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Fish-Eye-Takumar 17mm F11

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Description:

This flat "pancake" Fish-Eye-Takumar 17mm F11 lens has fixed focus, a field of view of 180 degrees, and covers the full 24x36mm format.

The diaphragm is a perforated disc with perfectly circular openings.

This was the first fisheye lens from Pentax, and also the first fisheye lens to become available in M42 mount.  The Takumar 17mm F11 was quickly replaced by the 18mm F11 in 1963.

We have no official information available from Pentax on this lens so the information presented here is third hand. Some collectors doubt that this lens was ever manufactured. If you have a picture of the lens or official information please contact a forum administrator.


Fish-Eye-Takumar 17mm F11
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Image Format
Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount
M42
Aperture Ring
Yes
Diaphragm
Manual
Optics
4 elements, 3 groups
Mount Variant
M42 Plain
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Max. Aperture
F11
Min. Aperture
F32
Focusing
Fixed
Min. Focus
Max. Magnification
Filter Size
Internal Focus
No
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

Full frame: 180 °
Hood
Not possible
Case
Lens Cap
Coating
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
Fisheye
Diam x Length
60 x 12 mm
Weight
100 g
Production Years
1962 to 1963
Engraved Name
Fish-Eye-Takumar 1:11/17
Product Code
356, 43560
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Notes
The diaphragm is a perforated disc with perfectly circular openings.
We have no official information available from Pentax on this lens so the information presented here is third hand. It is even doubtful if this lens was ever produced.
Features:
Manual FocusAperture RingFull-Frame SupportAdapter needed for DSLRsDiscontinued


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