Showcase Pentax 55mm f/2 SMC Takumar

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If you can focus them - these old MF lenses are mega and their use is really satisfying, something that makes the M43 format really interesting and addictive and expands the photographic "hobby" for us mere mortals

Well done

PS - it could be the UK
 

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Here's a recent test pic from this lens:
 

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I have the same lens mounted on my E-p2, with a close up adapter on it. Amazingly smooth out of focus.
 

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GM1. 1250 ISO using UK overcast winter light filtered through window. K&F Concept Adapter.

...Taken within 5 minutes of unwrapping lens; I'm very pleased!
 

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Free lens--from my sister's old and no longer used K1000. I am liking it!!
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Had mine for a while but never took her out (was using the f1.4 instead)
Somehow for close-up subjects the 55/2 does a better job than the f1.4: I can use it wide open with slightly more DOF and have clean bokeh. Stopping down the f1.4 to f2 (or beyond) gives ugly (to me) hexagons in the speckled highlights of the bokeh

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I also posted these up on the Pentax forum.

I have the odd situation of having both the Super-Takumar and the SMC Takumar version of this lens. I reckon I should try to figure which one to keep, but today didn't really make it easier:

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SMC Takumar 55mm f2.0 @ f2.8.

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Super-Takumar 55mm f2.0 @ f4.0
 
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