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TMB 152 f/7.9 APO Triplet Lens For Sale

Price - $4,800.00

Ad Number: 245105

Posted: 23 Feb 2021

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Selling my Tom Back 152 APO lens. I have developed a bad back and am moving to an area where the sky does not really allow best use of a lens of this quality...Astoria,OR.
Time to pass it on to someone able to make better use of it.
The sale is for the lens in cell including end covers. Condition is as purchased in 2003 directly from T.M.B. Always stored in a controlled environment
and very seldom, if ever, cleaned beyond the occasional dusting with compressed air. The purchase documentation states a designed strehl of .95
or better. No quality certificates were included at the time I purchased the lens. I will include a copy of a private email where T.M.B. relates that this lens hits the .99 category.
I understand that this is not an "official" assurance of quality but it is nice to have as part of the lens' history.
Price is the figure I would like to have after the sale is final. Shipping and any payment fees are extra. PayPal, Cashier's Check, USPS MO.
Will drive and meet buyer in the Seattle - Portland. Meeting in the I-84 corridor to eastern WA/OR area is also an option.
I am willing to ship in the U.S. if I get no local buyer in the next couple of weeks. If you are interested long distance let me know.
If you want to begin using the lens on one of the Skywatcher, Synta etc. 6" f/8 tube assemblies I will sell a quality machined adapter plate to go on the lens cell collar for the version
with the push-pull collimating set up for $25.
This lens will give you a lifetime of satisfaction. The APM doublet is quite nice but not the same.
Ask any questions and I will be happy to respond.


  • Condition Excellent
  • Location Oregon

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