#Arkive TC: Revuenon 55/1.4 & 55/1.7 "dimple"

Started Sep 12, 2016 | Discussions thread
DMC75 Forum Member • Posts: 75
Re: Cosinon expert required

Tom Caldwell wrote:

DMC75 wrote:

Excuse if this could be a bit off-topic, not sure if it was better to answer to this old thread or start a new one.

I was going to get a Revuenon 55/1.4 but this thread changed my mind, as I didn't knew theses lenses carry so bad reputation of oil issues. Knowing that this happens I prefer to skip the lens, as I don't want to deal with this.

As I understand, correct me if I wrong, any of the 55mm 1,4's (Revuenon, Chinon, Rikenon, etc) could be made from different companies, among them probably Tomioka or Cosina, and from what I've read it's hard if not impossible to know exactly who made which, except if it's labeled as Tomioka (then it's obviously a Tomioka) or if it's a Cosinon 55/1.4 (then it's 100% a Cosina)

Now I'm looking at the Cosinons, do you know if they has same bad reputation of oil issues?

I don’t know Cosinons at all but perhaps some other member with a good understanding of the brand will be able to help.

I must say of the Revuenon “Dimples” that they are very well made, a delight to use and it is a pity about the oil. I will have to have another look at mine but I don’t remember them to be hard to strip and clean. If I remember correctly the first one took a while to figure out but the next two, once I “knew the method”, only took minutes. But I will have to re-learn the method again.

Hi Tom,
many thanks for your response.  Probably l'll end buying one of them, the rendering is lovely, worth the risk I think. Hace a nice weekend!

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