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Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 (8 elements)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:12 am    Post subject: Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 (8 elements) Reply with quote

Hi,
what to look for on ebay to make sure that I am buying a real Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 with 8 optical elements and not a fake or another model?

Thank you.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:35 am    Post subject: Re: Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 (8 elements) Reply with quote

wolan wrote:
Hi,
what to look for on ebay to make sure that I am buying a real Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 with 8 optical elements and not a fake or another model?

Thank you.


The easiest way is to look for the IR mark.
For the 8 element it should be on the right of the f4 DOF mark
If it is on the left, between the 4 and the 8, it will be a 7 element lens
Tom
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Super Takumar version 1 (8 elements) has serial numbers from 766024 to 1581354. Version 2 (7 elements) goes from 1554929 to 4648289. Another difference is the product number on the rear of the A/M lever. Version 1 has n° 35800. Version 2 has n°s 37800, 37801 and 37802.


PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 (8 elements) Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
wolan wrote:
Hi,
what to look for on ebay to make sure that I am buying a real Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 with 8 optical elements and not a fake or another model?

Thank you.


The easiest way is to look for the IR mark.
For the 8 element it should be on the right of the f4 DOF mark
If it is on the left, between the 4 and the 8, it will be a 7 element lens
Tom
#1


That's indicate a better chromatic (more apo'ish) correction on the 8 elements (less focus shift)