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11-21-2015, 03:59 PM   #1
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Silver front lens cap* for 83/1.9 Auto Takumar - reduced! (*rare)

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Silver front lens cap for 83/1.9 Auto Takumar - c/b rare!!!

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$80 USD (final reduction)

Item Location
Oregon (United States)

Item Description
Collectors please note: Of the seven reported existing copies of the M42 (silver and black) preset 83mm f1.9 Takumar only two or three copies appear to have the original front lens cap which is silver, and stamped/embossed "AOCO"

It is possible though that this cap also fit other (also rare) silver and black auto takumar lenses (not sure)

This one is in good to excellent condition, is not warped or bent, but does have some minor rubbing on front and a few surface scratches.

The felt on the rear is in great condition considering its age.

The cap fits snugly on any 49mm front filter equipped lens.

I am asking for $80* but in truth I don't know what this lens cap is worth. The last 83/1.9 lens sold on eBay without a front cap, but with the original lens case (also quite rate) so if that person is looking to complete their set, this might be the one chance they get in a lifetime.

*reduced AGAIN


I would trade for the original lens case (brown, hand stitched, similarly embossed) for the 83/1.9 if in good condition (no mold), and might even toss in some cash.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling or Trading

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

Shipping Charge
at cost

Shipping Services
USPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns will occur on this rare item

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

---------- Post added 11-22-15 at 11:05 AM ----------

I have checked my notes again, and it appears that until recently (this listing) there were 3 known original front caps for the 83/1.9 takumar. This is the fourth. One could guess that there may be more out there. But your chance of ever finding one is close to nil. I can tell you that if you do ever find the 83mm 1.9 takumar for sale, the chances are it will be missing this front cap, and you will wish you had it.

---------- Post added 11-22-15 at 02:21 PM ----------

Because of rarity, I will ship this internationally.

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11-24-2015, 09:55 AM   #2
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Bump. $80 plus shipping.

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11-26-2015, 11:23 AM   #3
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Bump to top.

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We'd be curious to hear the story of how you have the lens cap?

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Got the lens cap with another lens that did not come originally with the (rare) silver cap. Seller did not know the origin and value of the cap.

I am an Asahi Optical Co. (preset) lens enthusiast and am always on the lookout for these lenses and their accessories.

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11-28-2015, 11:42 PM   #6
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Here's a lens for sale (w/ cap), but it does add a bit of backstory to the item ...

VERY RARE ASAHI-KOGAKU f/1.9 83mm TAKUMAR LENS FOR ASAHIFLEX & TOWER CAMERAS
11-29-2015, 11:28 AM   #7
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Yes the all silver Asahiflex version came with the silver cap, and is also quite rare. Most of those sold are missing the cap. In fact that is the first one I have seen for sale that has the matching cap. There are one or two people on this site who have this all silver version of the lens and may be interested in this cap. It's a rather small market...
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Bump. That link to the silver Asahiflex version of the lens means that obviously there are at least 5 of these lens caps floating around (or more likely attached to collector's lenses).

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Bump. Price reduced to $80.

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Bump. Final price reduction $80 plus shipping. Will ship internationally.
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The lens cap is SOLD.
 

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