You’ve read that right — our latest vintage find is something especially for Pentax 67 users! Whether you’re thinking of expanding your lens arsenal for your iconic medium format SLR camera, or simply want to try a project that requires a fast super telephoto lens, this item is definitely worth checking out.
The item is a Pentax 800mm f4 Super Telephoto Takumar Lens listed by Brooklyn-based ebay seller photovideo4less as “brand new” (“mint” may be more appropriate) and comes with a one year warranty. This lens, the listing also mentioned, is the fastest super-telephoto lens for the Pentax 67, and the fastest of its kind made available for the format. It’s also treated with Pentax’s Super Multi Coating (SMC) to produce sharp, high-contrast photos.
The lens is mounted on the external bayonet of the 67 lens mount, and has a pre-set manual style diaphragm operation, built-in lens hood, rotatable tripod collar, and rack and pinion focusing. This listed lens also comes with front and rear caps, and a trunk case.
Now, for the specifications:
- Equivalent 35mm Focal Length: 400mm
- Angle of View: @ Infinity 6.4°
- Filter Size: 77mm rear mount
- Shutter Focal plane shutter built-in to all Pentax model 67 camera bodies. Speeds from 1/1000 to 1 second (4 seconds on 67II), B and T.
- f/Stop Range: f/4 – 45 manual operation with click-stops
- Minimum Focus Distance: 20m (65.6′)
- Dimensions: 611 x 236 mm (24.5 x 9.44″) (LW)
- Weight: 17,700g (39lbs)
Think you need one? It’s all yours for a discounted price of $7,999.99 (previously $16,999.95), or you can make your best offer. However, as we now do with all these ebay finds, make sure you ask a vintage lens expert for the actual value of this item before you part with your hard-earned money. Also, don’t forget to ask the seller for actual photos of the item, as they used a B&H photo in this listing.