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12-13-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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Takumar 200mm F3.5 Preset samples

This lens is the top end of my M42 kit. I actually prefer this over the S-M-C Tak 200 F4 Although both have same focus throw and minimum focus distance.





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Where the H*ll are you finding Possums in T.O.

all I see are squirrels and racoons

and pigeons....lots of pigeons

nice shots, like the second the most
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Believe it or not, this one was in my back yard.

it crawled out on a warm winter day, I think from under my garden shed, and sat in this spruce tree for the two warm days.

Second shot was a little closer, and focus is nailed perfectly

As for Squirrels I am attempting an experiment, and have had one success so far (but no photo)

Feeding squirrels brings hawks

If you follow any of my postings, you will see a lot of bird shots.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
Believe it or not, this one was in my back yard.

it crawled out on a warm winter day, I think from under my garden shed, and sat in this spruce tree for the two warm days.

Second shot was a little closer, and focus is nailed perfectly

As for Squirrels I am attempting an experiment, and have had one success so far (but no photo)

Feeding squirrels brings hawks

If you follow any of my postings, you will see a lot of bird shots.
So that's how i can get rid of the pesky things trying to get into my house for the winter just feed em and call in the hawks

no possums downtown i've seen (yet) and i walk down by the don fairly regularly

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no possums downtown i've seen (yet) and i walk down by the don fairly regularly
try etobicoke

semi regularly see foxes and the odd coyote too, along with skunks, rabbits, and the other usual critters.
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I know there's lot's of wildlife in High Park, but i get out there once a year (for the Terry Fox run) and rarely otherwise.

they'll get over my way eventually lot's of good spots for them with the don and Cherry beach (and a million restaurant garbage bins to feast on, they'll just have to battle the coons)
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The 200/3.5 is a delight to handle, and the results are good too.

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I just received my Takumar 200mm F3.5 and took a couple of shots at my shop today, being curious how it will work. Here is a sample. Note, this isn't a fancy shot, just of a small bird out in my sandblasting yard. There isn't much to photograph out there, but this will do. Just a quick and dirty shot.

This shot was wide open at f3.5 and 100 ISO. This lens is so bright that this was shot at 1/640 sec.

I'm really going to like this lens!


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Another quick test shot with my new Takumar 200mm F3.5 preset. Shot wide open in my sandblast yard again. This lens really gives a 3D look that I haven't seen with my other lenses too much yet. Parts of the branches in this photo seem to jump out at you. The bokeh is really pleasing as well, very buttery smooth. Can't wait to get some decent images with this lens!

It look MUCH better on my photoshop screen, more 3D. Flickr downsizes the images for some reason, so it isn't as 3D looking here, but still decent

American Robin eating snow


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QuoteOriginally posted by Colorado CJ Quote
my Takumar 200mm F3.5...I'm really going to like this lens!
I am too, I picked one up yesterday largely because of this photo.

Bravo incredible capture!
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That is SHAAARP, wide open? Very lovely lens! Makes me want one
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I am too, I picked one up yesterday largely because of this photo.

Bravo incredible capture!
Awesome! I'm liking it more and more every time I use it. I really don't know why they don't make lenses like this anymore.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
That is SHAAARP, wide open? Very lovely lens! Makes me want one
Yup, wide open . There are plenty on ebay.....go ahead, you know you want to.
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Playing Catch with Freya

Just got done playing catch with my dog Freya, thought you guys might enjoy a few photos. These were shot with my new Takumar 200mm F3.5 Preset. They were all shot wide open at f3.5.

Man it is hard focusing on such a fast object, especially when the focus ring has about a 360 degree adjustment! Some shots were out of focus, but I included them because I thought the snow in the air was interesting.

For those of you interested, I'm really enjoying the Takumar 200mm F3.5 lens. There is some CA in some shots, but it is easily fixable. The only photo I fixed some CA on was the first one. The focus ring is soooo smooth and precise, that with some practice, I think I'll be able to focus on fast moving objects (like Freya) pretty reliably, even wide open, which is a pretty shallow depth of field.

I'd really recommend you pick yourself up one!














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QuoteOriginally posted by Colorado CJ Quote
Playing catch with Freya
Woohoo, more Takumar 200mm /f3-5 preset goodness, thanks!

S H A R P, yes but it's the 3d-ness that I'm astounded by. Perhaps it's not the lens at all but your masterful PP.
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