Author Topic: Super-Takumar 55/1.8  (Read 324 times)

richardHaw

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Super-Takumar 55/1.8
« on: June 29, 2021, 14:19:31 »
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surprisingly good! i think this is the best lens for its price :o :o :o

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Re: Super-Takumar 55/1.8
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2021, 17:25:01 »
It is a good performer, indeed. I inherited my mother's sample of the 55/1.8 which she used on her Pentax Spotmatic for many years. The lens now appears "professionally used" with all that this entails :) I do fondly remember the sharp images she showed us throughout the years.

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Re: Super-Takumar 55/1.8
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2021, 04:48:03 »
It is a good performer, indeed. I inherited my mother's sample of the 55/1.8 which she used on her Pentax Spotmatic for many years. The lens now appears "professionally used" with all that this entails :) I do fondly remember the sharp images she showed us throughout the years.

i fully understand both of your impressions of the lens. its beautiful but coatings were kind of simple hence the poor contra-light performance.

my photoshop and lightroom licenses is kind of problematic now so i am posting non-nikkor stuff. should be getting back to nikons once thats settled :o :o :o

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Re: Super-Takumar 55/1.8
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2021, 08:10:40 »
Thanks for the review Rick.  I also like its performance

Earlier posted in December 2020 on the Z7



And September 2020 on the Z6



My version of this lens:


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Re: Super-Takumar 55/1.8
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2021, 08:35:23 »
is that a dedicated hood :o :o :o

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Re: Super-Takumar 55/1.8
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2021, 10:00:50 »
Yes that is the dedicated hood.

Following inscription on the sun hood: " Standard Lens  1:1.4  50mm  1:1.8-2  55mm     ASAHI OPT. Co., JAPAN   49ø"