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01-24-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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I have takamar screw mount lens and need advice

Hi cleaning out closets and found a very good condition aka new 300m f4 supertakumar( not multicoated model)with tripod ring and sliding lens hood all part of the lens serial no.3602556. its works perfect and no signs of fugus, oil or other nasties.
Also have a super multi coated takumar 55mm f1.8 serial5378652 and smc takumar 28mm f3.5 serial7811180 in rough condition. while the glass is and focusing is flawless on both the 55mm is stuck in the auto position bent switch it works perfict. the 28 mm while also stuck in the auto system with the same bend in switch( auto manual switch) bent switch its shutters will not respond. Anyway is there any market for these lens or should i just trash them?
i have a picture of the 300mm which i will attempt to post.
anywayif there is a market i will consider selling but i do not have a pay pal thing so that might be a problem. i tried posting on craigs list but got no responce. if there is someone who could use these let me know I even consider donating them to worthy cause.

hey just found my earlier post on the subject so it looks like the 300mm is only worth about 60 bucks nd perhaps my others lenssmay not be broke but i think they are. anyway if youwat them let me know as i have no use for them. if your interested i will post them for sale here as i do not want to circumvent my donation obligation.

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01-24-2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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The Taks have a small pin on the base that must be pressed in in order
to change from auto to manual, it should work when on a camera but not off.
01-24-2011, 02:13 PM   #3
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The 300 Tak is selling for around $200 to $300 and more these days. And those other lenses are good too.

Flip the switch so that "Manual" SHOWS, and don't flip towards the direction where it says manual.


Hold it up to your eye and adjust the aperture ring. If you see the aperture opening and closing, you're as good as gold.

You just found some classic, expensive Takumar glass for nothing.

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