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REVIEW: Super-Takumar 55mm f/2

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-10-26

Super-Takumar 55mm f/2

Made by the Asahi Optical Co. Ltd, later known as Pentax Corporation.


Specs:


Lens:
55mm

Aperture:
f/2 to f/16
6 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 0.45m (1.5ft)

Weight:
175g

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality

Wide open:
Nice and sharp
Mild corner softness which is gone by f/4
Vignetting

Renders very good at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Super-Takumar 55mm
                            f/2
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f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
Good.
Super-Takumar
                                                      55mm f/2
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                                                          55mm f/2


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
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                                                          55mm f/2
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f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
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Flare
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Sample
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Filming
Super-Takumar 55mm f/2

Build quality

Very good and solid.
Have a really nice feel to it.


Conclusion

A earlier version of the Super Multi Coated Takumar 55mm f/1.8
And that have very simular image quality but I feel this a bit sharper wide open but don't handel flares as good.

Like the f/1.8 this have a really nice feel to it.
Focus and aperture just feel right.

Thumbs up:
Image and Build quality
Bokeh
Really good feel


Thumbs down:
Flare (unless you want that)



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