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10-31-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Questions on Volna 9 and Macro-Tak 50/4

Has anyone compared the Volna 9 with the first-gen Macro-Takumar 50/4? Both are preset lenses with a star iris. The Pentax is a stop slower but goes down to 1:1.

Also, does the smooth background bokeh of the Volna come from under corrected spherical aberration? Is this a Tessar feature that I could expect in the Macro-Takumar as well (also a Tessar)?

Thanks folks

11-01-2013, 01:43 AM   #2
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This one is deep...I don't have an answer but the shots I've seen from the Volna make me want one...
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