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Pentax Super Takumar 50mm F1.4 (with basic adapter)
Available sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Original (4928×3280, 5.3MB)
Captured: Dec 8, 2013
Uploaded: Dec 9, 2013 (UTC)
Focal length: 135 mm
Shutter speed: 1/500 sec
Aperture: F2.5
ISO: 200
Exposure comp.: -


Total comments: 9
By KevCol (7 months ago)

Barney takes a good photo.
I use them to calibrate my monitor hoping that Barney does this before posting.

I had two Tak 50/1.4 and found them mediocre.

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munro harrap
By munro harrap (7 months ago)

Can you really adapt Pentax lenses for use on Nikons? Tell me more. Just screw or also K bayonet?

Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (7 months ago)

You can adapt almost anything to almost anything, but in the case of Pentax to Nikon (and actually many mounts to Nikon) you lose infinity focus. Fancy adapters have a corrective element built in to take this into account, but I'm a cheapskate, so my adapter is only suitable for shooting relatively close up (which is fine by me).

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By offertonhatter (7 months ago)

Looking good, and just proves how good the Takumars really are Barney.
Now if only Pentax brought out a FF DSLR... (whoops I am sounding like a Pentax Fanboy LOL)
Seriously though, If/When Pentax do finally bring out a FF body, then they have something to aim for. As this shot really does prove that a great lens, no matter how old it is, is still a great lens on digital.
Kudos Barney for showing a shot taken with a Tak on the Df. Like it.

M Lammerse
By M Lammerse (7 months ago)

Looking fantastic with the Pentax super Takumar 50mm
DSC_0845 is a wonderful example.

By rfsIII (7 months ago)

Why would you bother putting a Takumar on a Nikon or waiting for a full frame Pentax when Pentax already makes the 645D, an unbelievably awesome medium format digital camera? Admittedly it's expensive, but if you saved all the money the typical photographer wastes switching back and forth from Canon to Nikon to Fuji etc., you could easily afford to buy a 645D and a lens or two.

By mauritsvw (7 months ago)

Under "focal length" it says 135 mm although it's supposed to be a 50 mm lens.

Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (7 months ago)

Aaaaah, OK. That's because the 135mm f2.5 was the last lens that the camera recognised, before I mounted the 50mm Takuma (which as far as the Df is concerned may as well be a lenscap, since there's no camera-lens communication).

clear glass
By clear glass (7 months ago)

I like how the 50 mm. 1.4 turned into a 135 on the camera, apparently without a converter. You guys sure do know good tricks.

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Total comments: 9