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Asahi Auto-Takumar 35/2.3 - $135.00 USD (Buy It Now)
Posted By: ripper2860, 05-07-2016, 08:15 PM

You don't see these often and a VERY good price to boot ($135 buy-it-now). Be advised: Tiny fungus, but it seems to be negligible.

Asahi Auto-Takumar 35/2.3

Pentax Auto Takumar 35mm F 2 3 Asahi M42 Mount Lens"Nice Condition" from Japan | eBay

I'd jump on it if I didn't already have one.

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05-07-2016, 08:48 PM   #2
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The perfect companion for that original Pentax K I saw a while back - good thing it's cheap, seeing as the K was going for more than a Nikon D5!!!
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The perfect companion . . . . .

Well, other than that 'small bit of fungus' in the center that won't affect images other than the higher F-stops (note - no Returns).
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The perfect companion . . . . .

Well, other than that 'small bit of fungus' in the center that won't affect images other than the higher F-stops (note - no Returns).
I think a bit of UV to kill it and a cleaning should do nicely. Perhaps Brian (DCShooter) can elaborate as to the likelihood of it being eliminated via a good CLA.
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Probably already dead. Needs a clean. I wish I could buy to do the job
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Well, other than that 'small bit of fungus' in the center that won't affect images other than the higher F-stops (note - no Returns).
There is that, yes, but CLA-capable potential owners can and will dismiss that concern and everybody else with half a brain will dismiss the lens. If I bought such a lens, it would be with the expectation that I'd be taking it apart to try to clean it or had easy access to somebody who could.
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The "Buy It Now" price is now $160.

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The "Buy It Now" price is now $160.
Must have done some research and realized what he's got.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ripper2860 Quote
Must have done some research and realized what he's got.
If he read the reviews here it could be even worse (someone describes buying their copy at $250), so I hope someone snaps it up quickly!
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1 bid.
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nobody has bought it yet because there aren't any useful pics of the reputed fungus, and there isn't any way to tell if there is permanent damage... it's not even clear exactly which element has problems.

ad title says "from japan" but the seller is in texas.
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BIN is gone since there is a bid on the item, but is currently only 70 bucks, so it still might be one to jump on.

This lens has construction unlike any of the other Takumars, so depending on what element it's in it might be a bit tougher to get to than usual, but probably not a dealbreaker. Not sure how well the older coatings hold up to fungus as compared to the Super/SMC ones, so caveat emptor. Not likely to affect the final picture much either way, since it looks pretty small.
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FYI, I found the same lens available here but he wants $199.
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