Asahi Optical Co. Takumar 500mm f/4.5-45.0

Lens categoryLong Telephoto
Vendor nameAsahi Optical Co.
Type nameTakumar
Product year1965
Focal min (mm)500
Focal max (mm)500
Focus min (cm)1000
Aperture max4.5
Aperture min45
Element(s)4
Filter size (mm)49
Asahi Optical Co. Takumar 500mm f/4.5-45.0

This lens continous in production without any changes optically or mechanically (manual aperture) along the M42 life span and was later released as the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar. Other than the SMC coating, and the obvious engraving and name, nothing has changed between the 2 different versions.

Filters for this lens are added via a removable tube in the back of the lens.

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