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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-31-2018, 08:08 AM  
Sourcing a rear element for an 8-element Super Tak 50/1.4
Posted By jtkratzer
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Have you seen the going rate for this lens right now? The only reason I was interested in the package in the first place was due to identifying the lens in the ad's photos. A friend of the seller had it listed as the elderly gentlemen isn't active with Facebook/Craigslist/eBay. She showed me everything during a FaceTime call, but it didn't cross either of our minds to remove the 50 from the body to inspect the rear element. The package was originally in Delaware, more than two hours away. Through a small network and sheer coincidence, the seller's friend had a co-worker at another facility who commutes to work from the town where I live. I don't think the seller was interested in trying to get everything back to Delaware through this network.

I'll see how the test roll comes back before deciding on investing any significant funds into this lens or a replacement. I just figured there had to be a damaged copy out there for a repair, even if it involved sending it to Eric.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-30-2018, 08:27 PM  
Sourcing a rear element for an 8-element Super Tak 50/1.4
Posted By jtkratzer
Replies: 12
Views: 821
I know they’re cheaper and more common/readily available. No experience with any of the M42 lenses in use to know that any particular design is better than another. I’ve read the reviews on the seven- and eight element designs. I can’t see how the optics wouldn’t be impacted (likely negatively) by altering the formula with a rear element from another design.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 05-30-2018, 07:43 PM  
Sourcing a rear element for an 8-element Super Tak 50/1.4
Posted By jtkratzer
Replies: 12
Views: 821
I have an 8-element Super Tak 50/1.4 with a scratch on the rear element. Assuming a good one can be swapped for the scratched rear element, any suggestions on where to get this piece of glass? I would think damaged front elements or filter rings would be more common. I shot a test roll with a Spotmatic and the 50 today and will see if/how bad the scratch shows up.
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