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05-21-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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Strange Lens

I have a Super-Takumar f/2 55mm lens on an old S1a that has some strange quirks. First of all, there is no part # on the back of the manual/auto switch (which doesn't work anyway since the pin is stuck in). The other quirks are a 1/2 stop detent between f/11 and f/16 (which was common on the model 1 Super-Takumar f/1.8 55mm) and when set at f/2, this lens is not wide open. It will actually open to what appears to be f/1.8 even though it's not marked on the diaphragm ring. My other Super-Tak f/2 55 from my H1a has none of these bad habits. Anybody ever heard of anything like this or is this just a bastardized lens that someone put together from parts?

05-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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Could be a rejected smuggled lens from the Pentax factory.


Hey, they could have been doing it back then too!
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