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05-30-2016, 09:49 PM   #1
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SMC Macro Tak 50mm f/4.0, SMC Tak 28mm f/3.5, Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5

1. Super-Multi-Coated Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 ($85.00 + shipping) [SOLD]
  • In excellent condition in both optics and cosmetics
  • Great macro that goes to 1:2 that is compact in size
  • Both original caps
  • Original leather hard case
  • Some test shots in this album on flickr Takumar Beauty. All close up and product shots were made with the macro lens
  • Past blog post on Takumar Beauty
  • [update] will add on a 49mm round metal lens hood. Hood not pictured in this listing.
  • shipping in US is around $10.0
  • PentaxForums User Reviews. Average User Rating: 9.52



20160530-DSC01974
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160530-DSC01977
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160530-DSC01973
by Hin Man, on Flickr


2. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm f/3.5 ($79.00 + shipping) [SOLD]
  • In excellent condition in both optics and cosmetics, close to mint
  • This is the 4th version, the later version, with SMC title and with SMC coating. Filter size is 49mm.
  • Original metal square hood with hard leather case
  • Pentax front cap and Takumar rear cap
  • Original leather case for the lens
  • update I manage to find the original takumar 28mm lens case, the one in pictures is a compatible 28mm lens case.
  • shipping in US is around $9



20160530-DSC01952
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160530-DSC01953
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160530-DSC01949
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160530-DSC01951
by Hin Man, on Flickr


3. Super-Takumar 35mm f/3.5 ($40.00 + shipping) [SOLD]
  • In excellent condition in both optics and cosmetics
  • Original metal rounded hood
  • Original leather hard case
  • 2 compatible front caps and 1 rear cap
  • shipping in US is around $7



20160530-DSC01955
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160530-DSC01956
by Hin Man, on Flickr



20160530-DSC01958
by Hin Man, on Flickr



DSC07515
by Hin Man, on Flickr
Spotmatic film camera is not for sale



DSC05464
by Hin Man, on Flickr
shot with Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5 + lens turbo + Sony nex 5N


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  • Actual shipping will be charged with USPS priority mail
  • International buyers welcome, shipping fee extra
  • Please check on my past feedbacks and buy with confidence



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06-01-2016, 09:14 AM   #2
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For the 50mm 4.0 macro does that work with a Pentax k mount? I'm still new to all this haha


06-01-2016, 01:13 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman:
It needs a M42 to K mount adapter. The Pentax genuine adapter is recommended but that is likely cost more as in $40. This one I find in Amazon is inexpensive

https://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Adapter-Pentax-Camera-K-5IIs/dp/B001G4LOCC?i...=1&*entries*=0

but you need to research more to know about M42 lenses as the adapter can be a challenge to use for first time. Once you get a hand of it, the M42 lenses are FF ready and a bargain to own as they can be used without the green button required by manual K-mount lenses. I use m42 lenses in A mode and use Ev compensation when needed.

Hin's Photo Corner: Genuine Pentax M42 to K Adapter

Thanks,
Hin
PM to member. The SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 is a very nice macro lens that does good closeup for flowers and product shots.

All test shots wide open in f/4.0


DSC07420-2
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DSC07426
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DSC07430
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DSC07408
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06-03-2016, 06:49 AM   #4
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Super-Takumar 35mm f/3.5 was sold early Friday morning, the 2nd item on the list.

All of the sales are of excellent SMC and Super Takumar lenses. My most liked lenses in this listing is the SMC Takumar macro 50mm f/4.0.
I recently reached deep to decide to keep my Pentax DA 35mm f/2.8 macro to stay and this Takumar Beauty has to go.

The takumar lenses on this sale are tiny lenses with 49mm filter thread. A joy to use especially a beauty in dampened manual focusing.
If you have never tried takumar but use other manual focus lenses, you will be awed in owning a Takumar lens.

Cheers,
Hin


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06-05-2016, 09:19 AM   #5
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Have breakfast with SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 along with Sony A7. The square hood is the gem in the sale. Very cool with the tightening mechanics with a ring on the hood.

The following product shots has a M42 to E mount adapter for Sony A7 use. They look gorgeous together. Usually what suck in the Sony system is the adapter that adds bulk. It still sucks with M42, but not as much as a K-mount as the Takumar is smaller in comparison.



20160605-DSC01013
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20160605-DSC01521
by Hin Man, on Flickr
with SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 and Sony A7



20160605-DSC01595
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with SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 and Sony A7

Cheers,
Hin

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06-07-2016, 02:25 AM   #6
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How the SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 looks on Sony A7


20160605-DSC01009
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20160605-DSC01012
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06-08-2016, 08:54 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by ddavi78, post: 115272, member: 3378:
Bought the 35mm and it is outstanding! The lens looks brand new even though it is decades old! I appreciate the fast shipping, great price, well care for lens, and communication!
Kind Regards,
David

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Sold my Super-Tak 35mm f/3.5 through TalkEMount forum, the Sony E mount forum.

I tried out more test shots on the SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and I do find flare on the lens but the problem is easily compensated with a lens hood and I will add in a 49mm round metal lens hood for the Macro. Hood is not pictured and it will be a nice add-on for the wonderful macro lens.


20160607-DSC01610
by Hin Man, on Flickr
SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and Sony A7, f/5.6



20160607-DSC01614
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SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and Sony A7, f/5.6


The color and bokeh in this simple macro is outstanding. I only sell this gem because I am keeping a pair of DA 35mm limited and DF-A 100mm WR macro. More test shots to come when time allows, please PM me if you have questions.

Cheers,
Hin

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06-12-2016, 05:36 AM   #8
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All shot wide open in f/4.0 with Sony A7 and SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0


20160610-DSC01619-Edit
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20160610-DSC01623
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All shot wide open in f/4.0 with Sony A7 and SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0

Cheers,
Hin


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06-14-2016, 04:10 AM   #9
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Shot with Sony A7 and SMC takumar 28mm f/3.5


20160607-DSC01603-Edit
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20160607-DSC01599-Edit
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Cheers,
Hin

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06-16-2016, 10:39 AM   #10
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Both SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5 and 35mm f/3.5 are sold. We shall meet again some day when I manage to live a better LBA life.

The SMC Macro Takumar 50mm Macro f/4.0 is still available and it does beautiful pictures. My casual home depot and backyard pictures can't do its justice.


Cheers,
Hin

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Good luck with the sale I hope your lens finds a happy new owner. I'm sorry I had to back out.


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QuoteOriginally posted by ccarlitos2 Quote
Good luck with the sale I hope your lens finds a happy new owner. I'm sorry I had to back out.
QuoteOriginally posted by hinman:
The following are meant to send to you after the sale. Hope you still find use with M42 lenses in future.

Thanks,
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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman:
I want to write you about two 3rd party adapters that I have used and recommended. For frequent and dependable usage, the genuine pentax adapter is recommended, cost is high as in the range of $25 to $70.

The lens article is in PF forum menu

Pentax Articles -> Pentax Lens Articles

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/54-pentax-lens-articles/110657-how-use-me...k-x-k-7-a.html

where it suggests the brand with Kipon. And I generally like Kipon brand. I bought it and I am a bit disappointed, but I forget the detail in what I don't like about it. Likely on difficulty to use and adapter prone to scratch lenses especially in dis-mounting

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/97561-REG/General_Brand_ABPKS_Pentax_K...Universal.html

#1.
https://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Adapter-Pentax-Camera-K-5IIs/dp/B001G4LOCC/r...ntax+k+adapter

I have not used this particular one, but this is the typical 3rd party adapter built very similar to the genuine adapter by Pentax. It comes with a key that helps in dis-mounting. If you use the adapter a couple of times, the key is not needed once you learn to use fingertip to working with the locking pins.


#2
https://www.amazon.com/Concept-Adapter-Thread-Pentax-Camera/dp/B01172WEN0/re...ntax+k+adapter

I bought something similar to this one and this is the easy type of adapter that is the easy to mount or dis-mount but there is a catch, you can't find focus on infinity because the flange added thickness to the mount. I think for the macro lens, this is okay to miss infinity focus and I will suggest finding an adapter like this #2 if Macro is what you care about


#3 cheap ebay like #2 above

http://www.ebay.com/itm/M42-Screw-Lens-to-Pentax-PK-mount-adapter-K-M-K-X-K-...YAAOxyrxZR1T89

I bought something like this item in black, it will not have the infinity focus issue but the benefit of this one is ease of use in mounting and dis-mounting. The genuine one or #1 are harder for beginners.

Thank you.
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Link to genuine Pentax M42 to K adapter in B&H Photo

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/673977-REG/Pentax_30120_Mount_Adapter_K.html

Hin

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QuoteOriginally posted by AnovG Quote
Giving it a bump!
Thanks! I have my adapters pictured, may as well share my experience here:






  • top left: genuine pentax m42 to K adapter -- recommended.
  • top right: Kipon that is built like the genuine adapter. And the Kipon has an extra flange at bottom that work with Auto-type of M42 lens. the extra flange pushes the auto pin up.
  • bottom: forget the brand but this one is the easy for mount and dis-mount as it has no locking pin. The catch is loss of infinity focus.








locking pin






locking pin


Recommendation: The genuine adapter has the least issues, long lasting, and work without the need of a key. But this one needs some time to get used to its operation.

The Kipon has a good build but I dislike it in actual usage, the extra flange on bottom does not depress some of the auto-pin type of m42 mount such as the Helios 44; otherwise, a reasonable choice.

The 3rd one without locking pin is easy to use but it flaws in not getting infinity focus due to extra distance from sensor added by the flange thickness.

Cheers,
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