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03-14-2018, 05:36 AM   #15451
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I also like to dedicate a body to screw mounts... I do worry about metal flake dust on my sensor from using the screw mount constantly, so I use a good quality mount, and leave one on every lens and remove the tab. Any older body I have with catch in focus is my criteria. Makes focusing a lot easier for me...heh.

For me, I think the pinnacle m42 body was the Spotmatic F. ;-)
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03-14-2018, 05:48 AM   #15452
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raffwal Quote
Is there a significant difference between Pentax camera bodies for Takumar (manual M42) lens use or are they basically all the same? I mean function-wise, not IQ. I know I should know this already, but all this manual lens green button thing has been a bit of a mystery to me and I have not used my manual lenses that much. Now that I am considering finally getting the K-1, I wonder if I should dedicate one of my older camera bodies (K-x, K20D, K-5) for M42 (I think I have at least the 50/4 preset Macro-Takumar, the 28/3.5 Takumar and the 50/1.4 Takumar).
This idea does not apply only to Taks or other M42 lenses for that matter, I have a K200D which I mainly use with M series lenses, a K7 relegated to the workshop because it's sensor is not that great over ISO400 and a K70 which I use almost exclusively with my 3 DA Ltd's and a 50mm FA 1.7 (a very nice lens), each outfit in a different bag so its easy to pick up which outfit you want without having to search.

The Taks and other M42 lenses are used mostly on either a Voigtlander VSL or a Ricoh KR-10 film body - one for B & W and the other for colour, I do have a Spotmatic but it needs to be repaired, I have thought about sending it to Eric but I know that if I do I will be nailed by the customs for import duties, vat and anything else they can think of.
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I use the Taks almost exclusively on a K3. There are a couple menu settings about manual focus and so on that I set suitably and now forgot about. Generally I use Aperture priority for exposure - and compensation control if conditions mean I want to make a non-meter default exposure.


I use the Pentax adapter fitted into the body so it functions like a screw mount body. Using the clip makes the mount secure in the K mount.
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I guess it's kind of blasphemous on this site...but I bought a Sony A6000 for takumar duty. Great, light weight little camera to complement my taks. Plus the focus peaking on it is so much better than the peaking on my K30 or K01.

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From mid-February with the Super Tak 35/3.5 on *ist D, which is my dedicated m42 body. I also use mostly Av mode. (xposted)
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Some super-takumar 55mm f/2 shots from today (notice there is still snow where I am, spring? where are you?)







The last one was shot through a window.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raffwal Quote
Is there a significant difference between Pentax camera bodies for Takumar (manual M42) lens use or are they basically all the same? I mean function-wise, not IQ. I know I should know this already, but all this manual lens green button thing has been a bit of a mystery to me and I have not used my manual lenses that much. Now that I am considering finally getting the K-1, I wonder if I should dedicate one of my older camera bodies (K-x, K20D, K-5) for M42 (I think I have at least the 50/4 preset Macro-Takumar, the 28/3.5 Takumar and the 50/1.4 Takumar).
Apparently the later bodies meter better than older ones, but I gave up on DSLR stop-down metering long ago and just use manual - it's easier, faster and provides better results. Other than that there should be no difference except for those from the sensor. My K200D is fitted with a Katzeye screen so manual focusing is easy and much more accurate than with the K3 and standard screen.

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I guess it's kind of blasphemous on this site...but I bought a Sony A6000 for takumar duty. Great, light weight little camera to complement my taks. Plus the focus peaking on it is so much better than the peaking on my K30 or K01.
Not really - many people use non-Pentax cameras, especially for M42 lenses which are very adaptable. I use a Fujifilm X-M1 because, like your Sony, focus-peaking is a far better experience than with my K3.
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A couple recent captures. 50mm Super Multi Coated Macro Tak.

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A couple recent captures. 50mm Super Multi Coated Macro Tak.
Number 2 does it for me - great shot at bugs eye view - texture and colours both - wonderful in the old sense of the word.
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Mid-February with the Super Tak 35/3.5:
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Awesome 3d pop from the SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8:

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Like that.
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Another from the same outing. That little 35 is a gem!
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Another from the same outing. That little 35 is a gem!
It sure is. That's why the optic formula was left unchanged for many years.
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