New Kinoshita Kistar 55mm f/1.2 lens

Kinoshita Kogaku Kenkyujyo, a Japanese optical laboratory that designs lenses for various purposes, announced the Kinoshita Kistar 55mm f/1.2 lens – a modern interpretation of the famous Tomioka Kogaku Auto Tominon 55mm f/1.2 from the ’70s. The new lens is meant to be used on mirrorless cameras with the appropriate adapter. Here are the lens specifications:

  • 7 elements in 6 groups
  • minimum focusing distance: 50cm
  • 8-blade iris
  • filter thread diameter: 55mm
  • single-layer coating
  • 64.5mm (max. diameter) × 56mm (length)
  • 310g
  • Contax/Yashica mount
  • price: ¥124.200 (approx. $1,049 – but is currently listed for $1,465 on eBay)

Additional information:

Kinoshita Kistar 55mm f:1.2 lens MTF chart
Thanks for the tip Mistral!

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