Recently acquired this lens from a 2nd hand local lens importer from Japan. I believe it was sold only in Japan but a local photographer whom I acquired the XR Rikenon 45mm f2.8 told me he saw one in one of the local camera stores in Makati back in the late 90″s. The two lenses were both released at the same time and only had a year of production run (1996-97) which make them both quite rare. The lens weights just 55 grams and is made out of good plastic and has metal mount and accepts 52mm filters.

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Here are sample shots taken w/ a Pentax K-5ii:

Wide-open SOOC.

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100% crop of the above:

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f5.6

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Like other old lenses, it also suffer purple fringes as shown.

Bokeh

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Taken by a GXR w/ A12 M mount + K-mount lens adapter.

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