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Angénieux AF 28-70mm f/2.6   Print Angenieux AF 28-70mm f/2.6 Specifications     analog/digital 35 - 76   32 8   65 77       FF w/ FFT*         built-in/no**   *front focus lens providing a non-rotating fixed 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 f/2.8 S&T MC     Print Arax 35mm f/2.8 S&T MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 67   22     30 62     1200 MF only   -/-       Arsenal/Arax tilt range = 8°, shift range = 11mm; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual mode only); Arax mod of the older Arsenal shift lens; also sold under Arsat, B.I.G., Fotex/Photex or Zavod labels  
Arax 80mm f/2.8 S&T MC     Print Arax 80mm f/2.8 S&T MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 45   22 6   60 62     1200 MF only   -/-       Arsenal/Arax tilt range = 8°, shift range = 11mm; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual mode only); Arax mod of the older Arsenal shift lens; also sold under Arsat, B.I.G., Fotex/Photex or Zavod labels  
Arsat 35mm f/2.8 PCS H MC     Print Arsat 35mm f/2.8 PCS H MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 67   22 5 polygonal 30 62 80 79 550 MF only   -/-       Arsenal shift range = 11mm; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual modus only)  
Arsat 35mm f/2.8 TS MC     Print Arsat 35mm f/2.8 TS MC Specifications   ana./dig. limited 67   22     30 62     900 MF only   -/-       Arax 2008 (?) tilt range = 8°, shift range = 11mm; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual mode only)  
Arsat 80mm f/2.8 TS MC     Print Arsat 80mm f/2.8 TS MC Specifications   ana./dig. limited 45   22     60 62     950 MF only   -/-       Arax 2008 (?) tilt range = 8°, shift range = 11mm; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual mode only)  
B.I.G. 35mm f/2.8 Shift MC     Print B.I.G. 35mm f/2.8 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 f/2.8 TS MC     Print B.I.G. 35mm f/2.8 TS MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 67.2   22     30 62 68 85 430 MF only   -/-       appr. 2004 tilt range = 10°, shift range = 11mm; produced by Arax; also available in adaptable mounts there is some FoMag Test available
B.I.G. 80mm f/2.8 TS MC     Print B.I.G. 80mm f/2.8 TS MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 45   22     60 62 75 85 595 MF only   -/-       appr. 2004 tilt range = 10°, shift range = 11mm; produced by Arax; also available in adaptable mounts there is some FoMag Test available
Beloma 8mm f/3.5 MC Peleng Fisheye   Print Beloma 8mm f/3.5 MC Peleng Fisheye Specifications   ana./dig. limited 180 circ. 1:7.7 16 9   22 R26.5 73.5 65 370 MF only   -/-     -/- 2006 (?)   PhotoZone tested on EOS 350D
Beloma 8mm f/3.5 MC Peleng Fisheye (Close Focus)     Print Beloma 8mm f/3.5 MC Peleng Fisheye (Close Focus) Specifications     ana./dig. limited 180 circ. 1:4.6 16 9   13.5 R26.5       MF only   -/-     -/- 2007 (?)    
Beloma 17mm f/2.8 Type 2         ana./dig. limited 167 diag.   16     30   76 100 630 MF only   -/-     built-in, flower   often found with M42 mount, but it'S around in C/EF fixed mount as well  
Carl Zeiss Jena AF 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6 MC Jenazoom Super     Print Carl Zeiss Jena AF 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6 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 f/4.5-5.6 MC Jenazoom Super           2001 issue (Err 99)   1:4                             Sigma very similar to the Sigma AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 APO [553]  
Carl Zeiss Jena AF 400mm f/5.6 MC Jenazoom Super     Print Carl Zeiss Jena AF 400mm f/5.6 MC Jenazoom Super Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)           400 72   225 825     -/-     retractable Sigma very similar to the Sigma AF 400mm f/5.6 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
CoastalOpt 4.88mm f/5.2 Circular Fisheye   Print Coastal Optical Systems 4.88mm f/5.2 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 f/2.8 Circular Fisheye   Print Coastal Optical Systems 7.45mm f/2.8 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 f/2.7           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 f/5.3           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. 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 f/4.0 180° 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 f/2.0 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 f/2.2 effectively
    • DSO FF88: 88mm f/2.4 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 f/1.4 Cat 200 Mirror [L200F1.4-E]     Print Electrophysics 200mm f/1.4 Cat 200 Mirror [L200F1.4-E] Specifications     analog/digital 5   -/- -/- -/- 1500   155 150 2260 MF only   -/-       2003 - 2004 rare ... don't expect to find one of these at all; were available in 2 versions: L200F1.4 and L200F1.4-E - latter one was somehow dedicated to Canon EOS and XL; exact aperture was f/1.35 (hence this lens was sometimes called 200mm f/1.3);
curious is the claimed field of view of 5° (neither fits 200mm full frame (12.4°) nor the 1440mm equivalent on the XL (1.72°) or the 800mm on the Desert Star's own 2/3" chips)
 
Elicar 300-600mm f/4.1-5.7 V-HQ IF ED Macro     Print Elicar 300-600mm f/4.5-6.3 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 f/10.0 Telephoto           ana./dig. limited     90 5   372 72 80 277 1500 MF only   -/-     built-in, retractable   prototypes announced for Photokina 2014  
Elicar 600-1200mm f/10.0-20.0     Print Elicar 600-1200mm f/10.0-20.0 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 f/10.0 Telephoto           ana./dig. limited     90 5   665 95 106 360 1800 MF only   -/-     built-in, retractable   prototypes announced for Photokina 2014  
Elicar 800-1600mm f/10.0-20.0     Print Elicar 800-1600mm f/10.0-20.0 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 f/11.0 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 f/4.5-6.3 with an f/45 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 doesn't contain this option anymore.
Exakta AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 MC     Print Exakta AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 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 f/3.5-4.5 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99) 75 - 34   22     53 52 70 73.5 460     rotary     bayonet Sigma    
Exakta AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 MC Macro   Print Exakta AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 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 f/3.5-5.6 MC Aspherical     Print Exakta AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 MC Aspherical Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)     22 - 32     30 55 74 78   FF   rotary     bayonet Sigma    
Exakta AF 28-105mm f/2.8-3.8 MC     Print Exakta AF 28-105mm f/2.8-3.8 MC Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 23 1:12 22     150 72 76 90 437     push-pull     bayonet, round Cosina    
Exakta AF 28-210mm f/3.5-5.6 MC     Print Exakta AF 28-210mm f/3.5-5.6 MC Specifications     analog/digital     16 - 27     190 72 78 113 appr. 450     push-pull       Cosina    
Exakta AF 28-300mm f/4.0-6.3     Print Exakta AF 28-300mm f/4.0-6.3 Specifications     analog/digital     22     190 77       FF   push-pull     bayonet Cosina    
Exakta AF 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 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 f/4.0-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)     22       52           push-pull     no bayonet Sigma    
Exakta SAF 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta SAF 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)   1:5 22     120 52           push-pull     bayonet Sigma    
Exakta AF 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)   1:4.7       120 55           rotary     bayonet Sigma    
Exakta AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 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 f/4.0-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)     32 - 45     150 58     480     rotary       Sigma    
Exakta SAF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MC Macro     Print Exakta SAF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 MC Macro Specifications     2001 issue (Err 99)     22     170 55           push-pull     bayonet Sigma either based on Sigma AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 DL (1:4) or DL Macro (1:2)  
Exakta AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 MC Macro   Print Exakta AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 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 f/3.5-5.6 Asph., AF 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6 and SAF 70-300mm). Of those 3 lenses 2 were discontinued by Sigma after 1998 (28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Asph. and AF 70-210mm f/4.0-5.6), 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. 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 f/2.8 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator   Print Hartblei 35mm f/2.8 TS Super-Rotator Specifications     ana./dig. limited 63.4   22 12 circular 20 82 91 102 830 MF only   -/-     metal, round, screw-in 2007 tilt range = 8°, shift range = 10mm, rotation over full 360°; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual modus only); have the same anti-flare casing developed for the Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes  
Hartblei 35mm f/2.8 TS-PC MC Digital Super-Rotator         same thing as above, but "Digital"; sold since 2010-12  
Hartblei 45mm f/3.5 TS-PC MC Digital Super-Rotator   Print Hartblei 45mm f/3.5 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator Specifications     ana./dig. limited 51.3   22 12 circular 29 82 96 110 900 MF only   -/-     metal, round, screw-in 2010 tilt range = 8°, shift range = 12mm, rotation over full 360°; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual modus only); have the same anti-flare casing developed for the Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes; includes a tripod mount (?)  
Hartblei 65mm f/3.5 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator   Print Hartblei 65mm f/3.5 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 over full 360°; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual modus only); have the same anti-flare casing developed for the Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes  
Hartblei 80mm f/2.8 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator   Print Hartblei 80mm f/2.8 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 over full 360°; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual modus only); have the same anti-flare casing developed for the Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes PhotoZone tested on EOS 350D
Hartblei 80mm f/2.8 TS-PC MC Digital Super-Rotator         same thing as above, but "Digital"; sold since 2011-05  
Hartblei 120mm f/2.8 TS-PC MC Super-Rotator   Print Hartblei 120mm f/2.8 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 over full 360°; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual modus only); have the same anti-flare casing developed for the Zeiss-Hartblei prototypes  
Hartblei 120mm f/2.8 TS-PC MC Digital Super-Rotator         same thing as above, but "Digital"; sold since 2011-12  
  • Those lenses are based on 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 f/4.0 IF Distagon TS Super-Rotator [SR40IF]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 40mm f/4.0 IF Distagon TS Super-Rotator [SR40IF] Specifications     ana./dig. limited     22 12 circular   87     1490 MF only | IF   -/-       2006 prototype with alloy mechanics - 99 pieces produced, tilt range = 8°, shift range = 10mm, completely non-electronical; based on Carl Zeiss CFE 4/40 Distagon T* IF optics  
Hartblei-Zeiss 40mm f/4.0 IF TS Super-Rotator [SR40IFN]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 40mm f/4.0 IF TS Super-Rotator [SR40IFN] Specifications     ana./dig. limited 55.9   22 12 circular   87     1550 MF only | IF   -/-     see comments 2008 final version with new brass mechanics, hardchromed bayonets, built-in tripod collar and stitch clamp; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual modus only); 2 lens hoods available: standard and "Salami" Diglloyd review
Hartblei-Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 Planar TS Super-Rotator [SR80PL]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 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, completely non-electronical; based on Carl Zeiss CFE 2,8/80 Planar T* optics  
Hartblei-Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 TS Super-Rotator [SR80PLN]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 80mm f/2.8 TS Super-Rotator [SR80PLN] Specifications     ana./dig. limited 29.8 1:5.5 22 12 circular 65 72     850 MF only   -/-       2008 "Optics by Carl Zeiss"; new brass mechanics, hardchromed bayonets, improved anti-flare coatings; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual modus only) Diglloyd review
Hartblei-Zeiss 120mm f/4.0 Makro-Planar TS Super-Rotator [SR120M]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 120mm f/4.0 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, completely non-electronical; based on Carl Zeiss CFE 4/120 Makro-Planar T* optics  
Hartblei-Zeiss 120mm f/4.0 Makro TS Super-Rotator [SR120MN]     Print Hartblei-Zeiss 120mm f/4.0 Makro TS Super-Rotator [SR120MN] Specifications     ana./dig. limited 20.3 1:4 32 12 circular 75 72 89 106 965 MF only | IF   -/-       2008 "Optics by Carl Zeiss"; new brass mechanics, hardchromed bayonets, 2nd focus ring; completely non-electronical (aperture priority or manual modus 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.
Irix 11mm f/4.0 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 f/4.0 Firefly           ana./dig. limited 126   22 9 rounded 28 R-Gel (30x30) 118 103 785 MF only   -/-     (flower) TH Swiss 2017 feat. weather sealings 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 f/2.4 Blackstone           ana./dig. limited 110   22 9 rounded 28 R-Gel + 95 114 100 685 MF only 145 -/-     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 MG/AL, full weather sealings, fluorescent engravements, ships with hard case
Lenstip review; The Digital Picture review
Irix 15mm f/2.4 Firefly           ana./dig. limited 110   22 9 rounded 28 R-Gel + 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 f/1.4           ana./dig. limited     16                         (flower) ann. in 10.2016* *see catalogue  
  • 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 adetachable tripod mount, and Irix Edge (dual) Filter Holder 150, which takes the Irix Edge rectangular 150x170mm and 150x150mm square filters.
    *listed in the 10.2016 Catalogue, but as of 2017.03 not yet to be found in their online store
JVC 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X AF DX Fish-Eye   Print JVC 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 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    
  • This lens is identical to the Tokina 10-17mm DX lens, so chances are, that it is a rebadge of the Tokina.
Kelda by Kaili 85mm f/1.8     Print Kelda by Kaili 85mm f/1.8 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 f/1.2     Print Kerlee 35mm f/1.2 Specifications     analog/digital 63.2 1:8.3 22     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 f/2.8 MC Zenitar-M Fisheye Type 2   Print KMZ 16mm f/2.8 MC Zenitar-M Fisheye Type 2 Specifications   ana./dig. limited 180   22 6 polygonal 30 R26.5 63 49 310 MF only | RF   -/-     built-in 1989 - 2002 fixed mount transformation; rare on the used marked and not an official genuine KMZ version ( "Type 2" also is a classification used by dvdtechcameras.com, not genuine)  
KMZ 16mm f/2.8 MC Zenitar-M Fisheye Type 2 AF   Print KMZ 16mm f/2.8 MC Zenitar-M Fisheye Type 2 AF Specifications     ana./dig. limited 180   22 6 polygonal 30 R26.5 63 49 310 MF only | RF   -/-     built-in   version with electronic focus confirmation/AF check, rare on the used marked and not an official genuine KMZ version  
KMZ 20mm f/3.5 MC MIR-20M Type 2   Print KMZ 20mm f/3.5 MC MIR-20M Type 2 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 96   16   polygonal 18 R28 78 59 390 MF only   -/-     built-in*   *fixed with screws; also available for M42 (dates back to USSR-era, at least 1990); looks like a fisheye with the front element protruding far out of the lens and has the typical distortion (not corrected)  
  • See Zenit for more KMZ productions.
Kodak Gear 80-210mm f/4.5-5.6 MF/AF   Print Kodak Gear 80-210mm f/4.5-5.6 AF Specifications     analog/digital 30 - 12   32     150 52 71.1 97.5 280.7           included   looks like the Tamron 80-210mm; was available also for Nikon, Pentax or Minolta  
Kowa 350mm f/4.0 Prominar FL (w/ TX07-C)     Print Kowa 350mm f/4.0 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 turns the basic lens into 3 differing focal lengths depending on the mounting adapter used:
    350mm f/4.0 with TX07 mount adapter, 500mm f/5.6 with TX10 mount adapter (included in the standard lens kit) and 850mm f/9.6 with TX17 mount adapter;
dust and moisture sealings; tripod collar;
camera rack available, as well as adapters for compact digital and video cameras and eye pieces to use the lens as spotting scope
 
Kowa 500mm f/5.6 Prominar FL (w/ TX10-C)     Print Kowa 500mm f/5.6 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 f/9.6 Prominar FL (w/ TX17-C)     Print Kowa 850mm f/9.6 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 f/2.8 (Zero-D*) D-Dreamer     Print Laowa 12mm f/2.8 (Zero-D) D-Dreamer Specifications     ana./dig. limited 122 1:5 22 7   18 optional** 74.8 82.8 609 MF only | FLE 190 -/-     (bayonet, flower) ChangGeng 2016 *Zero-D is the official lens designation, the lens' front ring engraving though reads D-Dreamer (Zero-D is shorty for (Close-to-) Zero Distortion); **filter holder for 2x 100mm and 1x 105mm square filters (50$ extra) PhotoZone tested on EOS 5DsR; Popular Photography 11/2016
Laowa 15mm f/4.0 Wide Macro 1:1     Print Laowa 15mm f/4.0 Wide Macro 1:1 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 110 1:1 32 14 circular 12 77 83.8 64.7 410 MF only   -/-     (flower) ChangGeng 2015 features a shift mechanism allowing for ±6mm adjustments; minimum working distance is 0.47cm  
Laowa 24mm f/14.0 Relay 2x Macro           ana./dig. limited   2:1 40     45.8         MF only   -/-     none   a prototype was shown at Photokina 2016, lens still in development; at 0.55m focus setting the magnification still was 1:4  
Laowa 60mm f/2.8 Macro 2:1     Print Venus 60mm f/2.8 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 2015 the lenses first appeared under Venus brand, which was renamed to Laowa on 2015-02-10, all lenses produced thereafter were labeled accordingly; rebadge sold by Oshiro;
*in macro mode the lens works on full frame cameras, but shots at normal (non-macro) distances will seriously vignet all around the frame (caused by the flare blocking diaphragm infront of the front element)
Review by Paul Iddon (via ePhotozine)
Laowa 105mm f/2.0 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus     Print Laowa 105mm f/2.0 (T3.2) Smooth Trans Focus Specifications     ana./dig. limited 23.2 1:6.3 22 8/14*   90 67 76 98.9 745 MF only | FLE 270 -/-     (bayonet) ChangGeng 2016 *the lens has 2 apertures - the primary one F2 with 8 blades and the secondary 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 f/13, 40mm f/18, 40mm f/20, 50mm f/0 (all taken with the same EOS 60D) and 50mm f/2 (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 f/3.5 "Circular Fisheye"   Print Lensbaby Circular Fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 Specifications APS-C limited 185 circ.   22     0.6 none 76 70 298 MF only   -/-       2014    
Lensbaby 12mm f/4.0 "Scout"   Print Lensbaby Scout 12mm f/4.0 Specifications ana./dig. limited 160 circ.   22 (disks) -/- circular 12.7 none 66.3 57.9 226.8 MF only   -/-       2010 made for fisheye - straight forward - centered photography (no shift/tilt mechanism); features the Optic Swap System (shipped with fisheye optics by default)  
Lensbaby 50mm f/5.6 "Spark"   Print Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/5.6 Specifications ana./dig. limited     5.6 -/- circular 33 37 73 48 71 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2012 features a multi-coated double glass element; compatible with Optic Swap System ePhotozine Review and Comparison vs. LynnyLens
Lensbaby 50mm f/3.2 "Composer Pro II"   Print Lensbaby Composer Pro II 50mm f/3.2 Specifications ana./dig. limited     22     20.3 46 82.5 63.5 283.49 MF only   -/-       2015 supports up to 15° of tilt; fully compatible with Optic Swap System  
Lensbaby 50mm f/2.0 "Spark Special Edition"     Print Lensbaby Spark 50mm f/2.0 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 coming with 4th gen. multicoated double glass optic (not compatible with OSS, optimized for APS-C, compatible with full frame) and 12 aperture disks (f/2.8, f/4.0 and f/5.6, plus creative types)  
Lensbaby 50mm f/2.8 "Original"     Print Lensbaby Original 50mm f/2.8 Specifications   ana./dig. limited     8 (disks) -/- circular 30.5 37 57.2 63.5 99.2 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2004 1st generation  
Lensbaby 50mm f/2.0 "LB 2.0"   Print Lensbaby 2.0 50mm f/2.0 Specifications   ana./dig. limited     8 (disks) -/- 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 and the 4 aperture hole plates are fixed magnetically  
Lensbaby 50mm f/2.0 "Muse"   Print Lensbaby Muse 50mm f/2.0 Specifications ana./dig. limited     8 (disks) -/- circular 30.5 37 50.8 63.5 104.9 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2008 successor of v1.0 and v2.0; compatible with Optic Swap System (shipped either with the double glass or the plastic lens)  
Lensbaby 50mm f/2.0 "LB 3G"     Print Lensbaby 3G 50mm f/2.0 Specifications   ana./dig. limited     22     30.5 37 76 90 161.6 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2006 3rd generation  
Lensbaby 50mm f/2.0 "Control Freak"   Print Lensbaby Control Freak 50mm f/2.0 Specifications ana./dig. limited     22     30.5 37 76.2 76.2 161.6 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2008 successor of LB 3G; features the Optic Swap System (double glass optics by default)  
Lensbaby 50mm f/2.0 "Composer"   Print Lensbaby Composer 50mm f/2.0 Specifications ana./dig. limited     22     45.7 37 63.5 63.5 155.9 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2008 4th generation; based on a new ball type construction and an extendible part of the tube for focusing; features the Optic Swap System (double glass optics by default) Popular Photography
Lensbaby 50mm f/2.0 "Composer Pro"   Print Lensbaby Composer Pro 50mm f/2.0 Specifications ana./dig. limited     22     45.7 37 63.5 57.1 113.4 MF only   -/-     Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52 2011 pro version of the one above featuring a metal swivel ball and upgraded high quality damped focus mechanism; features the Optic Swap System (ships with either double glass or Sweet 35 optics); tilt range = 17.5° DPReview
Lensbaby 56mm f/1.6 "Velvet"   Print Lensbaby Velvet 56mm f/1.6 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's Optic Swap system from 2008 until now includes the following interchangeable insets:
    • compatible with all models:
      • 35mm f/2.5-22.0 "Sweet 35" (4/3 construction - all multicoated, 12 aperture blades, 46mm filter thread, added in 2011)
      • 50mm plastic lens (uncoated)
      • 50mm single glass (uncoated)
      • 50mm MC double glass (multicoated)
      • 50mm f/3.3-4.8 soft focus (3 different aperture disks)
      • 50mm w/ pinhole (f/177) or zone plate (f/19)
      • 60mm f/2.5-11 "Twist 60" (copper finish, minimum working distance of 45cm, added in 2016, dedicated non-tilting base barrel available (comes in black))
    • compatible with Composer (incl. its Pro versions) and Scout only:
      • 12mm f/4.0-22.0 160° MC Fisheye (exchangeable aperture disks, 6 elements, minimum working distance is 13mm!!)
        - Muse and Control Freak will need a special adapter sold separately; not compatible with the Step-Up/Shade Ø37/52
    • compatible with Composer Pro versions only:
      • 50mm f/2.5-22 MC "Sweet 50" (2/1 construction curved field of focus optic with a 12 bladed iris, a minimum focusing distance of 46cm and a front thread of 46mm)
      • 80mm f/2.8-22 "Edge 80" (5/4 construction - all multicoated, optically corrected, built-in retractable extension tube, 12 bladed circular aperture, 1m close focus (48cm using the extension), 46mm filter thread, added in 2012)
    • compatible with Composer (incl. its Pro versions) and Muse only:
      • 50mm f/3.2-22 "Edge 50" (8/6 construction - all multicoated, 9 bladed iris, minimum working distance of 20.3cm, 46mm filter thread, 156g, added in 2015)

  • The minimum focusing distance of the 2008's Optic Swap system 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
  • For 37mm threads there is a Macro Lens Set available including a +4 (range: 15 - 33cm) and a +10 lens (range: 9 - 13cm), further 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 the 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 f/2.9           ana./dig. limited 37   16 -/- Waterhouse 50 40.5 (front)       MF only | IF   -/-     bayonet, round 2016 true achromatic 2/1 construction dating back to 1839 in its design (based on the world's first photographic lens); available in brass and black editions  
Lomography Holga Ø=0.25mm Pinhole Lens [#HPL-C]       ana./dig. limited     -/- -/- pinhole     57 38 38 -/-   -/-     none UEI/Tokina ≤2010 the famous toy lenses with 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 f/8.0 [#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 comes with two detachable lens/filter turrets - an effect lens turret (2x - 5x image multipliers, star effect, 150mm and 250mm close-up lenses and a 60mm macro lens) and a color filter turret, each giving a choice of 9 different effects  
Lomography Neptune 15mm           ana./dig. limited                     MF only | SH           in development ultra-wide-angle  
Lomography Neptune 35mm f/3.5 Thalassa           ana./dig. limited 63   22   stepless 25 52       MF only | SH           ann. f. 11.2017 modular system consisting of a lens base, lens heads and a set of aperture effect shims; black and silver editions  
Lomography Neptune 50mm f/2.8 Despina           ana./dig. limited 46   22   stepless 40 52       MF only | SH           ann. f. 11.2017  
Lomography Neptune 80mm f/4.0 Proteus           ana./dig. limited 30   22   stepless 80 52       MF only | SH           ann. f. 11.2017  
Lomography Neptune 400mm           ana./dig. limited                     MF only | SH           in development monocular  
Lomography New Petzval 58mm f/1.9 BC (MC)           ana./dig. limited 41   16 -/- Waterhouse 60 52       MF only | IF*   -/-     detachable, round Zenit 2015 *Gear Rack Focusing; available in brass and black editions; feat. a control ring to adjust the amount of bokeh swirl being typical for Petzval lenses (BC = Bokeh Control); comes with a set of 7 aperture plates (f/1.9, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11 and f/16)  
Lomography New Petzval 85mm f/2.2 (MC)           ana./dig. limited 30   16 -/- Waterhouse 100 67       MF only | IF*   -/-     detachable, round Zenit 2013 *Gear Rack Focusing; available in brass and black editions; set of 4 Petzval Special Aperture Plates optional for teardrop, star and honeycomb bokeh, the 4th is 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].
Loreo 25mm f/8.0 3D Lens in a Cap (T) Digital         APS-C limited     16     150         -/-   -/-       - 2009 production cancelled due to focus shift problems caused by temperature fluctuations; doesn't work with EOS 1D  
Loreo 35mm f/5.6 Lens in a Cap         ana./dig. limited     64     150 (50 @ f/64)   63 22 30 -/-   -/-           Photonotes
Loreo 35mm f/11.0 PC Lens in a Cap         ana./dig. limited     22     150 - 100   63 25.2 35 -/-   -/-         provides a 3.5mm shift to every direction; recommended for (but not limited to) full frame slrs (shift effect will be less efficient with crop)  
Loreo 38mm f/11.0 3D Lens in a Cap       Limited/Full Frame     22     150   W x H x L: 104 x 63 x 60 100 MF only   -/-            
Loreo 38mm f/11.0 3D Macro Lens in a Cap         APS-C limited     22       52 70 53 80 MF only   -/-         23-85cm working distance  
LZOS 500mm f/5.6 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror Type 2     Print LZOS 500mm f/5.6 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror Type 2 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 5 1:4 fixed     220 105 113 130 1200 MF only   -/-       2003 has an interchangeable mount piece ("Type 2" is a classification used by dvdtechcameras.com)  
LZOS 1000mm f/10.0 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror Type 2     Print LZOS 51000mm f/10 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror Type 2 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 2.5 1:4 fixed     400 116 125 210 1900 MF only   -/-       2004 Nickname: "Russentonne"; has an interchangeable mount piece ("Type 2" is a classification used by dvdtechcameras.com)  
Magnicon AF 28-70mm f/2.8-4.5 MC           ?       6     52                        
Magnicon AF 70-210mm f/4.0 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.
Meyer Optik Görlitz 35mm f/2.8 Trioplan           ana./dig. limited     22 12   30 39 61.5 50 220 MF only   -/-       ann. f. 09.2017 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 f/2.0 Figmentum     Print Meyer Optik Görlitz 35mm f/2.0 Figmentum Specifications     ana./dig. limited 63   22 9   25 55     370 MF only   -/-       2015    
Meyer Optik Görlitz 50mm f/2.9 Trioplan           ana./dig. limited 21 1:4 22 12   28 35.5 62 39 200 MF only | FF   -/-       ann. f. 01.2017 lenses are made of Schott glass  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 58mm f/1.9 Primoplan           ana./dig. limited     22 12     37     200 MF only   -/-       ann. f. Q1 2017 lenses are made of Schott/O’Hara glass  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 75mm f/1.9 Primoplan           ana./dig. limited     16 14   75 62     300 MF only   -/-       ann. f. 12.2016    
Meyer Optik Görlitz 85mm f/2.0 Figmentum     Print Meyer Optik Görlitz 85mm f/2.0 Figmentum Specifications     ana./dig. limited 29   22 10 polygonal 85 55     425 MF only   -/-     retractable 2015    
Meyer Optik Görlitz 85mm f/1.5 Somnium     Print Meyer Optik Görlitz 85mm f/1.5 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 f/2.6 Trimagon           ana./dig. limited 25   22 15 rounded 110 52       MF only   -/-       2016* *first prototypes reported in 2015; contains Schott/O’Hara glass  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 100mm f/2.8 Trioplan           ana./dig. limited 24   22 15   100 52       MF only   -/-       2016* *first prototypes were announced for 05.2015; contains Schott glass; standard edition in black, limited editions were made available during 2016: Titanium (100pcs, SN #1 - 100) and Golden Eye (10pcs, SN #1 - 10)  
Meyer Optik Görlitz 135mm f/2.8 Figmentum     Print Meyer Optik Görlitz 135mm f/2.8 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 f/1.8 and the 85mm Somnium was planned to become an 85mm f/1.4. 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.
Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 Super Macro 4.5x (Creator Series)     Print Mitakon Creator Series 20mm f/2.0 Super Macro Specifications     ana./dig. limited   4.5:1 - 4:1 16 3   20 -/- 62 60 230 MF only   -/-     -/- Zhongyi Opt. 2016 focus to infinity is not supported  
Mitakon 35mm f/2.0 (Creator Series)     Print Mitakon Creator Series 35mm f/2.0 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 64   22 9   25 55     310 MF only | RF 180 -/-       Zhongyi Opt. 2014 rebadge sold by Oshiro Lenstip review
Mitakon 35mm f/1.9     Print Mitakon 35mm f/1.9 Specifications     APS-C limited 46   22 12 circular 20 49 61 55 276 MF only   -/-       Zhongyi Opt. 2010 (?) black and silver editions (both seen pictured (user review) with color matched screw-in lens hood, though not sure whether original or not); available with AF confirmation chip  
Mitakon 85mm f/2.0 MC (Mark I)     Print Mitakon 85mm f/2.0 MC Specifications     ana./dig. limited 28.5         85 52 58 64 (270 ?) MF only   -/-     -/- Zhongyi Opt. 2010 (?) also sold labeled SYZYGX  
Mitakon 85mm f/2.0 AMC (Mark II; Creator Series)     Print Mitakon 85mm f/2.0 AMC Specifications ana./dig. limited 28.5   22 10 rounded 85 55 68 69 370 MF only | IF   -/-     retractable, round Zhongyi Opt. 2010 (?) also sold labeled SYZYGX; sometimes (always?) feat. AF confirmation chip; silver and black editions; iris settings are limited to 2.8, 4.0, 5.6, 8.0, 11.0 + 22.0; dedicated Close-Up Lens 1:1@85mm macro attachement (2/2 construction, 140g) available  
Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 Speedmaster     Print Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 Speedmaster Specifications ana./dig. limited 29   16 11 circular 100 77 83 96 921 MF only | IF 270 -/-     bayonet (no hood available) Zhongyi Opt. 2015 feat. stepless aperture control Lenstip review
Mitakon 135mm f/2.8 AMC (Creator Series)     Print Mitakon Creator Series 135mm f/2.8 AMC Specifications ana./dig. limited 18   22 6 polygonal 150 58 68 125 700 MF only   -/-     retractable, round Zhongyi Opt. 2010 (?) iris settings are limited to 2.8, 4.0, 5.6, 8.0, 11.0, 16.0 + 22.0; rebadge sold by Oshiro  
Mitakon 135mm f/1.4 Speedmaster           ana./dig. limited       11   160 105     ~3000 MF only   -/-       ann. for early 2016 stepless aperture; from 10.2015 - 03.2017+ offered as a $500 non-refundable deposit reserve option ($2999 MSRP, production limited to less than 100 copies); pre-production prototype was announced to be exhibited at PhotoPlus Expo 10.2015  
  • The term Creator Series first came to my attention at Photokina 2014. The series included the 2/35, a 2/85 and a 2.8/135 - all specified to be full frame lenses.
Monochrom 41.5mm Pancake         ana./dig. limited         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 f/180~200 Pinhole           ana./dig. limited         pinhole           none   -/- -/- -/- -/-   kind of body cap with a laser cut hole  
Monochrom 65mm f/5-180* Subjektiv         ana./dig. limited           12** 52       MF only   -/-     -/- 2007 *delivered with pinhole f/180, zone plate f/32 and acrylic lens f/5; optionally available are achromatic glass lens f/5 plus aperture tube f/8 and a tripple element construction 65mm f/5.6 Subjektar (remove module holder to install); **with pinhole  
Opteka 85mm f/1.8     Print Opteka 85mm f/1.8 Specifications   ana./dig. limited 28.5   22 6 polygonal 85 55 63.5 70 380 MF only | IF   -/-     thread, round 2013 (?) this is not a Samyang! (origin unknown, also rebadged 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 (nothing in between); accompanied by crazy marketing stories reported to be of rather cheap quality (chromatic abberation/purple fringe, bad bokeh, stuck apertures after few times in use)
  • Refer to Still Lenses C/EF > Samyang for Opteka rebadges of Samyang lenses.
Oshiro 35mm f/2.0 LD UNC AL     Print Oshiro 35mm f/2.0 LD UNC AL Specifications   ana./dig. limited 64   22 9   25 55 63.5 69.9 309 MF only   -/-       Zhongyi Opt.* 2015 *see Mitakon  
Oshiro 60mm f/2.8 Macro 2:1     Print Oshiro 60mm f/2.8 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 *in macro mode the lens works on full frame cameras, but shots at normal (non-macro) distances will seriously vignet all around the frame (caused by the flare blocking diaphragm infront of the front element); **see Laowa/Venus  
Oshiro 135mm f/2.8 LD UNC AL     Print Oshiro 135mm f/2.8 LD UNC AL Specifications   ana./dig. limited 18   22 9 polygonal 150 58 68 125 700 MF only   -/-     retractable, round Zhongyi Opt.* 2015 *see Mitakon; iris settings are limited to 2.8, 4.0, 5.6, 8.0, 11.0, 16.0 + 22.0  
  • Refer to Still Lenses C/EF > Samyang for Oshiro rebadges of Samyang lenses.
Phoenix AF 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 [09-552]     Print Phoenix AF 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 [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 f/3.5-5.6 [09-555]     Print Phoenix AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 [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 f/2.8-3.8 [09-553]     Print Phoenix AF 28-105mm f/2.8-3.8 [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 f/4.2-6.5 Aspherical [09-562]     Print Phoenix AF 28-210mm f/4.2-6.5 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 f/3.5-5.6 [09-554]     Print Phoenix AF 28-210mm f/3.5-5.6 [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 f/4.0-6.3 [09-556]     Print Phoenix AF 28-300mm f/4.0-6.3 [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 f/4.5-5.6 [09-559]     Print Phoenix AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 [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 f/4.5-5.6 [09-557]     Print Phoenix AF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 [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 f/3.5 Macro w/ Macro Adapter Lens [09-551]     Print Phoenix AF 100mm f/3.5 Macro w/ Macro Adapter Lens [09-551] Specifications     analog/digital 24 1:2 (1:1) 22     34 49 68 70.5 208     -/-     screw-in Cosina working distance at 1:1 is 43mm; probably 280g incl. 1:1 adapter  
Phoenix AF 100-300mm f/5.6-6.7 [09-560]     Print Phoenix AF 100-300mm f/5.6-6.7 [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 f/4.5-6.7 [09-561]     Print Phoenix AF 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 [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 was U.S. distributor for Samyang's MF lenses, they disappeared during 2007/2008 and were replaced by OmegaSatter. Phoenix as a brand name still exists, but the AF lenses mainly sold out and disappeared.
Photex 35mm f/2.8 S&T-Lens           ana./dig. limited 67   22     30 62   81.5 (incl. mount) 900 MF only   -/-       2004 produced by Arax/Arsenal (see Arax 35mm f/2.8 TS MC comments for details); tilt range = 8°, shift range = 10mm  
Photex 80mm f/2.8 S&T-Lens           ana./dig. limited 45   22 6   60 62     1200 MF only   -/-         produced by Arax/Arsenal (see Arax 80mm f/2.8 TS MC comments for details); tilt range = 8°, shift range = 11mm  
Rising 40mm f/182 Pinhole Wide         ana./dig. limited     fixed -/- circular           -/-   -/-       ~2010 the pinhole is approx. 0.22mm in diameter  
Rising 40mm f/182 Pinhole Wide V         ana./dig. limited     fixed -/- circular           -/-   -/-       ~2010 same as above but with built-in lens hood (V = Vignetting)  
Rising 49mm f/223 Pinhole         ana./dig. limited     fixed -/- circular           -/-   -/-       ~2010 the pinhole is approx. 0.22mm in diameter; EnjoyYourCamera (seller) specifies an average exposure time of 3.3 seconds .... use with a tripod  
  • Another lens in a cap.
Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm f/2.8 PC-Super-Angulon   Print Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm f/2.8 PC-Super-Angulon Specifications   ana./dig. limited 93.4 1:6 22 5 polygonal 28 67EW* 75 86.5 565 MF only   -/-     #920/Leica 12540** 1988 *(rubber, screw-in); **67EW takes special B+W accessories only; dual horizontal/vertical shift range = 11mm, diagonal shift range = 9.5mm, completely non-electronical; exchangeable mount piece; Zörk 12° tilt only conversion available  
Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm f/4.5 HM Aspheric TS-PC Super-Angulon     Print Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm f/4.5 HM Aspheric TS-PC Super-Angulon Specifications     ana./dig. limited     16 6 polygonal 35 122 125 145 1660 MF only   -/-       2014 tilt range = 8°, shift range = 12mm, 360° rotation; tripod collar  
Schneider-Kreuznach 35mm f/1.6 Xenon           ana./dig. limited   1:9 16 9 rounded 45   85.5 144   IF           see comments introduced at Photokina 2012 as f/1.4 lens with release announced for summer 2013 (with dumb mount), re-announced at Photokina 2014 for 2015 with fully electronic mount  
Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm f/1.4 Xenon           ana./dig. limited   1:10 16 9 rounded 60   85.5 103               see comments introduced at Photokina 2012 with release announced for summer 2013 with dumb mount, re-announced at Photokina 2014 for 2015 with fully electronic mount  
Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm f/2.2 Xenon-Emerald           ana./dig. limited               59.6 23.4 (43.2 total) 203 MF only | FLE ?   -/- yes (acc. to mfc.)   2010 400-1000nm broadband coating; lens primarily targeted at high resolution area/line scan applications; lockable aperture and focus position; default mount is N/F, Canon EF possible on request; read note 1) below!!  
Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm f/2.8 HM TS-PC Super-Angulon   Print Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm f/2.8 HM TS-PC Super-Angulon Specifications ana./dig. limited     16 6 polygonal 65 95 106 128.3 1200 MF only   -/-     PC-TS Super-Angulon 2.8/50 HM 2010 tilt range = 8°, shift range = 12mm; exchangeable mount  
Schneider-Kreuznach 85mm f/2.4 Makro-Symmar           ana./dig. limited   1:2 22 9 rounded 38 77 92.8 89   IF           see comments introduced at Photokina 2012, announced for summer 2013 with dumb mount, re-announced at Photokina 2014 for 2015 with fully electronic mount  
Schneider-Kreuznach 90mm f/4.5 HM TS-PC Makro-Symmar   Print Schneider-Kreuznach 90mm f/4.0 HM TS-PC Makro-Symmar Specifications ana./dig. limited   1:6 16 6 polygonal 60 95 106 139.3 996 MF only   -/-     embedded 2010 tilt range = 8°, shift range = 12mm; exchangeable mount; the prototypes were f/4.0 (although optically identical)  
Schneider-Kreuznach 100mm f/2.8 Xenon-Emerald           ana./dig. limited               60 93.7 463 MF only | FLE ?   -/- yes (acc. to mfc.)   2010 400-1000nm broadband coating; lens primarily targeted at high resolution area/line scan applications; lockable aperture and focus position; default mount is N/F, Canon EF possible on request  
  • According to the technical blueprints of the Xenon-Emeralds it shall be difficult to mount the 50mm lens to SLRs by traditional means. The rear element protrudes far into the body (by 18.1mm, measured from the outer bayonet's surface), 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. The 100mm X.-Emerald does not show this issue.
  • Refer to Video/Cine Gear > Cine Lenses > Other Brands for Schneider-Kreuznach Cine-Xenar II and III series.
  • Schneider-Kreuznach publishes 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
Skink 42mm f/145 Pinhole Pancake (Classic Edition)         ana./dig. limited 54   fixed -/- circular   -/-     176 -/-   -/-     -/- 2012 (?) pinhole is 0.29mm in diameter; made from 316L stainless steel; zone plate (13 zones, f/55) and zone sieve (19 zones, f/91) are included in the Pro set only; older versions came in M42  
Skink 42mm f/145 Pinhole Pancake for EOS (Retro Edition)         ana./dig. limited 54   fixed -/- circular   46       -/-   -/-     -/- 2012 (?) made from black anodized aluminum; zone plate (13 zones, f/55) and zone sieve (19 zones, f/91) are included in the Pro set only  
  • Another lens in a cap.
Soligor AF 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 MC Zoom     Print Soligor AF 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 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 f/3.5-5.6 MC Zoom-Macro     Print Soligor AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 MC Zoom-Macro Specifications     analog/digital   1:5.3 16     50 58 70 74 295     rotary     bayonet Cosina    
Soligor AF 28-105mm f/2.8-3.8 MC Zoom     Print Soligor AF 28-105mm f/2.8-3.8 MC Zoom Specifications     analog/digital 75 - 23 1:12 22     150 72 76 90 437     push-pull     bayonet, round Cosina    
Soligor AF 28-210mm f/4.2-6.5 MC Aspherical Zoom     Print Soligor AF 28-210mm f/4.2-6.5 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 f/3.5-5.6 MC Zoom     Print Soligor AF 28-210mm f/3.5-5.6 MC Zoom Specifications     analog/digital 77 - 12         190 72   107 560     push-pull       Cosina    
Soligor AF 28-300mm f/4.0-6.3 MC     Print Soligor AF 28-300mm f/4.0-6.3 MC Specifications     analog/digital   1:5.5 16     190 77 82 122 570     push-pull       Cosina black edition  
Soligor AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 MC Zoom     Print Soligor AF 70-210mm f/4.5-5.6 MC Zoom Specifications     analog/digital 34 - 11 1:5 22     134 55 69 105 420     push-pull     bayonet      
Soligor AF 70-210mm f/2.8-4.0 MC Tele-Macro     Print Soligor AF 70-210mm f/2.8-4.0 MC Tele-Macro Specifications     analog/digital 34 - 11 1:2.5 22     80 62 74 130 680     push-pull     bayonet      
Soligor AF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 MC     Print Soligor AF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 MC Specifications     analog/digital 35.1 - 8 1:5 22     150 62 74 133 470     rotary     bayonet   white design  
Soligor AF 100mm f/3.5 MC Macro w/ Matched Macro Adaptor     Print Soligor AF 100mm f/3.5 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 f/5.6-6.7 MC Zoom-Macro     Print Soligor AF 100-300mm f/5.6-6.7 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 f/4.5-6.7 MC Zoom     Print Soligor AF 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7 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 f/5.6 185° SuperFisheye   Print Sunex 5.6mm f/5.6 185° SuperFisheye Specifications   APS-C only* 185 circ.   fixed     50 -/- 70 90 470 fixed   -/-     -/- 2008 *might physically fit to full format either; dedicated Panoramic Rotator #SUR3S (tripod head) available  
Tycoon 400mm f/5.6 ED 400     Print Tycoon 400mm f/5.6 ED 400 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 6   22 16 circular 1200 77 96 360 2250 MF only   -/-     screw-in, round YXGX 2014 presented at Photokina 2014  
Tycoon 560mm f/5.0 ED 560     Print Tycoon 560mm f/5.0 ED 560 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 4   16 24 circular 1200 112 144 588 5450 MF only   -/-     screw-in, round YXGX 2014 presented at Photokina 2014  
  • YXGX is a shorty of YiXiong Optics Apparatus Ltd. Co. from China.
  • The Tycoon scopes feature a dumb fixed mount, available for EF among others (M42 and 'AF'). Use Tycoon's PL25mm eyepiece to transform the lenses into spotting scopes.
Venus 60mm f/2.8 Macro 2:1     Print Venus 60mm f/2.8 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 2015 *in macro mode the lens works on full frame cameras, but shots at normal (non-macro) distances will seriously vignet all around the frame (caused by the flare blocking diaphragm infront 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 f/3.5-5.6 MC     Print Cosina AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 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 f/3.5-5.6 MC     Print Cosina AF 28-210mm f/3.5-5.6 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 f/4.2-6.5 Aspherical IF     Print Vitacon AF 28-210mm f/4.2-6.5 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 f/3.5 MC Macro w/ Matched Macro Adaptor     Print Vitacon AF 100mm f/3.5 MC Macro Specifications     analog/digital 24 1:2 (1:1) 22     34 49 68 70.5 208     -/-     screw-in 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 f/5.6-6.7 MC Zoom Macro     Print Vitacon AF 100-300mm f/5.6-6.7 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 f/3.5-5.6, the 28-105mm f/2.8-3.8, the 28-300mm f/4.0-5.6, the two 70-210mm lenses f/4.5-5.6 and f/2.8-4.0, the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 and the 100-400mm f/4.5-6.7.
Yasuhara Momo 100 43mm f/6.4           ana./dig. limited 53.4   22 6 rounded   37 65 28 145     -/-       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; available via Kickstarter  
Yongnuo EF 35mm f/2.0   Print Yongnuo EF 35mm f/2.0 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 EF 50mm f/1.8     Print Yongnuo EF 50mm f/1.8 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 EF 50mm f/1.4     Print Yongnuo EF 50mm f/1.4 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, ready to preorder; features full time manual Micro-USM  
Yongnuo EF 85mm f/1.8       analog/digital 28.5 1:7.7   9   85 58 81.0 79.5 460     -/-     YN-ET-65 (bayonet, round) 2017    
Yongnuo EF 100mm f/2.0         analog/digital   1:7.1 22 9 rounded 90 58 76.6 83 387 MM   -/-     bayonet 2016    
Zenit 8mm f/3.5 Zenitar-C     Print Zenit 8mm f/3.5 Zenitar-C Specifications     ana./dig. limited 180 circ.   22     15   89 90 650 MF only   -/-     -/- KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 16mm f/2.8 MC Zenitar-C     Print Zenit 16mm f/2.8 MC Zenitar-C Specifications     ana./dig. limited ~165 diag.   22     30   61 65 310 MF only | IF   -/-     screw mount KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 20mm f/2.8 Zenitar-C     Print Zenit 20mm f/2.8 Zenitar-C Specifications     ana./dig. limited 96   22     25   70 50 270 MF only   -/-     screw mount KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 28mm f/2.8 Zenitar-C     Print Zenit 28mm f/2.8 Zenitar-C Specifications     ana./dig. limited 75   22     30   63 43.5 180 MF only   -/-     screw mount 2013* *according to allphotolenses.com; technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 50mm f/1.2 Zenitar-C     Print Zenit 50mm f/1.2 Zenitar-C Specifications     APS-C limited 32   16 9   45 58 75.5 83.5 630 MF only   -/-     screw mount KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog; a prototype was presented at Photokina 2012  
Zenit 58mm f/2.0 MC-Helios-44C-4     Print Zenit 58mm f/2.0 MC-Helios-44C-4 Specifications     ana./dig. limited 40   16     45   64 59 300 MF only   -/-     screw mount KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 85mm f/1.5 Helios-40-2C     Print Zenit 85mm f/1.5 Helios-40-2C Specifications     ana./dig. limited 28   22     80   82 99 950 MF only   -/-     screw mount KMZ ~2014 technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
Zenit 85mm f/1.4 MC Zenitar-1C     Print Zenit 85mm f/1.4 MC Zenitar-1C Specifications     ana./dig. limited 28   22     90   75 63 520 MF only   -/-     screw mount 2013* *according to allphotolenses.com; technical data according to Zenit's Photokina 2014 catalog  
  • See KMZ for the classic mount-modded type-2 Zenitar-M and -H versions.
Zörk Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm f/2.8 PC-Super-Angulon Tilt     Print Schneider-Kreuznach 28mm f/2.8 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   a 12° tilt only conversion of an otherwise shift only lens made on request (made of new lenses only); EF mount available among others  

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