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Asahi Pentax M42 system

Discontinued

Asahi Pentax

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Tower 26
Announced: 1957
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax K

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Tower 29
Announced: 1958
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax S

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Tower 26
Announced: 1958
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax S2/H2

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax H2
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H2
Announced: 1959
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax S3/H3

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax H3
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H3
Announced: 1960
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax S1/H1

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax H1
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H1
Announced: 1961
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax S1a/H1a

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax H1a
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H1a
Announced: 1963
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax SV/H3v

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax H3v
Announced: 1963
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic
Announced: 1964
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SL

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SL
Announced: 1968
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic ES

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic ES
Announced: 1971
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic Electro-Spotmatic

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: 1971
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: 1971
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP500

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP500
Announced: 1971
Format: 36 × 24mm

Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic IIa

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: 1971
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic ES 2

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic ES 2
Announced: 1973
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic F
Announced: 1973
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP1000

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP1000
Announced: 1973
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Tower 26
Announced: 1957
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax K

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Tower 29
Announced: 1958
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax S

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Tower 26
Announced: 1958
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax S2/H2

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax H2
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H2
Announced: 1959
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax S3/H3

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax H3
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H3
Announced: 1960
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax S1/H1

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax H1
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H1
Announced: 1961
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax S1a/H1a

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax H1a
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H1a
Announced: 1963
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax SV/H3v

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax H3v
Announced: 1963
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic
Announced: 1964
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SL

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SL
Announced: 1968
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic ES

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic ES
Announced: 1971
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic Electro-Spotmatic

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: 1971
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: 1971
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP500

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP500
Announced: 1971
Format: 36 × 24mm

Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic IIa

35mm film SLR camera

Announced: 1971
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic ES 2

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic ES 2
Announced: 1973
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic F
Announced: 1973
Format: 36 × 24mm

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP1000

35mm film SLR camera

Also known as: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP1000
Announced: 1973
Format: 36 × 24mm

One of the most complete systems of 35mm photography. Ranked among the very finest lenses of the time, Takumars are noted for their superb resolving power which results in edge-to-edge sharpness even at full aperture. In addition to their superior optics, the lenses incorporate outstanding mechanics. Each lens barrel is precision machined for accurate positioning of elements and smooth operation.

Thanks to the flange focal distance of 45.5mm, Asahi Takumar M42 mount lenses can be easily adapted to digital SLR (except for Nikon) and mirrorless cameras.

M42 mount camera lineup

35mm film SLR cameras with M42 mount (18):

Asahi Pentax (1957) • Asahi Pentax K (1958) • Asahi Pentax S (1958) • Asahi Pentax S2/H2 (1959) • Asahi Pentax S3/H3 (1960) • Asahi Pentax S1/H1 (1961) • Asahi Pentax S1a/H1a (1963) • Asahi Pentax SV/H3v (1963) • Asahi Pentax Spotmatic (1964) • Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SL (1968) • Asahi Pentax Spotmatic ES (1971) • Asahi Pentax Spotmatic Electro-Spotmatic (1971) • Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II (1971) • Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP500 (1971) • Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic IIa (1971) • Asahi Pentax Spotmatic ES 2 (1973) • Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F (1973) • Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP1000 (1973)

M42 mount lens lineup

Lenses found: 101
Fisheye lenses
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Fish-eye-Takumar 17mm F/4 [43842] 1973
Asahi Fish-eye-Takumar 17mm F/4 [43841] 1967
Asahi Fish-eye-Takumar 18mm F/11 [356, 43560]Pancake lens 1963
Ultra-wide angle prime lenses
Asahi SMC Takumar 15mm F/3.5 [44002] 1975
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 20mm F/4.5 [43952] 1971
Asahi Super-Takumar 20mm F/4.5 [43951] 1968
Wide-angle prime lenses
Asahi Super-Takumar 24mm F/3.5 [43961] 1967
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 24mm F/3.5 [43962] 1972
Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm F/3.5 [348, 43480] 1962
Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm F/3.5 [43871] 1966
Asahi Super-Takumar 28mm F/3.5 [43481] 1965
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm F/3.5 [43872] 1971
Asahi Super-Takumar 35mm F/3.5 [43571] 1966
Asahi Auto-Takumar 35mm F/3.5 [336, 43360] 1959
Asahi Super-Takumar 35mm F/2 [368, 43680] 1963
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35mm F/3.5 [43572] 1971
Asahi Takumar 35mm F/4 [329] 1957
Asahi Auto-Takumar 35mm F/2.3 [335, 43350] 1959
Asahi Super-Takumar 35mm F/2 [43931] 1967
Asahi Super-Takumar 35mm F/3.5 [357] 1962
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35mm F/2 [43932] 1971
Standard prime lenses
Asahi Super-Takumar 50mm F/1.4 [378, 37800] 1965
Asahi Super-Takumar 50mm F/1.4 [358, 35800] 1964
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50mm F/1.4 [37902] 1971
Asahi Super-Takumar 50mm F/1.4 [37802] 1969
Asahi Super-Takumar 50mm F/1.4 [37801] 1967
Asahi SMC Takumar 50mm F/1.4 [37908] 1972
Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm F/1.8 [332] 1958
Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm F/2 [341, 34100] 1958
Asahi Takumar 55mm F/2.2 1957
Asahi Takumar 55mm F/1.8 1958
Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm F/1.8 [345] 1960
Asahi Super-Takumar 55mm F/1.8 [345-2, 345-5, 33450, 34520] 1962
Asahi Super-Takumar 55mm F/1.8 [371, 37100] 1965
Asahi Super-Takumar 55mm F/1.8 [37101, 37104, 37106] 1967
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55mm F/1.8 [37101, 37104, 37106] 1971
Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm F/1.8 [37108] 1972
Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm F/2.2 1961
Asahi Super-Takumar 55mm F/2 [345-1, 345-6, 345-3] 1962
Asahi Super-Takumar 55mm F/2 [37102] 1965
Asahi Super-Takumar 55mm F/2 [37103, 37107] 1967
Asahi SMC Takumar 55mm F/2 [37109] 1973
Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm F/1.9 1958
Asahi Takumar 58mm F/2 1957
Asahi Takumar 58mm F/2.4 1957
Medium telephoto prime lenses
Asahi Takumar 83mm F/1.9 [322] 1957
Asahi Ultra-Achromatic-Takumar 85mm F/4.5 [43851] 1968
Asahi Auto-Takumar 85mm F/1.8 [342, 43420] 1960
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85mm F/1.8 [43832] 1972
Asahi Super-Takumar 85mm F/1.9 [364, 43640] 1964
Asahi Super-Takumar 85mm F/1.9 [364, 43640] 1962
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85mm F/1.9 [43461] 1971
Asahi Takumar 100mm F/2 1964
Asahi Takumar 100mm F/3.5 1957
Asahi Takumar 105mm F/2.8 [349, 43490] 1961
Asahi Super-Takumar 105mm F/2.8 [43501] 1964
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 105mm F/2.8 [43502] 1971
Asahi Takumar 105mm F/2.8 [331, 43310] 1958
Asahi Super-Takumar 105mm F/2.8 [350, 43500] 1963
Asahi Auto-Takumar 105mm F/2.8 [340, 43400] 1959
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 120mm F/2.8 [43982] 1972
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 135mm F/2.5 [43802] 1971
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 135mm F/2.5 [43812] 1972
Asahi Takumar 135mm F/3.5 [353, 43530] 1961
Asahi Super-Takumar 135mm F/3.5 [354, 43540] 1963
Asahi Auto-Takumar 135mm F/3.5 [343] 1959
Asahi Super-Takumar 135mm F/3.5 [43541] 1965
Asahi Takumar 135mm F/3.5 [324, 43240] 1957
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 135mm F/3.5 [43542] 1971
Asahi Super-Takumar 135mm F/2.5 [43801] 1965
Telephoto prime lenses
Asahi Super-Takumar 150mm F/4 [43741] 1967
Asahi Super-Takumar 150mm F/4 [374, 43740] 1965
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 150mm F/4 [43742] 1971
Asahi Super-Takumar 200mm F/4 [43760, 43761] 1966
Asahi Super-Takumar 200mm F/4 [376, 37600] 1965
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 200mm F/4 [43762] 1971
Asahi Takumar 200mm F/3.5 [338, 43380] 1958
Asahi (Tele-)Takumar 200mm F/5.6 [347, 351, 43510] 1958
Super telephoto prime lenses
Asahi Ultra-Achromatic-Takumar 300mm F/5.6 [43861] 1968
Asahi Takumar 300mm F/4 1958
Asahi Takumar 300mm F/4 [346, 43460] 1962
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 300mm F/4 [43892] 1971
Asahi Super-Takumar 300mm F/4 [43891, 43894] 1965
Asahi Tele-Takumar 300mm F/6.3 [363, 43630] 1965
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 400mm F/5.6 [43701] 1971
Asahi Tele-Takumar 400mm F/5.6 [370, 43700] 1965
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 500mm F/4.5 [43661] 1971
Asahi Takumar 500mm F/5 [326, 43260] 1957
Asahi Takumar 500mm F/4.5 [366, 43660] 1966
Asahi Tele-Takumar 1000mm F/8 [365, 43650] 1965
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1000mm F/8 [43691] 1971
Asahi Takumar 1000mm F/8 [334, 43340] 1958
Macro lenses
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Macro-Takumar 50mm F/4 [43912]1:2 1971
Asahi Super-Macro-Takumar 50mm F/4 [391, 43910, 43911]1:2 1966
Asahi Macro-Takumar 50mm F/4 [367, 43670]1:1 1964
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Macro-Takumar 100mm F/4 [43922]1:2 1972
Telephoto zoom lenses
Asahi SMC Takumar-Zoom 45-125mm F/4 [44012] 1975
Asahi Takumar-Zoom 70-150mm F/4.5 1964
Asahi Super Takumar-Zoom 70-150mm F/4.5 [362, 43620] 1964
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar-Zoom 85-210mm F/4.5 [43772] 1971
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar-Zoom 135-600mm F/6.7 [43990] 1972

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