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01-28-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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have you ever compared the Takumar 85mm 1,9 with the SMC Takumar 1,8??? 1,8 & 1,4?

Has anyone tried testing the Super Takumar 85mm 1,9 against the SMC Takumar 1,8 m42 ? and also the SMC Pentax 85mm 1,8 K with the later SMC Pentax A * 85mm 1,4 ???????????

01-29-2009, 12:35 AM   #2
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I wish I could help you more...but...the A* is in a completely different stratosphere of price compared to the others. Koji K just did a comparison of various 85mm-ish lenses on mflenses forums (although no Pentax). They all seemed to perform very close together.

If you'd like the link, let me know
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from what I have seen and read ... the difference between the Super Tak 85mm f/1.9 ... and SMC Tak 85mm f/1.8 ... is the SMC version is sharper ... but a bit too sharp for portraiture work ... the Super Tak 85mm f/1.9 has softer/nicer bokeh and is better suited to portrait work.
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Found this Pentax 85mm Lens Shoot-Out site in a search the other day - fairly good guide to let your own eyes be the judge...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Arjay Bee Quote
Found this Pentax 85mm Lens Shoot-Out site in a search the other day - fairly good guide to let your own eyes be the judge...

Thanks Arjay. They look pretty similar to me!

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Found this Pentax 85mm Lens Shoot-Out site in a search the other day - fairly good guide to let your own eyes be the judge...
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They look pretty similar to me!
As the source of that "Pentax 85mm Lens Shoot-Out" page (which is really quite old now - sorry), I can say that the Super Tak 85/1.9 is somewhat softer than the SMC Tak 85/1.8 (which is, just like its younger sibling, the K 85/1.8, an outstanding lens).
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