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06-29-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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Round 2! Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50/1.4 vs. Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5

Round 1 ended with no upsets, but plenty of surprises - at least for me. One surprise was how unimpressed I was by the Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5. My preamble to this match:

In Round 1, the Nippon Kogaku Micro-Nikkor Auto 1:3.5 f=55mm won a rather unimpressive victory over its inexpensive rival. In that match, I declared the Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5 the victor based on it being better (albeit barely) as a macro lens than its competitor was as a low-light lens.

Round 2 sees the Micro-Nikkor 55/3.5 pitted against the Asahi Optical Co. Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1:1.4 50mm, a lens that proved decidedly good at its intended function. In Round 1, the S-M-C Tak 50/1.4 beat its non-Super-Multi-Coated kin in a match of two pretty wonderful low-light lenses by showing excellent sharpness and a fine bokeh.
How did they fare? Click here to find out.

(Lastly, an image from the contest.)

06-29-2007, 07:46 PM   #2
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I like the new format for Round 2. But, once again, rooting for the underdog didn't pan out for me.
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The gallery for Tak 50 f1.4 revealed really creative composition and incredible bokeh. Really a great series of images.

Looking forward for the results of round 2

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