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03-13-2013, 03:44 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cloapex Quote
worth buying compared to the K
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This part of the world the difference is not too much though.
Bought my M50 1.7 for about 45usd
44-2 50usd mint cont looks and feels new (sharp as well)
S-M-C Tak 50 1.4 with Spotmatic 100usd (Spotmatic around 45-50usd)
FA 50 1.4 200usd
Pancolar 50 1.8 100us
Super Tak 55 1.8 40us
K50 1.4 100us
M 50 1.4 70us
Not cheap around here but worth trying all of them....
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I got a Yashinon 5 cm f2 that looks identical to the auto takumar 55 2,2 but even more like the tominon 5 cm f2. I guess it allmost the same.
Tomioko made some yashica lenses of what i recall?

Its dirt cheap and m42 mount. The focusing is smoother than my smc takumar 50 1.4

Heres some sampel i found on the tominion lens:
Tominon 5cm f/2 - a set on Flickr
03-13-2013, 01:15 PM   #19
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
The Tak 50/1.4 ( and K-mount 50/1.4s too) is nice, but it is not worth the price difference when compared to the cheaper f/1.7 or f/1.8 Pentax lenses.
What he said, assuming you really don't need extra 1/2 stop (and most of us don't).


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I bought the Smc Tak 1.4 and a original adapter.
Very happy with it. Thanks for all imput.

Since i dont like flash i think the 1.4 is very usefull for fastness
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QuoteOriginally posted by HoBykoYan Quote
K50 1.4 100us
M 50 1.4 70us
Can you say if one of these two
is any better at infinity than the other?
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Can you say if one of these two
is any better at infinity than the other?
I would say the SMC Tak and the K 50 1.4 is the same lens but with the K fit.
Some here says they prefer the SMC Tak before the K but I myself think there pretty equal, but could have different coler tones because of different coatings but optically they are the same.

For me its a must to have both.
Sometimes i go with the K 50 and the M 135, and somestimes eith the Tak 28 and 50 and macro and then i dont want to mess with the adapter in field.
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I just realised I didnīt anser the question, sorry.

Does someone have a clue if the Chinon 55 1.7 is nice? I have seen some very nice pictures googled it but have no clue how it i overall.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cloapex Quote
I just realised I didnīt anser the question, sorry.

Does someone have a clue if the Chinon 55 1.7 is nice? I have seen some very nice pictures googled it but have no clue how it i overall.
I owned one for a couple of days, but was not impressed and took it back.


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Okay, thanks for the input Steve.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cloapex Quote
I just realised I didnīt anser the question, sorry.

Does someone have a clue if the Chinon 55 1.7 is nice? I have seen some very nice pictures googled it but have no clue how it i overall.
Yes, it's a very nice lens. I've used it on the K10 and got great results. But my Takumar Auto 55 / 1.8 takes bragging rights.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cloapex Quote
Does someone have a clue if the Chinon 55 1.7 is nice? I have seen some very nice pictures googled it but have no clue how it i overall.
QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I owned one for a couple of days, but was not impressed and took it back.
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Yes, it's a very nice lens. I've used it on the K10 and got great results. But my Takumar Auto 55 / 1.8 takes bragging rights.
That's interesting. I heard the Chinon 55 was nice, but I've never seen one in person.

Does either of you have an opinion on the Fujinon 55/1.8? I found that I preferred it to the Takumar I had, although I don't remember right now which Takumar it was, or what condition it was in. I prefer both them to the Pentax-M 50/1.7 and Pentax-M 50/2.
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Ive seen the Fujinon on top of some 50īs test in color balance, while the chinon mentioned as a "cold night lens"

The Chinon 55 is tomioko made?
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My only Fujinon is the 55 / 2.2, which is OK but not great, it's a very useable lens and the colours are always good. I rarely use it because I've got some better lenses, not because it's a bad lens. The 1.8 has a very good reputation though.
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My only Fujinon is the 55 / 2.2, which is OK but not great, it's a very useable lens and the colours are always good. I rarely use it because I've got some better lenses, not because it's a bad lens. The 1.8 has a very good reputation though.
I actually have that one too, but the truth is I barely looked at it because I assumed it was a crippled version of the 1.8, and therefore of no interest.

Does anyone know anything about the rare Fujinon 55mm f/1.6? I saw one in sold listings on eBay when price checking an ST705 body.
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