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Takumar 58mm F2.4

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Takumar 58mm F2.4

Takumar 58mm F2.4
Takumar 58mm F2.4

This is the slower version of the 58mm screwmount lenses. It is of the same design as the earlier M37 screw mount version for the Asahiflex.

Takumar 58mm F2.4
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Image Format
Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount
Aperture Ring
Preset, 10 blades
5 elements, 3 groups
Mount Variant
M42 Plain
Check camera compatibility
Max. Aperture
Min. Aperture
Min. Focus
60 cm
Max. Magnification
Filter Size
46 mm
Internal Focus
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

APS-C: 28 ° / 23 °
Full frame: 41 ° / 34 °
Lens Cap
Weather Sealing
Other Features
Diam x Length
155 g
Production Years
1957 to 1958
Engraved Name
Takumar 1:2.4 f=58mm
User reviews
Manual FocusAperture RingFull-Frame SupportAdapter needed for DSLRsDiscontinued
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Junior Member

Registered: April, 2011
Location: Shanghai
Posts: 46
Lens Review Date: April 9, 2020 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $450.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: small but lovely build, good photo quality & rare?!!!!!
Cons: None
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 10    Value: 9    Camera Used: K5   

I always wondered when finally someone who actually owns an "m42" takumar 58/2.4 will post his/her lens and test picture here....I've been waiting for years.....nothing happened. So here I come.
Senior Member

Registered: April, 2016
Posts: 136

1 user found this helpful
Lens Review Date: July 25, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: N/A | Rating: 10 

Pros: natural reproduction of depth
Cons: no
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Handling: 8    Value: 10    Camera Used: K1   

I bought this lens, because I had read about the Voigtlaender Heliar, which had been a favorite lens for professionals in the last century. Indeed in any situation with soft or front light it is a superb lens, which has no faults and the images have a kind of three-dimensional aspect. This lens is one of my very best lenses.
The handling rating is caused by :
- the focusing index is not on the upper side
- the flange of the lens look like to miss 0.5mm for the standard with the mounted M37 adapter (my lens has a chrome barrel and is a M37 lens)
- the lens does not protect the contacts of the camera and a small amount of light could pass inside the camera via the original M42 adapter because the barrel diameter of the Kogaku lens is much smaller
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Registered: November, 2010
Location: California
Posts: 2,223

4 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: October 8, 2013 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $320.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Very small and cute, easy to use, it looks like a Leica lens
Cons: M37, it needs a $3 adapter ring (Ebay) to M42
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 10    Value: 10    Camera Used: K5   

I bought this lens for portraits, and it is good. It has something that makes the person good look. Wide open is not the sharpest, but at 2.8 starts to show sharpness and by 4 is absolutely sharp and keeping a great bokeh. I will post photos later, once I have enough to compare.

K5+Takumar58mmf2.4-Hybiscus1-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

K5+Takumar58mmf2.4-Hybiscus2-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

K5+Takumar58mmf2.4-Lamp1-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

K5+Takumar58mmf2.4-Fuente1-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

K5+Takumar58mmf2.4-VitoNewSweater1-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

K5+Takumar58mmf2.4-NavelOranges1-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

May 2014- Update

This small little gem is giving me as much satisfaction as the Asahi Takumar 58/2. I made a comparison between the two lenses, the Asahi-Takumar 58mm f2 and the Asahi-Kogaku Takumar 58mm f2.4:


1-Takumar58mmf2@f11-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

2-Takumar58mmf2.4@f11-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr


1-Takumar58mmf2@f8-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

2-Takumar58mmf2.4@f8-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr


1-Takumar58mmf2@f5.6-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

2-Takumar58mmf2.4@f5.6-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr


1-Takumar58mmf2@f4-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

2-Takumar58mmf2.4@f4-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr


1-Takumar58mmf2.8@f2.8-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

2-Takumar58mmf2.4@f2.8-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

@f/2 - WIDE OPEN

1-Takumar58mmf2@f2-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr

@f/2.4-WIDE OPEN

2-Takumar58mmf2.4@f2.4-Casita-1 by Palenquero, on Flickr
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