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08-11-2009, 11:32 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Legendary mint pentax smc takumar 85-210mm f/4.5 m42, rare!

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Legendary mint pentax smc takumar 85-210mm f/4.5 m42, rare!

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$160, now reduced to $150!

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This is one of pentax takumars' legends.
In 《The Ultimate Asahi Pentax Screw Mount Guide 1952-1977》, the author listed seven the most legendary
lenses in takumar time.
Just for your references, those are
1)SMC TAKUMAR 1:3.5/15mm
2)Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 1:1.8/85mm
3)Super-Multi-Coated MACRO TAKUMAR 1:4/100mm
4)Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 1:2.8/120mm
5)SMC TAKUMAR-ZOOM 1:4/45~125mm
6)Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR-ZOOM 1:4.5/85~210mm
7)Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR-ZOOM 1:6.7/135~600mm

This lens is one of them, which is listed at the league
as 85mm 1.8 and 15mm 3.5....

I aquired this lens from a collector. This lens is in mint
condition. Glasses are flawless, free of scratches, fungus
, cleaning marks, etc. Mechanicwise it is perfect. Cosmetically I can rate it as 9.9/10 (Details see picture).
Blades are clean and free of oil. Only tiny tiny dust inside.
All in a word, this one is like new and rarely used.

This lens is truely at collection's value. But more than
that, I took some test shot and this lens is sharp even
wide open. Colorwise, typical takumar!

This is the first zoom lens made by pentax.
I am asking for $160 but I believe the true value of this
lens is far beyond than that. The only reason to sell
this is to make some quick sale to fund some recent
purchases. And I must admit that I have never used
it after purchase. So I have to find a new home
for it.

This lens will come with a free 49mm UV filter (always attached),
front and rear genuine pentax cap.

BTW: I am looking for a good condition 43mm. You are welcome
to contact about trading details.

North American only please.

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

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling or Trading

Item Condition
Used
Mint

Item Location
Ann Arbor, MI

Shipping Charge
$10 in USA, $15 in Canada

Shipping Services
USPS

Shipping Destinations
North America

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Additional Details
Canada and US Continental Only.

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

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08-12-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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Bump myself.
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Could we see some sample pictures taken with this lens? Thanks!
08-13-2009, 08:24 AM   #4
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Sure. Let me take some today and post it here. Frankly speaking, I never used it before.

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Here you go! Those pictures are taken just couple minutes downstairs.
Exposure time is around 1/125 seconds. In 85mm end and 210mm end,
with aperture wide open.
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Another test shot taken long time ago. The zoom is at 85mm if I am not wrong.
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I thought old zoom lenses are always bad... but these images proved that I'm wrong

Tempted... I'll think about it
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Dammmn that looks good.

I just picked one up myself, but have yet to try!

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Priced reduced!
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Is your lens still for sale?
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Yes it is still for sale.
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Lens for sale - 85 - 210 Takumar

What would be your best price and could you ship it to the UK?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Angus George Quote
What would be your best price and could you ship it to the UK?
Send this info in a PM please.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Andi Lo Quote
I thought old zoom lenses are always bad...
I suspect camera makers disseminated this misinformation when new zooms were introduced. In my experience, unless you're spending big bucks on a high-end zoom, old zooms are much better than modern ones. All the Pentax-K and Pentax-M zooms I've tested were superb, including the K-mount version of this lens being sold here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Miserere Quote
I suspect camera makers disseminated this misinformation when new zooms were introduced. In my experience, unless you're spending big bucks on a high-end zoom, old zooms are much better than modern ones. All the Pentax-K and Pentax-M zooms I've tested were superb, including the K-mount version of this lens being sold here.
I have to agree with Miserere, I own a copy of this lens, it's incredibly sharp, contrast and colour are superb and at just 705 grams (1.55 lb.) it's also very light.
 

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