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The name of Asahi Optical Industries lens!



at first

I’m sorry

Because we can’t speak english

I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,

but I would like you to understand

Thank you

In this issue
Asahi Optical Industries (PENTAX)
The name of the vintage lens
I have made a discovery and will write about it.

I will explain using the lens sell by our company Vintage Shop Japan Inc.


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What is SMC?

Super Multi-Coated” is an abbreviation for the name

of the lens coating

It is a multi-layer coating with up to seven layers of coating, which

other companies do not have.

Prior to the SMC notation, it was written without abbreviation

as super-murti-corted.

What is TAKUMAR?

The name “TAKUMAR” was derived from the name of a photographer

relative of the founder (Mr. Takuma Kajiwara).

TAKUMAR” means “friendly competition” in Japanese.

The name TAKUMAR reminds me of a
world-renowned in the world of motorsports and
who is currently active in the U.S.
It reminds me of Takuma Sato, a Japanese racing driver who is
currently active in the United States.

The above is a list of
Asahi Optical Industries (PENTAX) Vintage Lenses
I wrote about the name.

This name series is a part of the series that I want to do a lot of research on myself.
I’ll be back with more columns in the future, so stay tuned!

In addition to the products mentioned above, we also sell

vintage cameras and lenses.

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Cameras & Lenses

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Animation Goods

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Acoustics and others

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Vintage Shop Japan Inc. Official Website

Official website (English) URL

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Official website (Japanese) URL

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Writer Takashi Okumura