Showcase Pentax 50mm f/1.4 Super Takumar M42

barry13

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I just realized there there is a thread title:
Pentax 50mm f/1.4 Super-Takumar M42 mount

and on titled:
Pentax 50mm f/1.4 Takumar M42

Are these the same lens? Mine has Super-Takumar on it. Are there lenses that just say Takumar? Is there any difference in the lenses?
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.
 

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Is it just me or do the Lens Barrel,Aperture and Focus rings etc look identical to the Helios 44 range of lenses?
 

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Love the "Marilyn" shots! Bit of nostalgia there for me!
 

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my first with this lovely lens (got one today). Obviously, I can't wait to try it again and again...
 
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