Mystery Lens

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  1. montresor

    montresor TPF Noob!

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    Just picked up a nice little Canon FTbQL at a thrift store for $15, seems to work fine, though it needs new foam, which is to be expected. Upon examination, I found the 28mm wide-angle lens to be -- get this -- "J. C. Penney Multi-Coated Optics." It also says "Lens made in Japan." It looks like a real lens, and all -- f2.8. Does anyone know who made the seemingly high-end lenses that were marketed under J. C. Penney's name?
     
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    Yeah, both JC Penny and Sears had branded lenses. Ricoh made some of the Sears ones, and bodies too. The Penny one might be Soligor or the like.
     
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    I love the older lenses from department stores, JC penny, sears.
    I have a friend who bought a macro 4 and CPL both 52mm from Sears back in the early 80's and never used them. I use them all the time. That was a great find to me plus they where brand new never used!!
     

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