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07-28-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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Super Tak 200mm F4 - Lessons

Another "who loves me more" test series... don't let me down

Some shots with my 'only used once', Super Tak 200mm. This lens has too long of a minimum focus distance as a kid shootin' prime. So I have not used it since I first got it. It is a beautiful copy of the lens with the hood... and its focus is smooth as butter.
I had been using the Da 50-200 and tamron 70-300 the first couple of days but thought I would try the old super tak.

















And the minimum focus distance issue




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07-28-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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Tak 200 is an amazing lens.... in fact I'm just going to take it out with me RIGHT NOW. Thanks for the inspiration gus
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Yarr! Thread hijack! This is now a Tak 200mm thread!

.... oh wait, it already is, silly me











The photos above are from between my "RIGHT NOW" and this post Thanks for reminding me of why I love 200mm... and the 25USD cost makes it even sweeter!

07-28-2009, 08:03 PM   #5
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If you got em... Post em'

Nice thread jack Andi... Great shots by the way. I will do a backyard series tomorrow before the old 200 goes back in the cabinet.

So expect some flowers, tomatoes and apples from me...


This thread is now open to any and all Super Tak and S-M-C Tak 200's
Post em up!
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Woo-hoo! This is the lense I keep on my camera as a default/walk around lense.

I think I might have posted some of these up but oh well.

All from Super-Takumar 200mm 3.5






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Nice examples of a great lens


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Nice shots Gus, the Tak 200 f/4 doesn't get nuf luv round here.












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Yes, one of my favs too....

I love this lens!

Some older ones I posted before elsewhere...













And one of the monster on my K20...
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A couple from me:-




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The roughly 9 foot minimum focusing distance makes it a nice lens for "I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole" subjects. Just a thought.




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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
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Great shot, but how many people did you ask to hold the K20+bellows+Super-Tak 200 in balance to get such a shot???
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I do not need another lens. I DO NOT NEED ANOTHER LENS.

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Heeh - lookin' thru those images makes me relieved that I'm not the only one with 'sensor crap'...

But seriously, folks, doesn't everyone *know* that those pictures can't *really* be as good as they look? I mean, digital requires *special* *digital* *coatings* to produce usable images, right? And don't all of the old telephotos have ridiculous CA problems that render them useless for digital applications? That's what I keep readin', eh?

So once we all understand that, and the price on these 'useless old parts' falls through the floor, I should be able to pick on up for, what, $6?
07-30-2009, 09:00 AM   #15
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The Tak 200mm thread lives!

This has broke out to a real thread with some great shots everyone...

I would love to see some examples of this lens on film... Anyone got any?

Thanks for participating eveyone... keep them coming
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