Fuji Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 on X-T1

Larry T

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Larry Thacker
I picked this lens up yesterday for $30, I haven't had a lot of time to play with it, but I think I'm going to like it.

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Quick shots, taken with a monopod in low light to demonstrate DOF. I'll have to get used to focusing this lens, these old eyes don't work as well as they did 40 years ago when I started out in this hobby.
 

rayvonn

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$30, well done! Ok, cliche time - mine has razor thin dof at F1.4, is bitingly sharp at F2, renders pleasingly different to my 'modern' lenses and is fantastic on my X-T1. I just haven't tried it zone focusing as that seems a bit awkward with the adapter which makes the lens set up physically quite long (for me anyway). A fun lens to use though.
 

Larry T

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Larry Thacker
$30, well done! Ok, cliche time - mine has razor thin dof at F1.4, is bitingly sharp at F2, renders pleasingly different to my 'modern' lenses and is fantastic on my X-T1. I just haven't tried it zone focusing as that seems a bit awkward with the adapter which makes the lens set up physically quite long (for me anyway). A fun lens to use though.

I've been looking for this lens on ebay for a while now, it's hard to find a nice copy under $100. I saw one the other day, attached to a nice Pentax Spotmatic with a $30 buy it now price. The seller knew nothing about cameras, but the pictures looked good, so I took a chance. It showed up yesterday, looks better in person than in the pictures. The camera even has a roll of film in it, six exposures have been taken. I'm going to finish the roll and see what develops.
 
Good find! I'm presently getting used to manual focusing with 2 Olympus OM lenses; a 50mm f1.8 and a 135mm f3.5 which I had previously adapted to my Oly E-M5 II. They are very small for legacy lenses and quite sharp (when focused correctly) :)
I paid $68 for both IIRC.
 

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