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09-13-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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Transitional Super-Takumar lenses?

The rule of thumb is that only Super-Multi-Coated Takumar and SMC Takumar lenses
have the additional coupling to allow full aperture metering with ES, ESII and Spotmatic F cameras.
These are sometimes referred to as "2 pin" or ES mount lenses.

However I own a Super-Takumar 55mm f/2.0 lens that has the additional lever, and I have seen others.
This must be a transitional version. Does anyone else own one of these lenses? If so, what model?

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09-15-2010, 07:51 AM   #2
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Some pictures of my lens; front and rear views:





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09-16-2010, 01:46 AM   #3
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Hi Chris - my ST 1:2 55mm looks exactly the same as yours serial number is 6314640 lots later than yours. 'Late' transitional one maybe -
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At the beginig (1971-1972) S-M-C was not for low budget lenses. S-M-C Takumar 55 f2 does not exist. Later (in 1973) SMC T 55 f2 with ruber focusing ring was made. Your lens was kit lens for SP500 that was low budget body.

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Why do you suppose a budget lens would be among the first to incorporate
the couplings required for future, presumably more expensive bodies?

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The model no. of that les, "37107" is listed on the lens "list" I have, from the aohc site.
Cheers, Pickles.
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Yes, I see it there, but there is no mention of the additional couplings on this or any other Super-Takumar lens.

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