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Monday, January 2, 2023

Five Frames, Olympus E-P5 + Cimko Compact 28mm 1:2.8, Take III

Olympus E-P5 + Cimko Compact 28mm 1:2.8, Take III 01
Olympus E-P5 + Cimko Compact 28mm 1:2.8, Take III 02
Olympus E-P5 + Cimko Compact 28mm 1:2.8, Take III 03
Olympus E-P5 + Cimko Compact 28mm 1:2.8, Take III 04
Olympus E-P5 + Cimko Compact 28mm 1:2.8, Take III 05
Vintage Lens Test, image making with a Cimko Compact 28mm 1:2.8 lens, Take III.
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Seems that the Cimko Compact 28mm f/2.8 (also seen as Paragon PMC, Beroflex, Ensinor, Clubman..), a 25cm close focusing all metal construction, was made by Cima Kogaku who had a patented system that allowed the lenses to be built it with common bodies fitted with appropriate lens mounts.

Olympus E-P5, Cimko Compact 28mm 1:2.8

The lenses were mostly sold OEM under a variety of different brands. In the UK, for example, they were sold by Photax as Super-Paragon PMC lenses, while Tokyo Kogaku sold them as AM Topcor lenses for their Topcon RM300 camera. Cima Kogaku also sold lenses directly under the Cimko brand.



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