Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

 
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-24-2009, 01:23 PM   #1
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
[SOLD] M42 Lenses - Sears 55mm 2.8 Macro, Super Takumar 35mm 2.0, Acura Diamatic 28mm

A few nice old M42 lenses, usable on film or digital (with adapter, not included).

Prices:
Sears 55mm f/2.8 Macro lens with 1:1 adapter - $99 Now $79
Pentax Super Takumar 35mm f/2.0 lens - $99 TRADED
Accura Diamatic 28mm f/2.8 lens - $29 SOLD

Front and rear caps included; shipping $6.95. International shipping available, but more costly, please enquire.

Descriptions: These are all good lenses, I just plain have too many. I could keep any of them as my only lens for day-to-day use without any qualms.

1) Sears 55mm f/2.8 Macro lens
Good condition: a few scuffs, nicks and marks externally, a few dust spots internally. No fungus, haze or scratches on the glass. Mechanically everything works as it is supposed to, focus is SMOOTH, aperture closes well. Takes lovely pictures. Identical to a lens sold by Soligor, and I believe (but can't prove) they were made by Tokina, as the barrel markings are very similar to my Tokina 90mm macro and I have seen reference to Tokina making lenses for Soligor. Who knows for certain? In any case, it has an auto/manual switch so is fully usable on a DSLR, goes to 1:2 native and 1:1 with the included adapter. This adapter does close the aperture if used with an M42 camera body. It is a great lens, for portraits and macro, but I have acquired too many lenses in this range. Maybe you can make better use of it!









2) Pentax Super Takumar 35mm f/2.0 TRADED
Good condition as well, a little beat up externally but mechanically fine and glass is clear (a few dust spots again, no effect). Again no fungus, haze or scratches, SMOOTH focus (I love that on these old lenses) and crisp aperture. It was pretty yellowed when I got it but a few weeks on a sunny shelf has cleared most of that up; it is unnoticeable at this point in pictures taken with a DSLR.

3) Accura Diamatic 28mm f/2.8 SOLD
This lens seems somewhat rare in M42 mount, I have not been able to find much information about it. It is big and solid, built like a tank, with very smooth mechanical operation. It feels GREAT on the front of a DSLR, with its huge focusing ring, and makes a nice normal lens. I haven't used it much, but it seems easily as sharp as my Pentax M 28mm f/3.5 lens at 3.5-4 or so. It is very tempting to keep this one but I am trying to eliminate redundancy! And so, pass it on. Condition again is good, with external brassing but clear glass, all functions working. There is some marker on the rear mount, not sure why but it is not visible with the lens mounted or a cap on, and does not affect the glass.

If you have any questions, please ask. I will guarantee the above descriptions, your purchase price back if unhappy with the lenses or in any way not as described. So happy shopping, and thanks for looking!


Last edited by Nick Siebers; 05-12-2009 at 01:35 PM.
04-24-2009, 01:26 PM   #2
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
Original Poster
Oh here's a rear shot of the AD lens (with marker):
04-26-2009, 06:38 AM   #3
Inactive Account




Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Sao Paulo - Brazil
Posts: 2
Feedback Score: 0 (0%)
Hi, Nick.

Do you ship the lens to Brazil. Im interested in the Accura one.

Thanks and sorry by my English.

Best regards,
04-26-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
Original Poster
I can ship to Brazil. It would be about $24 for shipping, you'd pay that up front and I would refund the difference if shipping came in lower. If still interested, shoot me a PM, although I do have an offer on the lens already.

Thanks, Nick

Oops, actually the 28mm lens is now sold. But in case you are interested in another, I will leave the above info.


Last edited by Nick Siebers; 04-26-2009 at 10:17 AM.
04-27-2009, 08:23 PM   #5
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
Original Poster
Here's a few snapshots I took today with the two lenses still "in play":

Sears 55mm f/2.8 Macro:




Super Takumar 35mm f/2
(removed)

Last edited by Nick Siebers; 05-12-2009 at 01:35 PM.
04-28-2009, 12:55 PM   #6
Moderator
Site Supporter
Blue's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Florida Hill Country
Posts: 17,212
Feedback Score: 28 (100%)
I take it you got the macro-tak working?
04-28-2009, 09:15 PM   #7
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
Original Poster
I did, eventually. $150 between purchase and repairs, and it took 5 weeks... but what a sweet little lens. Of course, that put me at 7 macro lenses, which is maybe 1 or 2 too many - hence moving this Sears lens, which is pretty nice itself. If anyone wants it, we'll see!

Oh, and I will add that the 35mm Tak is gone, traded for a fish eye adapter. Don't tell my wife, lenses are supposed to be going out, not coming back in.
04-29-2009, 03:11 PM   #8
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
Original Poster
Here's 2 more snaps with the Sears 55mm macro, the last two weren't really that great.

First showing the magnification capabillities --> grains of pollen


And yes, I use 50-55mm for "candid portraits" of my girls as well


05-02-2009, 08:50 PM   #9
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
Original Poster
Price reduced, and I will throw in the caps too. Thanks for looking!
05-07-2009, 08:53 PM   #10
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Perth, Australia
Posts: 25
Feedback Score: 1 (100%)
Sears 55 Macro

Hi Nick PM sent on 55 macro.
-Steve
05-08-2009, 10:16 AM   #11
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
Original Poster
Here's a few sample shots, not that well done, at varying apertures.

F4


F8


F16


Thanks for your interest,
Nick

Last edited by Nick Siebers; 05-20-2009 at 06:10 AM.
05-12-2009, 01:36 PM   #12
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
Original Poster
Okay, price reduced again, now $79 plus shipping. Last markdown before eBay - get it while it's hot!
05-12-2009, 07:33 PM   #13
Forum Member
CGJung's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 92
Feedback Score: 4 (100%)
QuoteOriginally posted by Nick Siebers Quote

1) Sears 55mm f/2.8 Macro lens
Good condition: a few scuffs, nicks and marks externally, a few dust spots internally. No fungus, haze or scratches on the glass. Mechanically everything works as it is supposed to, focus is SMOOTH, aperture closes well. Takes lovely pictures. Identical to a lens sold by Soligor, and I believe (but can't prove) they were made by Tokina, as the barrel markings are very similar to my Tokina 90mm macro and I have seen reference to Tokina making lenses for Soligor. Who knows for certain? In any case, it has an auto/manual switch so is fully usable on a DSLR, goes to 1:2 native and 1:1 with the included adapter. This adapter does close the aperture if used with an M42 camera body. It is a great lens, for portraits and macro, but I have acquired too many lenses in this range. Maybe you can make better use of it!
I believe this 55/2.8 Sears Macro is identical to Vivitar's 55/2.8 macro 28XXXXX, therefore it is a Komine made. I have a copy of this and it is a beautiful performer.

Here is discussion about this lense:

Flickr: Discussing New lens! Vivitar 55mm f/2.8 macro in No metering lenses on Nikon DSLRs

Good luck!

Togu
05-14-2009, 04:52 PM   #14
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
Original Poster
Hi Togu -

No, it isn't that lens, although that is a nice one too. Looks like your getting some good use out of yours. Anyone else itching to try macro?
05-20-2009, 06:12 AM   #15
Site Supporter
Nick Siebers's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,152
Feedback Score: 95 (100%)
Original Poster
A few more sample shots. You can get in the "Macro" contest of the month!







Thanks for looking!
Nick
 

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
28mm, adapter, condition, dslr, f/2.8, glass, lens, lenses, m42, macro
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Accura Diamatic 28mm F2.8 Lens M42 $20 (CONUS) Wsurbier Sold Items 4 09-17-2010 01:05 PM
For Sale - Sold: K100D + 18-55mm; 50-200mm; FA 50mm; Sears 135mm macro; Super-Takumar 50/1.4 (C kveldalf Sold Items 4 09-07-2010 10:13 PM
For Sale - Sold: M42 Lenses. Pentax Taks 35mm, 135mm, 55mm, Fujinon 55mm Peter Zack Sold Items 5 03-04-2010 05:24 PM
For Sale - Sold: Accura Diamatic 35mm f/2.8 vintage M42 screwmount lens wallyb Sold Items 4 10-14-2009 04:35 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:52 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top