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Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 55mm F/1.8 Universal Screw Mount M42 Fast Prime Lens with Caps

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Here we have an excellent condition Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 55mm F/1.8 auto/manual fast prime lens with both caps. This lens is being sold at a discount due to damaged threads on the front lens preventing the attachment of UV filters. Aside from this flaw, the lens is in excellent condition and is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.

The aperture blades are dry and free of oil or damage. The glass elements are clean and free of haze, scratches, fungus, and balsam separation. The aperture ring clicks into its detents with mechanical precision and the focus ring spins with a perfectly weighted fluidity. The mount threads are unmarred and perfect.

This lens will mate to any camera that uses the M42 screw mount. These include (famously) Pentax, Practica, and Zeiss Contax, to name a few.

This standard focal length lens is ideal for many types of photography from landscapes to snapshots, street photography to architectural shooting. It is capable of resolving extremely sharp and detailed images, and the treated glass elements prevent flares, ghosts, and aberrations.

As mentioned, this lens can be used on any universal screw mount camera (M42). It can also be mounted to today's mirrorless cameras (such as the Sony a7 or Fujifilm X-series) by way of inexpensive adapters. If you're unsure of whether this lens will mount to your camera or if you need help finding an adapter, just ask.

The lens will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.

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