Showcase Pentax 50mm f/1.4 Super Takumar M42

Papadoc

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I have an old screw-mount Pentax Tak 50 f 1.4 in very good shape. What adapter would I buy to use it on my GX-1? Eager to try it!
 

Papadoc

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Gee, I don't know if I can afford $12 to use this great lens I already own. Wow. Thanks for the link, Aegon!
 

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First test shots. I believe I have an early version of the 7 element.

Wide Open...



at f/2....

 
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I found a place here selling a 1964 8 bladed version of this lens is very good condition. I might pick it up next week.
 

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From my E-PL2 at f/1.4 straight JPEG this lens is amazing.
 

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Another set with some minor LR4 tweaking totally in love with this lens @ f/5.6
 

Rum Maximus

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My Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 was the first manual focus lens I acquired and it's my favorite out of the collection, with my M39 mount Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 coming in a close second.
 

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My Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 was the first manual focus lens I acquired and it's my favorite out of the collection.
Just picked up a very clean one mounted on a non-working but also very clean Honeywell Pentax H1a. $6 at the Goodwill. Will be interesting to compare with my current favorite Minolta Rokkor-X 50mm f/1.4.
 

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Took it out for a spin this morning. Couple of test shots. The Canada Geese shot is cropped very tightly, but still pretty sharp.

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phidauex

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Just received a very clean and nice copy of a 7-element Super Takumar 50mm/1.4. It is my first vintage lens (since shooting 35mm film back in the 90's, when the lenses were just a little old, not "vintage"). Taking it for a walk around the block with a Fotodiox adapter on my OM-D was fun - focus peaking would be nice, but I mapped the MF Magnify to the Fn2 button, and that helped quite a bit.

I'm very pleased with the quality of the lens - the focusing ring is responsive and easy to use, the lens has only very slight yellowing which the auto white balance compensates for nicely, and the bokeh is quite good. I'll be keeping it!


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Here's a few OMD E-M5 + 50mm 1.4 SuperTak ... I love this lens.
Some PP done with LR4

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E-M5 + 50/1.4 SuperTak...
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Steven

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Great lens for live music in smaller places. Easy to hold and in a pinch usable wide open.
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