WTB Macro Takumar 50mm f4


smc

Link Posted 02/05/2019 - 17:42
This lens seems to be among the best so interested in trying in any of its guises.

danofmk

Link Posted 02/05/2019 - 19:42
I think I saw one in the window of York Camera Mart last week

Give them a ring and they'll soon tell you.

Defragged

Link Posted 02/05/2019 - 22:01
smc wrote:
This lens seems to be among the best so interested in trying in any of its guises.

One here:- https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Pentax-50mm-f4-M42-/-930601_234724.html
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 02/05/2019 - 23:49
There is one on Ebay right now. They come in two guises: the hard to find earlier one with the preset aperture is 1:1; mine is a fantastic bit of kit. The non preset 'auto' version is only 1:2 but good nevertheless. 20mm of tubes will make it somewhere around 1:1. Even a short tube will set the lens forwards, making the auto/manual switch much more accessible. It will be right up against the camera body otherwise. You can expect to pay around 100 ?
If you don't have a set of (preferably non-auto) tubes they are highly useful and can be had for 5-10. The leather cased Asahi set is excellent.
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Last Edited by davidwozhere on 02/05/2019 - 23:52

HarisF1

Link Posted 03/05/2019 - 10:05
The preset version is a collectors item too, very good quality and the 1:1 is actually pretty useful (not sure why they got rid of the feature).

If you're interested in the K mount version, I have one that I'm selling.

smc

Link Posted 03/05/2019 - 16:54
Haris, thank you. I will take a look at the M42 version first and then come back for the K mount!

smc

Link Posted 08/05/2019 - 18:48
I ended up with this one - arrived quickly, excellent condition, even had a Pentax UV filter and both caps

Defragged wrote:
smc wrote:
This lens seems to be among the best so interested in trying in any of its guises.

One here:- https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Pentax-50mm-f4-M42-/-930601_234724.html

Defragged

Link Posted 08/05/2019 - 20:41
smc wrote:
I ended up with this one - arrived quickly, excellent condition, even had a Pentax UV filter and both caps

Defragged wrote:
Quote:
This lens seems to be among the best so interested in trying in any of its guises.

One here:- https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Pentax-50mm-f4-M42-/-930601_234724.html


Delighted for you. I hope you now enjoy it.
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