Another Takumar Gem

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Another Takumar Gem
8 months ago

I just acquired a pretty rare Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 120mm f/2.8. Complete kit with all components including original bill of sale in 1975 for Y35,000.

It's a beautiful lens, all metal construction, firm but smooth focusing and quite small. Balances nicely with the K-5 or K-3 body. Has that beautiful rendering quality of the early Taks and despite having read that some users say it's soft wide open I'm finding that using the K-3's peak focusing really allows you to precisely select the point you want to be sharp. Since there are not that many examples of what this lens can produce, I thought sharing a few of my test shots from the first week with this lens might be of interest to a few of you.

Cheers,

Ned

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