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01-01-2016, 10:32 PM   #13771
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Guitarra Quote
Did you say: "Not sharp"? I cannot believe it.
Looks like you got a good one - nice shots.

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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Looks like you got a good one - nice shots.
Actually, I have three. The one I used for the samples above (and the best IMO) is the pre-set.
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Pepe, your third shot, and the photo of the rose are absolutely gorgeous!

The bokeh in the third shot is what I like best.

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Super Tak 35 3.5



01-03-2016, 02:15 AM   #13775
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pepe Guitarra Quote
Did you say: "Not sharp"? I cannot believe it.

Here are few of my shots taken with this lens
I stated "not the sharpest lens for close-focus" by which I meant that when I pixel-peep it's not as sharp as, say, my DA 35mm limited. I realise I'm setting the bar very high there and when not pixel-peeping the 105mm is perfectly fine and a wonderful lens in use (I think it has the smoothest focusing and most pleasant aperture ring of any lens I own).

Very nice photos by the way

More from the SMC 105mm Tak:


IMGP7763a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr


IMGP7740a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr


IMGP7728a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr
01-03-2016, 07:36 AM   #13776
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
I stated "not the sharpest lens for close-focus" by which I meant that when I pixel-peep it's not as sharp as, say, my DA 35mm limited. I realise I'm setting the bar very high there and when not pixel-peeping the 105mm is perfectly fine and a wonderful lens in use (I think it has the smoothest focusing and most pleasant aperture ring of any lens I own).

Very nice photos by the way

More from the SMC 105mm Tak:


IMGP7763a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr


IMGP7740a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr


IMGP7728a
by Jonathan MacDonald, on Flickr

OK. I feel better now, I can go back to sleep!

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QuoteOriginally posted by tromboads Quote
I had fun with a 24mm Super Tak the other weekend.

For those that claim they don't flare.

Exhibit A) Click



I got lucky though, the warm flare broke up the green and the blue nicely :P Cheers Takumar

Shot at f8 on a K5.
I agree it flares... but I love it anyway.

Svaneapoteket og Frukjerka
by Tormod Dalen, sur Flickr

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Fall Foliage in Downtown Vancouver

Took this with one of my favorite M42 lenses: the Super Tak 55mm f/1.8. It never fails to deliver vibrant colours.
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Took this with one of my favorite M42 lenses: the Super Tak 55mm f/1.8. It never fails to deliver vibrant colours.

STUNNING COLOR CONTRAST! Thanks for sharing.

I like my SMC Tak 55mm 1.8 too.
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SMC 55mm f1.8, "End of Season"

There was not much color in the original, so it begged for a monochrome conversion...


K5, ISO80, SMC Takumar 55mm f1.8 wide open (I think), converted with Topaz B&W Effects 2.

(Cross-posted...)

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I'm gradually reading through this thread (though with 689 pages, I may have to skip a few posts!). Excited to start using my old Takumars with my K20d and start posting my pictures! All my lenses are from my film days with a Spotmatic F in high school in the 90s. I'm so glad I held onto them! (Incidentally, I just pulled out the Spotmatic and discovered there's half a roll of film shot in it. I guess I'll be shooting some film as well!).

Here's what I'll be working with:

SMC 135mm/2.5
SMC 50mm/1.4
SMC 28mm/3.5

Can't wait to join the club for real!

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QuoteOriginally posted by doroth2 Quote
I'm gradually reading through this thread (though with 689 pages, I may have to skip a few posts!). Excited to start using my old Takumars with my K20d and start posting my pictures! All my lenses are from my film days with a Spotmatic F in high school in the 90s. I'm so glad I held onto them! (Incidentally, I just pulled out the Spotmatic and discovered there's half a roll of film shot in it. I guess I'll be shooting some film as well!). Here's what I'll be working with: SMC 135mm/2.5 SMC 50mm/1.4 SMC 28mm/3.5 Can't wait to join the club for real! Dorothy
Hello Dorothy! Welcome and do post some of your shots soon ( although seeing what lenses you have, I already know that shots will be splendid
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QuoteOriginally posted by doroth2 Quote

Here's what I'll be working with:

SMC 135mm/2.5
SMC 50mm/1.4
SMC 28mm/3.5

Can't wait to join the club for real!

Dorothy
You have in your hands some pretty cool lenses.

I don't have the SMC 135/2.5 but I have the optically-identical SMC Takumar 135/2.5. That is like a surgeon's tool mechanically and optically speaking. Definitely one of my top 3 Taks. The SMC 50/1.4 in my bag, which came with my first ever SLR --- the Pentax KX, is legendary in many ways relative to the lens making technology of the time it was made. I love its contrast and bokeh. I also have the rarer SMC 28mm/3.5, which has close to having a cult following. It is the best of the 28mm Taks, M, and A series that I have. You definitely can't go wrong with your trio.
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I didn't realize there was a difference between SMC and SMC Takumar. All 3 of mine are SMC Takumar.

What is the difference? If you don't mind explaining.
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QuoteOriginally posted by doroth2 Quote
I didn't realize there was a difference between SMC and SMC Takumar. All 3 of mine are SMC Takumar.

What is the difference? If you don't mind explaining.
Oooops! Sorry. I didn't realize I am in the Takumar Club. When you wrote SMC ... I immediately thought of the SMC K series. Nonetheless, my observations still hold true. The SMC K 50mm/1.4 and SMC K 28mm/3.5 are optically identical to their SMC Tak siblings albeit having a K mount.

By the way. the SMC Takumars are the latest in the series. They were preceded by the Takumars and Super Takumars, which both have less advanced multi-coating than the later SMC Taks.
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