Showcase Pentax 50mm f/1.4 Super Takumar M42

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Re-bought this lens from KEH. This is the later version -- SMC Takumar with the rubberized ring. This was not the version I expected, but turns out it's still wonderful. From what I've read, it's the same optical formula, but more aperture blades and no yellowing. The bird pic is a heavy crop, likely at f/2.8

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Of all the legacy lenses I shot with a few years ago, this was always the most fun - just something enjoyable about manual focusing with a nice solid piece of gear. I sold it off after picking up the Oly 45/1.8 but I still think about buying back a copy…
 

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Of all the legacy lenses I shot with a few years ago, this was always the most fun - just something enjoyable about manual focusing with a nice solid piece of gear. I sold it off after picking up the Oly 45/1.8 but I still think about buying back a copy…
I'm keeping my Panny 45/1.7, but I enjoy having this lens again. Each lens serves a different purpose. I sold my last Takumar because I was shooting with more compact bodies, and it's kind of heavy. Now that I've settled on my G85, the Takumar has a nice balance with it. This specific copy is so clean, I can't see a reason to sell it anytime.
 
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G85 + Super Takumar 50mm f1.4
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Dragons, they don't like snow. ;)
 

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Takumar 50mm SMC 1.4. Shot at 1.4

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