This is a vintage ASAHI PENTAX TAKUMAR Lens with M-42 Mount.
It is specifically an Asahi Pentax Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 50mm F1.4 prime lens which is in excellent condition and creates amazing photos. The optics have no scratches and there is no sign of fungus or haze. There are a few dark specks inside but they do not seem to appear on finished photos. The glass shows signs of Thorium yellow which could be removed by UV exposure, but I am interested in the history surrounding these lenses so I have left the tint alone.
The exterior is in amazing condition with very few usage marks. There is no dings or damage. The focus action is smooth and fluid. The aperture ring clicks nicely and the Auto / Manual switch is tight and not sloppy and works perfectly. It is a very solid, all metal and glass lens weighing 255g.
This 50mm prime lens was first produced in 1972 and is getting quite rare now. The serial no. of this lens is: 4795807. It comes with its original front metal lens cap emblazoned with the ASAHI Pentax logo in metal. The rear lens cap is a generic M42 screw cap.
I have used this lens on my Micro 4/3 camera and it is fantastic. Bokeh is simply outstanding and it's very sharp. It makes a great portrait lens with good sharpness and wonderful blur. Using the correct adapters, you can use this lens on a multitude of modern cameras - often offering excellent images at the fraction of the price of many modern lenses.
This Asahi Pentax Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 50mm F1.4 Lens will be sent well packed and promptly. My postage charges are very fair and I do not make money on shipping. On valuable items such as this I only offer certified/tracked (Certificado) postage to ensure that you receive the item purchased.
I am new to Etsy after having been a seller on eBay (and before that Yahoo Auctions) for many years with a 100% rating of well over 2000 sales. I specialise in cameras, camera lenses and filters and other camera gear, but I will also add other vintage items over time too. Thank you for looking :-)
NB: Item being sold DOES NOT include camera or tripod if shown in the photos.