M 35/1.4

M 35/1.4

General Description

For a long time it was thought that this lens existed only as a prototype, and until this day I am not aware of any one in existence. There are rumors that there were about five lenses sold, and in March 2004, I have held in my hands the SMC PENTAX 1:1.4 35mm dedicated hood, complete with its packaging box. So now I am willing to believe that indeed very few examples of this lens were sold in 1980.

Product Information
Exact Name smc PENTAX-M 1:1.4 35mm
Color black
Year of Introduction 1980
Catalog Number 22730
Sold with Hood
Sold with Case hard case: SMC PENTAX SHIFT 3.5/28

Technical Specifications

Optical Formula 10 elements in 8 groups
Aperture Range f/1.4 ~ f/22
Number of Aperture Blades unknown
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.4 m
Maximum Magnification unknown
Special Features floating elements
Filter Diameter 58 mm
Maximum Diameter 67.5 mm
Length 64.5 mm
Weight 420 g
Cap plastic clip-on cap, 58 mm
Fitting Hood(s) unknown
Fitting Case(s) unknown