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Any Takumar owners out there?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Forum' started by sceptic, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. MercedesMorgan

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    Yeah!, right?!!! Serves me right for not looking at the lens more closely. Still on the hunt for something closer to 50mm equivalent.
     
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    Well, consider yourself lucky nevertheless; you got one of the finest Takumar lenses, in my opinion.
     
  3. MercedesMorgan

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    It's not at all bad.
     
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    Consider the M series Pentax K mounts,you will need the adapter of course.
    When the K mount was introduced Takumars ended.The first K series wasn't marked(K) but the next series M was marked.They are the cheapest of the Pentax series.35mmF2.8 is usually a bargain.
     
  5. MercedesMorgan

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    Thanks for that!
     
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    Get one of these and attach your 55mm 1.8 to it!

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  7. MercedesMorgan

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    Do you have one? Does it affect the colors or quality of the lens?
     
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    I have the Lens Turbo II and I would gladly buy a new one if something were to happen to it. As far as I can tell, it doesn't change the character of the lens. Some say it makes the lenses seem sharper.
     
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    Good to know! Seems that there are some bad reviews about this damaging the sensor, though. Sounds like you haven't got that problem!
     
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    The 50mm f1.4 doesn't fit a speedB/FocalR(but fits all my other Taks so far.)....Like having another set of lenses.
     
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    It almost doubles it! I think the later Pentax 50mm 1.4 doesn't have that problem, but yes, the lenses of which the rear element is sticking out too much are a problem, not only with a focal reducer but also with DSLR cameras where the rear element will hit the mirror. The Takumar 55mm 1.8 is safe, so is anything longer than 55mm by Takumar.
     
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    I don't see how that is possible. The Lens Turbo II does not touch the sensor in any way.
     
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    I think he was referring to the lens damaging the lens turbo, because the rear element (the metal thing above the glass) may collide with the front glass of the LTII.

    As of now, I'm not a Tak owner anymore. Sold mine at a way too low price but only one person placed a bid on my auction..
    goodbye, radioactive man
     
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    I've a Super Takumar 50mm 1.4 and have gently hit the lens of the Lens Turbo several times. No problem! It just 'patting' the lens straight on, there's no rubbing (and thus scratching) between two elements. Of course, I was aware of the problem and didn't use much force.

    Same thing with the 28mm Takumars. The Auto Revuenon (or Auto-Rikenon) 55mm 1.4 also has this problem (of rear elements sticking out too much)
     
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    Here's a link to the reviews on that focal reducer on Amazon:


    The two bad reviews are here:

    When mounting on X-Pro2, it was not easy to screw it in. Once fully mounted and unmounted from the body, I found t left ugly marks on the upper plastic part over the sensor. I don't it is a problem of QC, but this product makes me quite annoyed.

    The rear element extends too far into the body of the camera. It gouged the sensor mounts and permanently damaged my X-T1 and X-T10. The same has been reported online by many other users. Using it risks damaging your sensor and voiding your warranty. DO NOT BUY.
    User error?
     
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    Do you have yellowing in your Auto-Rikenon 55mm f/1.4?

    I just recently measured mine with a Geiger counter and the radioactivity was quite impressive :D
    I didn't take precise measurements, so can't compare with my Fujinon, Pancolar and Takumar, but I'd say it's pretty close.
     
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    Yes. No counter though.
     
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    if the glass has a yellow tint (when you look through the lens at a white wall) then you can be fairly certain that it's a radioactive lens.
    If you're interested in these things, take a look at my blog posts regarding colour casts, radioactive lenses, etc.
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    My Rikenon was heavily tinted and cleaned up pretty nicely under the Jangsjƶ lamp. Transmission got way better too.

    Haven't used it for photography in some time, since I had it at school to demonstrate radioactivity in everyday objects. :D
     
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    I use it on a X-T1 and I don't have that problem. Listen to the positive reviews!
     
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    I have the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50mm f/1.4 - in silver (mmm, shiny!) and it is a great lens, but as others have noted, I can't use it with my Lens Turbo II. It does seem to take images with a slight yellow cast though.
     

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