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08-25-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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Looking for vintage Pentax lens Specifications

Looking for vintage Pentax lens Specifications found lots interesting stuff from web search, got side tracked with history of asahi Pentax but not much in way of original specifications list. I think this would be great addition to the lens review database. Would like to know filter ring size for SMC Pentax-A 50mm F1.7

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49mm, as for the original specs, I think I have an old brochure packed away from the late 60's and another from around the late 70's or early 80's. I'll dig it out some day.
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I think you will find Boz Dimitrov's site will have most of the answers to your questions:

Welcome to Bojidar Dimitrov's Pentax K-Mount Page

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Yeah I think it would be cool to build original specifications list for all Pentax lens.

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Wow another great Pentax site
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I think Boris' excellent site is K-mount only.

I have an old Takumar product catalog as well as a huge Spotmatic hardcover-binder user manual that has all the lens specs, at least for the Taks. I can't believe all that info isn't already out there on the net somewhere, though.
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Paul Provencher's website

QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
I think Boris' excellent site is K-mount only.

I have an old Takumar product catalog as well as a huge Spotmatic hardcover-binder user manual that has all the lens specs, at least for the Taks. I can't believe all that info isn't already out there on the net somewhere, though.
Try here for the Taks Die Cast Pro - Asahi Pentax Index

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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
this site is awesome for M42
You beat me to it. This is the best spec database out there and includes sooooooo much more than just the Takumars. I have a little love affair with Schneider and Isco lenses, and much of what I've sought out in more recent times came from perusing this database.

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Thanks just what I was looking for but will keep me up late tonight.
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Here's a bit more...
Early Asahi Pentax Cameras and Takumar lenses: Main Page
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Great stuff Nesster. Good find. Did you look at the product shots on that page. The old Asahiflex is beautiful. I'd like to own one just to hold it for awhile. Did you notice the lens or body cap in the last shot? Love it. And that 24mm silver lens....
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Yes, very very beautiful stuff... lots of info on that site.

Make sure to check out the 85mm article!

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