 8mm F3.5 MC Peleng Fisheye (Close Focus) Specifications     ana./dig. limited 180 circ. 1:4.6 16 9   13.5 R26.5       MF only   -/-     none 2007 (?)    
Belomo 17mm F2.8         ana./dig. limited 167 diag.   16     30   76 100 630 MF only   -/-     built-in, flower      
C.P. Goerz 35mm Citograph Hyperfocal           ana./dig. limited 62 1:8 fixed     300 37 58 23 120 fixed   -/-       ann. f. 03.2018 kickstarted during 07.2017 with several pastel colored editions advertized (bright rose, dark green, yellow, two different bright and one dark brown version shown)  
C.P. Goerz 50mm F2.8 Citograph           ana./dig. limited     16 12   35     23 200 MF only | SH 270 -/-       ann. f. 11.2018 kickstarted from 03. - 05.2018 with chrome and black editions; clickless aperture  
  • Citograph 35 "[...] gives you the best of both worlds: the speed of your smartphone with the image quality of your SLR!" - definitely going to be my favorite marketing phrase of 2017.
Carl Zeiss Jena AF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 MC Jenazoom Super     Print Carl Zeiss Jena AF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 MC Jenazoom Super Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)     32     135 52 78 105.5 480 FF   push-pull       Sigma    
Carl Zeiss Jena AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 MC Jenazoom Super           2001 issue (Err 99)   1:4                             Sigma very similar to the Sigma AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 APO [553]  
Carl Zeiss Jena AF 400mm F5.6 MC Jenazoom Super     Print Carl Zeiss Jena AF 400mm F5.6 MC Jenazoom Super Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)           400 72   225 825     -/-     retractable Sigma very similar to the Sigma AF 400mm F5.6 APO [171]; tripod collar  
  • Carl Zeiss Jena AF Jenazooms were all "made in Japan under license from VEB Carl Zeiss Jena", most likely by Sigma, therefore the occurring Err 99.
  • For Zeiss ZE lenses refer to Still Lenses C/EF > Zeiss
Cen 85mm F1.8           ana./dig. limited 28.5   22     85 72     350           thread, round   lens hood mounting thread on the outside of the barrel (not the classic filter thread mounting), lens cap mounts to the hood  
Cen 85mm F1.4 EOS           ana./dig. limited 28.6   22     82 72     650           bayonet, round   "Made in China"  
CoastalOpt 4.88mm F5.2 Circular Fisheye   Print Coastal Optical Systems 4.88mm F5.2 Circular Fisheye Specifications     APS-C limited 185 (circ.)             82.9 101 500 MF only   -/-       2007 recommended for but not limited to crop DSLRs (image circle of 14.9mm)  
CoastalOpt 7.45mm F2.8 Circular Fisheye   Print Coastal Optical Systems 7.45mm F2.8 Circular Fisheye Specifications     ana./dig. limited 185 (circ.)             171.5 177.8 3630 MF only   -/-       2007 recommended for full frame SLRs (image circle of 22mm)  
  • Coastal Optical Systems are a subsidiary of Jenoptik.
Desert Star FrogEye FL-200 F2.7           see below floodable, fast draining lens of refractor-like optical construction for Desert Star FrogEye UW cameras; (L) 200mm x (Ø) 110mm, 850g; retractable to (L) 139mm for transport; manual aperture control only; IR cut-off filter built-in 2007    
Desert Star FrogEye FL-400 F5.3           see below floodable, fast draining lens of refractor-like optical construction for Desert Star FrogEye UW cameras; (L) 380mm x (Ø) 110mm, 900g; retractable to (L) 203mm for transport; manual aperture control only; IR cut-off filter built-in 2002 - 2007    
  • The FL lenses can freely be flooded without getting damaged, but are not made for underwater photography. Rather they are spy tools: emerge - shoot - submerge (the Desert Star cameras are waterproof). Although mounting to Canon EF, these lenses might not cover common DSLR sensors. The FrogEye cameras only have a 7.4 x 7.4 mm sensor. Refer to System Cameras > Cameras > Desert Star UW for more FrogEye details.
Duclos Lenses 8mm F4.0 180° Fisheye           analog/digital 180         45     76.2 726   not available -/-       2016 the lens is targeted at drone work feat. fixed focus ranging to infinity; aperture is controlled electronically (no external controls on the lens)  
Dog Schidt Optiks 58mm F2.0 Flare Factory           ana./dig. limited     16       55       MF only           Gale Optics based on Helios-44 glass; available with red or black powder coatings or with black gunmetal finish (looks like stone-washed)  
  • Dog Schidt lenses are produced by Richard Gale Optics UK.
  • From the manufacturer's homepage: "The Flare Factory 58 is made using salvaged optical components from the former USSR. Each lens is meticulously dissembled, cleaned and reassembled using uprated mechanical parts and modern lubricants. Since each lens is made to order we can configure your lens with a number of special treatments. These include oval apertures (producing oval defocus distortion), removal of optical coatings (affecting contrast), careful degradation of optical surfaces (promoting off axis flaring/rainbow fans), application of light sensitive coloured pigments (these react to light levels in a scene and create dynamic shifts in the colour rendering of the image - since the effects are more prominent in the shadows and midtones the effect is different to that of a front mounted gel filter - the result is very similar to the affects of using expired film stock where colour shift is often unpredictable and dependent on the extent of expiration and how the stock is exposed), external finish (brushed aluminium, gunmetal, matte powder coatings, RAT (faux rusty look)).
  • Gale Optics offer some attachement lenses, that can be screwed into the front accessory thread of the 58FF:
  • DSO FF38: 38mm F2.2 effectively
  • DSO FF88: 88mm F2.4 effectively
  • Gale Optics produce more of these lenses for PL mount and offer a PL-EF adapter to use these lenses on EOS cameras. Check their homepage for details.
Electrophysics 200mm F1.4 Cat 200 Mirror [L200F1.4]     Print Electrophysics 200mm F1.4 Cat 200 Mirror [L200F1.4-E] Specifications     ana./dig. limited     fixed -/- -/- 1500   155 150 2260 MF only   -/-     bayonet, round 2003 - 2004 tripod collar available/included; exact aperture was F1.35 (hence this lens was sometimes called 200mm F1.3  
  • For this lens 2 product codes are available: an L200F1.4 [a.k.a. Cat200] and an L200F1.4-E [a.k.a. Cat200-EOS]. The ...-E thing was dedicated to Canon EOS and kinda looks like a package name. If so, the L200F1.4 should be the FLA part of an AstroScope with a lens being integrated and the L200F1.4-E should be a set of FLA as described and a Back Body Adapter (BBA) for Canon EOS.
  • The whole thing is won't be usable without a CIU i guess. Refer to System Cameras > Still Lenses C/EF > Night Vision & SWIR/Electrophysics for more details.
Elicar 300-600mm F4.1-5.7 V-HQ IF ED Macro     Print Elicar 300-600mm F4.5-6.3 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 7.6 - 4.1 1:10 (1:4) 32 10 star-shaped 450 (55) 112 120 414 3750 MF only | FLE   rotary     built-in, retractable Tapak 2013 macro mode limited to 300mm focal length; feat. a tripod mount; comes in olive green  
Elicar 600mm F10.0 Telephoto           ana./dig. limited     90 5   372 72 80 277 1500 MF only   -/-     built-in, retractable   prototypes announced for Photokina 2014  
Elicar 600-1200mm F10.0-20.0     Print Elicar 600-1200mm F10.0-20.0 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 4 - 2 1:5.6 - 1:3 90 5   372 72 80 277 1800 MF only | IF   push-pull     built-in, retractable Tapak/Komamura '04 sold by Dörr; also available for T2; tripod collar  
Elicar 800mm F10.0 Telephoto           ana./dig. limited     90 5   665 95 106 360 1800 MF only   -/-     built-in, retractable   prototypes announced for Photokina 2014  
Elicar 800-1600mm F10.0-20.0     Print Elicar 800-1600mm F10.0-20.0 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 3 - 1.3 1:7.5 - 1:4 90 5   665 95 106 360 2300 MF only | IF   push-pull     built-in, retractable Tapak/Komamura '04 sold by Dörr; also available for T2; tripod collar  
Elicar 1000mm F11.0 Mirror           ana./dig. limited     fixed -/-   450 105 112 208 1500 MF only   -/-     built-in, retractable   prototypes announced for Photokina 2014  
  • Elicar 300-600mm Macro first appeared as a prototype at Photokina 2010 as F4.5-6.3 with an F45 max., a filter size of 105mm, physical length of 405mm and a weigth of 3000g. Photokina 2012 saw the final version, which was released in 2013. The lens never made it to Europe by means of regular distribution. It appeared in Komamura's Falcon Eye brochure in 2014, while the 2015's version already doesn't contain it anymore.
Emil Busch A.-G. 97mm F3.1 Glaukar Anastigmat           ana./dig. limited 25   22 12   150 37 73 80 410 MF only   -/-       Weller Feinwerktechnik
ann. f. summer 2018
kickstarted during 07.2017; contains Schott and Ohara glass; barrel made from brass, a special titanium anodized edition is limited to 50pcs.  
Exakta AF 28-70mm F3.5-4.5 MC     Print Exakta AF 28-70mm F3.5-4.5 MC Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99) 75.4 - 34.3 1:6.5 22 - 27     50 52 70 65 330     rotary     bayonet Sigma sometimes labeled "MC Macro"  
Exakta AF 28-70mm F3.5-4.5 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 28-70mm F3.5-4.5 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99) 75 - 34   22     53 52 70 73.5 460     rotary     bayonet Sigma    
Exakta AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 MC Macro   Print Exakta AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 30 1:5.3 16     50 58 68.5 73.7 295     rotary     bayonet, round Cosina    
Exakta AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 MC Aspherical     Print Exakta AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 MC Aspherical Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)     22 - 32     30 55 74 78   FF   rotary     bayonet Sigma    
Exakta AF 28-105mm F2.8-3.8 MC     Print Exakta AF 28-105mm F2.8-3.8 MC Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 23 1:12 22     150 72 76 90 437     push-pull     bayonet, round Cosina    
Exakta AF 28-210mm F3.5-5.6 MC     Print Exakta AF 28-210mm F3.5-5.6 MC Specifications     analog/digital     16 - 27     190 72 78 113 appr. 450     push-pull       Cosina    
Exakta AF 28-300mm F4.0-6.3     Print Exakta AF 28-300mm F4.0-6.3 Specifications     analog/digital     22     190 77       FF   push-pull     bayonet Cosina    
Exakta AF 35-135mm F3.5-4.5 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 35-135mm F3.5-4.5 MC Macro Specifications     analog/digital   meas. 1:3.6 22 - 27     180 (75) 55 78 (meas.) 96 (meas.) appr. 550 FF   push-pull     no bayonet   manual only focus from 75-180cm distance (macro mode)  
Exakta AF 55-200mm F4.0-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 55-200mm F4.0-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)     22       52           push-pull     no bayonet Sigma    
Exakta SAF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta SAF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)   1:5 22     120 52           push-pull     bayonet Sigma    
Exakta AF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)   1:4.7       120 55           rotary     bayonet Sigma    
Exakta AF 70-210mm F4.5-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 70-210mm F4.5-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     see comments   1:4.7 22 - 32     120 55 74 88   FF   rotary     yes Sigma same as above, just different label; not sure about year of release and compatibility here, the Sigma counterpart was updateable  
Exakta AF 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 70-300mm F4.0-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)     32 - 45     150 58     480     rotary       Sigma    
Exakta SAF 75-300mm F4.0-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta SAF 75-300mm F4.0-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)     22     170 55           push-pull     bayonet Sigma either based on Sigma AF 75-300mm F4.0-5.6 DL (1:4) or DL Macro (1:2)  
Exakta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 MC Macro   Print Exakta AF 75-300mm F4.5-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)   1:4 22 8 polygonal 150 55 74 145   FF   push-pull     bayonet Sigma heavy build, slow and noisy AF; focus ring rotates during AF operation  
  • Buying an Exakta AF lens is probably the worst decision you can come to. Although being Sigma and Cosina rebadges, to me it seems they didn't even match the required quality and durability criteria to be sold under the OEM or other rebadgers' labels. I held a few used Exaktas in my hands and approx. 70% of them were mechanically either broken or totally creepy (I've tested a lot of used lenses - apart from Sigma a normal ratio will be at around 2-5% creep). The rest was still creepy by nature of the thing it seemed, leaving the impression of absolute bottom quality even amongst the relabelers. Don't deal with Exaktas.
  • Some statistical facts about production years: The Sigma lenses, which the Exaktas above are based on, were produced by Sigma starting from 1988 to 2001 in total, 4 or 5 of them were added in 1995. Only 3 lenses were added to the portfolio later than 1994 (AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 Asph., AF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6 and SAF 70-300mm). Of those 3 lenses 2 were discontinued by Sigma after 1998 (28-80mm F3.5-5.6 Asph. and AF 70-210mm F4.0-5.6), the third model was discontinued in 1998. The rest of the Sigma originals was only produced until 1995 or even earlier.
    Again: This is statistics. Sigma might well have discontinued the models under the Sigma brand while continuing to deliver Exakta branded models to whomever owned the brand by that time (see next note). And there are no confirmed dates for the Cosinas available at all. Just from looking at the confirmed dates implicates, that Exakta rebadges were mostly produced from 1988 to the later mid 90's.
  • This gets us to the ownership question: Exakta is a company with a long and great history, though the greatness was long gone, when Canon EOS was born. I'll only cover the Canon EOS relevant part here. Exakta ownership was registered by Exakta Foto AG Zurich, Switzerland from 1984 until 1995 (that company existed from 1971 - 2001). According to the US IPO (Intellectual Property Office) Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH (a.k.a. Schneider-Kreuznach) filed a registration in 1996, which was executed in 1999. The trademark itself was first registered to wholesalers Exakta Foto GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG Berlin, Germany in 1995, before Schneider finally took over in 2001 as well (according to the USPTO (Patent & Trademark Office)). I'm not aware of any connections between Schneider and Exakta Foto wholesalers, but it's hard to find out anything there at all. The filing correspondent was the same in both cases, which doesn't mean too much.
Hartblei 35mm F2.8 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator   Print Hartblei 35mm F2.8 TS Super-Rotator Specifications     ana./dig. limited 63.4   22 12 circular 20 82 91 102 830 MF only   -/-     metal, thread, round 2007 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±10mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount only; same anti-flare casing as developed for Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes  
Hartblei 35mm F2.8 TS-PC MC Digital Super-Rotator         same thing as above, but "Digital"; sold since 2010-12  
Hartblei 45mm F3.5 TS-PC MC Digital Super-Rotator   Print Hartblei 45mm F3.5 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator Specifications     ana./dig. limited 51.3   22 12 circular 29 82 96 110 900 MF only   -/-     metal, thread, round 2010 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±12mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount only; same anti-flare casing as developed for Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes; incl. tripod mount (?)  
Hartblei 65mm F3.5 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator   Print Hartblei 65mm F3.5 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator Specifications     ana./dig. limited 36.8   22     45 72 94 110 900 MF only   -/-       2007 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±10mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount only; same anti-flare casing as developed for Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes  
Hartblei 80mm F2.8 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator   Print Hartblei 80mm F2.8 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator Specifications     ana./dig. limited 30.2   22 12 circular 65 62 88 80 660 MF only   -/-       2007 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±10mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount only; same anti-flare casing as developed for Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes PhotoZone tested on EOS 350D
Hartblei 80mm F2.8 TS-PC MC Digital Super-Rotator         same thing as above, but "Digital"; sold since 2011-05  
Hartblei 120mm F2.8 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator   Print Hartblei 120mm F2.8 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator Specifications     ana./dig. limited 20.4   22 12 circular 125 62 91 88 780 MF only   -/-       2007 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±10mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount only; same anti-flare casing as developed for Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes  
Hartblei 120mm F2.8 TS-PC MC Digital Super-Rotator         same thing as above, but "Digital"; sold since 2011-12  
  • Those lenses are based on classic russian medium format optics. They feature a fixed mount (Canon EF among others of course).
  • Front ring labels read as follows (SN = serial number):
  • Hartblei   SN   MC   SUPER-ROTATOR   2.8/80     ... for the original version
  • Hartblei   80mm 1:2.8   Digital   SUPER-ROTATOR SN... for the digital version
  • Refer to Video/Cine Gear > Cine Lenses > Other Brands for Hartblei Tilt-Shift Digital cine versions.
Hartblei-Zeiss 40mm F4.0 IF Distagon TS Super-Rotator [SR40IF]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 40mm F4.0 IF Distagon TS Super-Rotator [SR40IF] Specifications     ana./dig. limited     22 12 circular   86     1490 MF only | IF   -/-       2006 prototype with alloy mechanics - 99 pieces produced, tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±10mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount; based on Zeiss CFE 4/40 Distagon optics  
Hartblei-Zeiss 40mm F4.0 IF TS Super-Rotator [SR40IFN]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 40mm F4.0 IF TS Super-Rotator [SR40IFN] Specifications     ana./dig. limited 55.9   22 12 circular   86     1550 MF only | IF   -/-     standard or "Salami"*
(thread, round)
2008 *I don't have a clue either...; final version with brass mechanics, hardchromed bayonet, built-in tripod collar and stitch clamp; dumb EF mount only Diglloyd review
Hartblei-Zeiss 80mm F2.8 Planar TS Super-Rotator [SR80PL]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 80mm F2.8 Planar TS Super-Rotator [SR80PL] Specifications     ana./dig. limited     22 12 circular   72     795 MF only   -/-       2006 prototype with alloy mechanics - 99 pieces produced, tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±10mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount; based on Zeiss CFE 2,8/80 Planar optics  
Hartblei-Zeiss 80mm F2.8 TS Super-Rotator [SR80PLN]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 80mm F2.8 TS Super-Rotator [SR80PLN] Specifications     ana./dig. limited 29.8 1:5.5 22 12 circular 65 72     850 MF only   -/-     thread, round 2008 "Optics by Carl Zeiss"; brass mechanics, hardchromed bayonet, improved anti-flare coatings; dumb EF mount only Diglloyd review
Hartblei-Zeiss 120mm F4.0 Makro-Planar TS Super-Rotator [SR120M]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 120mm F4.0 Makro-Planar TS Super-Rotator [SR120M] Specifications     ana./dig. limited     32 12 circular   72     935 MF only | IF   -/-       2006 prototype with alloy mechanics - 99 pieces produced, tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±10mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount; based on Zeiss CFE 4/120 Makro-Planar optics  
Hartblei-Zeiss 120mm F4.0 Makro TS Super-Rotator [SR120MN]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 120mm F4.0 Makro TS Super-Rotator [SR120MN] Specifications     ana./dig. limited 20.3 1:4 32 12 circular 75 72 89 106 965 MF only | IF   -/-     thread, round 2008 "Optics by Carl Zeiss"; brass mechanics, hardchromed bayonet, 2nd focus ring; dumb EF mount only Diglloyd review; DPreview
  • Front ring labels read as follows (SN = serial number):
  • Carl Zeiss   Planar   2.8/80   T*   SN     ... classic Zeiss labeling for the prototypes
  • Hartblei SN   Optics by Carl Zeiss   2.8/80 TS... Hartblei labels for the final production series models
  • Refer to Video/Cine Gear > Cine Lenses > Other Brands for Hartblei/Zeiss cine versions.
  • There were dedicated Hartblei lenshoods available for each of the lenses as of 2009. Since these sold out, the lenses are delivered with Heliopan hoods.
Irix 11mm F4.0 Blackstone           ana./dig. limited 126   22 9 rounded 28 R-Gel (30x30) 118 103 815 MF only   -/-     (flower) TH Swiss 2017 feat. weather sealings on most parts (not on front lens) and focus lock; edition specific: body made off MG/AL, fluorescent engravements, ships with hard case  
Irix 11mm F4.0 Firefly           ana./dig. limited 126   22 9 rounded 28 R-Gel (30x30) 118 103 785 MF only   -/-     (flower) TH Swiss 2017 weather sealed on most parts (not on front lens) and focus lock; edition specific: body made off plastic, printed markings, ergonomic focus ring, ships with lens pouch  
Irix 15mm F2.4 Blackstone         ana./dig. limited 110   22 9 rounded 28 R-Gel (30x30) + 95 114 100 685 MF only 145 -/-     ILH-15A (clip-on, flower) TH Swiss 2016 feat. focus calibration and focus lock; electr. aperture control (no cntrl. ring); advertised to meet 50+ mpix sensor requirements; dedicated Irix Edge (dual) Filter Holder IFH-100 available;
edition specific features: body made off MG/AL, full weather sealings, fluorescent engravements, ships with hard case
Lenstip review; The Digital Picture review
Irix 15mm F2.4 Firefly           ana./dig. limited 110   22 9 rounded 28 R-Gel (30x30) + 95 114 100 608 MF only   -/-     ILH-15A (clip-on, flower) TH Swiss 2016 feat. focus calibration and focus lock; aperture is controlled electronically (no iris control ring); lens is advertised to meet 50+ mpix sensor requirements
edition specific features: body made off plastic, weather sealings on most parts (not on front lens), printed markings, ergonomic focus ring, ships with lens pouch
 
Irix 45mm F1.4           ana./dig. limited     16                         (flower) ann. in 10.2016* *see catalogue  
Irix 150mm F2.8 Macro Dragonfly           ana./dig. limited 16.2 1:1 32 11 rounded 35 77 87 128 840 MF only         ILH-150 (flower) TH Swiss 2018    
  • TH Swiss AG is a company based in Baar, Switzerland. The lenses are "Made in Korea" though.
  • Among (upcoming*) optional accessories are the Irix EF-E Mount Adapter ILA-FE2EF, which supports electronic aperture control via camera body and comes with attachable tripod mount, and Irix Edge (dual) Filter Holder 150, which takes the Irix Edge rectangular 150x170mm and 150x150mm square filters. In 06.2017 Irix also introduced a dedicated set of R-Gel ND4, ND8 and ND16 filters.
    *listed in the 10.2016 Catalogue, but as of 2017.03 not yet to be found in their online store
JVC 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 AT-X AF DX Fish-Eye     Print JVC 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 AT-X AF DX Fish-Eye Specifications     APS-C only 180 - 100 1:2.6 22 6   14 -/- 70 71.1 350     rotary     built-in Tokina    
  • Not really sure here whether JVC or JYC. I've only once seen a pixeled picture of it, never again appeared anywhere else. This lens is identical to the Tokina 10-17mm DX lens.
KamLan 55mm F1.2             42.5 0.13x 16 12 circular 60 62 75 87 685 MF only   -/-     ? (bayonet on the lens)      
KamLan 85mm F1.4             30   16     100 67 75 97 755 MF only   -/-     ? (bayonet on the lens)      
  • Nice little puzzle here: What exactly is the relationship between KamLan and SainSonic?
Kelda by Kaili 85mm F1.8     Print Kelda by Kaili 85mm F1.8 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 28.5   22 6 polygonal 85 55 63.5 70 380 MF only | IF   -/-     thread, round 2014 this is not a Samyang! (origin unknown, also rebadged by Vivitar and Opteka); iris settings are limited to 2.5, 3.2, 4.0, 5.0, 7.0, 11.0 + 22.0 (nothing in between) reported to be of rather cheap quality (chromatic abberation/purple fringe, bad bokeh, stuck apertures after few times in use)
  • Kelda is the house brand of UK based distributor Kauser International. They sell rebadges of the usual current suspects, but claim to buy them from China based company called Changchun Kaili Optronics Co., Ltd.. However, the rebadges are yet to be confirmed as none of the provided product pictures actually show the lenses branded as Kelda (or Kaili).
  • Refer to Still Lenses C/EF > Samyang for Kelda by Kaili rebadges of Samyang lenses.
Kerlee 35mm F1.2     Print Kerlee 35mm F1.2 Specifications analog/digital 63.2 1:8.3 22 14 rounded 30 72     ~690 MF only   -/-     (bayonet, flower) DZO 2016 features a switch to enable/disable aperture clicks  
  • Shenzhen Dongzheng Optical Technology Co., Ltd.
KMZ 16mm F2.8 MC Zenitar-C Fisheye   Print KMZ 16mm F2.8 MC Zenitar-C Fisheye Specifications   ana./dig. limited 180   22 6 polygonal 30 R26.5 63 49 310 MF only | RF   -/-     built-in      
KMZ 20mm F3.5 MC MIR-20M   Print KMZ 20mm F3.5 MC MIR-20M Type 2 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 96   16   polygonal 18 R28 78 59 390 MF only   -/-     built-in or without ≤1990 - ? former M42 lenses re-worked to Canon EF mount; looks like a fisheye with the front element protruding far out of the lens and has the typical distortion (not corrected)  
Kodak Gear 80-210mm F4.5-5.6 MF/AF     Print Kodak Gear 80-210mm F4.5-5.6 AF Specifications     analog/digital 30 - 12   32     150 52 71.1 97.5 280.7           included   looks like the Tamron 80-210mm  
Kowa 350mm F4.0 Prominar FL (w/ TX07-C)     Print Kowa 350mm F4.0 Prominar FL (w/ TX07-C) Specifications     analog/digital 7 1:8.3 8 9   300 95 104 296 2025 MF only   -/-     TP-100LH (rnd, screw-fixed) 2010 modular system, which allows for 3 differing focal lengths depending on the mounting adapter used:
    350mm F4.0 with TX07 mount adapter, 500mm F5.6 with TX10 mount adapter (included in the standard lens kit) and 850mm F9.6 with TX17 mount adapter;
feat. dust and moisture sealings and a tripod collar;
camera rack is optionally available, as well as adapters for compact digital and video cameras and eye pieces to use the lens as spotting scope
 
Kowa 500mm F5.6 Prominar FL (w/ TX10-C)     Print Kowa 500mm F5.6 Prominar FL (w/ TX10-C) Specifications     analog/digital 4.9 1:5.9 11 9   300 95 104 341 1970 MF only   -/-     TP-100LH (rnd, screw-fixed) 2010  
Kowa 850mm F9.6 Prominar FL (w/ TX17-C)     Print Kowa 850mm F9.6 Prominar FL (w/ TX17-C) Specifications     analog/digital 2.9 1:3.5 19 9   300 95 104 396 2270 MF only   -/-     TP-100LH (rnd, screw-fixed) 2010  
Laowa 12mm F2.8 (Zero-D*) D-Dreamer     Print Laowa 12mm F2.8 (Zero-D) D-Dreamer Specifications     ana./dig. limited 122 1:5 22 7 polygonal 18 optional** 74.8 82.8 (constant) 609 MF only | FLE 190 -/-     (dual flower**) ChangGeng 2016 *Zero-D (=Distortion) is the official lens designation, but its front ring engraving reads D-Dreamer; **filter holder for 2x 100mm and 1x 105mm square filters (50$ extra);
***lens comes with a small hood built-in and a bigger removable hood, that mounts around the built-in hood
PhotoZone tested on EOS 5DsR; Popular Photography 11/2016
Laowa 15mm F4.0 Wide Macro 1:1     Print Laowa 15mm F4.0 Wide Macro 1:1 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 110 1:1 32 14 circular 12 77 83.8 64.7 (constant) 410 MF only   -/-     (flower) ChangGeng 2015 features a shift mechanism allowing for ±6mm adjustments; minimum working distance is 0.47cm  
Laowa 24mm F14.0 2x Macro Probe           ana./dig. limited 84.1 2:1 40 7 rounded 470 none   408 (constant) 474 MF only | IF   -/-     none ChangGeng 2018 prototype shown at Photokina 2016 titled Relay Macro; the final version was kickstarted during 08.2018;
waterproof enclosure attachement available/included (?); feat. a USB powered ring LED around its front end; minimum working distance is 2 cm, at 0.55m focus the magnification is still 1:4
 
Laowa 25mm F2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro           ana./dig. limited 10.3 5:1   8 rounded 23.4 (2.5x)
- 17.3 (5x)
none 65 82 (constant) ~400 MF only | SH+RF   -/-     none ChangGeng 2018 optional Assist LED ring lite available, mounts to the lens' accessory bayonet OpticalLimits tested on EOS 5DsR
Laowa 60mm F2.8 Macro 2:1     Print Venus 60mm F2.8 Macro 2:1 Specifications     APS-C limited* 25.3 2:1 - 1:10 22 14 circular 18.5 62 70 95 (constant) 503 MF only | IF   -/-     none ChangGeng 2015 first appeared under Venus brand, later renamed to Laowa on 2015-02-10, all lenses produced thereafter were labeled accordingly; rebadge sold by Oshiro;
*works on full frame cameras in macro mode, but will seriously vignet all around the frame at normal (non-macro) distances (caused by the flare blocking diaphragm of the front element)
Review by Paul Iddon (via ePhotozine)
Laowa 100mm F2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro Apo           ana./dig. limited 24.4 2:1 22 13 polygonal 24.7 67 72 125 (constant) 638 MF only | SH+RF   -/-     (bayonet) ann. f. Q3-4 2018    
Laowa 105mm F2.0 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus     Print Laowa 105mm F2.0 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus Specifications     ana./dig. limited 23.2 1:6.3 22 8/14* rounded 90 67 76 98.9 (constant) 745 MF only | SH+RF 270 -/-     (bayonet) ChangGeng 2016 *the primary iris is F2 with 8 blades, a secondary iris is T3.2 with 14 blades (both are effective at any time); built-in apodization filter; black and silver editions PhotoZone tested on EOS 5DsR; Lenstip review
  • The full company's name is Anhui ChangGeng Optical Technology Co. Ltd..
  • There is a weird similarity in what happens when trying to send them email to what happens after sending email to Zhongyi Optical & Electronic Co., Ltd. (see Mitakon lenses) - you get the same error in response. Coincidence, same stupid webmaster or defacto even same company?
  • They published some exemplary shots on their homepage, which I found kind of suspicious. On the jpg files all EXIF data was deleted, and one of them shows 2 flares - one in form of a square, the other one in form of a pentagon (which is totally impossible to be genuine of a lens with a 14 bladed iris).
    The additionally provided RAW files have EXIF data, which names either 40mm or 50mm lenses been used at quiet curious apertures (40mm F13, 40mm F18, 40mm F20, 50mm F0 (all taken with the same EOS 60D) and 50mm F2 (7 pics taken with another 60D (different serial number)). Recording dates do not add any sense either.
    Considered the lenses are dumb mount lenses this either means lenses with dandelion chips have been used (or the lenses were even mounted via adapters) and the chips have been reprogrammed all the time - or all this is just plain fake. I'm eager to see some real world tests of this lens. The available review looks promising after all.
Lensbaby 5.8mm F3.5 "Circular Fisheye"   Print Lensbaby Circular Fisheye 5.8mm F3.5 Specifications APS-C limited 185 circ.   22     0.6 none 76 70 298 MF only   -/-       2014    
Lensbaby 12mm F4.0 "Scout"   Print Lensbaby Scout 12mm F4.0 Specifications ana./dig. limited 160 circ.   22 ap.-plates circular 12.7 none 66.3 57.9 226.8 MF only   -/-       2010 Optic Swap System; made for fisheye - straight forward - centered photography (no shift/tilt mechanism); shipped with fisheye optics by default  
Lensbaby 35mm F2.8 "Burnside"           ana./dig. limited     16 6*   15.3 62 69.9 66.7 375 MF only   -/-       2018 *a secondary 8-bladed internal aperture is used to enhance bokeh and vignetting effects  
Lensbaby 45mm F3.5 "Sol 45"           ana./dig. limited 51.4   3.5     36 46 73 38 84.8 MF only   -/-       2018 tilt range = 8.5°  
Lensbaby 50mm F5.6 "Spark"   Print Lensbaby Spark 50mm F5.6 Specifications ana./dig. limited     5.6 -/- circular 33 37 73 48 71 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2012 Optic Swap System; shipped with the Spark multi-coated double glass optics (which is only compatible with the Spark base) ePhotozine Review and Comparison vs. LynnyLens
Lensbaby 50mm F3.2 "Composer Pro II"   Print Lensbaby Composer Pro II 50mm F3.2 Specifications ana./dig. limited     22     20.3 46 82.5 63.5 283.49 MF only   -/-       2015 Optic Swap System; tilt range = 15°  
Lensbaby 50mm F2.0 "Spark Special Edition"     Print Lensbaby Spark 50mm F2.0 Special Edition Specifications   ana./dig. limited     5.6 -/- circular 45.7 37 63.5 50.8 108 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2014 feat. 4th gen. multicoated double glass optic and includes 12 aperture disks (F2.8, F4.0 and F5.6 and creative types); not compatible with Optic Swap  
Lensbaby 50mm F2.8 "Original"     Print Lensbaby Original 50mm F2.8 Specifications   ana./dig. limited     8 ap.-plates circular 30.5 37 57.2 63.5 99.2 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2004 1st generation  
Lensbaby 50mm F2.0 "LB 2.0"   Print Lensbaby 2.0 50mm F2.0 Specifications   ana./dig. limited     8 ap.-plates circular 30.5 37 57.2 63.5 104.9 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2005 2nd generation; features a coated double glass element; the 4 aperture hole plates are fitted magnetically  
Lensbaby 50mm F2.0 "Muse"   Print Lensbaby Muse 50mm F2.0 Specifications ana./dig. limited     8 ap.-plates circular 30.5 37 50.8 63.5 104.9 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2008 Optic Swap System; successor of v1.0 and v2.0; shipped with either double glass or the plastic lens  
Lensbaby 50mm F2.0 "LB 3G"     Print Lensbaby 3G 50mm F2.0 Specifications   ana./dig. limited     22     30.5 37 76 90 161.6 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2006 3rd generation  
Lensbaby 50mm F2.0 "Control Freak"   Print Lensbaby Control Freak 50mm F2.0 Specifications ana./dig. limited     22     30.5 37 76.2 76.2 161.6 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2008 Optic Swap System; successor of LB 3G; ships with double glass optics by default  
Lensbaby 50mm F2.0 "Composer"   Print Lensbaby Composer 50mm F2.0 Specifications ana./dig. limited     22     45.7 37 63.5 63.5 155.9 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2008 Optic Swap System; 4th generation; based on a new ball type construction and an extendible part of the tube for focusing; ships with double glass optics by default Popular Photography
Lensbaby 50mm F2.0 "Composer Pro"   Print Lensbaby Composer Pro 50mm F2.0 Specifications ana./dig. limited     22     45.7 37 63.5 57.1 113.4 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2011 Optic Swap System; Pro version of the above feat. a metal swivel ball and upgraded damped focus mechanism; ships with either double glass or Sweet 35 optics; tilt range = 17.5° DPReview
Lensbaby 56mm F1.6 "Velvet"   Print Lensbaby Velvet 56mm F1.6 Specifications ana./dig. limited   1:2 16 9 rounded 12.7 62 71.96 86 - 112 ~400 MF only | IF   -/-     embedded 2015 standard version in black, Special Edition in silver, Limited Edition in silver/copper  
Lensbaby 85mm F1.8 "Velvet"           ana./dig. limited   1:2 16 12     62 76 89 - 132 ~530 MF only   -/-     embedded 2017 min. working distance is 24.1cm  
  • Lensbaby's Optic Swap system from 2008 until now includes the following interchangeable insets:
  • compatible with all models:
  • 50mm "Creative Aperture" (2/1 construction, 12 aperture discs, 37mm filter thread, 2.7oz, 2014~2015)
  • 35mm F2.5-22.0 "Sweet 35" (4/3 construction - all multicoated, 12 bladed iris, 46mm filter thread, added in 2011)
  • 50mm w/ F177 pinhole or F19 zone plate (37mm filter thread)
  • 50mm F3.3-4.8 soft focus (3 different aperture disks, 37mm filter thread)
  • 50mm F3.2-22 "Edge 50" (8/6 construction - all multicoated, 9 bladed iris, minimum working distance of 20.3cm, 46mm filter thread, 156g, added in 2015)
  • 50mm F2.5-22 "Creative Bokeh" (1/1 construction, 12 bladed iris, exchangeable aperture disks, 38cm minimum focusing distance, 46mm filter thread, added in 2017)
  • 50mm F2.5-22 MC "Sweet 50" (2/1 construction curved field of focus optic, 12 bladed iris, 46cm minimum focusing distance, 46mm filter thread)
  • 50mm plastic lens (uncoated, 37mm filter thread)
  • 50mm single glass (uncoated, 37mm filter thread)
  • 50mm MC double glass (multicoated, 37mm filter thread)
  • 60mm F2.5-11 "Twist 60" (copper finish, minimum working distance of 45cm, added in 2016, dedicated non-tilting base barrel available (comes in black))
  • 80mm F2.8-22 "Edge 80" (5/4 construction - all multicoated, optically corrected, built-in retractable extension tube, 12 bladed circular iris, 100cm minimum focusing distance (48cm using the extension), 46mm filter thread, added in 2012)
  • 80mm F2.8-22 "Sweet 80" (4/2 construction, 12 bladed iris, 56cm minimum focusing distance, 46mm filter thread, added in 2017)
  • compatible with Composers (incl. Pro versions) and Scout only:
  • 12mm F4.0-22.0 160° MC Fisheye (6 elements, exchangeable aperture disks, 13mm minimum working distance)
    - Muse and Control Freak will need a special adapter sold separately; not compatible with the Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52


  • Minimum focusing distance of the Optic Swap inserts depends on the motherlens to be used, while all combinations will focus to infinity [source]:
  • Sweet 35 will focus down to 19cm with both Composers, down to 16.5cm with the Scout and down to 7.5cm using Muse or Control Freak
  • Double Glass 2/50 will focus down to 45.7cm using Composers
  • Composer Pro will allow for the following minimum focusing distances: 0.5" with 12mm Fisheye, 7.5" with Sweet 35, 18" with the 50mm Creative Aperture, double glass, plastic, single glass and soft focus lenses, 8" with Edge 50, 15" with Sweet 50, 18" with Twist 60, 17" with Edge 80 and 22" with Sweet 80 [source]
  • Macro attachment sets are available for 37mm and 46mm threads and as extensions:
  • Macro Lens Kit 37mm includes +4 (range: 15 - 33cm) and +10 (range: 9 - 13cm) diopter lenses.
  • 46mm Macro Filter Kit (2018) just includes a set of +1, +2 and +4 diopter lenses.
  • Macro Converters 8mm + 16mm are a kind of extension tubes mounting between Optic Swap lens and lens body. Both converters can be combined for even more extreme macro shots. Since the converters don't screw into the filter thread they are the only accessory that's compatible with simply all Optic Swap lenses (the Fisheye only works with the 8mm extension).
  • Further available are a 0.42x Super Wide (7cm close focus, 51 x 44mm, 68g), a 0.6x Wide (47.5 x 31.8mm, 59.5g) and a 1.6x Tele Converter (47.5 x 30.5mm, 53.9g) for 37mm threads.
  • For those Lensbabies using aperture disks you can buy full disks to drill your very own iris diameter and pattern into (they also offer some ready to go disks with openings formed like a heart or a star).

Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 64mm F2.9           ana./dig. limited 37   16 waterhouse 50 40.5 (front)       MF only | IF   -/-     bayonet, round 2016 achromatic 2/1 construction design dating back to 1839 (based on the world's first photographic lens); available in brass, chrome (2017), gold-plated (2018) and black eds.  
Lomography Holga Ø=0.25mm Pinhole Lens [#HPL-C]       ana./dig. limited     -/- pinhole     57 38 38 -/-   -/-     none UEI/Tokina ≤2010 optical element made of plastic;
HL-C is available in white, yellow, pink, red, purple, blue and black editions (outer barrel and inner front element sink are colored, front and mount ring are black)
 
Lomography Holga 60mm F8.0 [#HL-C]       ana./dig. limited     fixed         57 38 38 MF only   -/-     none UEI/Tokina ≤2010  
Lomography Holga Lens Turret [#HLT-C]           ana./dig. limited                     -/-   -/-     none UEI/Tokina ≤2010 package includes an effect lens turret (2 - 5x image multipliers, star effect, 150 + 250mm close-up lenses and 60mm macro lens) and a color filter turret, each with 9 different effects  
Lomography Neptune 15mm F3.8 Naiad           ana./dig. limited 135   22   stepless 10 100mm square
filters via holder
      MF only | SH         filter holder 2018    
Lomography Neptune 35mm F3.5 Thalassa           ana./dig. limited 63   22   stepless 25 52       MF only | SH           2017    
Lomography Neptune 50mm F2.8 Despina           ana./dig. limited 46   22   stepless 40 52       MF only | SH           2017    
Lomography Neptune 80mm F4.0 Proteus           ana./dig. limited 30   22   stepless 80 52       MF only | SH           2017    
Lomography Neptune 400mm           ana./dig. limited     22   stepless           MF only | SH           in development monocular  
Lomography New Petzval 58mm F1.9 BC (MC)           ana./dig. limited 41   16 waterhouse 60 52       MF only | IF
(Gear Rack)
  -/-     detachable, round Zenit 2015 available in brass or black; feat. a control ring to adjust amount of bokeh swirl (BC = Bokeh Control); comes with a set of 7 aperture plates (F1.9, F2.8, F4, F5.6, F8, F11 and F16)  
Lomography New Petzval 85mm F2.2 (MC)           ana./dig. limited 30   16 waterhouse 100 67       MF only | IF
(Gear Rack)
  -/-     detachable, round Zenit 2013 available in brass and black editions; set of 4 Petzval Special Aperture Plates available for teardrop, star and honeycomb bokeh, the 4th being a protective plate DPReview; LensRentals
FEL
Kit
  • The HL-C and most currently available add-on lenses for the Holga series are available as the Kitchen Sink Kit:
  • Holga 120/135 Wide Lens 0.5x [#HW-05]: 57 x 38 mm, 36 g, 70° FOV
  • Holga Fisheye Lens FEL-HL [#FEL-HL]: 45 x 55 mm, 35 g, 130° FOV, min. focusing dist. is 35mm, a 3/3 optical design made of plastic lenses (not compatible with #HPL-C)
  • Holga Tele Lens 2.5x [#HT-25]: 57 x 39 mm, 36 g, 34° FOV
  • Holga Macro Lenses ML-30 and ML-60 [#MLS-1]: Subject Distance (focal length) = 30 and 60 mm
  • Holga Close-Up Lenses CL-120, CL-250 and CL-500 [#CLS-1]: Subject Distance (focal length) = 120, 250 and 500mm.
  • For the HPL pinhole lens there are the Holga 120 or 135 Fisheye Lenses [#FEL-120/-135] available. Specs are nearly identical with #FEL-HL above, the 120 is dedicated to middle format though (both are incompatible with #HL-C).
  • Other available Holga accessories include a Lens & Filter Holder [#LFH-120/135], Soft Surround Lenses [#SSFS-120/135] and several other color/effect filter sets [#CFS-/#SILS-/#DCFS-120/135].
  • The Neptunes are a modular system consisting of a common lens base with several lens heads and a set of aperture effect shims. Black and silver editions are available.
Loreo 25mm F8.0 3D Lens in a Cap (T) Digital [9004T]         APS-C limited     16     150         -/-   -/-     none - 2009 production was cancelled due to focus shift problems caused by temperature fluctuations; doesn't work with EOS 1D  
Loreo 35mm F5.6 Lens in a Cap [9002]       ana./dig. limited     64 water wheel disc 150 (50 @ F64) Lubot* slot 63 22 30 -/-   -/-     none   *the Lubot is a Loreo macro attachement for mobile phones, which can also be applied here Photonotes
Loreo 35mm F5.6 Lens in a Cap PC [9003]       ana./dig. limited     22 sliding disc 150@F11/100@F22 none 63 25.2 35 -/-   -/-     none   shift = ±3.5mm in any direction (effect will be less efficient with crop cameras)  
Loreo 38mm F11.0 3D Lens in a Cap [9004]     Full Frame limited     22 sliding disc 150 none W x H x L: 104 x 63 x 60 100 MF only sliding lever -/-     none      
Loreo 38mm F11.0 3D Macro Lens in a Cap [9006]       APS-C limited     22 2     52 70 53 80 MF only   -/-     none   working distance is 23-85cm  
Loreo 40mm F11.0 3D Lens in a Cap [9005]         APS-C limited     22 2   150 58 W x H x L: 165 x 73 x 65 170 MF only sliding lever -/-     none      
  • Although looking like pinholes at a first glance, all the Loreos are equipped with plastic polymer composite optics.
LZOS 500mm F5.6 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror (Type 2)     Print LZOS 500mm F5.6 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror Type 2 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 5 1:4 fixed     220 105 113 130 1200 MF only   -/-     LZOS M105 (thread, round) ЛЗОС 2003    
LZOS 1000mm F10.0 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror (Type 2)     Print LZOS 51000mm F10 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror Type 2 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 2.5 1:4 fixed     400 116 125 210 1900 MF only   -/-     (thread, round) ЛЗОС 2004 Nickname: "Russentonne"  
Magnicon AF 28-70mm F2.8-4.5 MC           ?       6     52                        
Magnicon AF 70-210mm F4.0 MC           ?                                      
  • Magnicon brand was filed in 1988 by Black Photo Corp., operators of the canadian photo store chain Black's Photography, and canceled in 1995. The lenses are - of course - rebadged.
Meike 6-11mm F3.5 Fisheye Zoom           APS-C limited 180 circ.   22     150 - 250   64 94 541           MK-EW55 (bayonet, flower) ann. in 10.2018    
Meike 85mm F2.8 MC Macro           ana./dig. limited 28.2 1.5:1* 22 12 circular 25 55 64 91.5 - 17.5 500 MF only | IF+SH         MK-BH85-P58
(bayonet, flower, incl.)
2017 *the lens has one rotary type focus for normal operation down to 1:1 and another helicoid focus mechanism to achieve the additional 1.5:1  
Meike AF 85mm F1.8           analog/digital 28.5   22     85 67 79.5 75             LH85-P73* (bayonet, flower) ann. in 04.2018 *L=58mm  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 30mm F3.5 Lydith           ana./dig. limited 70   22 12   16       220 MF only   -/-       ann. f. 02.2018    
Meyer Optik Görlitz 35mm F2.8 Trioplan           ana./dig. limited     22 12   30 37 61.5 50 220 MF only   -/-       2017 lenses are made of Schott/O’Hara glass; standard edition is black, limited editions come in green, red, blue and titanium (50pcs max. each)  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 35mm F2.0 Figmentum     Print Meyer Optik Görlitz 35mm F2.0 Figmentum Specifications     ana./dig. limited 63   22 9   25 55     370 MF only   -/-       2015    
Meyer Optik Görlitz 50mm F2.9 Trioplan           ana./dig. limited 42 1:4 22 12   28 35.5 62 39 200 MF only | FF   -/-       2017 lenses are made of Schott glass  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 50mm F2.9 Trioplan Classic           ana./dig. limited 42 no "macro" 16 12   60 35.5     200 MF only   -/-       ann. f. 10.2018 silver, gun metal grey, titanium and black editions  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 58mm F1.9 Primoplan           ana./dig. limited     22 12     37     200 MF only   -/-       2017 lenses are made of Schott/O’Hara glass  
  Meyer Optik Görlitz 58mm F1.9 Primoplan II (a.k.a. P58II)                 22               MF only   -/-       in the pipeline* *has officially not yet been announced, but showed up twice in pictures in the P75II Indiegogo campaign  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 75mm F1.9 Primoplan           ana./dig. limited     16 14   75 62     300 MF only   -/-       2017    
Meyer Optik Görlitz 75mm F1.9 Primoplan II (a.k.a. P75II)           ana./dig. limited     16 14   55 (25) 52     300 MF only   -/-       ann. f. 09.2018 lenses are made of Schott/O’Hara glass; MOG Achromat front lens optionally available  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 85mm F2.0 Figmentum     Print Meyer Optik Görlitz 85mm F2.0 Figmentum Specifications     ana./dig. limited 29   22 10 polygonal 85 55     425 MF only   -/-     retractable 2015    
Meyer Optik Görlitz 85mm F1.5 Somnium     Print Meyer Optik Görlitz 85mm F1.5 Somnium Specifications     ana./dig. limited 28   22* 10 star-shaped 85 67     885 MF only   -/-       2015 *stepless; lens design based on Helios  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 95mm F2.6 Trimagon           ana./dig. limited 25   22 15 rounded 110 52       MF only   -/-       2016 contains Schott/O’Hara glass  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 100mm F2.8 Trioplan           ana./dig. limited 24   22 15   100 52     820 MF only   -/-       2016 contains Schott glass; standard edition in black, limited editions were available during 2016: Titanium (100pcs, SN #1 - 100) and Golden Eye (10pcs, SN #1 - 10)  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 105mm F2.7 Apo-Makro-Plasmat           ana./dig. limited 25   22 15   110 (30) 52 60 85 350 MF only   -/-       ann. f. 02.2019 kickstarted in 04.2018; black and silver editions; an achromatic 3/2 front lens option will be available  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 135mm F2.8 Figmentum     Print Meyer Optik Görlitz 135mm F2.8 Figmentum Specifications     ana./dig. limited 18.2     6   150 58 68 125 700 MF only   -/-       2015    
  • Meyer Optik Görlitz was once a big name within photo optical industries. With the end of WWII and their inclusion into VEB Pentacon Dresden and later on into VEB Carl Zeiss Jena they started to become history though, totally fading away in 1991 after a short attempt to revive the company.
    In 2014 the german net AG (being the new owner of the brand) together with the affilliated Globell B.V. (PR) and Globell Germany (lens design) revived the brand and introduced themself with the release of the 85mm Figmentum and Somnium. The lenses were claimed to be "Made in Germany". Globell was not keen to publish any more detail about the production grounds and external suppliers at that point. According to their staff at Photokina at least some portions of the glass are of russian origin. The main focus was not to become sharpness, but bokeh quality.
    By 2015 rumours became quite heavy about the new lenses just being rebadges of russian (e.g. Helios-40-2) and chinese (e.g. Zhong Yi/Mitakon) lenses with slight changes in outer appearance. The use of the label "Made in Germany" seems to be solely based on brand management, conception, assembly and fine adjustments done on german ground. Sources are not too specific about their sources though. Direct indepth comparisons with the targeted OEM products are also missing (physical as well as optical).
    According to the company's statements you pay for "lenses [...] assembled in Germany using the best, globally available components [...]", "strict quality controls and minimal manufacturing tolerances [...]. Every Meyer-Optik-Görlitz lens is supplied with an individual testing certificate and a five-year guarantee."
    Keep in mind that manufacturing the same lens up to higher optical quality standards is just a matter of cost (see Cosina/Zeiss or Cosina/Voigtländer), which should also be true for Zhong Yi. Judging from its outter appearance the results would still look identical. Similar arguments can be brought up against the Helios arguments. Simply read the story about the Hartblei/Zeiss lenses (which once originated from russian mechanics).
  • The lenses do not feature any electronic coupling. They also come in Nikon F and M42 mounts.
  • When first announced the 85mm Figmentum was planned to become an 80mm F1.8 and the 85mm Somnium was planned to become an 85mm F1.4. Those early samples were also presented at Photokina in 2014.
    The Figmentum 2.8/135 wasn't announced at all. It just appeared, as far as I can tell during March 2015, as being available since February 2015.
Zhongyi 20mm F2.0 Super Macro 4.5x (Creator Series)     Print Mitakon Creator Series 20mm F2.0 Super Macro Specifications     ana./dig. limited   4.5:1 - 4:1 16 3   20 -/- 62 60 230 MF only   -/-     none ZY Optics 2016 focus to infinity is not supported  
Mitakon 35mm F2.0 Creator     Print Mitakon Creator Series 35mm F2.0 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 64   22 9   25 55 66 85 310 MF only | RF 180 -/-       ZY Optics 2014 rebadge sold by Oshiro Lenstip review
Mitakon 35mm F1.9     Print Mitakon 35mm F1.9 Specifications     APS-C limited 46   22 12 circular 20 49 61 55 276 MF only   -/-       ZY Optics 2010 (?) black and silver editions (both seen pictured (user review) with color matched screw-in lens hoods); available with AF confirmation chip  
Zhongyi 50mm F0.95 Speedmaster                 16       82       MF only   -/-       in development prototype has been shown at CP+ 2018  
Mitakon 85mm F2.0 MC (Mark I)     Print Mitakon 85mm F2.0 MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 28.5         85 52 58 64 (270 ?) MF only   -/-     none ZY Optics 2010 (?) also sold labeled SYZYGX  
Mitakon 85mm F2.0 (MC Mark II) a.k.a. AMC Creator     Print Mitakon 85mm F2.0 AMC Specifications ana./dig. limited 28.5   22 10 rounded 85 55 68 69 370 MF only   -/-     retractable, round ZY Optics 2010 (?) Mark II (~2010 - 2015) was also sold as SYZYGX; silver and black editions; dedicated Close-Up Lens 1:1@85mm macro attachement (2/2 construction, 140g) available;
Creator (2015 - today) is available in black only, sometimes offered with AF confirmation chip; iris settings are limited to 2.8, 4.0, 5.6, 8.0, 11.0 + 22.0
 
Mitakon 85mm F1.2 Speedmaster     Print Mitakon 85mm F1.2 Speedmaster Specifications ana./dig. limited 29   16 11 circular 100 77 83 96 921 MF only | IF 270 -/-     bayonet (no hood offered) ZY Optics 2015 feat. stepless aperture control Lenstip review
Mitakon 135mm F2.8 AMC       ana./dig. limited 18   22 6 polygonal 150 58 68 125 700 MF only 350 -/-     retractable, round ZY Optics 2010 (?) iris settings are limited to 2.8, 4.0, 5.6, 8.0, 11.0, 16.0 + 22.0  
Zhongyi 135mm F2.8 Creator     Print Mitakon Creator Series 135mm F2.8 AMC Specifications ana./dig. limited 18   22 9 polygonal 150 58 68 125 700 MF only 350 -/-     retractable, round ZY Optics 201_ (?) iris settings are limited to 2.8, 4.0, 5.6, 8.0, 11.0, 16.0 + 22.0; rebadge sold by Oshiro Blog Do Zack Review
Zhongyi 135mm F2.8 Creator (Mark II)           ana./dig. limited     22     150 58     700 MF only   -/-     retractable, round ZY Optics 2017 improved version feat. another ED element; judging from the product pictures there is absolutely no difference in appearance between Mark I and Mark II  
Zhongyi 135mm F1.4 Speedmaster           ana./dig. limited     16 11   160 105 111   ~3000 MF only   -/-     built-in, round ZY Optics 2016* *prototype exhibited at PhotoPlus Expo 10.2015, 1st badge (limited to less than 100 pcs.) was offered from 10.2015 ~ 03.2017 as $500 deposit reserve option (final MSRP was $2999),
a second badge was announced to be produced during winter 2017/2018 (limited to <100 pcs. and via pre-orders again); feat. stepless aperture and tripod collar
 
  • 中一光学 Zhong Yi Optics a.k.a. Shenyang Zhongyi Optical & Electronic Co., Ltd.. The Creator Series first came to attention at Photokina 2014. The initial series included the 2/35, a 2/85 and a 2.8/135 - all specified to be full frame lenses. Early makes are labeled Mitakon AMC, later on the inscriptions read Zhongyi Creator.
Monochrom 41.5mm Pancake [28215CAEO]         ana./dig. limited     fixed pinhole   52       none   -/- -/- -/- -/- 2012 pinhole, zone plate, pinhole sieve and photon sieve inserts are included with the pack (modulary concept - you need at least one of them to make it work)  
Monochrom 43~50mm F180~200 Pinhole Cap [5314]           ana./dig. limited     fixed pinhole           none   -/- -/- -/- -/- ~2005 simple body cap with a laser cut hole  
Monochrom 65mm F5-180* Subjektiv [28211CAEO]         ana./dig. limited     * * * 12 (using pinhole) 52       MF only   -/-     -/- 2007 *delivered with pinhole F180, zone plate F32 and acrylic F5.0 lens; optionally available are an achromatic F5.0 glass lens with F8 aperture tube and the 65mm F5.6 Subjektar (MC Lanthan glass)  
Oprema Jena 58mm F2.0 Biotar           ana./dig. limited 40   22 17   50 58 58 56 410 MF only           Oprema/Tokina,
ann. f. 09.2018
available in black and silver editions  
Oprema Jena 75mm F1.5 Biotar           ana./dig. limited 38   16 15   80 58 65 80 520 MF only           Oprema/Tokina,
ann. f. 09.2018
available in black and silver editions  
  • Just another Globell adventure using a different staff and coop. (t.b.c.)
Opteka 85mm F1.8     Print Opteka 85mm F1.8 Specifications   ana./dig. limited 28.5   22 6 polygonal 85 55 63.5 70 380 MF only | IF   -/-     thread, round 2013 (?) origin unknown, accompanied by crazy marketing stories; rebadges sold by Vivitar and Kauser (Kelda by Kaili); iris settings are limited to 2.5, 3.2, 4.0, 5.0, 7.0, 11.0 + 22.0 reported to be of rather cheap quality (chromatic abberation/purple fringe, bad bokeh, stuck apertures after few times in use)
Oshiro 35mm F2.0 LD UNC AL     Print Oshiro 35mm F2.0 LD UNC AL Specifications   ana./dig. limited 64   22 9   25 55 63.5 69.9 309 MF only   -/-       Zhong Yi* 2015 *see Mitakon  
Oshiro 60mm F2.8 Macro 2:1     Print Oshiro 60mm F2.8 Macro 2:1 Specifications   APS-C limited* 25.3 2:1 - 10:1 22 14 circular 18.5 62 70 95 503 MF only | IF   -/-     none ChangGeng** 2016 *works on full frame cameras in macro mode, but will seriously vignet all around the frame at normal (non-macro) distances (caused by the flare blocking diaphragm of the front element);
**see Laowa/Venus
 
Oshiro 135mm F2.8 LD UNC AL     Print Oshiro 135mm F2.8 LD UNC AL Specifications   ana./dig. limited 18   22 9 polygonal 150 58 68 125 700 MF only   -/-     retractable, round Zhong Yi* 2015 *see Mitakon; iris settings are limited to 2.8, 4.0, 5.6, 8.0, 11.0, 16.0 + 22.0  
Phoenix AF 19-35mm F3.5-4.5 [09-552]     Print Phoenix AF 19-35mm F3.5-4.5 [09-552] Specifications     analog/digital 97 - 63 1:12 19 - 27 8   50 77 82 69.5 300 FF   rotary     bayonet, round, incl. Cosina black finish; was sold under various brands incl. Cosina, Promaster, Samyang, Soligor, Vivitar and Voigtländer  
Phoenix AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 [09-555]     Print Phoenix AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 [09-555] Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 30 1:5.3 22 - 38     50 58 68.6 73.7 290.3 FF   rotary     bayonet, round Cosina focus ring (and lens hood) rotates during AF operation - full focus throw is 90° Popular Photography Dec. 2000
Phoenix AF 28-105mm F2.8-3.8 [09-553]     Print Phoenix AF 28-105mm F2.8-3.8 [09-553] Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 23 1:12 22 - 29     150 72 76 89 422     push-pull     bayonet, round, incl. Cosina   Popular Photography Sept. 1996
Phoenix AF 28-210mm F4.2-6.5 Aspherical [09-562]     Print Phoenix AF 28-210mm F4.2-6.5 Aspherical [09-562] Specifications     analog/digital 78 - 11 1:6.8 22 - 32     50 67 71.1 91.4 394.6 IF   rotary     bayonet, flower, incl. Cosina copper/silver and black editions  
Phoenix AF 28-210mm F3.5-5.6 [09-554]     Print Phoenix AF 28-210mm F3.5-5.6 [09-554] Specifications   analog/digital 78 - 12 1:8 22 - 32     80 72* 58* (maybe 81) 111 660     push-pull     bayonet, incl. Cosina *filter diameter bigger than diameter of the lens?  
Phoenix AF 28-300mm F4.0-6.3 [09-556]     Print Phoenix AF 28-300mm F4.0-6.3 [09-556] Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 8 1:5.5 16 - 25     190 77 81 121 555     push-pull     bayonet, round, incl. Cosina ZoomLock; copper/silver finish  
Phoenix AF 70-210mm F4.5-5.6 [09-559]     Print Phoenix AF 70-210mm F4.5-5.6 [09-559] Specifications     analog/digital 34 - 12 1:5 22 - 28     131 52 68 101 524     push-pull     bayonet, round, incl.      
Phoenix AF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 [09-557]     Print Phoenix AF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 [09-557] Specifications     analog/digital 35 - 8 1:2 32     100 62 73 132 400     rotary     bayonet, round, incl. Cosina white & silver editions; focus ring rotates during AF operation Popular Photography Sept. 1998
Phoenix AF 100mm F3.5 Macro w/ Macro Adapter Lens [09-551]     Print Phoenix AF 100mm F3.5 Macro w/ Macro Adapter Lens [09-551] Specifications     analog/digital 24 1:2 (1:1) 22     34 49 68 70.5 208     -/-     thread Cosina working distance at 1:1 is 43mm; probably 280g incl. 1:1 adapter  
Phoenix AF 100-300mm F5.6-6.7 [09-560]     Print Phoenix AF 100-300mm F5.6-6.7 [09-560] Specifications   analog/digital 25 - 8 1:4 32 - 38     150 55 68 139 524     rotary     bayonet, round, incl. Cosina silver and black edition  
Phoenix AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 [09-561]     Print Phoenix AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 [09-561] Specifications     analog/digital 24 - 6 1:4 22 - 32     198 67 73 165 740     push-pull     bayonet, round, incl. Cosina white edition Popular Photography Mar. 1997
  • Phoenix Corporation of America was the U.S. distributor of Samyang's MF lenses. Phoenix disappeared during 2007/2008. They had been merged into OmegaSatter (according to their company history during 2004 already), who continued to sell the Phoenix lenses until they sold out (most of them did until 2008).
Photex 35mm F2.8 S&T-Lens           ana./dig. limited 67   22     30 62   81.5 (incl. mount) 900 MF only   -/-       Arsenal/Arax ~ 2004 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = +11mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount only  
Photex 80mm F2.8 S&T-Lens           ana./dig. limited 45   22 6   60 62     1200 MF only   -/-       Arsenal/Arax tilt range = ±8°, shift range = +11mm, rotation = 360°; dumb EF mount only  
Rising 40mm F182 Pinhole Wide         ana./dig. limited     fixed -/- circular           -/-   -/-       ~2010 the pinhole is approx. 0.22mm in diameter  
Rising 40mm F182 Pinhole Wide V         ana./dig. limited     fixed -/- circular           -/-   -/-       ~2010 same as above but with built-in lens hood (V = Vignetting)  
Rising 49mm F223 Pinhole         ana./dig. limited     fixed -/- circular           -/-   -/-       ~2010 the pinhole is approx. 0.22mm in diameter; EnjoyYourCamera specify an average exposure time of 3.3 seconds .... use with a tripod  
  • Another lens in a cap.
Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm F2.8 PC-Super-Angulon   Print Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm F2.8 PC-Super-Angulon Specifications   ana./dig. limited 93.4 1:6 22 5 polygonal 28 67EW* 75 86.5 565 MF only| FLE   -/-     SK #920/Leica #12540
(rubber, thread)
1988 shift range = ±11mm, rotation = 360° (effect. max. shift vertical = 11mm, horizontal = 10.5mm, diagonal = 9.5mm); exchangeable mount piece (dumb EF mount only);
*67EW takes special B+W accessories only; Zörk 12° tilt only conversion available
 
Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm F4.5 HM Aspheric TS-PC Super-Angulon   Print Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm F4.5 HM Aspheric TS-PC Super-Angulon Specifications     ana./dig. limited 74.6 1:6.3 16 6 polygonal 35 122 125 144.9 1560 MF only   -/-     embedded 2014 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±12mm (any direction, even diagonal), 360° rotation; tripod collar  
Schneider-Kreuznach 35mm F1.6 Xenon           ana./dig. limited   1:9 16 9 rounded 45   85.5 144   IF   -/-       see comments introduced with dumb mount at Photokina 2012 as F1.4, then re-announced at Photokina 2014 for 2015 with fully electronic mount  
Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm F1.4 Xenon           ana./dig. limited   1:10 16 9 rounded 60   85.5 103       -/-       see comments introduced with dumb mount at Photokina 2012, then re-announced at Photokina 2014 for 2015 with fully electronic mount  
Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm F2.8 HM TS-PC Super-Angulon   Print Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm F2.8 HM TS-PC Super-Angulon Specifications ana./dig. limited 45.4 1:9.2 16 6 polygonal 65 95 + Bayon. VIII 108 128.4 1400 MF only   -/-     PC-TS Sup.-Ang. 2.8/50 HM 2010 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±12mm (any direction, even diagonal), 360° rotation; exchangeable mount  
Schneider-Kreuznach 85mm F2.4 Makro-Symmar           ana./dig. limited   1:2 22 9 rounded 38 77 92.8 89   IF   -/-       see comments introduced with dumb mount at Photokina 2012, then re-announced at Photokina 2014 for 2015 with fully electronic mount  
Schneider-Kreuznach 90mm F4.5 HM TS-PC Makro-Symmar   Print Schneider-Kreuznach 90mm F4.0 HM TS-PC Makro-Symmar Specifications ana./dig. limited 26.8 1:4 16 6 polygonal 60 95 + Bayon. VIII 108 138.8 1110 MF only   -/-     embedded 2010 tilt range = ±8°, shift range = ±12mm (any direction, even diagonal), 360° rotation; exchangeable mount; the prototypes were F4.0 (although optically identical)  
  • Refer to Video/Cine Gear > Cine Lenses > Other Brands for Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Xenar II and III series.
  • Schneider-Kreuznach published the following chart of production periods (excerpt relevant for Canon EF mount lenses, SN = year):
    14.300.000 = 1988
    14.400.000 = 1991
    14.460.000 = 1992
    14.480.000 = 1993
    14.500.000 = 1993
    14.510.000 = 1994
    14.520.000 = 1994
    14.540.000 = 1995
    14.560.000 = 1995
    14.590.000 = 1996
    14.600.000 = 1996
    14.620.000 = 1996
    14.623.340 = 1997
    14.651.520 = 1998
    14.690.300 = 1999
    14.726.600 = 2000
    14.756.400 = 2001
    14.788.450 = 2002
    14.820.970 = 2003
    14.853.700 = 2004
    14.890.800 = 2005
    15.000.000 = 2008
Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm F2.8 (L/S) Xenon-Emerald           ana./dig. limited L: 74.2
S: 73.8
  22       43 65 L: 87.6 (98.7 total)
S: 92.0 (99.1 total)
L: 522
S: 523
MF only   -/- yes (acc. to mfc.) none 2011 L = corrected for long range/infinity focus
S = corrected for close range/macro focus
 
Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm F2.2 Xenon-Emerald           ana./dig. limited 45.8   16       43 59.6 23.4 (43.2 total) 203 MF only | FLE ?   -/- yes (acc. to mfc.) none 2010    
Schneider-Kreuznach 60mm F4.0 Xenon-Emerald           ana./dig. limited 39.7   16       43 59.6 32.6 (43.2 total) 280 MF only   -/- yes (acc. to mfc.) none ≤2014    
Schneider-Kreuznach 80mm F4.0 Xenon-Emerald           ana./dig. limited 30.3   16       43 59.6 63 280 MF only   -/- yes (acc. to mfc.) none ≤2014    
Schneider-Kreuznach 100mm F2.9 (L) Xenon-Emerald           ana./dig. limited 24.2   22       43 60 95.7 460 MF only   -/- yes (acc. to mfc.) none ≤2013 L = corrected for long range/infinity focus  
Schneider-Kreuznach 100mm F2.8 (S) Xenon-Emerald           ana./dig. limited 24.4   22       43 60 93.7 463 MF only | FLE ?   -/- yes (acc. to mfc.) none 2010 S = corrected for close range/macro focus  
  • The Xenon-Emeralds are industrial lenses with extended IR transmission capabilities (400-1000nm). Similar to the Zeiss lenses they come with lockable aperture and focus. The default mount is N/F or V48, but Canon EF is possible on request as well. These lenses are supposed to deliver an equal MTF across the full image circle.
  • According to the technical blueprints of the Xenon-Emeralds it shall be difficult to mount the 28mm, 50mm and 60mm lenses to SLRs by traditional means. The rear element protrudes too far into the body (see length vs. length total in the table above) and is furthermore 40mm in diameter, which is simply too thick even to mount it with locked mirror. To mount the 50mm lens to DSLRs some kind of modified extension tube will be necessary. Let's point out, that the lenses can't just be mounted to SLRs but - and that's their primary use - as well to industrial camera heads, which also are available with Canon EF mount. The 80mm or 100mm Xenon-E's do not bring up this issue.
Skink 42mm F145 Pinhole Pancake (Classic Edition)         ana./dig. limited 54   fixed -/- circular   -/-     176 -/-   -/-     none 2012 (?) pinhole is 0.29mm in diameter; made from 316L stainless steel; zone plate (13 zones, F55) and zone sieve (19 zones, F91) are included in the Pro set only  
Skink 42mm F145 Pinhole Pancake for EOS (Retro Edition)         ana./dig. limited 54   fixed -/- circular   46       -/-   -/-     none 2012 (?) made from black anodized aluminum; zone plate (13 zones, F55) and zone sieve (19 zones, F91) are included in the Pro set only  
  • Another lens in a cap.
Soligor AF 19-35mm F3.5-4.5 MC Zoom     Print Soligor AF 19-35mm F3.5-4.5 MC Specifications     analog/digital 97 - 63 1:12 19 - 27 8   50 77 82 69.5 300 FF   rotary     bayonet, round Cosina black edition  
Soligor AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 MC Zoom-Macro     Print Soligor AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 MC Zoom-Macro Specifications     analog/digital   1:5.3 16     50 58 70 74 295     rotary     bayonet Cosina    
Soligor AF 28-105mm F2.8-3.8 MC Zoom     Print Soligor AF 28-105mm F2.8-3.8 MC Zoom Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 23 1:12 22     150 72 76 90 437     push-pull     bayonet, round Cosina    
Soligor AF 28-210mm F4.2-6.5 MC Aspherical Zoom     Print Soligor AF 28-210mm F4.2-6.5 MC Aspherical Zoom Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 11 1:6.8 22     50 - 90 67 72 93 385 IF   rotary     bayonet Cosina black edition  
Soligor AF 28-210mm F3.5-5.6 MC Zoom     Print Soligor AF 28-210mm F3.5-5.6 MC Zoom Specifications     analog/digital 77 - 12         190 72   107 560     push-pull       Cosina    
Soligor AF 28-300mm F4.0-6.3 MC     Print Soligor AF 28-300mm F4.0-6.3 MC Specifications     analog/digital   1:5.5 16     190 77 82 122 570     push-pull       Cosina black edition  
Soligor AF 70-210mm F4.5-5.6 MC Zoom     Print Soligor AF 70-210mm F4.5-5.6 MC Zoom Specifications     analog/digital 34 - 11 1:5 22     134 55 69 105 420     push-pull     bayonet      
Soligor AF 70-210mm F2.8-4.0 MC Tele-Macro     Print Soligor AF 70-210mm F2.8-4.0 MC Tele-Macro Specifications     analog/digital 34 - 11 1:2.5 22     80 62 74 130 680     push-pull     bayonet      
Soligor AF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MC     Print Soligor AF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 MC Specifications     analog/digital 35.1 - 8 1:5 22     150 62 74 133 470     rotary     bayonet   white design  
Soligor AF 100mm F3.5 MC Macro w/ Matched Macro Adaptor     Print Soligor AF 100mm F3.5 MC Macro w/ Matched Macro Adaptor Specifications     analog/digital 25 1:2 (1:1) 22     43 49 68 70.5 225     -/-     built-in Cosina    
Soligor AF 100-300mm F5.6-6.7 MC Zoom-Macro     Print Soligor AF 100-300mm F5.6-6.7 MC Zoom-Macro Specifications     analog/digital 25 - 8 1:3.9 32     150 55 70 139 470 FF   push-pull     bayonet, round Cosina    
Soligor AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 MC Zoom     Print Soligor AF 100-400mm F4.5-6.7 MC Zoom Specifications     analog/digital 24 - 6 1:4 22     200 67 75 169 740 FF   push-pull     bayonet Cosina white & silver editions available  
Sunex 5.6mm F5.6 185° SuperFisheye   Print Sunex 5.6mm F5.6 185° SuperFisheye Specifications   APS-C only* 185 circ.   fixed     50 -/- 70 90 470 fixed   -/-     none 2008 *might physically fit to full format either; dedicated Panoramic Rotator #SUR3S (tripod head) available  
Thingyfy 37mm F142 Pinhole Pro S37           analog/digital 60   fixed 0.26mm pinhole   58 68.5   110 MF only   -/-     none ann. f. 2018    
Thingyfy 55mm F62 Pinhole Pro           analog/digital 40   500 .8 - .1mm pin. revolver   58 68.5 50 170 MF only   -/-     none 2017 was originally announced as 50mm  
Tycoon 400mm F5.6 ED 400     Print Tycoon 400mm F5.6 ED 400 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 6   22 16 circular 1200 77 96 360 2250 MF only   -/-     thread, round YXGX 2014 presented at Photokina 2014  
Tycoon 560mm F5.0 ED 560     Print Tycoon 560mm F5.0 ED 560 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 4   16 24 circular 1200 112 144 588 5450 MF only   -/-     thread, round YXGX 2014 presented at Photokina 2014  
  • YXGX is a shorty of YiXiong Optics Apparatus Ltd. Co. from China. The Tycoon scopes were presented at Photokina 2014 and featured a dumb fixed mount, available for EF among others (M42 and 'AF'). Tycoon's PL25mm eyepiece would transform the lenses into spotting scopes. They also showed a 5.6/250 for the Canon EOS M. However, try finding a trace of one. Tell me about your success ;).
Venus 60mm F2.8 Macro 2:1     Print Venus 60mm F2.8 Macro 2:1 Specifications     APS-C limited* 25.3 2:1 - 1:10 22 14 circular 18.5 62 70 95 503 MF only | IF   -/-     none ChangGeng 2015 *works on full frame cameras in macro mode, but will seriously vignet all around the frame at normal (non-macro) distances (caused by the flare blocking diaphragm of the front element) Thomas Shahan's Video Review
  • The brand was renamed to Laowa. All lenses produced after 2015-02-10 are labeled accordingly. See the Laowa entry above for more details.
Vitacon AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 MC     Print Cosina AF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 MC Oldschool Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 30 1:5.3 16     50 58 68.5 73.7 295     rotary     bayonet Cosina black edition; has a ~2cm wide zoom and a ~2cm wide focus ring  
Vitacon AF 28-210mm F3.5-5.6 MC     Print Cosina AF 28-210mm F3.5-5.6 MC Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 11 1:8 16     190 72 76.6 109.5 540     push-pull       Cosina ~2006 black edition  
Vitacon AF 28-210mm F4.2-6.5 Aspherical IF     Print Vitacon AF 28-210mm F4.2-6.5 Aspherical IF Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 11 1:6.8 22 - 32 7 polygonal 50 - 97* - 90 67 72 92.5 395 IF   rotary       Cosina ~2006 *at 100mm; silver and black editions  
Vitacon AF 100mm F3.5 MC Macro w/ Matched Macro Adaptor     Print Vitacon AF 100mm F3.5 MC Macro Specifications     analog/digital 24 1:2 (1:1) 22     34 49 68 70.5 208     -/-     thread Cosina ~2006 black ed.; working distance at 1:1 is 43mm; probably 280g incl. 1:1 adapter (original weight given by Phoenix)  
Vitacon AF 100-300mm F5.6-6.7 MC Zoom Macro     Print Vitacon AF 100-300mm F5.6-6.7 MC Specifications     analog/digital 24 - 8 1:3.9 32     150 55 70 138.5 430 FF   rotary     bayonet Cosina ~2006 silver and black edition available  
  • Photo & Consumer Investments Pte Ltd., Asian/Oceanian distributor for Cosina lenses from Singapore, also offered those lenses under their own brand called Vitacon. The company is still in business, owning the Vitacon brand since 1983 (with a full Cosina lens portfolio currently online, although they are out of production since years). The above lenses are just a selection that I could verify to have been sold as Vitacons. Vitacon's product listing for "Cosina/Vitacon Auto Focus SLR Lenses" does list almost all Cosina lenses ever produced, further inlcuding the 19-35mm F3.5-5.6, the 28-105mm F2.8-3.8, the 28-300mm F4.0-5.6, the two 70-210mm lenses F4.5-5.6 and F2.8-4.0, the 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 and the 100-400mm F4.5-6.7.
Yasuhara Momo 100 43mm F6.4           ana./dig. limited 53.4   22 6 rounded   37 65 28 145     -/-     built-in ann. f. 08.2016 1/1 soft focus pancake; the '100' in the model name pays tribute to the original Vest Pocket Kodak lens invented in 1912  
Yongnuo YN 14mm F2.8           analog/digital 114 1:6.7 22 7   20   86 105 780 MM   -/-     (flower) ann. in 2018 feat. USB for firmware updates  
Yongnuo EF 35mm F2.0   Print Yongnuo EF 35mm F2.0 Specifications analog/digital 63 1:4.3 22 7 polygonal 25 52 73 59 155 MM   -/-     none 2015 prototype shown at Photokina 2014 Lenstip review
Yongnuo YN 50mm F1.8     Print Yongnuo EF 50mm F1.8 Specifications analog/digital 46 1:6.7 22 7 polygonal 45 52 73 55 120 MM   -/-     none 2014   Lenstip review; Shooting On A Budget - YN 1.8/50 vs. Canon EF 1.8/50 II: Low Light, Aesthetics, Studio
Yongnuo YN 50mm F1.8 II           analog/digital 46 1:4.8 22 7   35 58 75 51 162 MM           2018 "Firmware [...] can be upgraded through camera instead of using USB port [...]. (Note: this function needs to be supported by camera)."  
Yongnuo EF 50mm F1.4     Print Yongnuo EF 50mm F1.4 Specifications     analog/digital 46 1:6.7 22 7 polygonal 45 58 75 58 239 Micro-USM | SH   -/-     bayonet 2014 prototype shown at China International Photograph & Electrical Imaging Machinery and Technology trade show; features true full time manual Micro-USM  
Yongnuo YN 50mm F1.4 (II)           analog/digital 46 1:6.7 22 7 polygonal 45 58 81 93 572 MM (?)           2018 feat. USB for firmware updates  
Yongnuo YN 60mm F2.0 MF Macro           ana./dig. limited   1:1 16 7   23 67 76 115 586 MF only           2018 "Firmware [...] can be upgraded through camera instead of using USB port [...]. (Note: this function needs to be supported by camera)."  
Yongnuo YN 85mm F1.8     analog/digital 28.5 1:7.7 18 9   85 58 81.0 79.5 460     -/-     YN-ET-65 (bayonet, round) 2017    
Yongnuo YN 100mm F2.0         analog/digital   1:7.1 22 9 rounded 90 58 76.6 83 387 MM   -/-     bayonet 2016 feat. USB for firmware updates  
Zenit 8mm F3.5 Zenitar-C     Print Zenit 8mm F3.5 Zenitar-C Specifications     ana./dig. limited 180 circ.   22     15   89 90 650 MF only   -/-     none KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 16mm F2.8 MC Zenitar-C     Print Zenit 16mm F2.8 MC Zenitar-C Specifications     ana./dig. limited ~165 diag.   22     30   61 65 310 MF only | IF   -/-     thread mounted KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 20mm F2.8 Zenitar-C     Print Zenit 20mm F2.8 Zenitar-C Specifications     ana./dig. limited 96   22     25   70 50 270 MF only   -/-     thread mounted KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 28mm F2.8 Zenitar-C     Print Zenit 28mm F2.8 Zenitar-C Specifications     ana./dig. limited 75   22     30   63 43.5 180 MF only   -/-     thread mounted 2013* *according to allphotolenses.com; technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 50mm F1.2 Zenitar-C     Print Zenit 50mm F1.2 Zenitar-C Specifications     APS-C limited 32   16 9   45 58 75.5 83.5 630 MF only   -/-     thread mounted KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog; a prototype was presented at Photokina 2012  
Zenit 58mm F2.0 MC-Helios-44C-4     Print Zenit 58mm F2.0 MC-Helios-44C-4 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 40   16     45   64 59 300 MF only   -/-     thread mounted KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 85mm F1.5 Helios-40-2-C     Print Zenit 85mm F1.5 Helios-40-2C Specifications     ana./dig. limited 28   22 10   80   82 99 950 MF only   -/-     thread mounted KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 85mm F1.4 MC Zenitar-1C     Print Zenit 85mm F1.4 MC Zenitar-1C Specifications     ana./dig. limited 28   22 8   90   75 63 520 MF only   -/-     thread mounted 2013* *according to allphotolenses.com; technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
  • See KMZ for the classic Type-2 Zenitar-M and -H versions.
Zörk Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm F2.8 PC-Super-Angulon Tilt     Print Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm F2.8 PC-Super-Angulon Specifications     ana./dig. limited 93.4 1:6 22 5 polygonal 28 67 EW (B+W) 70 90 approx. 500 MF only   -/-     SK #920/Leica #12540
(rubber, thread)
  a 12° tilt only conversion of an otherwise shift only lens made on request (made of new lenses only); EF mount available among others  

Online Resources:
 
Arax • Manuals for Arsat/Arax lenses
Belomo • EastWave (Peleng Manual and more)
Cen (Jia Jiang Trading) • JingDongJoyBuy
Electrophysics Corp. (via archive.org)
Elicar (via archive.org)
KievCamera (Hartblei 3.5/45 manual and more)
Irix (by TH Swiss)
Kerlee (by Dongzheng Optical Technology Co.)
Kowa ProminarAcctiver (german distributor)
Laowa (by Venus Optics)
LensbabiesHapaTeam (german distributor)
Phoenix Corp.Omega Satter (via archive.org)
Soligor.comsoligor.de (via archive.org)
Tycoon @YiXiong Optics Apparatus (archive.org)
Tycoon @ YiXiong Optician (TM filing AU)
Vitacon • Photo & Consumer Invest. (archive.org)
 
See the processing log. Additions are welcome.