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Showcase Pentax 50mm f/1.4 Super-Takumar M42 mount

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by phigmov, Dec 8, 2015.

 
 
  1. phigmov

    phigmov Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Apr 4, 2010
    Surprisingly, I couldn't find a thread for this lens. Mods, feel free to move this if I've missed something.

    Putting this lens to work. I got a m42/k adapter and used that with a m43/k adapter - it works but is very loose. The lens came free several times. I suspect this was just the side-effect of two cheap adapters. I should try it on my K1000 to see if its the m43 or the m42 adaptor thats not quite up to spec.

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    Pretty good overall, as expected it was very soft wide open but stops down nicely

    This at f2

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    And this is more like f5.6

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  2. TNcasual

    TNcasual Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Dec 2, 2014
    Knoxville, TN
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2016
  3. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor; Photon Wrangler Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    They're different... Some have different optical designs, # of blades, etc.

    For the 50/1.4, the older one supposedly has better bokeh, but they also turn yellow due to radioactive elements (which can be cured by UV/sunlight).

    Lots of info in the lens review database at Pentax Forums.
     
  4. callie

    callie Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 28, 2016
    Eddie
    Is it just me or do the Lens Barrel,Aperture and Focus rings etc look identical to the Helios 44 range of lenses?
     
  5. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Such a nice lens!
     
  6. Gerard

    Gerard Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    May 12, 2015
    Vleuten, Utrecht
    More info:
    Three More Things About the Spotmatic
     
  7. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Should this thread be merged with Showcase - Pentax 50mm f/1.4 Takumar M42

    edit -- just noticed this was brought up earlier, but threads should probably still be merged, as they are variations of the same basic lens, and there are a LOT of variations, and my guess is posters aren't keeping the versions separate.

    I guess I have too much time on my hands to think this through, lol
     
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