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06-25-2009, 08:30 AM   #1
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Lens cap size/diameter for Auto Takumar 55/2

Hi all! Does anyone know the front lens cap & back lens cap size/diameter for this lens. I bought one from the bay recently, but it doesnt have a lens cap, ditto the rear cap. I'd like to buy a lens cap for it..but I need to know the size. Thanks in advance!

06-25-2009, 09:15 AM   #2
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The front lens cap on my copy is 49mm. Ditto for filters. I would think all M42 lenses would take a 42mm cap. My rear caps doen't have a size stamped but you should be able to order one as a M42 rear cap.
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The filter-size (front) of the Auto-Takumar 55mm 2.0 is 46mm.

This is the best website I know for Auto-Takumars:
Early Pentax Takumar Lenses

There was one Auto-Takumar (55mm 1.8) with the body of the Super-Takumar. It has the 49mm filter-size.
06-26-2009, 10:48 AM   #4
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@reeftool: Thanks for the feedback! Lol, I should've known M42 lenses would take 42mm diameter rear cap..silly me =)

@feverbeaver: Dude, thanks so much for the link! It was so useful! Just like u mentioned, the website also says that the filter size for the 55/2 Auto Tak is 46mm...does this mean I need a 46mm lens cap, or is filter size different from lens cap size? Reeftool said his has a 49mm lens cap.

Hmmm...i'm confused.

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Surely you must have access to a ruler. Just lay it across the lens and measure it. It should be easy to see the difference between 46mm and 49mm.
06-27-2009, 03:34 AM   #6
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Thanks for that *very* helpful piece of advice, Mr. Cash.

BTW, update: Went to a shop just now, it's confirmed that the lens needs a 46mm lens cap.
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I just did a double check of mine as I posted by memory. My 55/2 has a 49mm filter screwed into it so I am assuming the cap, the origional Honeywell Pentax cap is also 49mm.
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