"Super-Takumar 1:3.5/13"

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  1. DBP

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    I acquired a lens with this marking today. It is clearly a 135, but there is no indication of any prior mark where the "5" should be, and all the markings are engraved. Has anyone heard of lenses with the missing "5"?
     
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    may we see a photo of the mystery lens?
     
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    It would be interesting to learn how lenses were engraved.
    Small series likely were engraved manually on a tuntable with a milling device coupled to a pantograph reading a stencil. So a letter or figure could have been missed. But how was it done one large scale?
     
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    super-takumar 3.5 135 missing 5.JPG
     
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    Typos and missing characters in the engravings show up from time to time. Normally it seems to be just one unit here and there but there does appear to be a whole batch of 6x7 helicoid extension tubes that were engraved with HERICOID.
     
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    I have an Olympus 38mm f/1.9 A to-s (Yes, the U is missing from Auto). Same as yours, no signs of damage...just a missing letter.
     
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    Is it a 13cm focal length rather than 13.5cm?
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    Not as far as I can tell. And no "cm" mark.
     
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