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03-04-2014, 08:51 PM   #12346
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First experiments with Tak 50 F 4 Macro, which just arrived today. When I saw Azmi's shots, I just had to have one. Second shot comes with a question: is it a bud? Could Spring possibly be on its way? I'll believe it when I see it.

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03-04-2014, 09:27 PM   #12347
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Thanks.

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That is a nice collection. It seems your 35/2 is the 58mm filter version.

How does the fisheye projection of the 17 work on APS-C. I have been really interested to find out but I have not seen anyone on the forum placing pictures with it on a DSLR.

I am quite pleased with the 300/4 you recently got, rather an improvement on the 300/6.3 teleTak. My copy needed some creative patching to overcome the loss of the auto/man switch - with one criterion of the adjustment being that it had to be a no damage adjustment. Achieved by judicious placement of sticky tape to hold the auto coupling pin in - which allows the diaphragm to be adjusted.
Thanks very much. The 35 f2 is a really neat lens, i use it as my "normal" lens on apsc. The 17mm is not very fishy at all on apsc. It looks decent for a wide angle with some curvature, but by no means fishy. Ill have to take some pics of straight line objects and post them so everyone can judge for themselves. Cant wait to get the 300mm back to play with!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Erictator Quote
Thought I'd share my Tak stash.

I use them with the M42 adapter that I pretty much leave full time on my old DS when I'm in a creative mood. It's kinda like vintage Takumar meets vintage DSLR. Works really well actually! I really enjoy just shooting away and letting the camera choose the shutter/iso. Works a treat. Alas, the poor old Spotmatic doesn't seem much use these days...Mostly shoot my K-5 classic for outdoor or action, sports, etc. but this little combo still has a certain something about it.

L to R - a stack of extensions, 200mm F4, 135mm f3.5 35mm f2.0 17mm f 4.0 fisheye, and the 28mm f3.5 on the Spottie.

And of course the obligatory shot of my poor dog, worn out from posing for test shots. Taken with the DS, Tak 200mm 160th, ISO200.

I recently added a 300MM f4 to my Takumar stash, waiting to get it back from Eric in Tennessee for a quick tuneup.

Eric
Lovely set! Would you care to post a few shots at different f-stops from that 35mm f2.0?
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QuoteOriginally posted by g026r Quote
Also with the Super-Tak 55/2. After having spent all last month using a lens whose bokeh was nowhere near as smooth, this one was wonderful to dig out and use yesterday:
Great capture ... TFS, J

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QuoteOriginally posted by utak Quote
... I recently got a Super Takumar 55/1.8, and its a lot of fun to use and process the beautifully rendered images (plus it completes my collection of all Takumar 55 versions except sub-version versions )
Great capture, utak ... super & TFS, J

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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Thanks.

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How does the fisheye projection of the 17 work on APS-C. I have been really interested to find out but I have not seen anyone on the forum placing pictures with it on a DSLR.
I don't have the Takumar fisheye but I have the SMC K-mount version which is optically the same. I can offer a quick comparison of FOV and projection with the 15mm Limited (the subject is not very interesting and the light was strange).

17mm Fisheye


15mm Limited


And off-center 100% crops to compare sharpness and CA: 17mm left, 15mm right


The colour rendition is remarkably similar, but the newer lens has more contrast and saturation and less CA. It is also quite a bit sharper.
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Thanks for posting and saving me the trouble, heh. Your findings parallel mine. You can see some mild curve in the 17mm fence post line, and it's not as sharp as a DA Limited for resolving off center of distant subjects...but it gets better in center and up close and stopped down. I think older wide angle designs tend to hit their peak closer to center and F11 than to F5.6.

Eric

QuoteOriginally posted by wkraus Quote
I don't have the Takumar fisheye but I have the SMC K-mount version which is optically the same. I can offer a quick comparison of FOV and projection with the 15mm Limited (the subject is not very interesting and the light was strange).

17mm Fisheye


15mm Limited


And off-center 100% crops to compare sharpness and CA: 17mm left, 15mm right


The colour rendition is remarkably similar, but the newer lens has more contrast and saturation and less CA. It is also quite a bit sharper.
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Well, last week I bought my third copy of Takumar 50/1.4 (this is the SMC, rubber grip version). It was sold "for parts or repair", with a speck of dust inside and loose distance ring. Fixed within 30 minutes, paid about $60 total for it.
Here's one of the first pictures that came out of it.


(Also let me know what you think about the handle in the foreground)
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Can you remove the handle in Photoshop? Overall I like the shot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kcobain1992 Quote
Well, last week I bought my third copy of Takumar 50/1.4 (this is the SMC, rubber grip version). It was sold "for parts or repair", with a speck of dust inside and loose distance ring. Fixed within 30 minutes, paid about $60 total for it.
Here's one of the first pictures that came out of it.


(Also let me know what you think about the handle in the foreground)
Good result. Good deal too!
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QuoteOriginally posted by kcobain1992 Quote
Well, last week I bought my third copy of Takumar 50/1.4 (this is the SMC, rubber grip version). It was sold "for parts or repair", with a speck of dust inside and loose distance ring. Fixed within 30 minutes, paid about $60 total for it.
Here's one of the first pictures that came out of it.


(Also let me know what you think about the handle in the foreground)
Clone it out. It has a falic shape that distract from the beautiful model11
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QuoteOriginally posted by kcobain1992 Quote
(Also let me know what you think about the handle in the foreground)
You ask as if the inclusion of the handle was deliberate...if so, why?

QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Guitarra Quote
Clone it out. It has a falic shape that distract from the beautiful model
I don't know about you Pepe, but phallic shapes do not distract me from beautiful models!
Besides, phallic symbols usually...um...how can I put this...don't point downwards...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Erdž Quote
... ..how can I put this...don't point downwards...
After certain age, they do!!
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Changing the subject

Really just testing my "new" Super-Tak 50/1.4 - and getting to use the CY-20 too, since there's not much daylight to help out today...


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QuoteOriginally posted by kcobain1992 Quote
Well, last week I bought my third copy of Takumar 50/1.4 (this is the SMC, rubber grip version). ... (Also let me know what you think about the handle in the foreground)
Looks great and the handle does not really bother me ... Salut, J

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... Really just testing my "new" Super-Tak 50/1.4 - and getting to use the CY-20 too, since there's not much daylight to help out today...
Great capture, savoche ... super DOF & bokeh ... TFS, J
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QuoteOriginally posted by kcobain1992 Quote
Well, last week I bought my third copy of Takumar 50/1.4 (this is the SMC, rubber grip version). It was sold "for parts or repair", with a speck of dust inside and loose distance ring. Fixed within 30 minutes, paid about $60 total for it.
Here's one of the first pictures that came out of it.


(Also let me know what you think about the handle in the foreground)
That is a fine picture with interesting colours. It would be better without the handle though.
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