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My Takumar collection ( from 15 to 1000mm )
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:55 pm    Post subject: My Takumar collection ( from 15 to 1000mm ) Reply with quote

Welcome !

Here is a post about my Takumar collection. It had been updated the 03/08/09, with pics taken the 31/07/09. I'll present here all I consider as my collection (I have some other lenses/bodies). So, here are the results of 17 months of research, mainly Ebay buyings (all pics are click-able to show bigger versions) :

(other pictures are available along the topic)

24x36 M42 system

General pic :



Filters (46mm O2 not pictured, 77mm UV on the 300/4) :



Miror adapter, release cable, microscope adapter II, cased angle and macro finders :



Bodies list :
Asahi Pentax K black
Asahi Spotmatic SPII black
Asahi Spotmatic SP chrome
Asahi Spotmatic S1a chrome
Asahi Spotmatic S1a black
Asahi Pentax H3V chrome
Asahi Spotmatic ESII chrome
Accessories :
Hot shoes, cased clip on meter, cased Super Lite II flash



Wide angle lenses set :
S-M-C Fish Eye Takumar 17/4 (1973-1976)
Fish Eye Takumar 18/11 (1963-1966)
S-M-C Takumar 20/4.5 (1973-1979)
S-M-C Takumar 24/3.5 (1973-1979)
Super-Takumar 28/3.5 V1 (1965-1966)
S-M-C Takumar 28/3.5 (1971-1979)
S-M-C Takumar 35/3.5 (1971-1979)
Super Takumar 35/2 V1 (1966-1968)
S-M-C Takumar 35/2 (1972-1979)
Auto-Takumar 35/2.3 (1959-1962)



Standard lenses :
Super-Takumar 50/1.4 V1 (1964-1966)
SMC Takumar 50/1.4 (1973-1975)
Macro-Takumar 50/4 (1966-1969)
S-M-C Macro Takumar 50/4 (1971-1979)
S-M-C Takumar 55/1.8 (1971-1972)
Auto-Takumar 55/2.2 (1961)





Short telephoto lenses :
Super-Takumar 85/1.9 (1965-1971)
Auto-Takumar 85/1.8 (1960-1962)
S-M-C Takumar 85/1.8 (1973-1979)
S-M-C Bellows Takumar 100/4 (1971-1976)
S-M-C Takumar 105/2.8 (1971-1976)
S-M-C Takumar 120/2.8 (1973-1976)





Medium telephoto lenses :
Takumar 135/3.5 (1962)
S-M-C Takumar 135/3.5 (1971-1979)
S-M-C Takumar 135/2.5 V2 (1973-1979)
S-M-C Takumar 150/4 (1971-1979)





Long telephoto lenses :
Takumar 200/3.5 (1962-1966)
S-M-C Takumar 200/4 (1971-1979)
Super-Takumar 300/4 (1969-1972)
Tele-Takumar 400/5.6 (1968-1971)






24x36 M37 Asahiflex system
Asahiflex IIB (cased)
Asahi Kogaku Takumar 50/3.5 V1 (1953-1954)
Asahi Kogaku Takumar 58/2.4 (1954-1957)




6x7 system
Asahi Pentax 67
Waist Level Finder (cased)
Prism (cased)
S-M-C Takumar/6x7 55/3.5
S-M-C Takumar/6x7 200/4




110 system
Asahi Pentax Auto 110
Pentax-110 18/2.8
Pentax-110 50/2.8
Pentax-110 24/2.8
Some filters, hood for the 50/2.8, 110 film (unopened)




Boxed stuff
Spotmatic box (box only)
Two extension ring sets
Bellows unit
Bellows unit II
Auto Takumar 85/1.8 (lens not in mint condition however)
S-M-C Takumar 135/2.5 V2
Dealer stand (no box)

Film magazine
46mm filter
Body cap
Mount adapter K
Eye cup
Accessory clip




Litterature
Takumar lenses repair manual (reprint)
Asahiflex and the Pre-1959 Asahi Pentax Cameras (Frederick C.Sherfy) - A guide to identification and collection
Asahi Pentax Manual (Morgan publishing)
The Ultimate Asahi Pentax Screwmount Guide
Factory manuals (about Spotmatics, takumar lenses...)

Two Pentax ads, Pentax photography, The register of 35mm SLR cameras, McKeown's price guide to antique and classic Cameras 1997/1998
An other Pentax ad, Pentax photography, Asahi Pentax and Pentax SLR 35mm cameras 1952-1989 (Danilo Cecchi), The Asahi Pentax Way 9me Edition (1974, Herbert Keppler), Pentax ME Super Book of Photography

And some other documentations






Former post (17/02/09) was :

Today was shiny, so I took all my Takumar lenses and took few shots with my 55/1.4 Tomioka-based Smile

#1


#2


#3


#4


#5


#6


#7


#8


#9


#10


Tele-Takumar 400/5.6 and Auto Takumar 35/2.3 are missing, they shall arrive this week or next week.
Lenses :

  • Fish Eye Takumar 18/11 (1963-1966)
  • S-M-C Takumar 20/4.5 (1973-1979)
  • Super-Takumar 24/3.5 (1969-1972)
  • Super-Takumar 28/3.5 (1966-1971)
  • S-M-C Takumar 35/3.5 (1971-1979)
  • S-M-C Takumar 35/2 (1972-1979)
  • Super-Takumar 50/1.4 (1967-1971)
  • Macro-Takumar 50/4 (1966-1969)
  • S-M-C Macro Takumar 50/4 (1971-1979)
  • S-M-C Takumar 55/1.8 (1971-1972)
  • Auto-Takumar 55/2.2 (1961)
  • S-M-C Takumar 85/1.8 (1973-1979)
  • Super-Takumar 105/2.8 (1962-1971)
  • Takumar 135/3.5 (1962)
  • S-M-C Takumar 135/3.5 (1971-1979)
  • S-M-C Takumar 135/2.5 V2 (1973-1979)
  • S-M-C Takumar 200/4 (1971-1979)
  • Super-Takumar 300/4 (1969-1972)


Very Happy


Last edited by CarbonR on Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:56 pm; edited 7 times in total


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice collection ! Creative show ! Thanks for sharing!!


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a lot of Takumar!


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh man - now I'm really envious...I've only got 12 Takumars, some like yours, but wishful about others Laughing Wink


PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Takumar army is departing to warrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice pictures of a great collection!
(I esp. like no.2)

This is my Tak "collection". Just the basics:

S-M-C Takumar 3.5/35
Super-Takumar 1.4/50
Super-Takumar 2.8/105
Super-Takumar 3.5/135

and the Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SPII.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff! Mmm... I cannot win from you I'm afraid, as I'm only the owner of:

- S-M-C Takumar 24mm f/3.5
- S-M-C Takumar 28mm f/3.5
- Auto-Takumar 35mm f/3.5
- S-M-C Takumar 35mm f/3.5
- Super-Takumar 35mm f/3.5
- Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4
- S-M-C Takumar 50mm f/1.4
- SMC Takumar 55mm f/2
- Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8
- Auto-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 ("auto" name but "super" mechanics)
- Takumar 58mm f/2.4 (rare Heliar design)
- Asahi-Kogaku Takumar 58mm f/2.4 (rare Heliar design)
- Asahi-Kogaku Takumar 50mm f/3.5 version I
- Asahi-Kogaku Takumar 50mm f/3.5 version II
- Asahi-Kogaku Takumar 50mm f/3.5 version III
- S-M-C Takumar 85mm f/1.8
- Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8
- Asahi-Kogaku 135mm f/3.5 Tele-Takumar pre-set
- Takumar 135mm f/3.5 pre-set
- Super-Takumar 135mm f/3.5
- S-M-C Takumar 135mm f/2.5
- Takumar 200mm f/3.5 pre-set

I'm missing a few more I think, but this should be the list Wink


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have M37 lenses, I don't have any and they are much rare Smile


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Takumar 58mm f/2.4 (rare Heliar design)


I'd love to see some samples from this lens if you ever have the time! Very intriguing. What do you think the heliar design lends to the lens (try saying that five time fast Very Happy); any advantages/disadvantages to the typical double gauss design? It would be a great discussion for this forum I'd think, given the rarity of the lens. Maybe even a comparison for some other 58's we have floating around? Just an thought...Thanks so much in advance!

~Marc


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

themoleman342 wrote:
Quote:
Takumar 58mm f/2.4 (rare Heliar design)


I'd love to see some samples from this lens if you ever have the time! Very intriguing. What do you think the heliar design lends to the lens (try saying that five time fast Very Happy); any advantages/disadvantages to the typical double gauss design? It would be a great discussion for this forum I'd think, given the rarity of the lens. Maybe even a comparison for some other 58's we have floating around? Just an thought...Thanks so much in advance!

~Marc


Marc, I've posted a few samples from this lens back in August, 2008. After that, I've not used it at all Shocked

But here are the samples: http://forum.mflenses.com/asahi-opt-co-58mm-f-2-4-takumar-t9753.html

I think the Heliar design delivers a much nicer bokeh than the double Gauss design, but I should test this a little more. Fortunately, spring is around the corner! Very Happy


PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! I like the fourth especially. Sorry I missed the samples. I guess the search engine wasn't on my side today.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm drooling in envy Shocked

I admit, I don't need/want all of them, but for some, I'd kill for Wink

My lineup: 35/3,5 50/1,4 the end. Smile))


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great collection. And good for you, for getting the lenses out in the sunshine! That is a big boost for keeping things in good condition, ESPECIALLY for knocking out the chances of fungus.

My collection Razz :

1. Super Takumar 55/1.8 (so sharp, it cuts, it is a permanent keeper lens for me)

2. SMC Takumar 100/4 Macro (on its way from New Zealand, and I hear it's a very good lens)


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurence wrote:

2. SMC Takumar 100/4 Macro (on its way from New Zealand, and I hear it's a very good lens)


Congratulations Laurence. This is also one of the Pentax lenses that are of the Heliar design... I'm sure you'll like the bokeh too.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarbonR wrote:
You have M37 lenses, I don't have any and they are much rare Smile


It depends... The lenses are usually not sold separately although I have a spare 50mm f/3.5 Asahi-Kogaku Takumar.

I see that you are living in France. I have heard that France really is Pentax minded, but can you find Takumar lenses easily there?


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know a 50/3.5 Asahi Kogaku sold sparately... 250EUR Rolling Eyes

I would not say that France is well Pentax minded, I know only three Pentax collectors (including me) and two are only interested in the Takumars, not in the K and later. Too many people think that the equipment will take beautiful shots, and buy a Canon or a Nikon, because there are cameras like D3(x) or 5D/1D, but they buy basic camera and are happy of they shots.

Pentax has a good image only for the former equipment, like Spotmatics. But the prices are not often very high. For example, I paid 120EUR with postage for my S-M-C 85/1.8, 143.70 EUR including postage for S-M-C 20/4.5 & 35/3.5 like new...

There is an other problem in France for prices (may be all other the world too, but it is very marked in France) : "noob" people read on internet that olf lenses are good, and spend lot of money in old lenses, whatever it is, without knowing if the lens is poor or not. In result, some lenses (including Takumars) sometimes are sold at very high prices (we can see poor lenses like Domiplan 50/2.8 sold at ~15-20 EUR at "pro" sellers, or these 500/8 lenses at 150-200 EUR)

I mostly have found my Takumar in France, because for low priced lenses, the shipping price abroad is too high and it's most interesting buying in France. These lenses were bought abroad :
# Fish Eye Takumar 18/11 (USA)
# S-M-C Macro Takumar 50/4 (USA)
# Auto-Takumar 55/2.2 (Nederland)
# Takumar 135/3.5 (USA)
# S-M-C Takumar 135/2.5 V2 (Nederland)
# Super-Takumar 300/4 (Germany)
I also bought a S-M-C 135/3.5 in USA but it was resold because infinity was not reached. For common lenses France is interesting, but rarer lenses are much rare in France Wink


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the taks are splendids, Congratulations for their owners!!


What about the pre-set takumar 105/2,8. It semms to be little and light.

It's good lens too?

Rino.


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarbonR wrote:


But the prices are not often very high. For example, I paid 120EUR with postage for my S-M-C 85/1.8, 143.70 EUR including postage for S-M-C 20/4.5 & 35/3.5 like new...




How trs enviables!


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent show of gear Congratulatons on such a great set of lenses Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spotmatic wrote:
Laurence wrote:

2. SMC Takumar 100/4 Macro (on its way from New Zealand, and I hear it's a very good lens)


Congratulations Laurence. This is also one of the Pentax lenses that are of the Heliar design... I'm sure you'll like the bokeh too.


Thanks Spot! I'm looking forward to it, hope it's a decent lens cosmetically and mechanically. I've already seen some of the "bokeh" shots with it....and they made me say "Wow"!


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These photos hurt my eyes and aches my soul. Laughing

MODERATOR, erase this thread forever please. Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Tele Takumar 400/5.6 I received today is not on the photos Laughing I'm waiting the Auto Takumar 35/2.3, maybe in some days Razz


PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a beautiful selection of Takumars. thank you for sharing them with us.


PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice collection! I wish it was mine...

But heres one more for you: Bellows-Takumar 1:4/100 with original bellows

Click here to see on Ebay

Closing in 4 hours...


PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ovim wrote:
Very nice collection! I wish it was mine...

But heres one more for you: Bellows-Takumar 1:4/100 with original bellows

Click here to see on Ebay

Closing in 4 hours...


Should I give this a shot as the seller lives only a 1/2 hour drive from here? Smile