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COMPLETED SOLD: Pentax Takumar 200mm f/3.5

Discussion in 'Completed Listings' started by deirdre, Oct 21, 2010.

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  1. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    This is an amazing lens. It's a big lens, though, and it really needs a tripod. I don't own a tripod! Sample pictures are taken with a monopod, so don't show it to fullest advantage, but I think you get the drift.

    In thinking about it, I've never really been a tripod-style photographer, and even if I were, I think I'd be using shorter lenses for it.

    This lens has a support collar and should be mounted on the tripod (rather than the camera). It is a beast: the lens alone weighs about 30 ounces (about 840 grams). It includes a rear-lens cap, but there is no front lens cap, only a removable insert inside the leather carrying case that goes over the lens, but doesn't snap on.

    It looks almost new except for a couple of small signs of wear. The warranty card from Honeywell Pentax dates it to the mid-70s at the latest.

    I'm also including the Pentax M42 (screw mount) adapter for it; it focuses just past infinity. Price is $60 shipped in the US; $70 in Canada; overseas shipping for the difference in cost.

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  2. wsurbier

    wsurbier New to Mu-43

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    What condition is the lens in?
    Is the glass scratch, dust and fungus free?
    Is the aperture oil free and snappy?
     
  3. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sorry I missed seeing the above: yes to all the above.

    Here's some better photos now that I have a tripod:

    Infinity (~50 meters), 100% crop, f/3.5, no PP:

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    Taken at about 2 meters (6 ft), this is a 100% crop with no PP. This one makes me want to keep the lens and lug a tripod around, frankly....

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    More in this photo set, along with comparison with other lenses on the same shoot. None of them have post-processing, so you can see its attributes along with other lenses.
     
  4. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    this looks like a top quality lens!
     
  6. apicius9

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    I can't believe this did not sell for such a great price. I have the 200/4 and it is a very nice lens.

    Stefan
     
  7. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

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    Richard Elliott
    Rats - I forgot about this lens - I forgot to flag it.
     
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    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

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    Richard Elliott
    Aren't you glad I forgot? You got a great price for a great lens.
     
  9. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I did. Got double what I was asking here. :)
     
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