Originally Posted by raid
Isn't the 28/3.5 very inexpensive and also very excellent?! Who has it?
I have the 28mm f/3.5 SMC Takumar, bought new for $158.43 on Jan 8 1972. Four days later it went back to Honeywell for warranty repair of a diaphragm defect, wouldn't open all the way to f/3.5.
Here's what the Pentax blurb said about this lens:
"A new super-wide angle lens of 7 elements, designed and produced to meet the most exacting of the professional requirements, this is the lens of professionals and advanced amateurs need to shoot more artistic photographs. Equipped with full automatic diaphragm; ideal for architecture, fast action, and artistic photography."
I also have the 28mm f/2 SMCP-M but it's bayonet mount, and not a Takumar. In addition for unknown reasons I later bought the Zeiss 28mm f/2 Distagon T* ZK, also bayonet mount and large, weighs a ton... 530g!