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Asahi Pentax Ultra-Achromatic-Takumar 300mm f5.6 (eBay)

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#1 Cadmium

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 15:38

Asahi Pentax Ultra-Achromatic-Takumar 300mm f5.6

I saw this on eBay, a bit expensive, and I think Jonathan said those aren't the best for some reason, I forget
https://www.ebay.com...9?ul_noapp=true

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 15:41

Yes I saw that one too. Very over priced, so good luck to them. They are optimised for Vis and IR, not UV like the 85mm one. I seem to recall they have glass element(s) rather than just quartz and calcium fluoride.
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Posted 25 November 2020 - 16:52

Jonathan, Yeah, thanks. :smile:

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 17:42

Yes just a slow IR lens. One was up for $2000 just a couple months ago. This one is a bit much.

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 17:49

Given that IR photos can be made with so many non-specialized lenses, this 300/5.6 UAT is simply a Pentax collector's item, IMHO.

BTW, I saw a lot of 35/3.5 lenses on Ebay recently. Nothing too special though, mostly in the Lentar, Telesar, Kaligar type brands. Also saw a 35/3.5 Spiratone enlarger. I have one and like it. (Adapters are always needed for enlarger lenses so that could be an additional expense for some.)
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Posted 25 November 2020 - 23:29

View PostAndrea B., on 25 November 2020 - 17:49, said:

BTW, I saw a lot of 35/3.5 lenses on Ebay recently. Nothing too special though, mostly in the Lentar, Telesar, Kaligar type brands. Also saw a 35/3.5 Spiratone enlarger. I have one and like it. (Adapters are always needed for enlarger lenses so that could be an additional expense for some.)
Hmmm. I inherited many lenses from my grandma and I think I saw one of those in the mix. What kind of adapter is needed for a Sony?

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 01:52

View PostAndy Perrin, on 25 November 2020 - 23:29, said:

Hmmm. I inherited many lenses from my grandma and I think I saw one of those in the mix. What kind of adapter is needed for a Sony?
Enlargers have no helicoid, so all that is normally required for a Sony is an M42 helicoid and slim M42-NEX adaptor ring. Some enlargers are in M39 mount, so an M39-M42 ring is required in those instances.

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 21:42

Actually it has also some fluorite elements and is not bad for UV
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Posted 26 November 2020 - 23:44

Yes, the 300mm 5.6 had 2 fluorite and 3 glass elements (just checked the manual). It was designed to be a vis-IR unlike the 85mm one. The manual quotes it as being optimised for use between 400 and 800nm. Not hugely surprised it can be used in the UV, but that wasn't what it was designed for.
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