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Super Takumar 50mm f4 Macro images open thread.

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Forum' started by adnan w, May 18, 2017.

  1. adnan w

    adnan w Premium Member

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    Does anyone else have this lens?... Post some images.
    It's a pretty common lens with a few variants (mount, barrel style etc...)
    Mine is SMC M42 and goes to 1:2 magnification.

    This first image was a quick snap with an XT1 then converted with the lowly iPhone photos app. Definitely looks digital but works just fine :p
    The lens is a gem. So nicely built and just pops into focus on the XT1 evf.
    I'm improvising a close focus lens that I need for my day job.
    Until I can find another XF 60mm this seems to be it.

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    Nice. I don't have this one, but if you start an adapted-Macro thread I have six old Macro lenses, bellows, and numerous rings, helicoids, etc.
     
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    Good idea. ^^^

    There are so many great Macro lenses.
    I'll have some images to contribute to such a thread over the coming months.
    Maybe even a long term time-lapse if I can get my S! together.
     
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    I have one -- and I like it. I usually use it with a straight adapter for ~1.5 crop, though it performs fine with my a focal reducer as well. With extension tubes it's ok with smaller ones, but when stacked I start to see sensor reflection in the middle of the image sometimes. I'm using a XT-10 with this lens. I haven't tried it with bellows.

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    adnan w Premium Member

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    Beautiful examples MuMu.
     
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    The coffee bean shot is fantastic!
     
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    Yes for sure.

    This lens gives a smooth 3D render.
    Look at the smooth transition in color, luminance and focus.
    Lenses with a base aperture of f4 were difficult to focus in the SLR era leaving them out of favor of faster lenses.
    They have a new home on Mirrorless cameras.
    This Takumar is a true "hidden gem".
     
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    You bad people have me logging into EBAY this morning.:mad:
     
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    It's not expensive :p
     
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    I have never used an adapted lens and it sounds interesting. What additional equipment (as mentioned above a straight adapter/focal reducer/etc.) is needed to use, e.g., a Super Takumar 50mm f4 Macro lens on a X-Pro2?
     
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    An adapter is all you need. To use it as a macro lens, I would use a normal adapter, making it a 75mm lens.
     

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