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


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  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.

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  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.
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  7. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Legend 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.
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  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
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    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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  11. MarylandUSA

    MarylandUSA Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2013
    Poolesville, Maryland
    Paul Franklin Stregevsky
    I've just ordered the big brother, the Super Multicoated Takumar 150/4. Ivalue corner sharpness and I've recently decided to use no lens with a fikter ring larger than 49mm.
  12. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Was trying out some of my less used lenses for my beer shots; tried the 200mm Pentax M42 but it was too tough to get a decent shot hand-held. Ended up using the 135mm instead - worked out well.

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  13. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 10, 2016

    E-M10II 135mm ~f4? Snapseed
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