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Pentax SMC Telephoto 1000mm f/8 Lens K mount w/Case
Posted By: ripper2860, 11-12-2015, 06:52 PM

Can't say I've ever seen a Pentax SMC Telephoto 1000mm f/8 Lens. This one was just listed on eBay for $799 -- Buy It Now price!!

?RARE?Pentax SMC Telephoto 1000mm F 8 Lens K Mount w Case ?EXC ? from Japan 215 | eBay
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11-12-2015, 08:43 PM   #2
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Shipping adds $150US to the price, but still…
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I am ridiculously tempted to buy this lens and redo it in silver, but I think I have too much money tied up elsewhere at the moment.......
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
I am ridiculously tempted to buy this lens and redo it in silver, but I think I have too much money tied up elsewhere at the moment.......
Buy it, do it silver, sell it for more twice what it is worth.
One of a kind! Silvered Pentax SMC 1000mm f/8.

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Why do I keep clicking on this? I think it's a general hope that someone else has bought it so I'm not irrationally tempted. Minimal focal distance of 30m... oh lord. What a cool lens though.
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Why do I keep clicking on this? I think it's a general hope that someone else has bought it so I'm not irrationally tempted. Minimal focal distance of 30m... oh lord. What a cool lens though.

Go ahead!! How often does a lens like this in this condition come around. You will be the envy of your Pentax friends!!
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And it's FF compatible!
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Gotta have it! Oh wait--I just sold one.

I gotta say it looks to be in very good condition and a good buy at that price. Oh, and don't think it's just an antique for display--it's a serious lens (albeit a bit prone to CA.)


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The 'K' mount tube alone is worth money.
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Good grief, I would need to find a Sherpa to carry it :-) (Or a teenage kid)
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The mount is bayonet but does not have the lever that should be on M series lenses.

If you want closer focus, get the Rubnar mirror macro, 1000/10, focuses down to 4m. Even useful for indoors pictures, if you get enough light to focus.
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If you want closer focus
Yeah, MFD 30m is an issue. I sometimes used an extension tube.
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(Or a teenage kid)
Well I wouldn't carry it for you, I've already got my 10 pounds or so of photo gear
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30 meter MFD kills it for me...

... oh yeah, and the fact that I'd have to come up with the cash!
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At the bottom of that same eBay page, there's an offering for another one at $438. The condition might not be as good as the more expensive one but the photos look okay.

SMC Pentax 1000mm F 8 with Case K Mount | eBay

Meanwhile, an honest question: This lens on any APS-C Pentax body will give you a FOV equivalent of 1500mm. But I can also get that with my DA 55-300 mounted on my Q-S1. And the Q kit is much smaller and lighter while offering faster apertures. Is this 1000mm lens worth it? Yes, I'm aware of the advantages of an APS-C sensor over a 1/1.7" sensor. But the old Pentax glass seems to have major limitations as well. Can anyone who's owned it fill us in?

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