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Tele-Takumar/Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1000mm F8

Sharpness 
 10.0
Aberrations 
 6.0
Bokeh 
 9.0
Handling 
 7.0
Value 
 10.0
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100% of reviewers $750.00 8.50
Tele-Takumar/Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1000mm F8

Tele-Takumar/Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1000mm F8
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Tele-Takumar/Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1000mm F8
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Description:
This is the second generation of a 1000mm lens which has 5 lens elements. Refer the separate entry for the first generation which had just 3 lens elements.

The lens features a built-in tripod collar and lens hood, and was delivered with a sturdy tripod and trunk case. It takes rear-mounted 49mm filters.

Tele-Takumar 1000mm F8
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Image Format
Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount
M42
Aperture Ring
Yes
Diaphragm
Manual
Optics
5 elements, 5 groups
Mount Variant
M42 Plain
Check camera compatibility
Max. Aperture
F8
Min. Aperture
F45
Focusing
Manual
Min. Focus
3000 cm
Max. Magnification
0.04x
Filter Size
49 mm (Rear drop-in)
Internal Focus
No
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

APS-C: 1.7 ° / 1.4 °
Full frame: 2.5 ° / 2.1 °
Hood
Built-in, slide out
Case
Dedicated trunk case
Lens Cap
Coating
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
Rear Filter Mount
Diam x Length
143 x 728 mm
Weight
5500 g
Production Years
1965 to 1971
Engraved Name
Tele-Takumar 1:8/1000
Product Code
365, 43650
Reviews
User reviews
Notes
Non-removable tripod mount. Rack and pinion focusing
Variants

1: Takumar 1000mm F8, 3 optical elements
2: Tele-Talumar 1000mm F8, 5 optical elements (this lens)
3: Super-Multi-Coated Talumar 1000mm F8, same optics as the Tele-Takumar



Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1000mm F8
© www.pentaxforums.com, sharable with attribution
Image Format
Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount
M42
Aperture Ring
Yes
Diaphragm
Manual
Optics
5 elements, 5 groups
Mount Variant
M42 Plain
Check camera compatibility
Max. Aperture
F8
Min. Aperture
F45
Focusing
Manual
Min. Focus
3000 cm
Max. Magnification
0.04x
Filter Size
49 mm (Rear drop-in)
Internal Focus
No
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

APS-C: 1.7 ° / 1.4 °
Full frame: 2.5 ° / 2.1 °
Hood
Built-in, slide out
Case
Dedicated trunk case
Lens Cap
Coating
SMC
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
Rear Filter Mount
Diam x Length
143 x 728 mm
Weight
5500 g
Production Years
1971 to 1976
Engraved Name
Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 1:8/1000
Product Code
43691
Reviews
User reviews
Notes
Non-removable tripod mount. Rack and pinion focusing
Variants

1: Takumar 1000mm F8, 3 optical elements
2: Tele-Talumar 1000mm F8, 5 optical elements
3: Super-Multi-Coated Talumar 1000mm F8, same optics as the Tele-Takumar (this lens)

Features:
Manual FocusAperture RingFull-Frame SupportAdapter needed for DSLRsDiscontinued
Price History:



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New Member

Registered: January, 2018
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 4
Lens Review Date: February 12, 2018 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $700.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: sharpness, relatively cheap
Cons: weight, minimum focusing distance
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 6    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 7    Value: 10    Camera Used: Sony A7S   

Most lenses go on the camera. The camera goes on this lens. I would say it is razor sharp, but that would be an insult to the lens. I took several pictures of the moon shortly after purchasing. The sharpness of the lens is more than my camera (12.2 MP) can even resolve. Enlarging the photo, detail was only lost to pixelation. See for yourself below! CA is acceptable and easily fixed in Photoshop. It is somewhat heavy (though manageable), so a sturdy tripod will be needed. It also has a relatively long minimum focusing distance of 100ft/30m, but a shorter lens would probably be more appropriate at this distance anyway. I wouldn't recommend it for street photography; it attracts a lot of attention. Overall, this beast of a lens is worth every penny!


Half moon, native frame


Half moon, photo cropped
   
Senior Member

Registered: July, 2010
Location: Clermont-Ferrand, France
Posts: 221
Lens Review Date: May 22, 2011 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $800.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Extreme narrow angle of view
Cons: Minimal focusing distance

The biggest Takumar lens for 24x36 is a keeper for all sunset pictures : when rightly used, you will be able to take great pictures. I use it handheld but if you are not used to use long and heavy telephotos lenses, you will need a strong tripod (more than 6kg with an APS-C body fitted at the rear) if you have not the original one. I have the Tele-Takumar version, with two dents in the front element, and even with that, I'm not facing heavy flare situations.
The rack and pignon focusing system is a bit odd, but when you get used to it, it is not a problem anymore, as it allows a quick and light focusing even with this behemoth. I would like to have a better minimal focusing distance : 30 meters is looong. The lens goes a bit beyond infinity (it is normal).
Some samples with more details : http://kajiwara.weebly.com/takumar-10008-v2-55.html
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