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01-21-2010, 02:42 PM   #16
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Clean Lub and Adjust.

Super Taks are Multi Coated, Just the earlier coating. SMC came later. I have a couple and as Lowell correctly stated, earlier Taks are also great lenses. In fact there are very few bad Taks of any age.

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QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
489+65 shipping??? VERY expensive. No deal. (I haven't spotted any SMC version--that is, they don't have coatings that reduce flare and improve contrast.)
I noticed that $65 shipping also. That's like a good Takumar! However, if it wasn't for the shipping, the price isn't to far off especially given the fact that there is a best offer option and IF they are in the condition claimed.

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Super Takumar 50mm f1.4
Super Takumar 55mm f1.8
Super Takumar 35mm f3.5 !
Super Takumar 135mm f3.5- Earlier version
Super Takumar 150mm f4-

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By early version of the 135mm Super tak, I would assume he means the 4/5 optical formula rather than 4/4 arrangement. However, that would justify the $75-85. I think the newer should bring a little less.

QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Like Lowell, I have a number of M42 and Takumar lenses. I spotted this auction and dismissed it quickly. I have many of these now and paid much less. The Super Taks are good and have a good coating that was slightly improved with the later Super Multi Coating or SMC. So not bad that way but the SMC versions are worth about 25% more.

I watch this stuff too much (like many of us) and will give you rough values (give or take 15-20% depending on condition and the day they sell. Also hoods (original metal) and cases can add to the values)

Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 - Value $75.00-85.00

Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 - Value $35-50.00

Super Takumar 35mm f3.5 - Value $50-65.00

Super Takumar 135mm f3.5- Value: $75-85.00

Super Takumar 150mm f4- Value: $50-60.00
So lets take my max values above and you are looking at $345.00. Shipping should be $30.00 at most.

The only thing you have to consider, is you will pay more in shipping with individual sales (most likely $50-60 for domestic shipping individually). But you get to choose the lenses you really want and a better price on each.

I'd assume an offer of $300.00 would just insult the guy, but worth a try. Just tell him you checked the individual Ebay past (recent) sales (I did) and came up with an offer based on those sales. He can't argue that. But I suspect the guy is hoping to catch a "flyer".
QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Zack Quote
Clean Lub and Adjust.

Super Taks are Multi Coated, Just the earlier coating. SMC came later. I have a couple and as Lowell correctly stated, earlier Taks are also great lenses. In fact there are very few bad Taks of any age.
That's for sure especially with a matched hood!

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