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12-20-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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Greetings,

I've come to this forum because I just came into possession of three Pentax cameras; two Spotmatic SPFs (silver Honeywell and black Asahi) and one Spotmatic SP (silver Asahi). Each appears well-used, but in otherwise good shape. They came with four lenses, 50mm f/1.4 Super Takumar, 55mm f/1.8 SMC Takumar, 55mm f/2 Super Takumar and a 100mm f/4 Macro Takumar whose aperture does not seem to be working as it is stuck at f/4. I'd sure like to get this lens functioning.

In addition, I took possession of a Pentax bellows and a 150 ft roll of Technical Pan still in its Kodak box.

12-20-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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Hi Mate and welcome. The old spotmatic....that's even before my days!
The lenses you got sound great. The film will be a complete waste I expect.
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12-21-2010, 07:08 AM   #3
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Welcome to the list! Lucky guy getting all that free equipment. Have fun with it.
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I'm still pondering the stuck blades on the SMC Takumar 100mm f/4. Any suggestions on how to rectify it? I suspect oil on the blades, but haven't taken a lens apart before. If it's tedious work, perhaps a suggestion for someone who does lens repair?

Thanks,

Tony

05-25-2011, 12:08 PM   #5
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I ended up sending the lens to Eric at Home and he was able to get the lens in good working order. Very nice turn-around, too.
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