FS: Auto-Takumar 85mm F1.8 - Collectors Copy


LennyBloke

Link Posted 26/10/2018 - 18:17
This is the earliest version of the 85mm f1.8 released in 1960 with a 5 element, 9 aperture blade design. This example is in excellent condition both cosmetically and optically and is known for its softer bokeh.

I have owned a few of these and this is my final one - my "collectors copy" - it has the original metal takumar cap and original case.

Details of the variants can be found here:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/Super-Multi-Coated-TAKUMAR-Auto-Takumar...



















I don't expect it to sell here but I prefer to give the option on the forums first

Price: £350 inc P&P

UK Only, Bank Transfer, Cheque (cleared), PayPal (Gift), Postal Order or Cash on collection, Inspection Welcome.

LennyBloke

LennyBloke

Link Posted 11/11/2018 - 10:11
Sunday Bump and a price drop

How about £325
LennyBloke

LennyBloke

Link Posted 02/02/2019 - 10:00
Price drop to £299 inc P&P
LennyBloke

LennyBloke

Link Posted 09/04/2019 - 10:05
Re-discovered this classic collectible beauty at the weekend - open to offers
LennyBloke

malfis

Link Posted 24/04/2019 - 20:43
PM sent.
Lots of gear - but not a lot of idea!

malfis

Link Posted 24/04/2019 - 22:43
John, PM withdrawn for the moment.
Lots of gear - but not a lot of idea!

LennyBloke

Link Posted 25/04/2019 - 07:16
malfis wrote:
John, PM withdrawn for the moment.

No Problem
LennyBloke

LennyBloke

Link Posted 08/11/2019 - 10:09
This absolute beauty is still in my collection but not getting the use it deserves. The character of this lens is amazing - at maximum aperture it is not as pin sharp as the more modern 85's but it creates lovely bokeh, is a real pleasure to use and when stopped down is actually one of the sharpest lens I've used. The long focus throw give very fine control and your plane of focus will be quite shallow but incredibly sharp - take a look at this image - it's pretty big but the level of detail in the edge of the leaves is stunning (and this shot is already cropped a little):




here's the image page if you want to see it even bigger (max size is worth it):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62460860@N05/49032649531/in/datetaken/

And here's what it does at f2.0:



This deserves to be in the collection of someone who will use it more than I do

These lenses are quite rare (in this condition especially) and are usually found in Japan with selling prices in excess of £300 (which is what I paid) - I'm willing to accept a lower, reasonable offer if you're interested.

Here's a mini Flickr album with a few typical shots:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62460860@N05/albums/72157699758376434/with/4309272...


LennyBloke

womble

Link Posted 10/11/2019 - 21:30
That lens would look good on my Pentax K....
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

LennyBloke

Link Posted 11/11/2019 - 22:13
womble wrote:
That lens would look good on my Pentax K....

You know you want to Kris.....

...can you really keep your K and this beautiful Auto Tak apart....

...it'll be on your conscience
LennyBloke
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