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07-06-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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Help identifying my 50mm Tak!!!

Hi, everybody!
I have been reading this forum for quite some time now, and I find it very useful, entertaining and it helped me learn a lot about my Pentaxes. Thank you all for that!!
Now I would like to ask a question:
I have a 50mm f/1.4 Tak serial #1489807, that makes me wonder if it is early 8 element or later 7 element. It doesn't have a different script on aperture ring, but IR mark is to the left of 4 on the aperture ring, and rear element is held on a little differently from my other 50mm Tak, that is definitely a later model. Please, look at these photos and help me figure this out.
I apologize for the quality of those, but since my K10D took my wife and my daughter on a trip to Europe, I am forced to stay with P&S Canon, thus:

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07-06-2010, 07:03 PM   #2
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The IR mark is consistent with the 8 element version and the rear element definitely makes confirms it. The script on the face ring is variable. I have seen them with the serial number following Japan. The serial number occurs in an area of overlap between model 1 and model 2.

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07-06-2010, 07:17 PM   #3
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Thanks, Blue.
I found the answer in one of the previous threads.

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