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07-06-2009, 05:00 PM   #16
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The rubber grip comes in handy... in sub-zero weather when you get the urge to lick your lens
In sub-zero weather I take along an underling to operate my focusing ring when necessary.

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whats wrong with the SMC version? or S-M-C with rubber ring? I have an auto, super, s-m-c and an smc and I find the smc to be the leader of the pack. I prefer the auto because I actually like its lack of coating but I just don't quite get why people always seem to down the last generation takumars... build quality is just as good.
I have a theory that most people that low mouth the auto-taks have never had a 35mm auto-tak in their mitts.
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Absolutely true. Just a personal preference for the feel & look of the older metal grips..... nothing more or less.
I like the rubber grip.

For the sole reason that it makes it easier to stick my hand in my camera bag and pull it out without looking.
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There is something definitely missing from this thread though.

And that is:

Photos taken with this very underrated lens ... I love my 55mm ... it's a little gem.

07-07-2009, 10:23 PM   #20
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Shot with a Super Tak 55mm f1.8 with an early SV on Kodak BW400cn film and negatives scanned.



Same setup with Kodak 200 gold

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
I just noticed that the case says Vivitar on the bottom though I no not which lens it was made for. Thanks again guys, now I just need a 85mm 1.8 or 1.9 to complete my little Tak collection.
Super Takumar's 200/f4,135/f3.5,55/f1.8,28/f3.5
No Takumar collection can be complete without the 105mm/2.8. Get the 85, the 105, the 50/1.4, and maybe the 35/3.5 (or 35/2.8) and then you could say you have a collection.
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No Takumar collection can be complete without the 105mm/2.8. Get the 85, the 105, the 50/1.4, and maybe the 35/3.5 (or 35/2.8) and then you could say you have a collection.
so without these one does not have a collection? I don't currently own an 85...
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Just as reference, the SMC and Auto, side by side. Note the effect of SMC. This effect is sometimes photographically significant. Depends on what you're after at the moment. I like both, though if I had one in each hand, and needed to grab a hold or fall into a ravine, I'd try to stuff the SMC into a pocket first, or drop it to free up a hand.



AUTO 55, digital:


SMC 55, film:


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QuoteOriginally posted by maxwell1295 Quote
No Takumar collection can be complete without the 105mm/2.8. Get the 85, the 105, the 50/1.4, and maybe the 35/3.5 (or 35/2.8) and then you could say you have a collection.
Heh, I agree re. the 105, don't need to 85, one really needs one or more of the 35's, the 28 is necessary, and a couple of flavors of 50 and 55's, ... and the 200/5.6 preset Tele-Tak is excellent when hiking.
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Heh, I agree re. the 105, don't need to 85, one really needs one or more of the 35's, the 28 is necessary, and a couple of flavors of 50 and 55's, ... and the 200/5.6 preset Tele-Tak is excellent when hiking.

The auto-tak 35mm f3.5 may be the daintiest Tak of all save the 18mm FE.
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The auto-tak 35mm f3.5 may be the daintiest Tak of all save the 18mm FE.

nothing touches the 18mm.... what asahi optical was thinking with that one, ill never know. fun lens, but IQ is rather poor especially wide open. but I like being able to just snap away and not have to worry about focus. not very exciting on aps-c though.

fish-eye-takumar - a set on Flickr
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QuoteOriginally posted by maxwell1295 Quote
No Takumar collection can be complete without the 105mm/2.8. Get the 85, the 105, the 50/1.4, and maybe the 35/3.5 (or 35/2.8) and then you could say you have a collection.
i'm on my way have 2 (85 & 50) and 2 to find... I know where to get a 105 as well
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I still think there is part of my 55 1.8 missing,, on the inside I can see all around the inside lens like a colar is not screwed in.
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Here is a size comparison of my 35mm lenses. The DA 35mm ltd is off to the right for comparison and the 50mm f1.4 Super Tak is off to the left. The auto-Tak 35mm f3.5 is front left and the 35mm Super Tak is front right. In the back, the behemoth is the Tammy 35mm f2.8 adapt-a-matic and a pre-set Soligor 35mm f2.8



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I still think there is part of my 55 1.8 missing,, on the inside I can see all around the inside lens like a colar is not screwed in.
Could be the filter screws? Or baffles to help deal with lens flare.

On another note, I love how, any time anyone mentions a Takumar on this forum, people start talking about how much they love theirs even if completely off-topic. What with the Pentax Museum going out of business, I wonder how long it'll be before we start up a virtual Takumar Museum here on PF?
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