SMC MACRO-TAKUMAR 1:4/50 - Scary Sharp


Mac

Link Posted 27/04/2013 - 13:57
Hi All.

I'm fooling around with my old M42 screw mount lenses on a istDS and decided to spend the day using the above lens as a general purpose 50mm.

I guess the thing that impressed me most was how tack sharp it is - even wide open (well, if you can consider f4 wide open).

I love sharp images so I can crop them with less loss of detail.

One thing I did learn though, never use this as a portrait lens on anyone older than 5 years!

Especially your loving wife (of ANY age).
Unless I guess, she's a dermatologist and gets a kick out of seeing every microscopic imperfection.

I should be out of intensive care by next weekend - that's when we go to couples' therapy.

Oy!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

DaveHolmes

Link Posted 27/04/2013 - 16:38
Is it the f4 50mm macro lens? They're reported to be incredibly sharp indeed!!
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Mac

Link Posted 27/04/2013 - 17:28
DaveHolmes wrote:
Is it the f4 50mm macro lens? They're reported to be incredibly sharp indeed!!

It certainly is! and it certainly is!


Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.
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