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Two 55mm Asahi Pentax Super-Takumars ---

Peter Elgar
Posted 11/03/2020 - 17:39 Link
Here are Two Asahi Pentax 'Super Takumar 55mm lenses' The one on the RIGHT is the 'f2' version I was given off a jammed S1a. The LEFT one is the original 55mm f1.8 off my 1961 'Asahi Pentax S3' I noticed that on the f2 lens I could move the aperture PAST f2 and the aperture inside opened UP a fraction ! Maybe those f2 lenses are actually the f1.8 ones which Asahi Optical thought were not sharp enough so called it 'f2'
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Super Taks 01 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
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Super Taks 02 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
I took some tests at f2 on some grotty 1999 dated Kodak PJ800 film rated 100 ASA
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F2 Test 01 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
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F2 Test 02 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!
Jonathan-Mac
Posted 11/03/2020 - 18:11 Link
The 55mm Takumars are great, in my opinion better than the 50mm f/1.4s.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
johnha
Posted 12/03/2020 - 08:40 Link
I see like my ST 55/1.8, they both have the aperture running the 'wrong' way.
geordie01
Posted 12/03/2020 - 11:54 Link
These are great lenses
Peter Elgar
Posted 13/03/2020 - 10:18 Link
Here is the VIDEO I did -- my 'original 1961 S3 lens ' was an 'Auto-Takumar' NOT a 'Super-Takumar' !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h81yMuWr1H8
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

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