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S-M-C/Super Takumar 35mm F2 EX+ Condition Marketplace Listing

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S-M-C/Super Takumar 35mm F2 EX+ condition, NO YELLOWING

Asking Price
$245 (Paypal+ Fees or Paypal-Gift)

Item Location
Wisconsin (United States)

Item Description
S-M-C/Super Takumar 35mm F2

BEAUTIFUL sample of what makes the Taks' so sought after. This lens is clean. NO scratches, NO fungus, and NO yellowing. The only hint of color in this lens is the trademark Takumar Super Multi Coating. Super Takumar lenses are known for yellowing over time due to the thorium enriched glass used to improve chromatic aberration... finding a Tak without yellowing is rare to impossible. One of the methods available to reverse the yellowing process is treating the lens with UV. Given enough exposure, any discoloration can be completely removed. (I've done it several times). THIS lens did not appear to have any appreciable discoloration, but since the process can't do the lens any harm provided you keep excessive heat out of the picture, I treated it anyway.

Buttery smooth operation, blades are clean and smooth, F-ring is snappy and precise, Auto/Manual slider moves like the day it was made. Even the M42 threads look as if this lens had only been on the camera a handfull of times.

Although I am not the original owner of this lens, I know its history. It has seen little to no use. The only wear on this lens most likely came from being in the case since July of 67, when it was purchased with a Pentax Spotmatic kit (which I will sell if anyone is interested). The rest of the kit (Spotmatic and Super Takumar 50:1.4) have seen use typical of something this vintage, but evidently NOT with this lens. Even the Honeywell/Pentax lens cap is like new. . I would have listed this lens as MINT if not for a couple marks on the focal ring (see pictures), but otherwise, no dings, dents, or scratches. Not many exist in this condition any more.

Both caps are included but there is no case. The quite elaborate camera case it has called home for four + decades has M42 rings for storing additional lenses, so I'm guessing the original case was lost or discarded years ago.

Please feel free to post any questions you might have about this lens.

I apologize for not posting images taken with this lens but the only equipment I have with a screw mount, is film. I dont own a M42>k adapter anymore.


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CONUS Shipping Included

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No returns unless item is not as advertised. Return must be made within three (3) days of receiving the item and shipped insured UPS/FEDEx at buyers expense.

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