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Old Jun 21, 2007, 11:56 AM   #11
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Very tempted, but wifie says I have to do the dishes...

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Old Jun 21, 2007, 1:14 PM   #12
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OK wasn't sure on that boundry line.... a lot of the early K-M's were often just labeled K - Bayonet and MC, Though all Pentax A's I've seen are SMC . Guess SMC came in towards the end of the M era. Though pretty sure I have seen some labeled M (vs Bayonet) that weren't SMC.

The again it got weird after to..... some early F's weren't SMC or at least not labeled so. (When the Takumar name briefly came back, and even towards the end of that some were SMC)
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Just to straighten out the timeline a bit. . .

Pentax Super Multi-Coating (S-M-C, then later SMC) was patented and first applied in 1971 on the M42 mount Takumars and Super Takumars of that era. After the original introduction, Pentax would occasionally choose to use other coating processes on various lenses for economic/marketing reasons, and left the SMC (or S-M-C) out of the model designation.

The K mount was introduced in 1975.

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Yeah that is the confusing thing about SMC it has come and gone all over the place, but still pretty much any Pentax lens you are going to come across is MC even if not labeled as so.... doubt the are any non coated Pentax lenses.

Seems like a really arbitrary thing Pentax has used on and off, just like the Takumar name. Pretty much all A lenses I have seen are SMC, then F came along and you didn't see it always.... then the FA and DA came along and everything seems SMC again.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 10:43 PM   #14
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Someone just bought my Pentax-M 50mm f2 for 44,50 euros (about 60$)...that's more than I paid for my A 1.7 last autumn...I would have been happy with 20 euros.

strange place, that ebay

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Yeah and here is a latest.....
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...;rd=1&rd=1

Now I know these aren't made any more so pure low supply and market demand.

But still MF is that difficult?

BTW anyone know how these things work... as far as making MF, AF?

Set to INF and the TC does the close focusing correction?
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Old Jul 5, 2007, 11:51 PM   #15
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One day out and just about up to new at least moderate web cost....already over the low...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...;rd=1&rd=1

Anyone want to bet if it actually goes well over even small corner shop price new price....1 day to go seems likely.
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