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Asahi Auto-Takumar 35/2.3 ($225 w/ Free shipping)
Posted By: ripper2860, 07-14-2016, 04:45 PM

Saw this Auto-Tak 35/2.3 and thought the Buy It Now price was fair. For those that prefer to just pay and own it as opposed to the whole bidding and getting sniped thing. A rather rare and HIGHLY regarded lens ...

Pentax Asahi Auto Takumar 35mm F2 3 Manual Focus M42 Screw Mount | eBay

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07-15-2016, 06:39 AM   #2
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Be sure to ask about it's focus action.
The Auto-Takumar 35mm/2.3 lens is prone to very stiff focus action if the lens has not been opened up recently, the old grease cleaned out, and new grease applied to the focus assembly.

The Auto-Takumar 35mm/2.3 lens I bought a few years ago was in mint condition cosmetically.
Functionally, it's focus action was so stiff that when turning the focus ring, the lens would start to unscrew off the camera rather than focus on the image.
Not too surprising, the lens is nearly 60 years old.
So I had the lens CLA'd ($85) to fix that problem. It has smooth easy focus action now.

So my $.02 worth, budget the cost of a CLA into your buying decision if considering one of these beauties.

Last edited by Moe49; 07-15-2016 at 07:11 AM.

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