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01-27-2011, 11:09 AM   #1
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Value of old versus new Super Takumar lenses?

I have a variety of the same Super Tak lenses. Some are in the 400,000 serial number range. Some are in the 2,000,000. The newest are in the 6,000,000. The newest ones have rubber instead of metal focus rings. Is there a difference in value between them? Is an early lens worth more or less than a more modern variant?

01-27-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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The SMCs are always more expensive because of the SMC Coating. However, it gets interesting when you enter plain Takumar territory (without any prefix). Those always command higer proces.

Examples:

- 58mm F2 Takumar (Sonnar type; super rare)
- 83mm F1.9 Takumar
- 100mm F3.5 Takumar (super rare too)
- 105mm F2.8 Takumar (early 4-element version)
01-27-2011, 02:24 PM   #3
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For the benefit of the newbies, Taks labeled SMC sell for less than those labeled Super-Multi-Coated. Way less.

The SMC/S-M-C abbreviations can be used confusingly at times.
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