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Takumar-A 70-210mm F4.5-5.6

Sharpness 
 9.0
Aberrations 
 8.0
Bokeh 
 8.0
Handling 
 9.0
Value 
 10.0
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100% of reviewers $30.00 8.00
Takumar-A 70-210mm F4.5-5.6

Takumar-A 70-210mm F4.5-5.6
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Takumar-A 70-210mm F4.5-5.6
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Takumar-A 70-210mm F4.5-5.6
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Description:

The Takumar-A 70-210mm is a compact, budget-oriented telephoto zoom with close-up capabilities.  Manual focus, auto aperture with no SMC coating.

Unlike its A-series counterpart, this has variable aperture and a different optical formula.


Takumar-A 70-210mm F4.5-5.6
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Image Format
Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Aperture Ring
Yes (A setting)
Diaphragm
Automatic, 8 blades
Optics
10 elements, 7 groups
Mount Variant
KA
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Max. Aperture
F4.5-5.6
Min. Aperture
F32-38
Focusing
Manual
Min. Focus
110 cm
Max. Magnification
0.25x
Filter Size
52 mm
Internal Focus
No
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

APS-C: 23-7.9 ° / 19-6.5 °
Full frame: 34-12 ° / 29-9.8 °
Hood
No dedicated hood
Case
No dedicated case
Lens Cap
Coating
Non-SMC
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
One-touch Zoom
Diam x Length
60 x 104 mm
Weight
405 g
Production Years
N/A
Engraved Name
TAKUMAR-A ZOOM 1:4.5-5.6 70-210mm
Reviews
User reviews
Notes
Length at max zoom: 147mm
Length at max zoom and min focus: 166mm
Most specifications obtained empirically by PF due to lack of published documentation
Features:
Manual FocusAperture RingAutomatic ApertureFull-Frame SupportDiscontinued



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Registered: November, 2011
Posts: 6
Lens Review Date: December 18, 2014 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $30.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Compact, good handling, sharp, good contrast
Cons: No integral hood
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 9    Value: 10    Camera Used: *ist DS   

This lens is a very handy compact zoom. It produces results very similar to the Takumar F 70-200, another lens without SMC coatings. I have used this lens on both digital and film cameras with very good results across the board. Having the "A" setting makes it very useful on those Pentax cameras without the fully functional lens mounts, allowing the camera to set f-stop. For a couple years this lens was in my daily carry bag to fill the zoom requirement because of its small size and good handling characteristics, as well as its more than acceptable image quality. I have found it to produce very good images across the zoom range. I recommend the use of a hood in order to avoid flare.
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