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09-04-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Takumar 300mm/f4 and 55mm/1.8

I stopped by a house/yard sale this morning on the way to work and saw a spotmatic, a Takumar 55mm/f1.8 lens and a Takumar 300mm/f4 lens for sale. I don't know much about these lenses. I don't have an adapter, anyway, nor do I know where to find one. I also find manual focusing with smaller viewfinder troublesome.

I've noticed that both lenses have received good ratings in the reviews section. The 300mm lens is quite a piece of work in terms of looks, materials and weight. Are these lenses worth getting, despite the drawbacks? I may go back to this place tomorrow as I want to leaf thru all the vinyl records they have.


09-04-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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What drawbacks? Go get them. Get yourself a split focusing screen and focusing will be easy.
09-04-2009, 03:23 PM   #3
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Pick them up, order an adapter (or shoot with the Spottie), take a few hundred shots with them each, and make up your mind.

They will always sell here on the forum or on eBay.

Very hard to go wrong with the Tak line-up, in my experience.

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