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06-08-2016, 04:52 PM - 7 Likes   #14176
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Another one with the Super Takumar 35mm f3.5

55 seconds at f16.

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06-09-2016, 12:47 AM   #14177
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QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
Very nice! You should consider adding the Super Tak 105/2.8 to your stable - it's a wonderful lens:
Lovely photo, Paul.
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Almost a whole minute, amazing photograph to say the least. Many thanks for a wonderful piece of work.

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06-09-2016, 03:10 AM - 4 Likes   #14179
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Some old shots, all shots wide open in f/4.0 with SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and Sony nex 5N.


DSC07426
by Hin Man, on Flickr



DSC07430
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DSC07420-2
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I have bunch of Takumar lenses in Marketplace and this macro is a gem. I have too much gear, I can't justify keeping them while lacking space for lens storage.

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How the SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 looks on Sony A7


20160605-DSC01009
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20160605-DSC01012
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I tried out more test shots on the SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and I do find flare on the lens but the problem is easily compensated with a lens hood



20160607-DSC01610
by Hin Man, on Flickr
SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and Sony A7



20160607-DSC01614
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SMC Macro Takumar 50mm f/4.0 and Sony A7


The color and bokeh in this simple macro is outstanding. I only sell this gem because I am keeping a pair of DA 35mm limited and DF-A 100mm WR macro.

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06-09-2016, 05:21 AM - 1 Like   #14180
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QuoteOriginally posted by hinman Quote
Fantastic pictures, both of them.

If I can have shot a picture like yours, I will ban myself from selling any Takumar lenses. I have a different version of of your 28mm titled as Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm f/3.5. And I have shamefully placed them in marketplace. I just happen not to use my Takumars frequently in 28, 35, 50 macro, 55 and 105. And I have placed all of them in marketplace. The 35 is already gone. I wish I can come up with excuses and most importantly the right storage space to keep them. They do look gorgeous. I especially like the Manual Focusing experience.
Hi Hinman,

Since you are selling off your manual focus takumars what will you be using for lenses?

I have switched from pentax to fuji. I'm enjoying the fuji lenses quite a bit but also can't resist using my takumars from time to time.

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06-09-2016, 05:48 AM   #14181
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QuoteOriginally posted by sameagle Quote
Hi Hinman,

Since you are selling off your manual focus takumars what will you be using for lenses?

I have switched from pentax to fuji. I'm enjoying the fuji lenses quite a bit but also can't resist using my takumars from time to time.

Sam
I totally hear you. I am using my FA and DA type of lenses for Pentax. On Sony aps-c, I mostly use the cheap AF alternatives with Sigma 19, 30 and 60 all in f/2.8. The takumar beats all of my existing lenses on the manual focus throw design. They are butter-ly smooth and offer excellent precision. I just happen to have more lenses coming off from impulses in discovering the Takumar Beauty. On manual focus lenses, I recently discover and enjoy Voiglander 21mm f/1.8 and 40mm f/1.4. The MF experience is in par with the Takumar but the edge still goes to the Takumar for the fine focusing feel. Had my eyesight not going downhill, it is a pure joy to use Takumar for manual focusing.

If I manage to sort out my mess at home with double up on lens storage space through better organization, I will close out some of my sale threads. Among the few on marketplace, my most favorite is the Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8, I think that lens is totally under-rated. It is lightly the smallest 105mm that I have used and the focusing is the best that I have ever experienced.


Super-Takumar 105mm f/2.8 next to Contax G 90mm f/2.8


As much as I love the SMC Macro Takumar 50 f/4, that extra macro lens in my collection has to go as I have purchased DF-A 100mm WR and I have changed my mind in not letting go my DA 35mm limited. The two macros pair in 35mm and 100mm works out perfectly well for me on Pentax use while I can still use them surprisingly well on Sony with a PK-A to E adapter with a step-less aperture ring


20160527-DSC01803
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Strangely enough, none of the DA and DF-A in 35mm and 100mm limited offer the same manual focusing experience. I have to work harder with the newer lenses in manual focusing while it is more on the joyful side with Takumar.

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Hin

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Almost a whole minute, amazing photograph to say the least. Many thanks for a wonderful piece of work.

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Thank-you so much. I was fortunate to have good conditions that night (with the exception of mosquitoes). I have a similar one taken with the m50 f1.7 that I'll eventually put in the m club.
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Lovely photo, Paul.
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Shot with Sony A6000, Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 and Lens Turbo adapter

Man, I have this lens on marketplace. I love this 55mm but I also get the super-tak 50mm f/1.4 with 8 element. If I can come up with excuses and lens storage space, I want to keep this. But it is hard, it pulls my legs when I have a lens that I leave unused. The 8-element has magic but this is likely the cheapest 55mm that I actually enjoy every single time I use it.

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and another one with Super-Takumar 28mm ƒ3.5 at F8

06-10-2016, 11:37 PM   #14186
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Shot with Sony A6000, Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 and Lens Turbo adapter

Man, I have this lens on marketplace. I love this 55mm but I also get the super-tak 50mm f/1.4 with 8 element. If I can come up with excuses and lens storage space, I want to keep this. But it is hard, it pulls my legs when I have a lens that I leave unused. The 8-element has magic but this is likely the cheapest 55mm that I actually enjoy every single time I use it.

Hin
I sold my Tak 50/1.4 (seven element) and kept the 55/1.8 and don't regret it one bit.
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I sold my Tak 50/1.4 (seven element) and kept the 55/1.8 and don't regret it one bit.

I agree completely. I've never owned the eight element 50mm/1.4, but I prefer the 55mm over the seven element 50mm in every way. And my 55mm is just the humble f/2.0 version with the restricting ring removed to convert it to f/1.8.
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SMC Tak 55/1.8:
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50mm SMC Macro Takumar:


55mm SMC 1.8 Takumar:


(both processed in LR with VSCO Kodak gold curve).
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