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Takumar primes

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by marcochan, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. marcochan

    marcochan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 30, 2012
    How much do you think are all of these? Its like i found a treasure.
     

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  2. dadadude

    dadadude Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 12, 2013
    San Carlos, CA
    David
    The 1.8 85mm is worth as much as all the rest combined. I would guess the whole group to be worth $500 or so. $250 for the 85mm, $150 for the 24mm, $35 for the 55mm, $35 for the 200mm, not sure about the body maybe $25.
     
  3. metalmania

    metalmania Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 19, 2012
    NYC
    Don't tell my you found them from a garage sale for $20!!
     
  4. Narnian

    Narnian Nobody in particular ...

    Aug 6, 2010
    Midlothian, VA
    Richard Elliott
    A good set of primes in what looks like very nice condition. The 85mm is probably the best of the bunch.
     
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Yup, exactly my thought too, Richard.
     
  6. marcochan

    marcochan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 30, 2012
    I got all of it for only $120 from a man who repairs cameras. He was an old wealthy man before.
     
  7. metalmania

    metalmania Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 19, 2012
    NYC
    Good for you. :biggrin:
     
  8. dadadude

    dadadude Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 12, 2013
    San Carlos, CA
    David
    Way to go! You done good. I've found a few like that also. That's why I currently have way too many primes and way way way too many zooms. Can't turn down a bargain even if I don't need it. Enjoy those lenses, I love those old all metal Takumars.
     
  9. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Are any of those lenses radioactive? Heheh.
     
  10. dadadude

    dadadude Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 12, 2013
    San Carlos, CA
    David
    Yes. Thorium coatings. I'm currently de-yellowing one in the window sill.
     
  11. marcochan

    marcochan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 30, 2012
    Some say its radioactive. But like you said i cant turn down the bargain
     
  12. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 27, 2013
    FR
    The 85mm 1.8 is the best lens. You can get 300 bux easily from it, but I would use it, it's tack sharp wide open, easily one of the very best portrait lens for your FF EOS. The 55mm 1.8 is cheap but great on crop dslr for portrait. The 24mm is great but doesn't fit on EOS Full frame, but if one day it can, it will go up in price. The 200mm is ok but very cheap on the market.
    85mm 300$ min.
    55mm 40$
    200mm 40$
    24mm 130$
     
  13. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    Cool! I'd love to strap one to a cat for awhile and see what happened. You should test it and report your findings ;)

    Sent from my Nexus 7
     
  14. marcochan

    marcochan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 30, 2012
    Your estimate prices are correct based on my research over the internet. Ive tried the 85mm smc tak and yes it is super sharp with beautiful colors.
    However on m43 it is 170mm equivalent to ff.

    Im now in the hunt for something like 35mm 2.8 so it would be like a normal to short tele on m43
     
  15. RSilva

    RSilva Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 24, 2011
    Portugal
    I have all of those lenses. I would say that on a m43 body, the best of all is by far the tak 3.5/24. The 85 is good all right but save it for an aps c or FF body. By the contrary, the 24 in a FF body is soft in the corners.
     
  16. marcochan

    marcochan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 30, 2012

    Why ?
     
  17. marcochan

    marcochan Mu-43 Rookie

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    Oct 30, 2012
    Why did you say the tak 24 is best for mft?
    Why did you also say the 85mm is better on apsc and ff?
     
  18. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 27, 2013
    FR
    The 24mm is not the sharpest in the corner but has a lovely color/contrast and center sharpness rendition. But for me it would be very nice on FF. YMMV.
    The 85mm will be super sharp and awesome color and rendition but as always in M4/3 but you lose the greatness of the lens in the corner.
     
  19. orfeo

    orfeo Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 27, 2013
    FR
    The 24mm is not the sharpest in the corner but has a lovely color/contrast and center sharpness rendition. But for me it would be very nice on FF. YMMV.
    BTW, how did you fit the 24mm tak on a FF? I thought it would hit the big mirror in EOS5D and EOS6D?!
    The 85mm will be super sharp and awesome color and rendition but as always in M4/3 but you lose the greatness of the lens in the corner.
     
  20. RSilva

    RSilva Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 24, 2011
    Portugal
    Sorry for taking so long to respond. The 24mm is simply spectacular, very sharp in the center (more than the oly 45) and the colors are simply amazing also, very easy to manual focus because the ring will rotate not more than 90 degrees. I love the 85mm in my spotmatic because it is bright and sharp making it easy to focus but on a m43 body it makes 170mm equiv and that is a weird focal.
    My favorite TakĀ“s are as follows: 3.5/24 1.4/50 4/50 1.8/85 4/200 but all are very good. I love the 17mm fisheye with my spotmatic.