Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-05-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
Veteran Member
Asahiflex's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Netherlands
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,754
Ultra-Achromatic-Takumar 85mm f/4.5



03-05-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2011
Photos: Albums
Posts: 7,079
I had heard of this lens for some time. It does appear special from this and a few other images you posted. I would like to see it under a variety of conditions to appreciate how it is different than conventional Takumars.
03-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #3
Veteran Member
Asahiflex's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Netherlands
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,754
Original Poster
No problem, Tim! Unfortunately the light is quite flat at the moment so I do not have much incentive to go out with the lens.

It appears to have a very natural color rendering and of course it does not fringe at all in even the most demanding conditions (on the second I had a positive exposure compensation applied to show how well it copes with the shiny stuff against a strong overcast sky).

1.


2.


3.

Last edited by Asahiflex; 03-05-2012 at 02:18 PM.
03-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
Pentaxian




Join Date: Apr 2011
Photos: Albums
Posts: 7,079
Thanks. There is something very different in that aesthetic. It would seem designed to produce 'pictures of record' or for scientific purposes. So interesting to see the effect of something designed with different technical objectives.

03-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #5
Veteran Member
Asahiflex's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Netherlands
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,754
Original Poster
Thanks Tim! Interestingly I think that this lens has darker midtones than my other "normal" lenses (lenses with glass instead of quartz and fluorite like the Ultra-Achromatic-Takumar). I'm not sure if it's the weather or if it's the lens... I need more experience handling it.

1.


2.


3.


4.


5.


6.


7.


8. Any lens would have difficulties with this subject: sunlit water.

Last edited by Asahiflex; 03-06-2012 at 12:14 PM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, pentax lens, sample photo
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rokinon 85mm f1.4 -- vs -- Super Takumar 85mm 1.9 Pepe Guitarra Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 30 03-15-2012 12:11 PM
Pentax Q + 85mm f/4.5 Ultra-Achromatic Takumar Asahiflex Pentax Q 6 02-28-2012 12:01 PM
Another 85mm f2 - ultra low cost yusuf Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 41 03-29-2011 01:45 PM
Help with Ultra Achromatic Takumar 300mm f5.6 bugsy Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 4 02-26-2011 09:34 AM
Went to buy a Takumar 85mm/1.9; came back with a 85mm/1.9 hood ultraviolet Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 01-30-2011 10:48 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:28 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top