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07-31-2008, 09:39 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 55mm f1.8 $45

This is an excellent condition Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 55mm f1.8 M42 screw mount.

This Takumar has the super smooth buttery feel focus ring that Pentax Super-Taks are famous for. No other lens feels quite like it. The rendering of this lens somehow feels different (in a 3d sort of way) than other 50's I've tried (and I have tried almost all of them). The lens is super compact, it almost seems miniscule mounted on a K10.

This sample is in excellent condition. A little bit of wear on the barrel. Glass is perfect, no blemishes, scratches, fungus or yellowing. (The Super-Taks have a gold color lens coating). Aperture ring clicks solidly. No oil on the blades.

One great benefit of using M42 lenses is that you can use them on Aperature priority because you can put them on manual mode and control the diaphram opening without using the "green button" to stop down. Makes it very easy to use. All you need is a Pentax M42-K adapter and those are easily obtainable on ebay.

Includes original metal Pentax Front Cap and Generic Rear Cap.

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Sold $40+shipping. Paypal payment please.

Shipping is:

$7 inside US,
$15 to Canada,
$25 Worldwide via USPS Priority Mail

International buyers are most welcome, I ship internationally all the time.

I am also selling a few other items right now, if you buy them together, you can get a reduced shipping price on the lens and free shipping on the filters and hoods.

SMC Pentax M 28mm f2.8

Filters and Hoods Pentax, B+W, etc

I have lots of positive reviews on this forum and on ebay. Contact me if you need references.

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08-01-2008, 05:29 AM   #2
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It figures one comes on here after I get mine from fleebay. It and all the Taks I have are really excellent lens. Shouldnt last long on here but here is a little bump
08-06-2008, 12:47 PM   #3
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Price has been reduced to $40 + shipping. It is a very nice lens. It literally oozes quality.
08-06-2008, 03:35 PM   #4
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Really? No one? This is perhaps the sharpest of the Tak series wide open.

And it's clean...and comes with a correct front cap...and it's only $40...

08-07-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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could you post or send a good wide open shot for me? I'm interested in this lens, I would like to see what bokeh it's got going for it.
08-07-2008, 01:05 PM   #6
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I have one of these myself and they are amazingly sharp.

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