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02-19-2013, 02:09 AM   #1
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Hi there!

Hi there,

I've been a long time lurker in the takumar lens thread. Not too sure how active I'll be here, since I'm not an active photographer.

The cameras I am using is a nice old Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SLR from my dad, grouped together with the then defacto lenskit: Tak 50mm/f1.4 (the nifty fifty of all nifty fifties ), model unknown to me as of yet. Can't remember the exact coating edition. Tak 135mm/f3.5 and to complete the range a 28mm/f2.8 Raynox lens.

After buying a DSLR (Canon EOS 450d) a colleague of mine pointed out that there were adapter rings for m42 lenses and I promptly bought one and ditched the kitlens for the Taks and the raynox. Haven't really looked back at the kitlens

I like the way the takumars render the images. On the SLR I had some doubts about the performance of the 28 and 135 lenses, but on my DSLR I managed to make them shine It is a bit easier to get lighting correct on DSLR

My main mode of operation is using the Av mode, sometimes switching to full manual. Struggling with back and front focus, manual focus without focus confirmation is a bit of a pain

Cheers,

Gerald

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