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07-09-2016, 03:40 PM   #1
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The Hunt for Rare Pentax Lenses

I'm starting this thread for people to identify, and track down really rare Pentax lenses.

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One lens I would like to get more info on is the M 35mm 1.4. The pentax forums database states that this lens was made for less than a year and no copies have been sighted. If anyone had any info please post in reply to this.

SMC Pentax-M 35mm F1.4 Reviews - M Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database

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This is one site that has some info on the M35/1.4:

M 35/1.4

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thanks for that.
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There was a SMC Pentax 35mm f2.0 on Goodwill last week.....sold for $277 I think. Don't really know how Rare it is , but I never saw one in the flesh so to say.
I stopped bidding at $276.......now I could Kick myself for not going a bit higher.

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Probably almost just as rare: EX Pentax Takumar 100mm F 2 M42 Screw Mount Telephoto Lens | eBay
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Ooohhh....Very Nice ! I think I better keep my Mouth Shut On this one.....lol.......
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I once emailed Ricoh asking about M35 f1.4 and the answer I got was that they never received information about that lens from the manufacturer.
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I once emailed Ricoh asking about M35 f1.4 and the answer I got was that they never received information about that lens from the manufacturer.
Of course they didn't, that lens was supposed to be launched in the 1980's along with the Pentax LX as I recall. There was also a K 300mm f/2 in the works.

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This one is up for sale right now on eBay: Extremely RARE F 1 9 83mm Asahi Takumar M42 Screw Mount Lens for Pentax Bodies | eBay

Takumar 83mm 1.9 - Any bidders?
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This one is up for sale right now on eBay: Extremely RARE F 1 9 83mm Asahi Takumar M42 Screw Mount Lens for Pentax Bodies | eBay

Takumar 83mm 1.9 - Any bidders?
Not Today.......and Tomorrow isn't looking good either....
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This is one site that has some info on the M35/1.4:

M 35/1.4

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Hi Phil,
Thanks...I wasn't aware of that site. It's pretty amazing in it's thoroughness.
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There was a SMC Pentax 35mm f2.0 on Goodwill last week.....sold for $277 I think. Don't really know how Rare it is , but I never saw one in the flesh so to say.
I stopped bidding at $276.......now I could Kick myself for not going a bit higher.
They're not uncommon. Several have sold here. I have one. $275 is about right. I actually think the K35/3.5 is a better lens.

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this is another rare one. I'd like to find just the lens by itself

Pentax LX 2000 SMC A 50mm F1 2 Special not Shooting Top Mint 2229 | eBay
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dlanor Sekao Quote
There was a SMC Pentax 35mm f2.0 on Goodwill last week.....sold for $277 I think. Don't really know how Rare it is , but I never saw one in the flesh so to say.
I stopped bidding at $276.......now I could Kick myself for not going a bit higher.
Not really rare but not so common too, saw two recently in local classifieds but couldn't justify the price-performance.
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I've seen mention of about 6-8 copies over the years, but I am the only person taking photos with it and posting them.

The other owners are probably hiding in a dark cave polishing their preciousss....
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