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06-30-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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Super Tak 28mm F/3.5

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Is the SMC Takumar 28MM F/3.5 considered a good, bad or indifferent lens?

Can you tell me what a pristine copy of one of these is worth?

Thanks for your help.

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06-30-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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I have the f/3.5 version and it's pretty good but I've heard the f/2.8 is much better and obviously faster. What it's worth....check ebay for a rough estimate but I wouldn't pay more than $100 for a pristine model.
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The Super Tak 105mm f2.8 is another option to consider.
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My sister in law does estate sales and is sending me a Takumar 133MM F/2.8. I am interested in finding out whether it is a good lens or not.

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My sister in law does estate sales and is sending me a Takumar 133MM F/2.8. I am interested in finding out whether it is a good lens or not.

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Well in that case, wait and find out for yourself.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rmpjr7 Quote
Hi everyone!

Is the Takumar 135MM F/2.8 considered a good, bad or indifferent lens?

Can you tell me what a pristine copy of one of these is worth?

Thanks for your help.

Bob
As far as I know it doesn't exist. There were 3 different Takumars which were f/2.5 and 6 various Taks which were f/3.5, but AFAIK there was never a f/2.8. It would be interesting for you to tell us what you actually receive.
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I will be sure to do that.

Thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wlank Quote
As far as I know it doesn't exist. There were 3 different Takumars which were f/2.5 and 6 various Taks which were f/3.5, but AFAIK there was never a f/2.8. It would be interesting for you to tell us what you actually receive.
I was guessing that it was a typo. I see people do that a lot with 2.5 & 2.8 lens. However, there is an actual Tak 135mm f2.8 but it is one of the bayonet low budget lenses.

Edit: By the fact in the original post he says, Takumar 135mm f2.8, I'm betting its the bayonet version.


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The Super tak is coated and auto aperture. I think the Takumar (no Super)is not coated and not auto aperture (no pin) though the advantage of the pin really just applies to when used on an M42 body. I have the SMC Takumar (Super Multi-Coat which has the modern multicoat..less flare. It's my main M42 macro now as I have an auto bellows and a couple sets of tubes. VERY sharp. The Super Takumar can be had from $25-40 on ebay..the SMC Takumar,when you see one,is at least $15 more,while the old Taks are a bit less.

As the 105 was less common..it will tend to cost more. The Super Tak 200 mm is said to have a lot of aperture leaves and great bokeh. Not sure if that's so with the SMC version of the 200.
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Bob, for future reference, it does tend to piss people off if you use bold type for a whole post.
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Bob, for future reference, it does tend to piss people off if you use bold type for a whole post.
All right you bl---y w--ker!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
I was guessing that it was a typo. I see people do that a lot with 2.5 & 2.8 lens. However, there is an actual Tak 135mm f2.8 but it is one of the bayonet low budget lenses.

Edit: By the fact in the original post he says, Takumar 135mm f2.8, I'm betting its the bayonet version.
I'm guessing you are right. I never think of those bayonet mount lenses as Taks, but they are. The "Super Tak 135mm F/2.8" in the thread title threw me off.
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Finally got the lens from my sister in law and it is actually a super multi coated Takumar 28mm f/3.5 When I first posted she was reading the front of the lens to me over the phone and she misread it!).

It is the second generation from what I have read, in that it goes to f/16. It can be set for manual or auto.

The glass looks pristine-I can't even see any dust and the aperture ring clicks properly and the focus ring is very smooth.

Is this lens a respected lens and what do you all think its value is given the apparent excellent condition?

Thanks for your help.

Bob
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rmpjr7 Quote

Is this lens a respected lens and what do you all think its value is given the apparent excellent condition?

Thanks for your help.

Bob
Lens reviews below, but am sure you can find more literature on this lens by searching in the Pentax SLR Lens Discussion subforum

Pentax Lens Review Database - 28mm F3.5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rmpjr7 Quote
Finally got the lens from my sister in law and it is actually a super multi coated Takumar 28mm f/3.5 When I first posted she was reading the front of the lens to me over the phone and she misread it!).

It is the second generation from what I have read, in that it goes to f/16. It can be set for manual or auto.

The glass looks pristine-I can't even see any dust and the aperture ring clicks properly and the focus ring is very smooth.

Is this lens a respected lens and what do you all think its value is given the apparent excellent condition?
Bob
Superb lens. Much respected by everyone.
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