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04-09-2019, 04:40 PM   #1
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1968 spotmatic with takamur 85 mm lens

i have just tried to use the camera.but this lens does not make the light meter work.
i took the lens off and set it to f16 and pressed the button on the bottom of the lens .nothing happened.
i tried another lens and the meter worked.
is there anything i can do to get the 85mm to work correctly
answers appreciated.
thanks

04-09-2019, 05:13 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by windy Quote
i have just tried to use the camera.but this lens does not make the light meter work.
i took the lens off and set it to f16 and pressed the button on the bottom of the lens .nothing happened.
i tried another lens and the meter worked.
is there anything i can do to get the 85mm to work correctly
answers appreciated.
thanks
Which 85mm lens - Super Tak 85/1.9? Auto Tak 85/1.8?

What position is the Auto | Man switch in?
04-10-2019, 03:22 AM   #3
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Is the lens an auto takumar, you may need to cock a lever before the aperture will close
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it is a Super Takamur

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Maybe diaphragm stuck open because of grease on the diaphragm blades.
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Which 85mm lens - Super Tak 85/1.9? Auto Tak 85/1.8?

What position is the Auto | Man switch in?
super takumar 1.9
set to auto only moves the needle when i change the speed
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Which Spotmatic is it? The SP F has a different way of metering, depending on the lens used. The later Takumars had a small pin on the lens that allowed the camera to meter without closing down the aperture to the set value.
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