We’ve decided to make one of our nicest Yashica Pentamatic lenses made by Tomioka Optical available for purchase. This is a special lens from our personal collection. The Super Yashinon-R f/ 2.8 3.5cm wide angle lens is from the earliest production of these hard to find lenses. It is marked Yashica Tominon and a relatively small number were produced in late 1959 and very early 1960.
This lens set is extra special as it includes the original Yashica brown leather case with strap and original metal Yashica front lens cap (52mm). The lens features a super low serial number and a fast f/ 2.8 aperture. The world famous Tomioka made glass is crystal clear and the lens barrel is factory fresh looking. No issues with this beauty – everything works as it should and frankly the lens looks new.
If you’ve been a regular reader here at the ‘Fanatic’ you’ve come to appreciate just how rare high-quality Pentamatic lenses, cameras, and accessories are. We’ve seen prices slowly creeping up on these rarities as more people realize that they’re just aren’t that many lefts in near perfect condition.
Please note: this lens can be used on modern digital camera bodies. There is an adapter to convert the unique Pentamatic bayonet mount to M42. Then use an adapter to mount M42 to your camera. You’ll love the results!
The lens barrel is flawless – the markings are bright, sharp and clean.
As you can see, the lens is marked Yashica and Tominon. The first run of these lenses featured the Tomioka Optical ‘Tominon’ name. Also note the extremely low serial number, 309. The first two digits are ’35’ which is the focal length. The next four digits are the production sequence numbers.
Rear view of the Pentamatic bayonet mount and the six aperture blades.
The lens barrel still shows a nice factory sheen after all these years. Lens ‘Made in Japan’ at the Tomioka Optical factory in Tokyo.
Smooth as silk. The aperture stops click in and out nicely, the focus is smooth and the lens is simply gorgeous.
The original brown leather case is in exceptional condition.
The stitching is still tight and complete.
The straps are complete and the interior is clean and bright.
The lens mounts securely to a Pentamatic body and looks sharp! Sorry, but the camera body is not included in this opportunity.
So there you have it. A historic lens for Yashica’s first SLR camera made by world famous Tomioka Optical in nearly new condition. Perfect for everyday shooting or for your collection.
If you would like to purchase this lens, please pop on over to our online store at https://www.ccstudio2380.com
We have it at a great value now but if you purchase it through our blog I’ll offer a 10% discount! Perfect for Christmas!
Thanks… Chris & Carol ^.^
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