Help on repairing Chinon 135mm (m42)

I need some advise or help on repairing Chihon 135mm (m42) lens. I have one that came apart, and I cant seem to get it together again. I have cleaned some lenses, easy ones like old Pentacon 50mm, but I cant find any info on this one. I would really like to make it work though, I think it could be a nice lens in my 135mm range :)

Maybe I should start from the rear, since it has a few screws there.

What I found out so far:

I could also use info/layout on: Chinon 100mm/2.8, S-M-C Takumar 85mm/1.8 if you have any. They need a little fixing, mostly aperture stuff.

Dandelion sunset with Macro Takumar

This dandelion in the sunset was caught with my Asahi Macro-Takumar 100mm/4 m42-lens. I was surprised by the light, previous attempts with backlight failed and turned extremly bright. But I guess the sun was low enough here.

I also did some nice shots with my modern AF-lens this time, check this out on Flickr:

Sunset dandelion (taraxacum)

Dandelions and bicycle road

Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis Night is a traditional spring festival on 30 April in Sweden (and other places in europe). I had some fun with the camera that night. I think I used the Asahi S-M-C Takumar 50mm/1.4 lens for this images… I was pleased with the result, I thought it would be to hard to photograph in the dark with the manual lenses.

Read more about Walpurgis night here

Share and sync your files with Dropbox

I just wanted to take a moment and give you a little tip on software – and perhaps get a little spcae for freee :) Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them with the service Dropbox.

Sync
I use it to keep my most important documents and information available, from work and from home… and from anywhere else… well, almost.

Passwords
Together with the little software Keepass (KeepassX for OS X/Linux) I generate random passwords ans save them in Dropbox. Keepass stores passwords in an encrypted file, with one master password. Dropbox syncs the file to all my computers. All I need to remember is ONE password, and I can get to the other ones wherever I am (as long as I have a computer or other device).

Client for Windows, OS X, Linux
I use Dropbox client on all platforms I work on, so I can reach my files without problems on both Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7.

Sharing
You can share folder and documents with other users, or can make a file public and give someone a URL to download a file. A simple way to share documents.

Space
The free space in Dropbox is  2 GB, but you can add more.

What if the service is offline?
Don’t worry, the files are still stored on your computer.

Support Retrocamera.net
If you want Dropbox, and want to make  it easier for me to work with this site, get Dropbox via this link.

 

Lens for sale: Asahi Preset Takumar 135mm/3.5 M42 (model 1957)

I’m selling my Asahi Preset Takumar 135mm/3.5, model from 1957 with alu-parts.
It is very pretty and nice to photograph with, but I’m almost afraid to take it in case I would damage it, because it is in very good condition – as you can tell from the images. I guess you can see it is not new, but it is not far from it. Since I need the money I’ve decided to only keep the lenses I really use to photograph with.
Lens cap (at least the front is original) and hard case is included.
Price: $85 or £55 or €65 or 600 SEK.
Add shipping from Sweden (example about $20 to US, probably cheaper to EU) to the price.

Pictures of the lens:

Preset Takumar 135mm, 5 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Preset Takumar 135mm, 4 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Preset Takumar 135mm, 6 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Preset Takumar 135mm, 3 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Preset Takumar 135mm, 2 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Preset Takumar 135mm, 1 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr

Pictues with the lens:

IMG_1401 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Flower with Preset Takumar 135mm by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Flower backlight with Preset Takumar 135mm by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Spring-flowers with bokeh from 135mm Preset Takumar by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


IMG_1399 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


IMG_1449 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr

Lens for sale: Asahi Super-Takumar 85mm/1.9 m42

My lens Asahi Super-Takumar 85mm/1.9 m42 is for sale (I have one S-M-C Takumar 85mm/1.8 which I will keep). It is in good, but used, condition. The color of some often touched places is a bit worn, as you can see on the images. It also has a little scratch on the “L” in the “Lens made in Japan”-text, and on the “T” in “Super-Takumar”.

The price for the lens: $350, or £200, or €240. Add shipping-cost from Sweden.

Pictures of the lens

Asahi Super-Takumar 85mm/1.9, 1 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Asahi Super-Takumar 85mm/1.9, 4 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Asahi Super-Takumar 85mm/1.9, 3 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Asahi Super-Takumar 85mm/1.9, 2 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr

Some pictures with the lens:

Spider on flower by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Rose2 by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr


Mushroom in morninglight by Mattias Wirf, on Flickr

More pictures with the lens, here.

Write a comment or mail me if you are interested.

SOLD!
The lens is sold.

Which lens for christmas?

Just for fun, lets see which 50mm manual lens you want for christmas ;)

Concert with Jasmine Kara in our village

Some time ago wee hade a good concert with Jasmin Kara in our village. A good opportounity to shoot sime pictures with my old Takumar lenses, while enjoying the music and perfomence.



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