Showcase Pentax 135mm f/3.5 Super Takumar

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by jamespetts, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2011
    London, England
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  2. bball12

    bball12 New to Mu-43

    May 15, 2012
    I completely agree, I have shot some fantastic images with this lens. It is extremely compact and well built. I wish it was multi coated though. I have been trying to get an affordable lens hood for this lens.
  3. jamespetts

    jamespetts Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2011
    London, England
    I have found that I do get quite a bit of chromatic aberration with this lens, having used it more. Still good, though. As to a lens hood, you can get a cheap, generic screw-in one.
  4. nseika

    nseika Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    It's been a while since I last used this one.
    Mine is the M42 SMC version


  5. JkTsang

    JkTsang Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 20, 2010
    James KS Tsang
    Appreciation to Takumar lens 135/3.5

    I totally agree with everybody that this 135/3.5 is a nice gem to have.
    I picked it up at Value Village by chance. I paid CAD $10 for a 35/3.5 and $19.99 for the 135/3.5. The purchase which I never regret.

    Here is a photo taken with the 135/3.5 for the lover of this lens. The picture below is taken with Pana G1. I have a few Pentax lens, the Super Takumar is better(rich color)than later models.

  6. RichardB

    RichardB Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Nov 19, 2012
    Maryland, US
    Lovely gallery, James. It shows off the sharpness of this lens across the field of view.
  7. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    I last had this lens with an EP1. It was lovely, but a pain to focus using LCD only. Maybe I need to try it out again with the OMD!
  8. RichardB

    RichardB Snapshooter Subscribing Member

    Nov 19, 2012
    Maryland, US
    I just had a shoot-out between my Super-Takumar 135mm/3.5 and my Nikkor-Q Auto 135mm/2.8 on an E-PL2.

    Nikkor advantages:
    - 2/3 stop faster
    - integrated hood

    Super-Takumar advantages:
    - sharper toward the edges
    - lighter (11.9 oz. v. 21.4 oz.)
    - no stiffness in focus ring

    The Super-Takumar's handling is so much better, at least with my samples, that I was very happy to see that its image quality held its own and was even slightly superior to the very sharp Nikkor-Q. I like the Nikkor a lot, but it's going up for sale.
  9. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    I don't feel like starting a new thread even though I have the Pentax K mount version. It was super cold outside but I don't have any super fast lenses and was getting the bokeh itch so I pulled out my longest lens (Well, the 200mm is too long!).

    All these taken at or around f4:







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  10. bremner

    bremner Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    Feb 27, 2016
    20160305_0006. 20160305_0010.

    I was trying to get some practice manual focussing on moving targets, and these two obliged.
    Both photos aperature priority. The I think both are wide open at f3.5 and ISO400. The first is 1/4000s, and the second 1/800s.

    Oh, and shooting handheld, with the IBIS in my EM10 set to 24 mm. Oops.
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