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Latest Review Posted Tele-Takumar/Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 400mm F5.6
Not as sharp as one would hope but good enough to see details. Colors are not as contrasty as other Taks but decent and not faded but true. SMC version helps with glare and colors. Handling is smooth. Build is metal and tank like. I think this is a great starter lens that can take very nice pics at F11+. Would still recommend for the price. Next step, lens with more sharpness and autofocus.

edit: last month in July 2014 I spent every day using this lens. I took some wonderful photos on many days and found this lens to be a keeper until I can afford an upgrade. I need to update that at F8, the lens is sharp I found. The chromatic aberration is something I didnt touch upon enough but there is quite a bit. I've kept the sharpness in the review an 8. I've lowered the aberrations to 7, I want to increase the bokeh to an 8.5 because F8 is plenty sharp with bokeh I didn't find before. I increased the handling to a 10 because it's smooth and as easy as it will get for a manual lens. I've also increased the value to a 10. There is nothing better IMO for the price. Here is the album.

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