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07-07-2008, 06:23 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Takumar club

Add to the M, K and Off Brand clubs: your Takumars! What works in setup, what doesn't work, and lots of lovely results!

To get started, here are some with a Super-Tak 50/1.4 plus 24mm extension tube, hand held at either 1/6th or 1/20th I took last night just for fun.







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LOL, maybe we should call this the Takumars with Extension Tube club! Lovely light you have going on with that rose there.
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Super Tak 135mm/3.5





Super Tak 105mm/2.8




Super Tak 50mm/1.4
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Those wide angle Takumars are excellent, I feel the need for some myself (I max out at 35mm). And I'm still kicking myself for not buying the 135/3.5 when the local store had one. Good photos, folks!

Here's an Auto-Takumar 55/1.8:

A S-M-C version of the 55/1.8:


S-M-C 35/3.5:






Super-Takumar 50/1.4:


And the Super-Tak again with an extension tube into a 2x converter:


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Oh bugger I forgot to post the Super Tak 35mm. Need to find some.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zewrak Quote
Oh bugger I forgot to post the Super Tak 35mm. Need to find some.

Here's a couple!

S-M-C Takumar 35 f/3.5

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SMC Takumar 50 1.4



Super Takumar 85 f/1.9


S-M-C Takumar 135 f/3.5



S-M-C Takumar 200 f/4


07-07-2008, 01:20 PM   #7
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Damn, the 35 and the 135 are consistently excellent! Bravo to a great bunch of photographers too.
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From the look of these posts, this is definitely the high-class club. I guess the reputation of this early glass is well-deserved!

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Wow ... I need to post up again ... all I can say is Thanks to Jsherman for getting me into this.

Super Takumar 28mm f/3.5







Super Takumar 85mm f/1.9















Super Takumar 135mm f/3.5















What I need to do now is get out more with my 105mm f/2.8 ... my 20mm f/4 ... and my 35mm f/3.5 when i pick it up ... and then upload some images.
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All of these are from my fathers Super Multi Coated Takumar 50 mm f 1.4 My first try with the adapter on my K10D, What I like about these lenses is the rich color, wow....






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Stratman, that first shot: wow-ee, hot diggity!!!

Yes, the tone and color concentration is something they got Right with the Taks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Stratman, that first shot: wow-ee, hot diggity!!!

Yes, the tone and color concentration is something they got Right with the Taks.
It definitely has some creamy bokeh eh?

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Can I use these lenses on my K100D or do I need an adapter?
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Can I use these lenses on my K100D or do I need an adapter?
You can use them in AV or M exposure modes, but will require an m-42 to K-mount adapter. Be sure to avoid the "flanged" type adapter. Pentax brand is best, though the Bower model sold by B&H is supposed to be good as well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bluebronco Quote
Can I use these lenses on my K100D or do I need an adapter?
You do need an adapter. I've shot thousands of images on my K100D with Takumar lenses.

The really nice thing is that you can fill up your camera bag with great prime lenses for what you'd have to pay for one really nice new lens.




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