Picked mine up on a Pentax ME Super also, for $25 with a working flash unit, some filters, a nice leather bag, and a pretty much useless Bell & Howell zoom. The Super is jammed, unfortunately, maybe KEH will buy it as an "ugly".Just waiting on Pentax K-mount adapter, then I will post pictures using mine.
I bought a Pentax ME Super with this lens for only £20!
I can't wait to use it!
Some nice pictures in this thread that vindicate my purchase.
Very nice and sharp!! I've got this lens one week ago, still learning shoot on my gf1 and epl3, I don't have evf so little bit hard to focus the subject..I'm going to assume the OP might have meant a Pentax SMC-m 50 f1.7 lens, which would be a K-mount and not a Takumar. There are no Takumars listed at this focal length and aperture...
This particular lens is considered a "must have" with most Pentax users. It produces sharp images, with great color and contrast along with super bokeh. The size of lens is very very small, just on this side of pancake. It's rated slightly higher than it's f1.4 version.
You should be able to buy this lens for under $50. The most important thing to look for is a properly functioning aperture, without this the lens will be almost worthless. As for resale, you should be able to make your investment back...
Recent images with the M 50/1.7
panam50 by theunartist, on Flickr
panam50-2 by theunartist, on Flickr
Sorry guys, forget this. I already searched again and found the answers. Now I could quote our famous F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen: "Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing"Help needed,
I bought from flea market SMC Pentax-A 50mm/1.7 for 40€. I wonder how much I paid extra...
Anyway, I got it now and I haven't been playing with adapters. Which one would serve best my PEN E-P5 together with this lens? I'd appreciate a lot some guidance here, thanks.