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Pentax Super Telephoto 800mm f/4 Takumar Lens for Pentax 67
Posted By: Racer X 69, 01-25-2017, 06:13 PM

Only $26,000.

Cheap.

800mm f/4 Takumar At Adorama
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01-27-2017, 03:06 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by aurele Quote
i am under the impression that pretty much all the Digitalis-family work in image related fields
This isn't all that far from the truth. Over the years my family has accumulated a lot of equipment, most of which has been sold off piecemeal [ the closure of the family darkroom in 2006 was a sad event, I learned how to do dye transfer prints from my grandmother in there damn it]. Pretty much all my brothers and sisters have a talent for photography - I'm the only one who bothered to make a career out of it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
I would like to see it perform on the format it was designed for. Only then can I appreciate the review.
Michael Reichmann [RIP] reviewed this particular lens on the Pentax 67II - and compared it to what was then, a state of the art Canon 1Ds with a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS and Michael took issue with exactly the same optical flaws inherent in the Pentax SMC Takumar 800mm f/4 that I did.

QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
this lens is designed for medium format and here we are criticising its performance on an old 10MP APC-S
Considering the pixel pitch of the 645Z is actually smaller than that of the K10D, buying this lens to use on the 645Z for the price in the OP would be a colossal waste of money, considering there is a more modern, optically superior lens out there that costs far less.


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01-27-2017, 03:29 PM   #17
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There is this item as well:
Amazon.com : Pentax Super Telephoto 800mm f/4 Takumar Lens for Pentax 6x7 : Camera & Photo
At about -$18,000 versus the Adorama price...

The review here also suggests that used prices should be south of $4,000:
SMC Pentax-6x7 / S-M-C Takumar 6x7 / Takumar 6x7 800mm F4 Reviews - 67 Telephoto Primes - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
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