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02-28-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Macro-Takumar 50mm f4 (native 1:1 magnification)

Just wanted to share with everyone my latest lens acquisition. Picked up this really old Macro-Takumar 50mm f4 Macro. This is the early preset-aperture version that can achieve 1:1 magnification without any extension tubes or filter lenses. Very cool little lens, it really is a sight to behold this small lens extend so far out! Here are a few shots of the lens.

Check out the shape of the aperture in the 4th picture (this is at f/8, where this shape is most pronounced). Very interesting!





Infinity Focus vs. Full Extension for 1:1. Very compact for ability to go full 1:1.


and a couple shots from it. Notice the shape of the background highlights in the first one.







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02-28-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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this early version of macro takumar have capability of 1:1 magnification isnt it?

beautiful craftmanship. i just sold my SMC version.
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This is one of my favorite taks. I acquired one some time ago from a friend who bought it new. It was the first and last Pentax with 1:1 until the F series macros and A* 200mm f4.
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I'm green with envy. That lens is sooo hawt! Kill me now, just don't tell me you paid like, $50 for it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by arpaagent Quote
Just wanted to share with everyone my latest lens acquisition. Picked up this really old Macro-Takumar 50mm f4 Macro. This is the early preset-aperture version that can achieve 1:1 magnification without any extension tubes or filter lenses. Very cool little lens, it really is a sight to behold this small lens extend so far out! Here are a few shots of the lens.

Check out the shape of the aperture in the 4th picture (this is at f/8, where this shape is most pronounced). Very interesting!


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QuoteOriginally posted by X Man Quote
I'm green with envy. That lens is sooo hawt! Kill me now, just don't tell me you paid like, $50 for it.

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This is the second time this one has been listed. Someone could have had it for $69 the first time around and there are still no bids.

MACRO-TAKUMAR 50MM 1:4 SCREW MOUNT LENS ASAHI OPT. CO. - eBay (item 120383852091 end time Mar-04-09 10:22:03 PST)
02-28-2009, 11:31 PM   #6
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You think that's the early preset version?

I think you just cured the "no bids" thing, but I do appreciate it. Listed in filters/polarizing.... Sheesh!

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This is the second time this one has been listed. Someone could have had it for $69 the first time around and there are still no bids.

MACRO-TAKUMAR 50MM 1:4 SCREW MOUNT LENS ASAHI OPT. CO. - eBay (item 120383852091 end time Mar-04-09 10:22:03 PST)
02-28-2009, 11:48 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by X Man Quote
You think that's the early preset version?

I think you just cured the "no bids" thing, but I do appreciate it. Listed in filters/polarizing.... Sheesh!

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Contact the seller to verify what it says on it etc.
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I'm green with envy. That lens is sooo hawt! Kill me now, just don't tell me you paid like, $50 for it.

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I won't tell you how much I paid for it. Probably not enough...but I am not complaining.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
This is one of my favorite taks. I acquired one some time ago from a friend who bought it new. It was the first and last Pentax with 1:1 until the F series macros and A* 200mm f4.
You also get that cool aperture. The Pentax-M 50mm f4 Macro has that boring 5-blade aperture.
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I have always wanted this macro lens, and these images only make matters worse. Definitely looks like a keeper.
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Looks nice, a great buy indeed...the highllight bokeh being hexagonal is similar to my Volna-9, the aperture does the same thing with that lens.

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Thanks for the heads up, Blue... now I have one on the way. :- )
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Thanks for the heads up, Blue... now I have one on the way. :- )
Congrats! . . .
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Alas, it's a lemon. Burned by eBay again. Anyone have any idea how to disassemble and repair one of these old beauties? I'm trying to return it, but I suspect it will go down as a "learning experience".
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