Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
Portrait of a Friend (Tak 150mm f/4)
Posted By: SCguy, 09-05-2009, 03:58 PM

Took this picture of my friend after I took family portraits of his family, sad story, his dad has advanced cancer, and wanted family pictures before he started chemo and lost his hair.

Anyways, he is really into bows and archery. My main reason for posting is to show the good image quality of my Takumar 150mm f/4.

And here is a (not 100% crop, close to 1:1 view anyways), no PP sharpening at all, and this was wide open.

I got the lens along with a Takumar 55mm f/2 and a Takumar 35mm f/3.5 from a guy on Craigslist for $20.

Views: 1,369
09-05-2009, 04:12 PM   #2
cardinal43's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Virginia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,404
Nice shot from a bargain lens. Kudos to you for taking the family photos.
09-06-2009, 01:20 AM   #3
Veteran Member
octavmandru's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: somewhere around
Posts: 614
That is almost 100% full open?
09-06-2009, 01:22 AM   #4
Community Manager
Loyal Site Supporter
Ash's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 23,034
What a sharp Tak.
Well done for picking it up.
You've shown off this little beauty well.

09-06-2009, 01:54 AM   #5
Moderator PEG Judges
Loyal Site Supporter
Kerrowdown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Highlands of Scotland.
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 38,920
No we know why things are as sharp as a tac (tak).
09-06-2009, 05:24 AM   #6
Senior Member

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Blackville, South Carolina
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 153
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by octavmandru Quote
That is almost 100% full open?
Yep, I was surprised too!

09-06-2009, 05:38 AM   #7
Veteran Member

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mission Hills, CA
Posts: 773
Being in the Archery Business, Nice Shot

I'm in the archery industry and admire guys that shoot traditional equipment.

Most of the time I shot traditional, but most of our business comes from compound. The only recurve products we sell are to the huge teams and folks the shoot FITA here in the USA and abroad.

09-06-2009, 05:56 PM   #8
Veteran Member
Fixcinater's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Posts: 409
Nice photo, really good image quality.

Kudos for doing something for a friend, that will undoubtedly mean more and more as time passes to the entire family. Sometimes the photos we take can mean a whole lot more to us or others than just a bunch of pixels on a screen or detail on a negative or print.


  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
150mm, camera, f/4, friend, photo, takumar
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
People Portrait of a Friend and Her Dog PentX Girl Post Your Photos! 10 12-30-2009 10:34 AM
People Street Portrait of a Friend deadwolfbones Post Your Photos! 10 10-06-2009 08:39 PM
For Sale - Sold: SMC Tak 150mm/4, SMC Tak 135mm/3.5, Super Tak 55mm/2 and extras pdxbmw Sold Items 8 09-10-2009 10:54 AM
Visiting a friend.. (Portrait) Usuqa Post Your Photos! 6 05-10-2009 12:11 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:21 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]