Vintage And Modern Non-C/EF Catadioptric Supertele (Mirror) Lenses Worth An Adaption To Canon EF - Canon EOS Technoclopedia

Super Tele Mirror Lenses (≥450mm) Mounts1 eBay Price Angle Of View2 Max. Magnif. Min. Aperture Min. Dist. (cm) Filter (mm) Diameter (mm) Length (mm) Weight (g) Lens Hood Produced Comments Tests3
Accura 500mm f/8.0 Ultratel Mirror           fixed             1968 - 1973    
B. & Crown Optics 1200mm f/13.3 Mirror   T2                       might be identical to the Soligor & VisionKing ones  
B.I.G. 500mm f/5.6 MC Makro Mirror   P6     1:4 fixed 200 105 110 155 1400     originally delivered with 1.4x UV, 4x ND & orange (front) filters  
Bosma 500mm f/8.0 Mirror [C01N01]   M42       fixed   72              
Bosma 500mm f/6.3 Mirror [C00101]   M42       fixed   95              
Bower 500mm f/8.0 Mirror [SLY5008]   T   5 1:2.7 fixed 172 R30.5 77 87.7 320   2008 (?) same tech data like the old Phoenix lens, also sold as Vivitar and Walimex  
Bower 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror [SLY50063]   T   5   fixed 200 R34/95 98 119.5 705   Samyang 2009    
Bower 800mm f/8.0 DX Mirror [SLY8008]   T   3   fixed 350 R30.5/105 111 144.5 946.4   Samyang 2008    
Cambron 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T2     Macro fixed             1976    
Cambron 500-800mm f/8.0-12.0 Zoom Mirror   T2       fixed to focus 400     115 836     tripod mount  
Carl Zeiss 500mm f/8.0 Mirotar T*   C/Y   4.9   fixed 350 82 88 113.5 802 built-in   if "Made in Japan", it's manufactured by Kyocera; feat. tripod collar  
Carl Zeiss 500mm f/4.5 Mirotar   C/Y   5   fixed 350 49 (revolver) 193 235 4500        
Carl Zeiss 1000mm f/5.6 Mirotar   C/Y   4.5   fixed 1200 60 (revolver) 250 420 16600     for up to 6x6cm negatives, f=1020.6mm; length of 327.6mm without filter magazine  
Carl Zeiss Jena 500mm f/4.0 Mirror   M42       fixed   built-in     8400        
Carl Zeiss Jena 1000mm f/5.6 Mirror ('Spiegelobjektiv')   M42 | P6       fixed 1600       13500 incl./built-in (?)   came in black, white or gray, adapter for M42 included  
Caspeco 450mm f/5.6 Mirror   T       fixed             1970 - 1975    
Caspeco 1000mm f/10.0 Mirror           fixed             1970 - 1975    
Celestron 500mm f/5.6 Mirror                         1978    
Celestron 800mm f/9.0 Mirror                         1968    
Celestron 1250mm f/10.0 Special Coatings Mirror   N/F                       Schmidt-Cassegrain type Modern Photography 02/1977
Centon 500mm f/8.0 MC Mirror   T2 23€ 5 1:2.7 fixed 172 R30.5/72              
Chinon 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T   5   fixed         appr. 1500     has gray filters built-in (2x and two more)  
Danubia 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T2   5     170 R30.5 77 88 320        
Ennex 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror   T   5   fixed 200 R34/95 98 119.5 705 PH-095S Samyang ~2012    
Ennex 800mm f/8.0 Mirror   T   3   fixed 350 R30.5/105 111 144.5 946.4 PH-105S Samyang ~2012    
Exakta 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T2 40€ 5 1:2.7 fixed 170 R30.5/72 76.2 86.4 360   Samyang following the Exakta data sheet diameter is 70mm ... less than filter size :))  
Falcon 500mm f/8.0 ED Mirror   T   5 1:2.7 fixed 172 R30.5 77 87.7 320   Samyang 2009    
Falcon 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror   T   5   fixed 200 R34/95 98 119.5 705   Samyang 2009    
Falcon 800mm f/8.0 DX Mirror   T   3   fixed 350 R30.5/105 111 144.5 946.4   Samyang 2009    
Hanimex 500mm f/8.0 HMC Mirror   T2     1:2.7 fixed   R30.5/72 (67?)       screw-in 1970 - 1974* *source: usedprice.com  
Hanimex 750mm f/11.0 Mirror                         1970 - 1974* *source: usedprice.com  
Hartblei 500mm f/5.6 MC Mirror     140€ (US)   1:4 fixed 220 105           tripod collar  
Honeywell 750mm f/6.0 Lumetar Mirror                 152.4   1820   1976 - 1980* *source: usedprice.com Modern Photography 06/1975
Honeywell 1250mm f/10.0 Lumetar Mirror                         1974 - 1978* *source: usedprice.com  
Kalimar 500mm f/8.0 MC Mirror   T 34€ (US) 5 1:2.7 fixed 172 R30.5/72 appr. 75 appr. 100 appr. 500 -/-      
Kelda by Kaili 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror   T2   5   fixed 200   79 85.4 597   2014    
Kenko 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror   T2   5   fixed 200 R34/95 98 122 705   Samyang 2008    
Kenko 800mm f/8.0 DX Mirror   T2   3   fixed 350 R30.5/105 111 144.5 946.4   Samyang 2008    
Kilfitt 500mm f/5.6 Sport Reflectar   M42       fixed                  
Kilfitt 1000mm f/8.0 Sport Reflectar   M42       fixed                  
KMZ 500mm f/8.0 MTO 500 Mirror   M42       fixed             1950s one of the Grand Prix Brussel 1958 lenses; tripod collar; exchangeable mount pieces available for M42 and M39  
Leitz Wetzlar 500mm f/8.0 M(irro)R-Telyt-R   L/R       fixed   R/F       built-in      
Lentar 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   M42       fixed   R35.5/built-in       built-in 1971 - 1976    
Lytkarino 500mm f/8.0 MC ЗM-5CA (MC ZM-5SA) Mirror [3M-5CA, ZM-5CA]   M42 35€ 5   fixed 400 72 83 139 620 -/-   ex-communist russia Lytkarino is today LZOS, lenses are sometimes marked with a star in a pentacon reading CCCP (stands for extraordinary export quality)  
Lytkarino 500mm f/8.0 ЗM-5A (ZM-5A) Mirror [3M-5A]   M42 | N/F 66€ | 5   fixed 400 77   165 1500 built-in rec. 1974 - 1980* *means I only have records about lenses from that period; has two fixed tripod mounts for portrait and landscape formats; exchangeable mount pieces: M42 & KP-A/N [KП-A/H = N/F] center/edge performance: 35/22lpmm (source unknown, maybe the original manual)
Lytkarino 500mm f/8.0 ЗM-5A-MC (ZM-5A-MC) Mirror [3M-5A-MC]   M42 | N/F 110€ | 5   fixed 400 77   165 1500 built-in rec. 1980 - 1983* *means I only have records about lenses from that period; has two fixed tripod mounts for portrait and landscape formats; exchangeable mount pieces: M42 & KP-A/N [KП-A/H = N/F]  
Lytkarino 500mm f/6.3 ЗM-6A (ZM-6A) Mirror [3M-6A]   M42   5   fixed 600 95 112.5 182 1400 built-in rec. 1984 - 1991* *means I only have records about lenses from that period;  
Lytkarino 500mm f/8.0 MTO-500 Mirror   M42   5   fixed 400 77         appr. 1970s seen in M39 with M42 step-up style adapter ring; has a tripod collar Modern Photography 03/1979
Lytkarino 550mm f/8.5 MTO-500A Mirror   M42   4.?   fixed 400 77 104 160 1243   appr. 1970s has a "GOST 5.261-69" tripod collar  
Lytkarino 1000mm f/10.0 MTO-1000 Mirror   M42 200€ 2.5   fixed 800 116              
Lytkarino 1000mm f/10.0 MTO-11CA (MTO-11SA) Mirror   M42 130€ 2.5   fixed 800 116 126 139 1950 built-in rec. 1983 - 1988* *means I only have records about lenses from that period; said to be a clone, but it's still sold by LZOS today  
Lytkarino 1100mm f/10.5 MTO 1000A Mirror M42 | N/F 145€ | 2.3   fixed 1000 120 138 278 3600 built-in rec. 1969 - 1980* *means I only have records about lenses from that period; has two fixed tripod mounts for portrait and landscape formats; exchangeable mount pieces: M42 & KP-A/N [KП-A/H = N/F]  
Lytkarino 1100mm f/10.5 MTO-1000 AM Mirror   M42   2.5   fixed 1000 120 138 230 2700 built-in rec. 1979 - 1982* *means I only have records about lenses from that period; has two fixed tripod mounts for portrait and landscape formats  
LZOS 500mm f/8.0 MC ЗM-5CA (MC ZM-5SA) Mirror Type 1 [3M-5CA, ZM-5CA]   M42 35€ 5   fixed 400 72 83 139 620 -/- rec. 1986 - 2004* *means I only have records about lenses from that period; has a fixed mount ("Type 1/2" is a classification used by dvdtechcameras.com)  
LZOS 500mm f/8.0 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror w/ MC TK-2**   M42 65€ 5 1:4 fixed 220 77 81 99 550 yes   *matched 2x MC tele converter Review available at iXBT Labs
LZOS 500mm f/5.6 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror Type 1   M42   5 1:4 fixed 220 105 113 130 (235*) 1200 (1560*) yes appr. 2002 - 2004 *incl. lens hood and M42>T2 + T2>EOS adapters; has a fixed mount ("Type 1/2" is a classification used by dvdtechcameras.com); has two fixed tripod mounts for portrait and landscape formats  
LZOS 500mm f/5.6 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror Type 2   M42 | N/F   5 1:4 fixed 220 105 113 130 1200   2005 (?) has an interchangeable mount piece, also available for C/EF, M/SR ("Type 1/2" is a classification used by dvdtechcameras.com)  
LZOS 1000mm f/10.0 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror Type 1   M42 140€ 2.5 1:4 fixed 400 R/116 125 210 1900   rec. 1996 - 2008* *means I only have records about lenses from that period; Nickname: "Russentonne"; has tripod collar and a fixed M42 mount ("Type 1/2" is a classification used by dvdtechcameras.com)  
LZOS 1000mm f/10.0 MC Rubinar Makro Mirror Type 2   M42 | N/F   2.5 1:4 fixed 400 116 125 210 1900   2004 (?) Nickname: "Russentonne"; has an interchangeable mount piece, also available for C/EF, M/SR ("Type 1/2" is a classification used by dvdtechcameras.com)  
Makinon 500mm f/8.0 MC Mirror   N | R/B     1:4 fixed     79 115 480 (?)   1979 - 1985 also available for C/FD  
Meade 1000mm f/11.0 Coated Mirror   T           102             Modern Photography 03/1982
Olympus 500mm f/8.0 Zuiko Reflex   O/OM   5 1:7 fixed 400 72 81 97 590 built-in 1982   Modern Photography 08/1984 (best center & corner contrast)
Opteka 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T2   5 1:2.7 fixed 160 R30.5/72 76.2 86.4 360        
Osawa 500mm f/8.0 MC Mirror   T2       fixed             1977    
Osawa 650mm f/8.5 Mirror   T2       fixed             1982 - 1986    
Panagor 500mm f/8.0 Reflex           fixed             1983 - 1985 fixed mount, also available for M/SR; distributed by Peter Gray & Associates, L.A. (similar to Elicar brand)  
Panagor 800mm f/11.0 (PMC?) Mirror           fixed             1983 - 1985 distributed by Peter Gray & Associates, L.A. (similar to Elicar brand)  
Phoenix 500mm f/8.0 Mirror [#09-060]   T   5 1:2.7 fixed 170 R30.5/72 77 87.7 320   Samyang    
Phoenix 500mm f/6.3 TDX Mirror [#09-081]   T   5   fixed 185 R34/95 98   appr. 625   Samyang 2008    
Phoenix 800mm f/8.0 TDX Mirror [#09-082]   T   3   fixed 185 R34/112 136.5   appr. 835   Samyang 2008    
Pixco 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror   T   5   fixed 200 R34/95 98 119.5 705 PH-095S Samyang ~2012    
Polar 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror   T 60€ 5 1:2.5 fixed 170 72 100 125 700   Samyang    
Polaroid 500mm f/8.0 DX Mirror [PL-500F8M]   T   5 1:2.7 fixed 172 R30.5 77 87.7 320   Samyang ~2012 same tech data like the old Phoenix lens, also sold as Bower, Falcon, Polaroid, Rokinon, Vivitar and Walimex  
Polaroid 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror [PL-500F6M]   T   5   fixed 200 R34/95 98 119.5 705 PH-095S Samyang ~2012 comes in black instead of white  
Polaroid 900mm f/8.0 DX Mirror [PL-900M]   T   3 1:2.7 fixed 350 R30.5/105   140 (?) 640 (?)   Samyang ~2012 this is most likely a Samyang 800mm f/8.0, although it comes in black instead of white  
Prinz 500mm f/8.0 Miroflex   T2       fixed   R-Gel     1300 screw-in 1972 - 1976    
Prinz 500mm f/8.0 Telephoto Mirror   N/F 48€ (US)     fixed 400           Sigma tripod collar; exchangeable mount piece; Sigma (Σ-...) SN signature  
ProOptic 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T2     1:2.7 fixed               marketed by Adorama  
ProOptic 500mm f/6.3 Mirror   T2   5   fixed   R34/95 98 95.8 - 110.2* 685   Samyang *length measured by PopPhoto (excl. mount); full focus throw of 130° measured by PopPhoto as well; marketed by Adorama Popular Photography (Hands-On) 03/2009
ProOptic 800mm f/8.0 Mirror   T2       fixed               marketed by Adorama  
ProOptic 1000mm f/11.0 Mirror   T2       fixed 1005 67 69.9 317.5 638        
Quantaray 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T2     1:4   250           2002    
Questar 700mm f/8.0 Mirror   T 388€ (US)     fixed 300 95         1977 - 1982   Modern Photography 01/1977 (best corner & center resolution)
Questar 1400mm f/16.0 Mirror           fixed             1978 - 1982    
Questar 2800mm f/16.0 Mirror                         1977 - 1981    
Revue 500mm f/8.0 Mirror     56€   Macro fixed 300                
Revuenon 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T       fixed 400 77     575        
Rokinon 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T   5 1:2.7 fixed 172 R30.5 77 87.7 320   Samyang 2009    
Rokinon 500mm f/6.3 Mirror   T   5   fixed 200 R34/95 98 119.5 705   Samyang 2009 available in black or white  
Rokinon 800mm f/8.0 Mirror   T   3   fixed 350 R30.5/105 111 144.5 946.4   Samyang 2009 available in black or white  
Rokunar 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   M42 (?) 52€ (US)     fixed 170 (?) 72              
Rokunar 500mm f/8.0 Reflex   T 30€ (US)     fixed 250 (?) 72              
Samyang 500mm f/8.0 Mirror T   5 1:2.7 fixed 172 R30.5 77 87.7 320   2008 (?) same tech data like the old Phoenix lens, also sold as Bower, Falcon, Polaroid, Rokinon, Vivitar and Walimex  
Samyang 500mm f/6.3 Mirror T   5   fixed 200 R34/95 98 119.5 705 PH-095S 2008 also sold as Bower, Ennex, Falcon, Pixco, Polar, Polaroid, Pro-Optik (full focus throw of 130° measured by PopPhoto), Rokinon, T.K.L. and Walimex  
Samyang 800mm f/8.0 Mirror T   3   fixed 350 R30.5/105 111 144.5 946.4 PH-105S 2008 DX labeled version produced for Bower, Falcon, Kenko and Polaroid (900mm f/8), TDX labeled version produced for Phoenix, also sold as Ennex, Rokinon, T.K.L., Vivitar and Walimex, as well as there are no-name (wholesale) versions available  
Sigma 500mm f/8.0 XQ Ultra-Telephoto Mirror   T       fixed 400 77         1977    
Sigma 500mm f/8.0 Ultra-Telephoto Mirror   T 55€                        
Sigma 500mm f/4.0 XQ MC Ultra-Telephoto Mirror   T                     1976 has a handle and tripod mount  
Sigma 500mm f/4.0 Ultratelephoto Mirror   T       fixed 1371 R37.5   220 3200   1977    
Sigma 600mm f/8.0 MC Mirror-Telephoto   C/Y | M42 | O/OM | N/F | P/K ||| 200€ (US) | 100€ 4 1:3 fixed 200 R22.5/86 (95?) 92 121.1 753 screw-in 1977/78* *Monaghan lists 2 different versions, sigmauser.co.uk lists one version dated to 1980; more recently (1987) also available for C/EF (see Sigma lens list); tripod collar; special edition in white available; came with a 4 piece rear filter set (yellow, orange, red + nd) Modern Photography 11/1981
Sigma 1000mm f/13.5 MC Mirror-Telephoto   P/K   2.5   fixed 500 R30.5/86 92 186.5 1050 retractable 1979 tripod mount  
Sirius 500mm f/8.8 MC Mirror   T       fixed                  
Soligor 500mm f/8.8 S/M MC Mirror   T2 32€   1:4 fixed                  
Soligor 500mm f/8.0 C/D Mirror Snapshot of Soligor 500mm f/8.0 C/D Mirror T2 35€   1:4 fixed 250 R/77       screw-in 1978 - 1988 matched Soligor C/D 7 2x Mirror Converter (w/ tripod mount) available Modern Photography 10/1980 (worst contrast II)
Soligor 500-800mm f/8.0-12.0 Zoom Mirror   T2       fixed to focus appr. 350 -/-         1983 - 1987 matched 2x TC available  
Soligor 650mm f/8.5 Mirror   T2       fixed             1978 - 1984    
Soligor 1200mm f/13.3 Mirror   T2   2.1 1:7 fixed 840     325 1700     comes with telescope finder and an exchangeable eyepiece (31.7mm mount, 8 different original ones available: 40mm (aspect ratio of 30:1) and 8-24mm (aspect ratio of 50-150:1) being two of them); might be identical to the VisionKing and B. & Crown Optics versions  
Spiratone 500mm f/8.0 Plura-Coat Minitel-M Mirror   T2     1:3 fixed 170 R30.5/72             Modern Photography 03/1979 (worst distortion)
Spiratone 500mm f/8.0 Mirror-Ultratel   T 40€ (US)     fixed   77         Sigma    
Starblitz 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T 37€   1:4 fixed 245 R30.5/77         1985 - 1988    
Starblitz 500-800mm f/8.0-12.0 Mirror Zoom   T 102€ (US)     fixed to focus             1985 - 1988    
T.K.L. 500mm f/6.3 Mirror   T   5   fixed 200 R34/95 98 119.5 705 PH-095S Samyang 2008    
T.K.L. 800mm f/8.0 Mirror   T   3   fixed 350 R30.5/105 111 144.5 946.4 PH-105S Samyang 2008    
Tokina 500mm f/8.0 RMC Mirror (TM500) Snapshots of Tokina 500mm f/8.0 RMC Mirror (TM500) M42 | P/K 100€ | 70€ 5 1:2.5 fixed 150 R35.5 78 87.2 485 yes 1980 - 1993 also available for C/FD, M/SR Modern Photography 10/1980 (worst contrast I)
Toyo Optics 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T2                     1982 - 1985    
VisionKing 1200mm f/13.0 Mirror   T2                 2500     might be identical to the Soligor and B. & Crown Optics versions  
Vivitar 450mm f/4.5 VMC Aspherical Mirror Series 1   T2   5.5   fixed 365 R35/97 117 147 1660   1983 interchangeable mount piece; 2x Macro Matched Multiplier available (also Series 1 VMC);
"designed [...] by Opcon Associates [USA] under contract to Vivitar [...] with plastic element made by U.S. Precision [...], then shipped to Taiwan for assembly with other parts made in Japan and Taiwan" (source: MP article)
Modern Photography
Vivitar 500mm f/8.0 MC Macro Mirror   T2 53€ 5 1:2.7 fixed 167 R30.5/72 76.2 86.4 357.8   1966 - manufactured by Samyang Optics Co. and others  
Vivitar 500mm f/8.0 Mirror Series 1   T2   5 1:2.7 fixed 170 R30.5 77 87.7 320   Samyang 2009    
Vivitar 600mm f/8.0 VMC Solid Cat Mirror Series 1   T2 300€ (US) 4 1:9.3 fixed 700 R35.5/92 106 84 1400 yes Perkin Elmer 1975 - 1981 very compact lens (see mflenses.com) Modern Photography 10/1976 (worst resolution both corner & center)
Vivitar 800mm f/11.0 VMC Solid Cat Mirror Series 1   T2   3 1:8.5 fixed 760 R35.5/92 106 84 1400   Perkin Elmer 1975 - 1982    
Vivitar 800mm f/8.0 Mirror Series 1   T   3   fixed 350 R30.5/105 111 144.5 946.4   Samyang 2009    
Walimex 500mm f/8.0 Mirror   T2   5 1:2.5 fixed 170 R30.5 67 86.5 630     most likely produced by Samyang Optics Co.  
Walimex 500mm f/6.3 DX Mirror [15528] T   5 1:2.5 fixed 170 72 100 125 700   Samyang    
Walimex 800mm f/8.0 DX/Pro Mirror [15529] T   3   fixed 350 R30.5/105 111 144.5 946.4   Samyang 2008/2009 listed as Walimex Pro since 2009 (not sure whether relabeled on lens or not)  
Yashica 500mm f/8.0 Reflex   C/Y           R-Gel       built-in      
Zoomar Muenchen 500mm f/5.6 Kilfitt Sport-Reflectar   M42 | N/F | O/OM       16 450 R-Gel   228.6 appr. 2700 built-in 1977 IF; interchangeable mount piece (WE flange type)  
Zoomar Muenchen 1000mm f/8.0 Reflektar   M42 950€ (US)     fixed     196.9 355.6 7700   1972 interchangeable mount piece  
Zykkor 500-800mm f/8.0-12.0 Mirror Zoom   T2       fixed to focus                  

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General Notes:
1.) I try to keep this list 'reasonable'. It is therefore limited to lenses, that can be adopted to Canon EF by means of still making sense. That excludes most middle and big format lenses because of their lower resolution and lenses that have to be corrected by using glass elements in the mount adapter pieces (Canon FD and Minolta for example). These glass elements are often either low quality or the adapter itself is very pricey. You can use the cheap ones without their glass elements, but this will result in less working distance and loss of infinity focus. Since working distance is already very limited with macro lenses and loss of infinity not really makes sense for wide or tele lenses, this method is not considered a real option, when buying a lens for normal usage.
2.) Limited EOS compatibility: Useless to say, all lenses in this list are limited in their EOS compatibility. There will be no AF nor In-Focus-Indication and there will be no time priority nor full auto mode due to missing electronic coupling between lens and body. Auto apertures are not available (while this feature will still be very useful for manual focusing with M42 lenses).
Also, I don't make a distinction between fully manual and preset aperture mechanisms, they are just referred to as manual diaphragms.
3.) Asahi production periods: M42 preset Takumars 1957-1962, Auto-Takumars 1958-1962, Super-Takumars 1962-1971, Super-Multi-Coated (S.-M.-C.) Takumars early period and SMC Takumars later period of 1971-1976 (source: Frank Mechelhoff)
Pentax vintage mount versions: M42: 1957-?, SMC-M: 1975 -?, SMC-A: 1983 - ?
4.) Soligor series shorties: The C/D series was the top end line with some very good lenses. C/D stands for Computer Designed. The S/M designation seems to be a marketing gimmick like Vivitar's RL or SMS editions. S/M stands for Special Model/Sondermodell.
5.) A note on Vivitar serial numbers for lenses manufactured between 1970 and 1990 according to Stephen Gandy, complemented with information given by KironKid and Boggy at Kiron-Klub:
  They (most often) consist of 8 digits, whereof ...
  • 1st two digits tell the manufacturer:
    6: Olympus, 9: Cosina, 13: Schneider Optik, 19: Sigma, 22: Kino Precision, 25: Ozone Optical, 28: Komine, 32: Makinon, 33: Asanuma, 37: Tokina, 42: Bauer, 44: Perkin Elmer, 47: Chinon, 51: Tokyo Trading, 56: Kyoe Schoji, 61: Samyang, 75: Hoya Optical, 77: Kobori, 81: Polar
    - still missing in this list are #0 and #41
  • 3rd digit tells the year (so 5 either means 1975 or 1985 ... you need to know the production period to be sure)
  • 4th and 5th digit tell the production week

See the processing log. Additions and corrections are welcome.