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My Takumar collection ( from 15 to 1000mm )
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you think that someone who would have two Takumar 83/1.9 lenses is normal ?


PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarbonR wrote:
Do you think that someone who would have two Takumar 83/1.9 lenses is normal ?

Takumar 83/1.9 is hard to find.


PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why I have two of them Wink


PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the 500/5. Only 3 optical formulae remaining (the 150/4 V1 should be *quite* easy to find) to finish the collection of lenses designed for the visible world Very Happy


PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received today a quite rare accessory : the cold shoe clip II in black color Very Happy I will also soon receive the 500/5 and a 150/4 V1. There will be only two optical formulae I don't have : 135-600/6.7 and 1000/8, plus all the achromatic of course but they are the most expensive.

Which one ?


My two Takumar 83/1.9 (M37 and M42), the M37 is much heavier than the M42, and have more aperture blades (18 vs. 10)


PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just received the Takumar 500/5, minty and complete (case, black AOCO front cap), this is an extremely beautiful lens Shocked


PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small catalogue, quite rare, as it was the first time I saw it (all written in japanese), with an original cover :




BTW, some long lenses :



Left to right :
Super Takumar 300/4
S-M-C Takumar 300/4
Takumar 300/4 V2
Takumar 300/4 V1
Tele-Takumar 300/6.3
S-M-C Takumar/6X7 400/4
Tele-Takumar 400/5.6
S-M-C Takumar 500/4.5
S-M-C Takumar 500/4.5
Takumar 500/5
Tele-Takumar 1000/8


PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



The two badges came to me directly from a japanese collector, the pins has been bought in France on Ebay Smile


PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a 135-600/6.7 Very Happy


PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was that the Australian one?
Quote:
I got a 135-600/6.7


PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. I think nobody was interested because of its odd mount (not M42), but this is not a problem for me : if the Pentax guy were clever, they have designed one part for all the lenses that have this removable rear mount, so I should be able to use the mounts of my 500s and 1000/8 to use the lens Smile


PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that one, in fact I used to live in the town where it lives.
Cheers, Pickles.


PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy I saw it and wondered would you find it...do you consider $600+ au a bargain?
Please show us the results when you have it in your hands.


PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarbonR wrote:
Yes. I think nobody was interested because of its odd mount (not M42), but this is not a problem for me : if the Pentax guy were clever, they have designed one part for all the lenses that have this removable rear mount, so I should be able to use the mounts of my 500s and 1000/8 to use the lens Smile

How much was the freight bill??!!!
Cheers, Pickles.


PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mo wrote:
Very Happy I saw it and wondered would you find it...do you consider $600+ au a bargain?
Please show us the results when you have it in your hands.


My snipe was at AU$1000+. I saw the Pentax K version end at more than 500 each time I saw it on Ebay (maybe 3-4 times). The Takumar I saw only twice, the first time it went for ~700 or more (more than 1 year ago so I don't remember the exact price), the second time was this lens. As for the 15/3.5, it is rarer than the K mount version, so I was prepared to pay more than the K. I've checked in the bible, it has the 3-claw bayonet, as for the 500/4.5, so I will be able to use it with the mount of the 500/4.5 (I think the Pentax guys were not so dummy, to design as many part as lenses that use this system, instead of designing 2 parts and use it on the different lenses).

Pickles : AU$219 by Air mail, insured. Yes, more than a third of the lens price Shocked

In fact, I just have to found a way to pay it, my bank limit my payments by 500/week and I've already reached it, altough having all the needed money on the account Confused


PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarbonR wrote:
mo wrote:
Very Happy I saw it and wondered would you find it...do you consider $600+ au a bargain?
Please show us the results when you have it in your hands.


My snipe was at AU$1000+. I saw the Pentax K version end at more than 500 each time I saw it on Ebay (maybe 3-4 times). The Takumar I saw only twice, the first time it went for ~700 or more (more than 1 year ago so I don't remember the exact price), the second time was this lens. As for the 15/3.5, it is rarer than the K mount version, so I was prepared to pay more than the K. I've checked in the bible, it has the 3-claw bayonet, as for the 500/4.5, so I will be able to use it with the mount of the 500/4.5 (I think the Pentax guys were not so dummy, to design as many part as lenses that use this system, instead of designing 2 parts and use it on the different lenses).
"MATE"!!!!.....as we say in Australia, your enthusiasm knows absolutely no bounds....you are an absolute legend!!
Cheers, Pickles.
Pickles : AU$219 by Air mail, insured. Yes, more than a third of the lens price Shocked

In fact, I just have to found a way to pay it, my bank limit my payments by 500/week and I've already reached it, altough having all the needed money on the account Confused


PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got somewhat out of order in my posting!!! CarbonR....I still say that you are somewhat of a legend.
Cheers, Pickles.


PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being a legend, I don't know, but being absolutely crazy, I've no doubt about that Very Happy


PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
AU$1000+
Shocked Shocked
Well you did get a bargain.... although the postage is OUCH!


PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not check on the aussie post service for the prices, but this does not surprise me, to ship a <10kg package to Australia, with the basic insurance (23/kg, so less than 230) it would cost 140, which is ~AU$193. Well, I saw this lens only once apart from that one, I had the needed money, so I did not want to let it pass so easy to an other Very Happy


PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Carbon, having owned a 135/600 around 15 yrs ago, I'd welcome your opinions on the lens, when you receive/use it.
I didn't use mine much, but I had no complaints about image clarity at any focal length, including when using the close up attachment.
Cheers, Pickles.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I saw your review. Did you sold the lens ?


PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarbonR wrote:
Yes, I saw your review. Did you sold the lens ?

Yes, I sold it in the late nineties...it was a K mount. in pretty good shape...I paid $1000 for it....I thought it was a bargain, but believe it or not, when I went to sell it, it was difficult, because, I suppose, no-one had a use for it...I did eventually get my money back....but it took a while.
Nevertheless.......an awesome lens.....a "must have" for any genuine Pentax collector.
Cheers, Pickles.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I received it today :



But for pictures with the lens, we'll have to wait : it arrived with a non working focusing ring (zoom function operates, but not the focus, as there is someting loose between lens elements), and the rear mount of the 500/4.5 does not fit the 135-600...