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09-16-2018, 08:38 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Factory error?

I recently got a Super Tak 55mm f/2. However, the nameplate reads 1:2/5 instead of 1:2/55. I took closeup photos, but the bare background appears unblemished with no sign of paint being removed. Would this have been an error in production?

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09-16-2018, 09:06 AM   #2
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looks like it. It reminds me of some K1000 s that read K100
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From the looks of it , I would say that is a definite Factory error. Quite interesting.

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QuoteOriginally posted by sergysergy Quote
looks like it. It reminds me of some K1000 s that read K100
Unless the auction just ended ….Goodwill auctions has/had one of the K100's right now up for grabs.... IIRC
Went back and checked.....its listed as a K100 , but really just a normal K1000.

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You have rare lens.

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It wouldn't surprise me if the rings were hand etched, using a stencil rig of course, and someone dropped a letter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxus Quote
They ate the other "5" ?

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