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Pentax Super Takumar 50mm F1.4 (8 Element, M42 Mount)

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11 months ago by yeer31

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S$275

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Selling rare 50mm f1.4 Super Takumar, 8 element version. The first version of the Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 had 8 lens elements. Notice the cemented triplet with curved surfaces - very difficult and expensive to manufacture and it's said Asahi lost money on every copy sold; hence it didn't last very long. This was meant as a Planar-killer and once its crown had been awarded by the press the simplified 7/6 version was quietly ushered in (before the 8/6 crippled Asahi's finances). Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/Super-Takumar-50mm-F1.4-Early.html#ixzz4p8cz7yu9 http://www.addicted2light.com/2012/11/11/review-pentax-super-takumar-50mm-f14-8-elements-design/ http://www.addicted2light.com/2012/12/08/battle-of-the-50s-contax-60-vs-minolta-vs-olympus-vs-pentax-takumars/ Lens is in pristine condition, no fungus/scratches/haze, helicoid smooth, aperture not oily. Comes with original caps and filter.

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