smc super takumar 200mm f4 prime


redbusa99

Link Posted 15/04/2012 - 16:38
how good is this lens,is there something from current line up of lenses ,including 3rd party ,it could be compared to ,is it worth £100? all thoughts welcome
K3 II and the odd lens or 2

Flickr
Last Edited by redbusa99 on 15/04/2012 - 16:40

womble

Link Posted 15/04/2012 - 17:33
Judge for yourself. All taken with the S-M-C Takumar 200mm f/4 lens.

[shot on Rollei Retro 80S film]






[shot on Fuji Superior 200]






K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

redbusa99

Link Posted 15/04/2012 - 17:52
thanks Kris, those certainly are a good advert for it and your skill in using it. will have to give it some serious consideration i think.
K3 II and the odd lens or 2

Flickr
Last Edited by redbusa99 on 15/04/2012 - 17:52

Col K10

Link Posted 15/04/2012 - 19:52
redbusa99 wrote:
how good is this lens,is there something from current line up of lenses ,including 3rd party ,it could be compared to ,is it worth £100? all thoughts welcome

No real problem with the quality of the lens. Just the price since there's a buy it now on ebay for £80
link
Colin
"If a picture paints a 1000 words why have I run out of bookshelves."

Jumbo48

Link Posted 15/04/2012 - 20:26
I think you should keep an eye on eBay because I managed to pick one up in excellent condition for £40, I think its worth waiting if your not in any hurry for it.
Regards John/Jumbo
Last Edited by Jumbo48 on 15/04/2012 - 20:27

gartmore

Link Posted 15/04/2012 - 20:56
I think £40 for the SMC version is far more realistic than £100 although it will be worth £100 to the person who pays it
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

redbusa99

Link Posted 15/04/2012 - 21:06
No real problem with the quality of the lens. Just the price since there's a buy it now on ebay for £80
thanks ColK10, that one is a Super Takumar and he is also selling the one i am looking at which is an SMC Super Takumar. i assumed the SMC was the last model before the K mount and may be better quality. alledgedly in mint condition.
i take your comments on board as well Ken, not even a minty for £100 then, that,s ok i can wait. thanks everybody
K3 II and the odd lens or 2

Flickr

Leevon

Link Posted 17/04/2012 - 20:58
Jumbo48 wrote:
I think you should keep an eye on eBay because I managed to pick one up in excellent condition for £40, I think its worth waiting if your not in any hurry for it.

I agree with you.

davidstorm

Link Posted 17/04/2012 - 23:13
It's also worth looking out for the Tele-Takumar 200 F5.6 Pre-set version. Quite rare in comparison, slower aperture but that is not a massive issue on modern DSLR's. Not SMC though. I managed to buy an absolutely mint one for £25 and the image quality is very good. Lovely lens to use, it is very small and light compared to the F4 and I like the pre-set aperture.

Regards
David
Flickr

Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs
Add a Comment
You must be registered or logged-in to comment.