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Pentax SMC Super Takumar 50mm f1.4

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Forum' started by rybolt, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. rybolt

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    I picked up an ES camera with three lenses a few days ago. The lenses were 28mm f3.5, 50mm f1.4 and 200mm f4. I really had no interest in the 28 and 200 but I really wanted to try out the 50mm. It was not the thorium glass model which was a little disappointing but the lot of stuff also came with a set of Vivitar extension tubes which turned out to be great fun.

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    Every version of this lens is great.
    It's a classic.
     
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    That 28/3.5 is also a great lens
     
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    I just shot a few with the 28. It works pretty well with the XT1. I'm going to thin out my stable of adapted lenses sometime soon and will need to take a closer look at that one. i think the 50mm f1.4 Super Takumar is going to replace 50mm f1.4 Pentax-M lens.
     
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    great color use in the subject separation , I have an 8 element version and like it very much .
     
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    I stumbled upon an early 8 element version, confirmed by serial number and protruding rear element, but without the yellowing by some miracle. Are you certain yours isn't radioactive? Pentaxforums has a couple threads and a serial database, so head over if you haven't already. How did you identify it? Just wondering...
     
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    Love that shot!
     
  8. rybolt

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    I was basing that on the fact that it didn't have the yellow coating. The serial number is 5668934. I looked at the Pentax Forum and it appears that it MIGHT be an eight element lens. I need to take a closer look at the back end. My initial reaction to the pictures is that it's very good.
    Thanks for the comments, everyone.
     
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    It has been a while since I purchased it but I did use the info. from the Pentax forum to identify it , if I recall correctly it was something about the focus mark labeling . It is not as sharp as my fuji glass but when one takes into consideration it gets no help from the cameras processor it is quite good.
    Have only used it on the xe1 , need to try it on the xp1.
     

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