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03-02-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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Question Takumar 300mm f6.3 Preset

I just received my copy of the Takumar 300mm f6.3 two ring preset in the mail today. Yes! But it was not packed well and had a rough ride No!

So the question is this; for those with this lens is this normal? The barrel past the aperture rings where the front element is wiggles some, the barrel before the aperture rings that moves with the focus wiggles just a little, and the aperture ring without the detents is sloppy and not dampened.

I ask because my Tak 200 f5.6 is the exact opposite the aperture is smooth and there is no play in the barrel at all and I am afraid this Tak 300 was damaged in transit. It is not the joy to hold and use that my Tak 200 f5.6 is and I do not want to accept it if I can get a copy that is like my Tak 200mm in handling but I will accept it if that is normal for the lens.

Thanks for the help.

03-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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Ouch!!! I don't have that lens, but it was packed poorly and does not sound like a Takumar anymore... refund time from the seller... IMO.
03-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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That copy sounds well used. My copy is trim, taught, and terrific- and acts like my other 16Takumars.
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I agree: that does not sound like a good copy of that old Tak. My version is just about the best built lens I've ever used. It's hard to imagine any part of it wiggling.


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