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09-02-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Hello!

I've been using this site quite a bit lately to read reviews of various Pentax m42 lenses. I have a Pentax Spotmatic and have owned other Pentax cameras and lenses in the past beginning with the venerable K1000 and on to several ME cameras. Then I went on to Nikon manual and early autofocus cameras and lenses. Now I'm shooting digital and using Sony Alpha cameras (an a55, an a65, and an a850). I still have these m42 lenses, a 35mm f3.5 Super Takumar, a 50mm f1.4 SMC Takumar, an 85mm f1.8 SMC Takumar and am awaiting delivery of a 28mm f3.5 SMC Takumar. I want to use them for shooting video with the a65 and for taking stills with the a850, which is full-frame. I'm hoping to get some of the beautiful color rendition I've seen from these old lenses in the forums and on YouTube. If you have any experience with these things or can point me to some useful resources, please let me know. Thanks.

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Thanks, Patrick. :-)
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Welcome! You've got some nice Takumars there, but I know next to nothing about the Alphas, or video photography for that matter, sorry...

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Thank you. Hello!
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Welcome to PF and bonjour from France ... enjoy the forum and nice Tak collection ... hope to see an image or two soon ... J
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Merci beaucoup! I'll be travelling to Southern Colorado (from where I live in central Texas) in the middle of the month to escape the 100 degree F (40 degree C) temperatures and try out the taks on a full-frame digital sensor, the Sony Alpha a850. If I get a noteworthy shot I'll surely post it here.
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Welcome to the forum, the're many Takumar users here, fire away with any questions you may have in the lens section of the forum.

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Thank you for the kind welcome. I will.
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