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11-27-2020, 12:18 AM - 1 Like   #1
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I came across vintage lenses on only YouTube few months ago and was lucky to have brought few Takumar lenses I last couple of months. I have the 50mm F1.4 (7 element version), 50mm F4 Macro, 135mm F3.5, 35mm F3.5 and 200mm F3.5. I am in love with how they perform and they are joy to shoot even if they are manual. Does any of the forum members recommend any other top performing Takumar lenses that I should collect? I don't think I will every buy an automatic lens again.

Also, I am so inspired by vintage lenses that I started a YouTube channel 4 weeks, also. I have never done editing before so they can best called as 'charming'.

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11-27-2020, 02:10 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. There are many vintage lens lovers here. I also have a couple. And I already subscribed to your YouTube channel.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vintage Lens Shooter Quote
Hello, . . .I have the 50mm F1.4 (7 element version) . . . . Does any of the forum members recommend any other top performing Takumar lenses that I should collect? I don't think I will every buy an automatic lens again.
I recommend that you go to the " lenses " section above and look at the " owners' reviews ' you find when you click on the name of a lens:

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The Takumar 50mm F1.4 is a fast normal lens produced in two "Super" versions as well as two versions with Super-Multi-Coating.

Some Super-Multi-Coated lenses with product code 37902 are labelled "Multi-Coated Super-Takumar", see the fourth photo above. Thanks to user chazthebiker for bringing this variant to our attention.

The first "Super" version (introduced 1964) has 8 lens elements (listed separately). All subsequent versions (including K, M, F and FA K-mount versions) have 7 elements.

The 7 element Takumars have the infrared focusing mark to the left of the numeral '4' on the DOF scale
. The 8 element version has the mark to the right. Thanks to Laurentiu Cristofor for pointing this out.

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Read more at: https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/SMC-S-M-C-Super-Takumar-50mm-F1.4.html#ixzz6ezLt8zvA

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Welcome from Greece. I also subscribed. I liked your videos. Id like to see more. Also a vintage lover.

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Welcome to the forum, there are many older Pentax glass lovers here, myself included.
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Welcome from South Africa. I also love my "senior" lenses; it goes well with "senior citizen"! :-)
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Good luck with your new channel! I just had a peep. I use various SMC legacy lenses on my K-70, my two favourites being the 50mm f/1.7 and the 100mm M Macro f/4.
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be sure to check out his videos

from one of the OP's youtube video:

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I am a hobby photographer for 12 years. I was a Nikon shooter for almost entire period and now a Fuji shooter using mostly lenses made byAsahi Pentax between 1955 - 1975 in Japan.

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You'll find plenty of love for vintage lenses and Takumars here! If you like YouTube stuff, check out Simon's Utak, he has some nice videos and reviews. The 200mm f/3.5 is a particular favourite.

For my part, I'd also recommend the 35mm f/3.5 as a very cheap option. It's not fast or fancy but it's tiny, very sharp and has great rendering. I prefer the 55mm lenses over the 50mm but each has many fans. Have a look at the lens review section if you're looking for ideas and have a little money to spend, or the Takumar club for some inspiration.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/122-lens-clubs/31601-takumar-club.html
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jonathan Mac Quote
You'll find plenty of love for vintage lenses and Takumars here! If you like YouTube stuff, check out Simon's Utak, he has some nice videos and reviews. The 200mm f/3.5 is a particular favourite.

For my part, I'd also recommend the 35mm f/3.5 as a very cheap option. It's not fast or fancy but it's tiny, very sharp and has great rendering. I prefer the 55mm lenses over the 50mm but each has many fans. Have a look at the lens review section if you're looking for ideas and have a little money to spend, or the Takumar club for some inspiration.

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yes, I follow Simon Utak and I am lucky to have found both 200mm F3.5 and 35mm F3.5 in good shape, I think they both are too good! I never thought of 55mm, let me do some research. Thank you for the inputs...

and to others here...looks like this is a great community! Thank you!
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Cool videos, would love to see some of the longer lenses featured
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