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SMC Pentax 67 / S-M-C Takumar 6x7 / Super Takumar 105mm F2.4

Sharpness 
 9.3
Aberrations 
 9.0
Bokeh 
 9.8
Handling 
 9.4
Value 
 9.8
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SMC Pentax 67 / S-M-C Takumar 6x7 / Super Takumar 105mm F2.4
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Description:
Standard lens for the Pentax 6x7 system, field of view 37 degrees horizontally like a 55mm lens on a 24x36mm camera. The lens exists in three variants, all with the same optical formula. The photo shows the 1971-1989 version.

Super Takumar 6x7 105mm F2.4
Image Format
6x7
Lens Mount
Pentax 6x7
Aperture Ring
Yes (no A setting)
Diaphragm
Automatic, 9 blades
Optics
6 elements, 5 groups
Mount Variant
Inner Bayonet
Max. Aperture
F2.4
Min. Aperture
F22
Focusing
Manual
Min. Focus
100 cm
Max. Magnification
0x
Filter Size
67 mm
Internal Focus
No
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)
46 ° / 37 °
Hood
Case
Lens Cap
Coating
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
Diam x Length
91.5 x 60 mm
Weight
628 g
Production Years
1969 to 1971
Notes
Engraved name: SUPER-TAKUMAR/6x7 1:2.4/105
Variants

1969: SUPER-TAKUMAR/6x7 1:2.4/105 (this lens)
1971: Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR/6x7 1:2.4/105
1989: smc PENTAX 67 1:2.4 105mm


Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 6x7 105mm F2.4
Image Format
6x7
Lens Mount
Pentax 6x7
Aperture Ring
Yes (no A setting)
Diaphragm
Automatic, 9 blades
Optics
6 elements, 5 groups
Mount Variant
Inner Bayonet
Max. Aperture
F2.4
Min. Aperture
F22
Focusing
Manual
Min. Focus
100 cm
Max. Magnification
0x
Filter Size
67 mm
Internal Focus
No
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)
46 ° / 37 °
Hood
Case
Lens Cap
Coating
SMC
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
Filter Bayonet
Diam x Length
91.5 x 60 mm
Weight
628 g
Production Years
1971 to 1989
Notes
Engraved name: Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR/6x7 1:2.4/105
Optics unchanged from previous model
Variants

1969: SUPER-TAKUMAR/6x7 1:2.4/105
1971: Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR/6x7 1:2.4/105 (this lens)
1989: smc PENTAX 67 1:2.4 105mm


SMC Pentax 67 105mm F2.4
Image Format
6x7
Lens Mount
Pentax 6x7
Aperture Ring
Yes (no A setting)
Diaphragm
Automatic, 9 blades
Optics
6 elements, 5 groups
Mount Variant
Inner Bayonet
Max. Aperture
F2.4
Min. Aperture
F22
Focusing
Manual
Min. Focus
100 cm
Max. Magnification
0x
Filter Size
67 mm
Internal Focus
No
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)
46 ° / 37 °
Hood
Case
Lens Cap
Coating
SMC
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
Filter Bayonet
Diam x Length
91.5 x 60 mm
Weight
590 g
Production Years
1989 (start of production)
Notes
Engraved name: smc PENTAX 67 1:2.4 105mm
Optics unchanged from previous model
Variants

1969: SUPER-TAKUMAR/6x7 1:2.4/105
1971: Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR/6x7 1:2.4/105
1989: smc PENTAX 67 1:2.4 105mm (this lens)

Features:
Manual FocusAperture RingMedium-Format SupportAdapter needed for DSLRsDiscontinued
Price History:



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New Member

Registered: October, 2016
Posts: 7
Lens Review Date: May 20, 2017 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Bokeh, fast aperture, 9-blade aperture, light weight
Cons:
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 10    Value: 10    Camera Used: Pentax 6X7 and 67   

As for me the 105mm is a real "portrait" lens, not the specially designed for the protrait 165mm f/2.8. The 105mm is handy and lightweight like 90mm f/2.8.

This lens has a smooth and very pleasant bokeh effect. At the fully open aperture this lens creates a light, hardly noticeable swirl of the background, which I like very much. It adds a bit of “magic” to the bokeh effect making the 105mm lens stand out from its analogues even in other medium format systems.

It’s also worth mentioning that when Asahi entered the medium-format market, it simply had to create a lens with unique characteristics in order to gain a foothold on this market.

My little review on this lens: http://skrasnov.com/pentax-67/105mm-f24/
   
New Member

Registered: May, 2016
Posts: 2
Lens Review Date: April 30, 2017 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: N/A | Rating: N/A 

 
Pros: Cost v performance
Cons: Heavy?
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 9    Value: 10    Camera Used: Pentax 67   

Absolutely love this lens
The heft can help steady the lens and keep the blur away.


[IMG]blue steel (2 of 1) by Ray K, on Flickr[/IMG]
   
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Registered: November, 2010
Location: California
Posts: 2,060
Lens Review Date: April 2, 2017 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $400.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Perfect lens
Cons: Just like the camera, a little on the heavier side

This is the kit lens of the Pentax 6x7, it is the perfect lens, equivalent to the 50mm in the 35mm system.

Here are samples:

Pentax 6x7 + SMC Tak 105/2.4 by Palenquero Photography, on Flickr


Pentax 6x7 by Palenquero Photography, on Flickr



9-Neopan100Acros120008 by Palenquero Photography, on Flickr
   
Junior Member

Registered: January, 2008
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 48
Lens Review Date: January 18, 2017 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $450.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Bokeh, character, contrast/colours.
Cons: Sharpness, minimum focusing distance.
Sharpness: 8    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 10    Value: 9    Camera Used: Pentax 67II   

If you have a K mount, and I assume you do, this lens is essentially the medium-format version of the xx 50mm f/1.4. Used right, both can produce wonderful, contrasty portraits with absolutely gorgeous bokeh. Used incorrectly, both can be soft / mushy and generally bleh, with average colours. Sharpness leaves something to be desired (it's adequate); that said, it's intended use is not as a landscape or even product lens. It's close focusing distance is frustratingly far. But it really shines at approximately 7 - 15 fifteen feet as a portrait lens, and there is really nothing else in the 67 lineup, as far as I know, that fulfills the same role. At 150 and 165, you would lose that lovely field of view to object isolation ratio, if I can express it that way, that is the unique and wonderful thing about this lens. I have seen the images from the 90mm (I debated getting this lens instead), and they don't seem to have the same character.

I have the SMC version.

For perspective, I have three 67 lenses, and in order of preference they are the 45mm (best), 105mm, then 75mm 4.5.
   
Forum Member

Registered: June, 2016
Location: Paris
Posts: 80
Lens Review Date: October 25, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $320.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: everything
Cons: none
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 10    Value: 10    Camera Used: 67, 645D, K-1   

this lens became a great friend on three pentax cameras.
it keeps on jumping from one to another
have the smc pentax version, bought new in box in a photo shop, so payed more than usual..
i barely used it on 67. for digital bodies, adaptors are no name brand, 67 to 645 and 67 to K-1 cost 45 usd each on ebay.
highly recommended lens, plenty of possibilities for a lot of situations.
   
Junior Member

Registered: March, 2016
Posts: 40
Lens Review Date: March 19, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $200.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Build quality & Optics.
Cons:
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 10    Value: 10    Camera Used: Pentax 67MLU & 6x7   

If I wanted to make a living shooting people with slide film this lens would
be my choice, because so many people have done exactly that with it
very well, Mario Testino for one.
I loved buying using and selling a few of these.
Top lens for the 67 or later versions.
   
Senior Member

Registered: June, 2014
Posts: 139
Lens Review Date: January 15, 2015 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $200.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Fastest lens, Cheap, Small
Cons: Closest distance
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 9    Value: 10    Camera Used: Pentax 67   

I have takumar version 105mm f2.4

I could see the sharpness at F/2.4 and it provides best quality. Everything is perfect for this lens. Well I recommend you to buy the recent one with the rubber focus ring. I don't like the metal focusing ring to focus...

One con for this lens is that the closest distance is 1.0m which is far for this lens. Well you still can do close head shot for portraits.
   
Inactive Account

Registered: January, 2015
Posts: 1
Lens Review Date: January 12, 2015 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: N/A | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Superative Bokeh! Sharp and contrasty
Cons: Minimal focus
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 10    Value: 10    Camera Used: Pentax 67   

It's really a must have lens when you using 67 in term of technical aspect(a little soft at f/2.4 but from f/5.6 onwards is tack sharp) is nothing amazing but it is has strong beautiful character. Once you use it you will start swearing how magical the lens is. It has telecentric lens design similar to Nikon 58mm 1.4G(if you know how beautiful is the bokeh from this lens) just imagine when you use on a Pentax 67 it even more beautiful...

update(it's Double-Gauss design) I make a mistake previously
   
Loyal Site Supportaxian

Registered: September, 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 422

1 user found this helpful
Lens Review Date: June 24, 2014 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $180.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: sharp, fast, 3-d effect, excellent for portrait.
Cons: may be subject to yellowing.
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 9    Value: 9    Camera Used: Full Frame 135 Canon   

This is one of my go-to portrait lenses for full-frame 135. I couple it using the Pentax "P Adapter" . I have never used it with 6x7 body, so my review is for 35 only. This is for the S-M-C version.

I adore this lens for portrait shots where I don't want any vignette, or would otherwise have to correct for vignette. Specifically, I substitute using this instead of the legendary SMCT 1.8/85 when I want even field illumination.

Background blur quality is outstanding, foreground blur is very good, and color rendition is good. Has plenty of resolution for a Canon 6d. This is one of the lenses that can produce a strong 3-D effect under the right lighting conditions. Yes, it's a large lens on 35, but totally worth the size and weight!

Even with the added cost of adapting this to 35, I still consider this model an excellent value.
   
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Registered: October, 2008
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 5,379
Lens Review Date: March 27, 2014 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $225.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Fast lens for everyday use.
Cons: Does not have a great minimum focusing distance.
Camera Used: 6x7, 67 and 67II   

The 105/2.4 was one of the original lenses when Pentax introduced the 6x7 system in 1969. I have the third and last 1989 version (67 105/2.4) and it has the same optics as its predecessors and the full SMC coatings. This last version is also 38 grams lighter than the other two.

Usage:
The 105/2.4 is the longer and faster of the two Pentax 6x7 “normal” lenses. However I prefer the wider 90mm focal length over 105mm, as I find it a bit more useful. I like the 105/2.4 for low light/night shooting, landscape and some portrait work.

CLOSE-UP WORK: The 105/2.4 does not have a very good minimum focusing distance (1 meter or 39.37 inches ), so you need to use a close-up filter or extension to reduce it. The 67mm S82 close-up filter gives you magnification up to 0.27x, with a focusing distance of 0.6 to 1 meters. The No. 1 Auto Extension tube gives you about the same mannification/focusing distance as the S82 filter, though with a x1.6 exposure factor light loss.

MACRO WORK: The 105/2.4 works well reversed with the 67mm adaptor, for magnification over 1x. Though the 90/2.8 will give you more magnification using the same extension tubes or bellows setting.

FILTER: The 67 105/2.4 uses 67mm screw in filters, or Pentax 6x7 67mm bayonet filters.

CASE: The 67 105/2.4 comes with the S90-100 soft case.

HOOD: The 67 105/2.4 uses a plastic clip-on PH-SB67 hood.

Summary:
The 67 105/2.4 is another must have lens for the Pentax 6x7 system and different enough from the 90mm focal length to justify owning both.

Price: I found my 67 105/2.4 on eBay and it cost $225.00. It was in EX+ condition, I purchased the hood and case separately.


Sample shots taken with the 67 105/2.4. Photos are medium resolution Lab scans from original slides and negatives.

Camera: 67 Film: Fuji Provia 400X ISO: 400





Camera: 67 Film: Kodak T-Max 100 ISO: 100

   
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Registered: January, 2009
Location: East Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,715

1 user found this helpful
Lens Review Date: March 13, 2014 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: N/A | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: IQ, solid contruction
Cons: none
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 9    Value: 9    Camera Used: 645D   

Reviewing the ca. 1989 S-M-C Pentax version of the lens

i bought this to use on my 645D and am thoroughly impressed with its performance. It fills the gap between my A75 and A120 Macro just perfectly. Recommended!
   
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Registered: October, 2012
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 1,316
Lens Review Date: December 31, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $117.97 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very bright, Extremely Sharp, Light, Suitable for 35mm
Cons: None
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 8    Value: 10    Camera Used: Pentax 6X7 MLU   

Everything I would say about this lens has been said already. It's super sharp, very bright, and the DoF wide open is razor thin. This is a great portrait lens and, if this is your goal, can yield some very "3-D"-looking photos. The background melts away into a uniform blur very quickly. I suspect that, with some extension tubes, this could be a solid macro lens, too.
   
Senior Member

Registered: June, 2010
Location: Hamburg
Posts: 267
Lens Review Date: October 4, 2011 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $200.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: lovely bokeh, fast, very sharp, solid
Cons: closest focusing distance like half a metre, focusing can be a struggle wide open
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 10    Value: 10   

My first 67 lens (latest version). I love it. Solid & fast with a lovely bokeh. The two things that annoy me a bit are: it gives you a hard time focusing correctly when you shoot wide open, even with a split-image screen. And the closest focusing distance feels like half a metre (it probably is). I often use my 100mm macro instead then. Nevertheless, a stunning inexpensive lens. Even suitable for the 645D.
   
Forum Member

Registered: May, 2011
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 52
Lens Review Date: June 10, 2011 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $100.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp
Cons:

Got one of the older versions with the yellowed rear element (SN 54xxxxx). The cost of the lens and a 6X7 to K mount adapter and a plastic tulip hood was right at $100 (all from different auction sellers).

After making a fluorescent exposure box and soaking the rear element for about two weeks it is now clear (clear enough). Compared to my other cheap lenses this is one sharp piece of glass. A little 'long' on an APS-C for portraits but workable. With a short K mount extension ring even works great 'close focus'. The camera (K-r), adapter(with tripod mount), 105, and lens hood are almost a perfect balance either hand held or on a tripod.
So, IMHO, even the older yellowed ones still have life in them.
Looks much cooler than a kit lens
Can't wait for my 6X7 2X TC and a 67mm reversing ring to get here.

Has anyone done reverse-lens-macro with the 105 on an APS-C camera?


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Veteran Member

Registered: February, 2011
Posts: 573

1 user found this helpful
Lens Review Date: April 25, 2011 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $275.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp
Cons: Heavy

I use this with a Pentax 645D. This is an excellent 2X prime for the camera. With the Pentax 645/67 adapter, auto aperture control works by stopping down the aperture during exposure, but the aperture value does not appear in the camera display. This refers to the late version of this lens.
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