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yorgasor

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SMC Takumar Lenses
« on: October 11, 2014, 11:07:16 PM »
I'm shocked there isn't a place for these already!  I hope to build up a fair collection of these eventually, but today I got my first, an SMC Takumar 35mm f/3.5 lens with an M42 mount.  I took immediately went to play in the yard and picked up these images.  I used a 12mm macro extension tube to bring my focus distance to about 6".

Carolina Anole by yorgasor, on Flickr

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SMC Takumar Lenses
« on: October 11, 2014, 11:07:16 PM »

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Re: SMC Takumar Lenses
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 07:55:58 AM »
My 135mm SMC Takumar f/2.5 arrived yesterday.  I took this one out for a spin as well.  These were all shot with a 12mm extension tube.  I'm quite pleased with the lens.  It's not as fancy as the Canon 135mm f/2 lens, but this one is at least 35 yrs old and looks almost brand new.  I suspect it would last another 35 yrs while the Canon lens would have rotted away by then :)

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Re: SMC Takumar Lenses
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 09:59:16 AM »
Fantastic pictures. I have an Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 lens that I really enjoy using - but would enjoy even more with a decent manual focusing screen. Regardless, I've never used it with the 12mm extension tube. I will have to give it a try!
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Re: SMC Takumar Lenses
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 10:13:48 AM »
I've taken a lot of photos over the years with Takumars.  The 50mm f/1.4 is also a winner, as is the 28mm f/3.5.

The 150mm f/4 is a very nice compact telephoto option that is actually a really great portrait lens.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: SMC Takumar Lenses
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2014, 10:20:12 AM »
Here's a selfie taken with a Super Tak 50mm f/1.4 and a 60D (used the 60D's articulating screen to watch focus.) The detail rendered in the skin is pretty amazing!

The Man with the Scarf by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

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Fade to Memory (Explored August 14th, 2012) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

55mm f/1.8
Gathering Dust - Explored January 30th, 2012 by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

28mm f/3.5

Cold as Ice by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott, on Flickr

I could share images from these lenses all day - they are still amazingly competent.
6D x 2 | EOS-M w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + EF Adapter| Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | 100L | 135L | 70-300L -----OLD SCHOOL----- SMC Takumar 28mm f/3.5, Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5, SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8, Helios 44-2 and 44-4, Super Takumar 150mm f/4

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Re: SMC Takumar Lenses
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2014, 10:38:45 AM »
Some very nice pictures there. 
I shoot with a Camera Obscura with an optical device attached that refracts and transmits light

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Re: SMC Takumar Lenses
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2014, 03:51:54 PM »
Hallo yorgasor,

the old Takumars are great. I stared thread for the SMC Pentax 50mm 1.4 (http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=21454.0). Its similar to the old m42 Takumar 50 1.4. I really like it.

I also have the  Version II 135 2.5 Takumar as well and am really pleased with it.

Additionally I have a MC Takumar 85 1.9. It can produce some good pictures as well.

I would like to to post some pictures from them, but most of the pictures I take are of my kids and I don't want to post them in the internet. But .... If there is interest in these old lenses, then I'll try to get motivated to get out and shoot some stuff I can post.

Have a nice day.

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Re: SMC Takumar Lenses
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2014, 03:51:54 PM »