Super Takumar-Zoom 1:4.5/70~150 (first Super-Multi-Coated Takumar)

Super Takumar-Zoom 70~150 f.4.5 (first multi-coated Takumar)

 
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Super-Takumar-Zoom 70~150mm f/4.5

Proven by an impartial and authoritative test to be the best zoom lens for 35mm single-lens reflex. Versatile zooming range from 70mm to 150mm for fast action shooting.

Late examples of this lens (like the one shown on this page) received the first production Super-Multi-Coating of any Takumar lens.

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Features. This is a superb quality zoom lens with a focal length continuously variable from 70mm to 150mm.  Scale markings are for 80, 90, 105, 120 and 135mm, and intermediate settings are of course possible. The viewing angle ranges from 35 to 17, and zoom ratio is 2.  Equipped with a fully automatic diaphragm, this lens has 14 lens elements mounted in 12 groups which give the same fine resolving power and sharp focusing characteristics as individual Takumar lenses.  Sliding forward or back the focus/zoom barrel moves the lens backward or forward for zoom effect - once the lens has been focused by rotating the same barrel, shots of moving subjects can be taken in rapid succession at different focal lengths. Minimum focusing distance is 3.5m, but if the special attachment lens is used, this can be decreased to 1.9m for close-up shots.

The combined zoom and focusing ring of this lens make for the fast operation so important with zoom lenses: you can double the focal length in a matter of seconds. And the Super-Takumar-Zoom has completely eliminated the loss of sharpness and picture quality usually associated with zoom lenses. In quality as well as in quantity, it is a true combination of Super-Takumar lenses.

Main uses. Since this is a zoom lens which combines the functions of several single lenses with no loss in quality, its range of uses is practically unlimited. 

Focal length 70-150mm Zooming mechanism Rotary helical type (by zoom ring)
Maximum aperture F4.5 Dimensions  
Lens elements 14 in 12 groups    Maximum diameter 74.5mm
Diaphragm Fully automatic    Length 224mm
Angle of view 35~17 Weight 2.51 lb (1140 g)
Minimum focusing distance 11.5ft. ( 3.5m) Filter size 67mm
Minimum aperture F22    
 
Super Takumar-Zoom 1:4.5/70~150 (first multi-coated Takumar), Accessory Lens, Hood and Case - Click to EnlargeSuper Takumar-Zoom 1:4.5/70~150 (first multi-coated Takumar), Accessory Lens, Hood and Case - Click to Enlarge

Spotmatic Owners Manual

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic Manual - November 1969

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Spotmatic Owners Manual

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic Manual - November 1969

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