Yashica Tomioka f/1.2 Lenses…

Another beautiful Tomioka made f/1.2 lens has been spotted. These gorgeous lenses are things of beauty. This one appears to be in outstanding condition inside and out. They are M42 screw mount lenses so they fit a wide variety on SLRs.

tomioka f1.2 lens

Our feeling on these Auto Yashinon 55 mm f/1.2 lenses are that they are worth the price! Most go in the high $800’s to $1100 or more. The serial number is rather low on this one… the 552 is the model number and the 1773 is the production sequence number.


There’s that desirable f/1.2 on the aperture ring.

tomioka tominon aug29.2016

This one looks to be in a bit rougher condition overall with some visible dings. But it’s a Auto Tominon 55 mm f/1.2 lens with Tomioka Kogaku Japan on the lens ring! Double secret nice as it carries the Tomioka name. Still a M42 screw mount lens. Not sure of the serial number… the Auto Yashinon Tomioka lenses start with the model number ‘552’. This one starts with 71 and then what would appear to be a sequence number of 0107. I don’t believe Tomioka built many with their own name on them so it’s likely that this could be number 107.

In our June 20, 2016 post we have a close cousin to the above lens… its serial number is 71 0102 which puts it 5 lenses before the lens pictured above! Not many out there!


And another Auto Yashinon Tomioka made f/1.2 lens… this one has the model number ‘552’ and a sequence number of 0354.

By the way, the yashica model number of ‘552’ indicates that the lens is a 55 mm and has a max aperture of f/1.2… ‘552’.

If you’re a collector of really nice M42 mount lenses, don’t pass up the chance to add one of these to your gear bag.

Thanks for the visit!

Chris & Carol

2 thoughts on “Yashica Tomioka f/1.2 Lenses…

  1. Dear Chris & Carol,
    I have been having a Yashinon Tomioka 1.2 lens since about 15 years and I never realised the value until I saw the prices on eBay, I must say that I have used this lens for many of my serious photo shoots since before the digital age and now it’s the main lens on my Nikon DSLR. Sadly there’s hardly a proper historical record of this lens available.

    Thanks & regards

    Prasanna de Mel

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes, they are an amazing lens and Tomioka Optical did a wonderful job in designing it. I haven’t used mine on a digital mirrorless camera yet but I hope to soon.


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