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11-29-2018, 04:46 AM   #961
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K1 with Auto Sears 300mm 5.6


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Auto Sears Zoom 80-200mm f 4 macro

I found a copy of the Auto Sears Macro 80-200mm f 4 macro lens in a dark corner of my lens cabinet--no idea how, when, or from where it got there. Seeing it, I had to try it. It is generally softer than modern lenses and unacceptably soft to many users, I suspect, but still capable of producing usable images showing excellent color fidelity. Here are a few shots from this old boy. I found one selling on eBay for as low as $9.99 including freight, so if excellent color fidelity is a priority and you are not afraid of a little softness in your images, this old boy may be the one for you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
Auto Sears Macro 80-200mm f 4 macro lens
been a minute since I have used this lens.....I find it a very good lens at short distances not so much at a distance....the bokeh is generally quite pleasing in that buttery smooth look as shown by yer nice samples......I will admit I tend to use a vivitar more often in that zoom range as it sharper at distance and has the 'a' ring for flash use
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivanvernon Quote
I found a copy of the Auto Sears Macro 80-200mm f 4 macro lens in a dark corner of my lens cabinet--no idea how, when, or from where it got there. Seeing it, I had to try it. It is generally softer than modern lenses and unacceptably soft to many users, I suspect, but still capable of producing usable images showing excellent color fidelity. Here are a few shots from this old boy. I found one selling on eBay for as low as $9.99 including freight, so if excellent color fidelity is a priority and you are not afraid of a little softness in your images, this old boy may be the one for you.

My Sears f4 80-200 is part of a group of zooms with overlapping focal length ranges that I keep considering as a group I could pare down, but I have taken some pictures with that lens I really like, making it hard to part with. I actually haven't used it for macro work as much for other kinds of pictures. It also performs well with black-and-white film.

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Hey, I have recent found this old ďauto sears Tele-Zoom 90-230mmĒ lens and I canít seem to find very much about it online. I was wondering if anybody knows about it and what kind of camera it would go to. Thanks!
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Hey, I have recent found this old ďauto sears Tele-Zoom 90-230mmĒ lens and I canít seem to find very much about it online. I was wondering if anybody knows about it and what kind of camera it would go to. Thanks!
I would recommend posting some pictures of the lens in a new thread, as I believe there are a few possible mounts/variants.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Turdmuffin Quote
Hey, I have recent found this old “auto sears Tele-Zoom 90-230mm” lens . . .
Welcome, er... 'Muffin.

Are you ready for a lotta links?

Your Sears lens likely has a M42 screw mount. Unless it has a "SX" in its name, which would make it a variation of the M42 mount. But, I'll just assume you have a plain M42.

M42 mount lenses can be used on most 35mm film SLRs and digital interchangeable lens cameras - either natively or with a simple mechanical adapter.

Links:
M42 lens mount - Wikipedia

Sears (Tokina) 90-230/4.5 - Common as dirt !

How to use/meter Manual & M42 Lenses on all Pentax DSLRs (K-1, K-3, K-5, K-30, etc) - PentaxForums.com

Why no review for the classic early 1970s Tokina-made 90-230mm zoom? - PentaxForums.com

And if you do have a "SX" lens, you can check this topic:
Sears (Mamiya SX/Tokina) 90-230/4.5 - last of the line


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I would recommend posting some pictures of the lens in a new thread, as I believe there are a few possible mounts/variants.
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Adam is wise. But I hope my response will be of some help...
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