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10-18-2010, 12:35 PM   #1
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SMC Takumar 200mm f4 price?

Looking to buy a SMC takumar 200mm f4 M42 screw mount lens from ebay. How much much should I pay for it?
As usual greatly appreciate all your help.

10-18-2010, 01:29 PM   #2
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Based on a couple of completed listings on Ebay I'd say these can be had for US$ 40-50 (shipping excluded).
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The S-M-C Tak should be in the $50-100 range in ex+ condition. Technically, there was never a SMC Tak. In fact, S-M-C is short for Super-Multii-Coated as it actually appears on the face of the lens.
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I paid $100 for my 200mm F3.5 Takumar preset, which I considered acceptable, as it is (in my opinion) a far superior lens to the 200mmF4, although substantially heavier with 67mm front end, but the 18 blae aperture more than makes up for it.

I believe the SMC Tak and the K mount (SMC-Pentax) are identical but the SMC-M 200F4 is different

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As with all Takumars, it depends very much upon condition.
You could certainly buy one for $40, perhaps less, but if you wanted a pristine example with original hood, caps, case etc etc, then you could pay $150+.....depends upon what your requirements are.
Cheers, Pickles.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
200mm F3.5 Takumar preset
I have a friend that owns this lens. It is an impressive piece of equipment.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I have a friend that owns this lens. It is an impressive piece of equipment.


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It is the long end of my M42 collection
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It is the long end of my M42 collection
I jump over the 135mm to the 500mm/4.5 for the long end of my Tak collection. I do have a Vivitar 200/3.5 in m42. However, I will probably endup selling of about 95% of my non-Tak m42 lenses.

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I have a friend that owns this lens. It is an impressive piece of equipment.


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The Tele-Tak 200/5.6 is kind of nice as well as compact. It has multiple aperture blades as well. The downside is it is slow. But in sunny environments, that is not a problem.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pickles Quote
As with all Takumars, it depends very much upon condition.
You could certainly buy one for $40, perhaps less, but if you wanted a pristine example with original hood, caps, case etc etc, then you could pay $150+.....depends upon what your requirements are.
Cheers, Pickles.
Thanks for the input.
Don't care much about the original hood/case/caps. I am looking for something with pristine optics. Looks like anything between 50-100 might be a good deal.
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Thanks to all for the input. I am keeping an eye for the 200mms. Looks like there are not many Taks f3.5 for sale. Most of the ones for sale are f4. I will post details of my purchase once I find the lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photovats Quote
Thanks for the input.
Don't care much about the original hood/case/caps. I am looking for something with pristine optics. Looks like anything between 50-100 might be a good deal.
I'd reckon that you're spot on there.
Cheers, Pickles.
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