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    FS: 400mm f/5.5 Tele Astranar: 1950's West German, CLA'd with a 16 blade f/stops

    This is a Rare Lens:.. this is a early version, 2 element coated, Rack/Pinon Focus, the M42 mount is uncommon, the Exacta mount was the original, then the Practica m42 became popular with the Pentax gaining a popular following.
    I have had this professionally Cleaned, Adjusted, Re-Lubed with modern lube, and the f/stop blades re-installed (all 16 of them... Great Bokoh at any f/stop!), Then I bought a m42>m4/3 adapter that Bob (From "CameraRepairs.com") adjusted for Proper INF mark.

    This is a very sharp lens at all distances and f/stops... see samples

    Lens Model
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    400mm f/5.5 to f/22 Tele Astranar in M42 mount with M42>m4/3 custom adjusted for INF with this lens.

    Lens Date Code if applicable
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    1950's West German made

    Lens Body Condition:

    E-... NO dents, all functions as normal... Pre-Set f/stop rings, Focus wheel on the side of lens... fast for hand held focusing. (180* from 20' to INF), Has a tripod collar that allows camera rotation w/o using the tripod controls.

    Lens Glass Condition:

    Good, Shows a few age spots... no effect on IQ... see samples

    Sale Includes:

    Lens, M42>m4/3 adapter custom adjusted for this lens, no hood.. Not a 72mm, uses a custom hood... maybe 70-71mm ??

    Price:

    $300.00 Shipped in USA....

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    Shipping Methods Available (Ships From):

    UPS, Insured/Tracked/Sig Required

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    USA ONLY:

    Item location:

    Near Indianapolis, Indiana USA

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    Re: FS: 400mm f/5.5 Tele Astranar: 1950's West German, CLA'd with a 16 blade f/stops

    what is the weight?

    Thanks,

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    Re: FS: 400mm f/5.5 Tele Astranar: 1950's West German, CLA'd with a 16 blade f/stops

    Around 40oz of liquid weight.. (I emptied Milk out of a Gal jug until it weighted about the same, and I poured that in a measuring bowl... 40oz.. 2.5lbs?), but is all medal, If you hand carry it, you sling it over your shoulder or let it hang straight down from your neck strap.
    I have hand held all but the 1st 3 sample photos.The 1st 3 where on a Tiltall Mini, others around f/5.5 to f/8 at ISO 800 on my just sold G1)

    The Maker is "Piesker"
    From a thread about this lens... ... "You have a .more desirable version of the Piesker I think, earlier production. And its also much more rare in M42.."
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    PRICE DROP PRICE DROP PRICE DROP PRICE DROP

    PRICE DROP!
    $300.00 Shipped in COUSA

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    LAST PRICE DROP

    $275.00 for an OVERHAULED and CLA'd 400mm f/5.5 West German Lens..
    One of the finest in the 1950's, an still holds it's own today!

    PayPal.... USA Only Please

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    Re: FS: 400mm f/5.5 Tele Astranar: 1950's West German, CLA'd with a 16 blade f/stops

    Bump
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    Re: FS: 400mm f/5.5 Tele Astranar: 1950's West German, CLA'd with a 16 blade f/stops

    I don't know much about this lens. Does it fit a Leica M9?

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    Re: FS: 400mm f/5.5 Tele Astranar: 1950's West German, CLA'd with a 16 blade f/stops

    This lens will fit any Pentax M42 Or K (w/adapter)... I know of no Pentax M42 to Leica M made... I use it on my Panasonic G3 with a m4/3 adapter....(FOV = 800mm f/5.5).

    It is a RARE and very well made lens, that has great sharpness, even by today's standards.. I had it overhauled and cleaned, blades are like new, focus is smooth but firm (no play)....when they do show up on eBay, in this condition, they can fetch $300.00+,

    There was one on eBay last week for $160.00... but, it had element separation and needed a overhaul... (that's a $75 charge min), and that would not fix the element separation... that would require a repair guy with an optical bench to re-aline the element block after overhauling the block. MORE $$$$

    THIS LENS, has no separation, a few spots on the lens.. that DOES NOT EFFECT IQ AT ALL...(It is an over 50 year old lens!!) See the samples above...

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    Re: FS: 400mm f/5.5 Tele Astranar: 1950's West German, CLA'd with a 16 blade f/stops

    PRICE DROP: LOOK!!!!

    $225.00 for an OVERHAULED CLA'd Classic 400mm f/5.5.
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    one one finest in the 1950's, STILL a fine lens...

    USA Only please.... PayPal __________________

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    Re: FS: 400mm f/5.5 Tele Astranar: 1950's West German, CLA'd with a 16 blade f/stops

    SOLD

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