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03-07-2016, 05:46 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
Did you aquire this just recently? Think I saw the eBay listing.

Fun with such findings, regardless. Part of the fun with old stuff like this
It wasn't on ebay - I picked it up just last month on the domestic market when I was travelling through Japan. The seller was so nice, he even threw in a 105/2.8 Takumar gratis which is a mighty lens.

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As you may realize, the Leica, and especially it's lens, is a very desirable collector's item, the sort of lens that makes Leica aficionados go bleary-eyed.
I was under the impression that "super" was added to the name of several Takumars when auto-diaphragm was added (I had a 135mm f3.5 Takumar that was pre-set, later a "Super Takumar" 135 f3.5 that had auto diaphragm). There may have been some change in the lens formula, but I'm not sure of that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
As you may realize, the Leica, and especially it's lens, is a very desirable collector's item, the sort of lens that makes Leica aficionados go bleary-eyed.
I was under the impression that "super" was added to the name of several Takumars when auto-diaphragm was added (I had a 135mm f3.5 Takumar that was pre-set, later a "Super Takumar" 135 f3.5 that had auto diaphragm). There may have been some change in the lens formula, but I'm not sure of that.
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You had a three steps:

  1. Presets were named just Takumar, there were presets made far into the 60's as well. Even as the Auto- and Super were out. For instance the 135mm f3.5 came in a 46mm filter dia, chrome and silver, and then later a all black version was released, 49mm filter dia, but still as a preset.
  2. Semi-automatic were called Auto-Takumar
  3. Automatic were named Super Takumar, later even S-M-C Takumar. But one exception, the first 55mm f1.8 with auto diaphragm were also named Auto-Takumar, just to make us confused.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
... the first 55mm f1.8 with auto diaphragm were also named Auto-Takumar, just to make us confused.
I have one of those and yes I was confused...!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Baard-Einar Quote
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You had a three steps:

  1. Presets were named just Takumar, there were presets made far into the 60's as well. Even as the Auto- and Super were out. For instance the 135mm f3.5 came in a 46mm filter dia, chrome and silver, and then later a all black version was released, 49mm filter dia, but still as a preset.
  2. Semi-automatic were called Auto-Takumar
  3. Automatic were named Super Takumar, later even S-M-C Takumar. But one exception, the first 55mm f1.8 with auto diaphragm were also named Auto-Takumar, just to make us confused.
Yes: My preset was black (focus ring) and brushed-gray. My "Super" was all black and fully auto, not the cock-lever system. But, was the optical design the same? As I recall, the Super had a significantly lager front element. BTW, I recently spotted a few of the preset versions on EBAY, identical to mine, at least one in remarkably clean condition. Mine, together with the Asahi Pentax S body and other stuff, was stolen while it was still in use. I replaced it with either a Heiland or Honeywell Pentax, forget which, then the 1st version of the Spotmatic which is sitting in a drawer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Yes: My preset was black (focus ring) and brushed-gray. My "Super" was all black and fully auto, not the cock-lever system..
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Sorry I was a not to exact on the Takumar presets. The 135mm came in two versions, chrome and black (1957-1961), and an all black (1961-1962).

The preset, Auto-tak and Super Tak were all the same optical design except for the filter diameter.

The semi-automaics, called Auto-Takumar, (except for the noted 55mm one), was found in focal lengths 35mm, 55mm, 85mm, 105mm and 135mm.
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Just noticed a Pentax K for sale on ebay in Japan for 180 USD with a 105/2.8 Takumar. Condition is a bit so-so.
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Interesting thread.

I have just been extremely lucky tonight. I managed to pick up a Pentax K with zebra 55mm lens (original plastic cap) and, wait for it, the original box, owners manual and receipt of purchase. But it doesn't end there. Takumar 135/3.5 with original case and box and, oh, it gets better. Among the manuals and other interesting paperwork, an extra manual. A Pentax S Owners Manual ....... (no camera)

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I have just been extremely lucky tonight. I managed to pick up a Pentax K with zebra 55mm lens (original plastic cap) and, wait for it, the original box, owners manual and receipt of purchase. But it doesn't end there. Takumar 135/3.5 with original case and box and, oh, it gets better. Among the manuals and other interesting paperwork, an extra manual. A Pentax S Owners Manual ....... (no camera)
SCORE !!
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I have just been extremely lucky tonight.
Lucky indeed as original paperwork - particularly one dating this far back, are very rare. But consider us all from Missouri - the Show Me State, as we will need to see some proof of this haul!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
Interesting thread.

I have just been extremely lucky tonight. I managed to pick up a Pentax K with zebra 55mm lens (original plastic cap) and, wait for it, the original box, owners manual and receipt of purchase. But it doesn't end there. Takumar 135/3.5 with original case and box and, oh, it gets better. Among the manuals and other interesting paperwork, an extra manual. A Pentax S Owners Manual ....... (no camera)
I would love to buy the S manual if you want to sell it.

Please post some pics.
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I will definitely share through photos. Allow me the weekend to arrange the loot for family photos.

Baard-Einer, sorry, the S manual is being held tight as I already have an S without its manual - Oh and on that note I think I scored an AP manual too, I will post photos for everyone to comment.
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Pentax K Camera P0rn

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The brochure (I originally thought it was a Pentax AP manual) shows a black AP ...... now that must be a rare camera - has anyone seen this?

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X posted from the camera p0rn thread

The brochure (I originally thought it was a Pentax AP manual) shows a black AP ...... now that must be a rare camera - has anyone seen this?

Enjoy
Looks even better in pictures. Have a chance to exercise it yet to make sure everything works as it should?
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X posted from the camera p0rn thread

The brochure (I originally thought it was a Pentax AP manual) shows a black AP ...... now that must be a rare camera - has anyone seen this?

Enjoy

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There are pictures of a black Ap elsewhere on the forum. They exist but not seen often for sale.

That booklet on the right looks neat. Never seen one like that before.

The K looks good. Envying that box. And really cool that you have the original recite.
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