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Takahashi FCT-125 with f/4.5 MF reducer Sold!

Price - $12,000.00

Ad Number: 130285

Posted: 28 Feb 2018

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Hi everyone,

Rare opportunity to purchase a Takahashi FCT-125 and medium format f/4.5 reducer.

I bought the scope from the original owner in Japan in 2010. It has sat pretty much unused since then. I'm selling as I have too much equipment, especially scopes similar to this one, and not enough time. Also, I'm about to move house, so I'd like to sell this before I move. I sourced the reducer separately. It is also used.

The scope is in excellent condition, with only a few chips in the paint here and there. The optics are in excellent condition, with the usual small amount of dust. The reducer is in excellent condition.

There are a few modifications:
  • Dew shield and lens cell are flocked. This was done by the original owner.
  • MEF micro focuser. This required drilling and tapping the original focuser cover.
  • Takahashi 50.8mm/2" low-profile adapter. This allows using the Tak 2" diagonal and other 2" accessories. I've tested this with the Tak diagonal and a Pentax XW-30 and was able to get focus without any problems. The original 24.5mm/0.965" adapters are included.
  • TOA-130 cap. This is a slightly tight fit, but is lighter than the original FCT-125 cap. The original cap is included, but the felt is a little worn, making it a bit loose.
Also included is a case, which isn't a very good fit, but with suitable amounts of bubble wrap should be fine for mailing the scope and reducer. There are also some scope rings, which have quite a few scratches/chips on them, a top plate for these rings, and a Tak mount plate. Note that the mount plate and top plate are different sizes so can't be used together. I never used the top plate.

More photos are available on request. I'm not sure if I can post links here or not.

I will ship anywhere in the world. Local pickup is available in Singapore.

Bank transfer preferred. Paypal may be possible, I'm not sure if fees are incurred.

Please get in touch with any questions.

Asking 12,000USD or best offer.

Edit: Can't see anything against posting photos/URLs, so here are a lot more photos:


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Singapore

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