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SMC Takumar 85mm f/1.8
Posted By: tzrenz0, 04-19-2013, 10:34 PM

Pentax Screwmount 85 F1.8 SMC TAKUMAR (58) *WITH CAPS 35MM SLR MANUAL FOCUS TELEPHOTO LENS - KEH.com

Something you don't see everyday. Someone PLEASE grab it. I simply can't afford it at that price at the moment, if it stays there it will be a very long suffering.
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04-20-2013, 02:07 AM   #2
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Hi,
I would like it, but in the past month I have bought too much, as in a 645 outfit, a 6x7 outfit, an Asahiflex, a K, a K2DMD, a Spotmatic with seven lens and a Spotmatic motor drive and I would like a K5 IIs!
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Thanks for the link ... I'd like to have it, but I am saving up for an UWA (maybe DA 15) ... J
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Thanks for the link ... I'd like to have it, but I am saving up for an UWA (maybe DA 15) ... J
I just bought a 77 this week, hasn't arrived yet so I'd probably pass, but if it was priced from 400-450 I might grab it. But really, I should be happy with the 77, this LBA thing is so unreasonable.

And Gordon, that is indeed too much. I thought you were kidding there for a second.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Thanks for the link ... I'd like to have it, but I am saving up for an UWA (maybe DA 15) ... J
I'm also saving up for the DA 15, need something wider than my current DA 21. Already have the Rokinon 85mm f/1.4 so I'm good for that focal length.
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There was a theoretical limit to what I would pay for a 50 year old screwmount lens. It is no longer theoretical.
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Well that is definitely substantially more than I sold one of thee for a few months back. Of course mine wasn't in quite as good condition...
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They aren't *that* rare -- they go for $350-$500 on ebay quite often. I saw a pristine copy in a local store a while back for $400 I think...

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I could swear that i saw one of these for sale at KEH itself for around $450 a few months ago.
I would find it impossible to buy one for this much when you have the samyang, with it's new optics, faster aperture and native k-mount brand new for half the price.
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At that price I rather get the Zeiss T* 85/1.4

I have both lenses and the SMC Takumar 85/1.8 is no match in all aspects except for the size.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
At that price I rather get the Zeiss T* 85/1.4

I have both lenses and the SMC Takumar 85/1.8 is no match in all aspects except for the size.
KEH also has one of those, but not "at that price": it's $959.
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On eBay you can get the Zeiss Contax T* 85/1.4 in excellent condition from reputable sellers for $650-$800 BIN

KEH's prices have been unreasonable lately.
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That is a HUGE price.....apparently without hood & case?
Cheers, Pickles.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
On eBay you can get the Zeiss Contax T* 85/1.4 in excellent condition from reputable sellers for $650-$800 BIN

KEH's prices have been unreasonable lately.
Then how to use C/Y mounted lenses on Pentax camera?
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I have an excellent copy including the hood. It's a great portrait lens if your subject is patient enough to allow manual focus (I typically use LiveView for this). I would never want to part with it.

I would suggest you keep looking for a better price. I picked mine up through craigslist for $60 (my best bargain ever).
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