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06-15-2010, 05:25 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Pentax 85mm f:1.8 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar M42 screwmount lens Marketplace Listing

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Pentax 85mm f:1.8 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar M42 screwmount lens

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I have an excellent copy of a Pentax 85mm f:1.8 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar M42 screwmount lens up for sale. It's in excellent condition optically (no fungus, scratches, etc.), mechanically (buttery smooth focusing & aperture action with no play or glitches in the movement, snappy blade action), & cosmetically (except for the fact that a previous owner has lightly inscribed a serial number onto the lens barrel). I should also mention the fact that the lens hood/filter ring is a bit finicky, requiring more attention to obtaining a proper fit than some of my other Taks. A related matter is the loss of paint on a couple of inner filter ring threads, apparently due to the extra friction required to attach a filter or hood. (if not for this fact & the inscribed serial number on the barrel, in fact, I would be asking for another $50 or $60 for this lens).
The only reason I am considering selling this lens is that it is one of a number of duplicate lenses in my M42 collection that I am liquidating. This lens has been on & off the auction block a few times over the past year or so, as I decide to sell it one day, only to change my mind a couple of days later. It's one of those soulful lenses that is a delight to use, The only reason I'm holding onto my other "duplicate" 85 instead of this one is the fact that it's a relatively rare S-M-C f:1.9 transition model in mint condition..... this is the one I've been using for my real world shooting. It's a tough decision to let this one go, but I can't afford, in this economy, to have a collection on superfluous equipment gathering dust unused in my closet.
Anyway, I also have the original metal hood, along with front & rear caps. The price will be $320, USPS Priority Insured shipping included...... Regards, Mark

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