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04-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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M45 35mm f/2: 49 vs. 67 filter

Is there a consensus as to which of these two lenses have better optical performance? The 67mm filter version was produced from 1963 to 1966, and the 49mm version in 1966. I'd prefer the 49mm version since I have lots of filters for it and my other Super Takumars, but if the 67mm is optically superior I'd go for it.

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I have the 49mm version and like it a lot, no experience with the 67mm version. Here is a link to the user reviews section here in case you missed it. Most seem to have the 49mm version but I did see one comment that the 67mm version was more prone to flare.

The coatings would be different with the coatings on the later 49mm versions better hence the S-M-C and SMC designations.
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Both of mine are Super Takumars. I'm mostly trying to decide which one to keep. I would think that the 67mm version would have better edge performance, but perhaps that isn't so. It is A LOT bigger. I may have to run them through some tests before deciding.

Thanks for the input.

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