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09-16-2008, 03:16 AM   #1
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Tele-Takumar 200mm f/5.8

Sorry for the typo in the thread title: should read Tele-Takumar 200mm f/5.6


Tele-Takumar 200mm f/5.6 at f/8



I found this at a camera show Sunday. M-forty-two dot com says this lens was introduced in '58, which makes it almost a year younger than I am.

It is a preset lens, which in these digital days is a good thing actually. The lens is very compact, reminds me of the old half frame Olympus Pen FT lenses...

Here, the Tele-Takumar next to a Viv TX 200/3.5 and a Tamron 103a:





The lens is sharp and has decent contrast wide open - if you can call 5.6 wide open I love the small size, I can keep this telescope in my bag all the time!



@f/5.6, 100% crop, center, edge, lower 1/4:



I also carry an extension tube, as the 2.5m minimum focus leaves me a bit far (the photo of Tiki is without tube @f/5.6):




I think this photo of the World Financial Center from last evening was at around f/9... the half click between f/8 and f/11:




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