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07-30-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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SMC Takumar 50/1.4 vs. SMC Pentax-FA 50/1.4

My first battle of nearly identical lenses...came out...nearly identically!

Check it out here:
Match 13 of my Normal Lens Shootout

And an updated bracket. The recent delays in tests have been due to work, kid, and golf. Two out of three, not bad.


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Where's the "bowing to your greatness" smiley?! That's a frigg'n awesome job and bound to become a timeless resource for the Pentax community (though I'm surprised at what your call sharp edges on the Pentax-F 50/1.7 ... but then again, I'm a green newb and know little! ...edit: I just looked @ the 1.2 M and I see what you mean now... re-edit: still look'n to buy a 50mm F or FA 1.7 tho. )

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QuoteOriginally posted by carpents Quote
My first battle of nearly identical lenses...came out...nearly identically!

Check it out here:
Match 13 of my Normal Lens Shootout

And an updated bracket. The recent delays in tests have been due to work, kid, and golf. Two out of three, not bad.
What a piece of work ..... Congrats..
I have 3 samples of the Takumars and one Pentax so now I have a piece of work infront of me to find out which of these samples are better.

So what did those folks 30 + years ago use to come up with this design?
Certainly they did not have the computer design resorces available these days.
Perhaps when Pentax released the FA they realised they could not do any better.

Cheers and thanks:

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07-30-2007, 06:04 PM   #4
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Fantastic... thanks for all that great work. You're really helping me narrow my choices on my first non-kit lens/second lens/whatever you want to call it.

I'm really impressed with the FA 50/1.4... thanks for helping me narrow the field!



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