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Old 06-22-2019   #321
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Pentax SV and Portra400


Super Takumar 55/f1.8


Super Takumar 28/f3.5
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Old 06-23-2019   #322
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Very nice, Nick! I like the reflections, ripples, lines, soft colors...
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Old 06-23-2019   #323
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I believe them to be mechanical and optical deficient. I dropped two or three onto my bed while changing lenses and the diaphragms immediately became sticky. That is about an 18" fall to soft surface!

I tried to match the photos in the paper sample books for years and could never get it right. We moved in 1976 and a wedding photography neighbor loaned me his Leica M3. Same bulk roll of Plus x and same batch of developer and the prints came alive.

Sold 12 lenses and 4 bodies all of which were purchased new at Altman Camera and started my Leica collection.


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Old 06-23-2019   #324
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I am pretty sure you can always find at least one person who is dissatisfied with Leica lenses but the overall consensus is that Leica has fantastic lenses. There is also a general consensus that takumar lenses are some of the finest lenses produced - plenty online reviews.
These things are not an exact science - the characteristics of lenses might appeal to some whilst others might dislike it. I much prefer zuiko lenses over takumars although takumars seem to be sharper and with better bokeh. It has to do with each person's aesthetic criteria.
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Image quality was not great. I had 12 all bought new. Diaphragm was weak. I dropped more than one screwing on lenses and they fell on my bed from 18 inches.
Diaphragm immediately became sticky from perfect before.

Have Nikons now to mate with Leicas, both digital and film in each, and Nikons are much better and Leicas are far better.

My 35 2.8 fell from my coat pocket to cement and all it got was a small finish imperfection.

Guess Pentax needed a premium line which they came out with for more money, but my kit was sold off by then.
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I believe them to be mechanical and optical deficient. I dropped two or three onto my bed while changing lenses and the diaphragms immediately became sticky. That is about an 18" fall to soft surface!

I tried to match the photos in the paper sample books for years and could never get it right. We moved in 1976 and a wedding photography neighbor loaned me his Leica M3. Same bulk roll of Plus x and same batch of developer and the prints came alive.

Sold 12 lenses and 4 bodies all of which were purchased new at Altman Camera and started my Leica collection.


So you think these are great. Think again.
First, how many times are you going to tell the same story in one thread? You had some Takumars, didn't like them and sold them all off 40 years ago. Great. Perhaps ignore the Takumar thread then?

Second, why did you buy 12 lenses and 4 bodies in a system you found to be 'mechanical and optical deficient'?


Anyway, here's my optically deficient Super Takumar 28/f3.5 on an SV with Portra400

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Wow, Nick! I really like the lighting, water/reflections, and delicate color of this one.

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Yes Nick, your last three on Portra are lovely. I really enjoy your work, even with crappy Takumars (which I also personally adore).
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Wow, Nick! I really like the lighting, water/reflections, and delicate color of this one.
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Yes Nick, your last three on Portra are lovely. I really enjoy your work, even with crappy Takumars (which I also personally adore).

Thank you both
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New to me, the somewhat uncommon Takumar 35/4.


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New to me, the somewhat uncommon Takumar 35/4.
Interesting, I hadnít heard about the f4 version. Pentax Forums says it was the first Japanese wide-angle!
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Interesting, I hadnít heard about the f4 version. Pentax Forums says it was the first Japanese wide-angle!
I think the first Japanese wide angle for 35mm SLR cameras, I am sure that there were Japanese wide-angle rangefinder lenses that were made prior to 1958.
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Interesting, I hadnít heard about the f4 version. Pentax Forums says it was the first Japanese wide-angle!
The lens is nice and sharp, I took this photo of a Topcon with it (cropped square for Instagram).


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Old 06-27-2019   #334
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Dark Mofo Winter Festival, Hobart

Pentax SV, Super Takumar 50/f1.4 8-element and Portra400

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Pentax 6x7, S-M-C Takumar 6x7 105mm f/2.4, Ultrafine Xtreme 400, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 5.5 minutes.


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Pentax 6x7, S-M-C Takumar 6x7 105mm f/2.4, Ultrafine Xtreme 400, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 5.5 minutes.


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Pentax SV, Super Takumar 55 f1.8 (early pre-thorium version), yellow filter, Tri-x Rodinal/Blazinal
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Super Multi Coated Takumar 35 f3.5
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Pentax 6x7, S-M-C Takumar 6x7 55mm f/3.5, Panoramic Adapter, ORWO N74+, developed in LegacyPro L110 at 1:31 for 6.5 minutes.


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Old 07-04-2019   #340
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I love this one!

The Cartela | Franklin
SV, Super Takumar 28/f3.5 and Portra400



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I love this one!
Thanks, Nick! I originally got the 55/3.5 (and the 200/4) as a "kit" when I bought my 6x7, and I hadn't used it much. Now with the panoramic adapter, it's getting a bit more use. It's a heavy beast, though, with a monstrous front element that has a 100mm filter thread.

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Pentax 6x7, S-M-C Takumar 6x7 105mm f/2.4, Fujifilm Fujicolor Pro 400H, expired in 2008, at E.I. 100.


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This is what the monstrous 100mm front element of the 55/3.5 looks like. Say cheese!

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I decided to mount up my Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 8 element with adapter on my Fuji XT30 and I really like the results.


Animatronic T Rex at the Natural History Museum shot at 12800iso. Definitely a good portrait lens for dinosaurs. With the APSC it is the equivalent of 75mm, which gives that extra subject photographer separation necessary...



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Both images were taken at Kokanee Provincial Park, Nelson, BC, Canada. Pentax SV, Tri-X/Blazinal(Rodinal)

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