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Showcase Pentax 50mm f/1.4 Super Takumar M42

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by kevinparis, Mar 13, 2010.

 
 
  1. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    I just won a copy for $50. Gonna buy the m42 and use it, but I'm kind of worried about the radioactivity.

    I wanted to buy some Russian lenses but I stopped because of the radioactivity.

    Hmmm.
     
  2. Crushader

    Crushader Mu-43 Regular

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    Tham
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    ean10775 Mu-43 All-Pro

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  5. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    I don't know why but focusing my Takumar 50mm f1.4 seems to always feel like the DOF is ultra thin, even at considerable distance and stopped down
    Results however are OK

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  6. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Hi, FYI I can't read your text at all... I'm using the dark theme and its showing as dark red on black.

    Barry
     
  7. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    Barry, I didn't know there were "themes" on this Forum; is that like "settings"? I don't know how to look that up/ view it...
    I tend to use the maroon (dark red) font color to separate from the common black. Do you view/see black text as white on your dark theme?
    Maybe black is the only color that is reversed?...
    PS this was written in plain "black"
     
  8. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Your black is apparently reversed to white.

    The theme/style selector is at the bottom right of each page.

    Barry
     
  9. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    Oh, I see it now! The dark red is really hard to read against the dark theme black background.
    The only way to easily see the low contrast text it to drag the mouse over it where it then appears white on blue.
    Would that help?
    On the upside, the dark red looks stealth :ninja:
     
  10. barry13

    barry13 Mu-43.com Editor Subscribing Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    On my iPad, highlighting doesn't help.

    Barry
     
  11. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
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  12. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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    Damiano Visocnik
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    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
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    Damiano Visocnik
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  14. 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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  15. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    The field of view, the focus mechanics, the look and feel, and the output of this lens on m43 just really works, IMO, for an MF lens.
     
  16. gnarlydog australia

    gnarlydog australia Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2015
    Brisbane, Australia
    Damiano Visocnik
    Agree. Not all MF lenses work so well for me on m43. I have trouble focusing near infinity with some lenses where the helicoid is just too "steep" (or something) and moving the focusing ring even a tiny fraction results in out-of-focus images. The Takumar has a rather generous distance between infinity and let's say 5 meters so I can easily nail the focus of distant subjects.
    Lenses over 28mm that only turn 1/3 of barrel (80 degrees) are not my favourite. Not all MF lenses are as easy to use as the Takumar.
     
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  19. TNcasual

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