Two 55mm Asahi Pentax Super-Takumars ---


Peter Elgar

Link Posted 11/03/2020 - 17:39
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'

Super Taks 01 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

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

F2 Test 01 by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

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

Link Posted 11/03/2020 - 18:11
The 55mm Takumars are great, in my opinion better than the 50mm f/1.4s.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

johnha

Link Posted 12/03/2020 - 08:40
I see like my ST 55/1.8, they both have the aperture running the 'wrong' way.
PPG Flickr

geordie01

Link Posted 12/03/2020 - 11:54
These are great lenses

Peter Elgar

Link Posted 13/03/2020 - 10:18
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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