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09-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Super Takumar 85mm F1.9 / K10D

Holy smokes, this lens is BIG! It's proportioned almost exactly like the Super-Takumar 55/1.8, but scaled up by 50%. 58mm filter thread. Looks like it belongs on a Bronica, or Pentax 67...





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Hardly big. Definitely beautiful though.
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Big is relative compared to the samyang 85/1.4. Bt I can understand, having also seen the M85/2

I use mine with the hood from the 200/4 to avoid flare and improve contrast
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For a 85mm, the Takumar is pretty small. Of course the M85 and Olympus 85mm are smaller but they are really the execptions.

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Looks just about right to me.

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Looks to be about the same size as the kit lens with no hood. May I ask why you blacked out "Pentax" on your camera?
09-25-2012, 05:03 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mattco26 Quote
Looks to be about the same size as the kit lens with no hood. May I ask why you blacked out "Pentax" on your camera?
The diameter of the kit lens is quite a lot smaller, but its about the same length. Of course on an absolute scale the 85/1.9 is far from huge, but compared to the rest of the Takumars I own it certainly gives the impression of being "built for giants". Part of that is the way /everything/ is scaled up, not just the front element. Only the mount thread is left untouched. I'll have to do a comparison shot with the 55/1.8, so you can see the difference...

I've noticed that people seem more likely to ignore the camera when the logo is covered. Lately I've been in the habit of keeping my K10D blacked out like this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rjm Quote
The diameter of the kit lens is quite a lot smaller, but its about the same length. Of course on an absolute scale the 85/1.9 is far from huge, but compared to the rest of the Takumars I own it certainly gives the impression of being "built for giants". Part of that is the way /everything/ is scaled up, not just the front element. Only the mount thread is left untouched. I'll have to do a comparison shot with the 55/1.8, so you can see the difference...

I've noticed that people seem more likely to ignore the camera when the logo is covered. Lately I've been in the habit of keeping my K10D blacked out like this.
I can understand that,you would probably just get photos of people with turned up noses when they see it's just a Pentax.

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I can understand that,you would probably just get photos of people with turned up noses when they see it's just a Pentax.
Not at all! But it doesn't hurt to keep them guessing, either. My K10D's neck strap has "Contax" written on it in bold white lettering, just to keep people off the scent*.



*this is not true. It's just a really nice used Contax strap I found cheap at the local camera store...
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QuoteOriginally posted by rjm Quote
Lately I've been in the habit of keeping my K10D blacked out like this.
what?

I even have replaced neck strap of all my other cams to have red pentax one.
And my cano* dslr always use Takumars.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
For a 85mm, the Takumar is pretty small
What he said. Fast 85s tend to be beefy with the Tak and Jupiter-9 being on the compact size and the Jupiter-9 probably taking the prize as the heaviest!


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
What he said. Fast 85s tend to be beefy with the Tak and Jupiter-9 being on the compact size and the Jupiter-9 probably taking the prize as the heaviest!


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I have the Jupiter 9 85/2 but in m39 leica scew thread, it's very tiny compared to the m42 sibbling. It's still heavy though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
I have the Jupiter 9 85/2 but in m39 leica scew thread, it's very tiny compared to the m42 sibbling. It's still heavy though.
I have never handled the M39 LTM version, but have the J-9 in Contax/Kiev mount. The Contax/Kiev version is somewhat smaller than the M42 and lighter too. I think the M42 version is made out of steel.




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Why is it the 85/2 are typically so much smaller than the 85/1.9 or 85/1.8?
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Why is it the 85/2 are typically so much smaller than the 85/1.9 or 85/1.8?
Faster lens requires different design and generally more complicated hence require room/space...
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