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For Sale: Super Multi-Coated Takumar 300mm f4.0 with caps and case
Listed: 4 Days Ago Total Price: 85 Currency: USD Item Location: United States City or State: Near Charlotte, NC Shipping Destinations: Continental U.S. Only 

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Super Multi-Coated Takumar 300mm f4.0 with caps and case

Asking Price
85.00 USD

Item Location
Near Charlotte, NC (United States)

Item Description
Cosmetically, this lens is a beauty. I'd say a 9+ on appearance. Finish is good, mounting threads are clean, includes proper Takumar front and rear caps.

The glass is very clean. There is some dust, but this is to be expected in a lens this age; nothing that would ever impact image quality. No fungus, no surface damage to the front element. There is what was described to me as a small "cleaning mark" inside one of the forward elements. I don't have this lens' full life history, but it is conceivable that it had been disassembled and cleaned at some point. The coatings are otherwise in excellent shape.

Focusing is smooth throughout the range. The aperture clicks positively to all stops. The diaphragm is oil free. However, while the operation was described to me as normal, it turns out to be a little slow. Not sticky, just slow. It might affect exposure accuracy in auto mode for a film camera, but used as an adapted lens on a digital camera, you're in stop-down mode anyway, so it should not be an issue. I just wanted to be sure to disclose everything I know.

The case is, well...rough. The images tell an accurate story. The strap is present but stiff. The latch works fine. The foam under the felt on each end always fails in these cases, causing them to produce a lot of grey dust. The old foam has been cleaned out and the case vacuumed clean. The foam was then replaced and the felt re-positioned. Makes the case incorrect, so to speak, but functional.

Please look closely at the pictures of the lens, and feel free to ask any questions. I haven't bought or sold much on here, so I don't have a big profile, but I'm "dilligafdon" on eBay if that helps. I'd feel better about selling it here if I can find it a home.
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Don

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

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Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Good

Shipping Destinations
Continental U.S. Only

Shipping Charge
9.45

Shipping Services
USPS Parcel

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Sale is final unless it is found that I misrepresented the item.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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By way of further information (and hopefully temptation), here are a couple of grabs from today. Shot using a monopod, converted from RAW and resized to post without other modificaton:
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