Do you have a favorite M42 50ish standard lens?

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GCL Regular Member • Posts: 249

How about one 50mm and one 55mm?

Favorite M42 50mm is an Asahi Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 (the 8 element version without thorium). I also like the 55mm is an Asahi Auto-Takumar 55mm f1.8 (Version 1, Zebra, with ten aperture blades).  I don't think you can go far wrong with any of the Takumar normal lenses.  They are small, built extremely well, and the focusing ring and aperture ring are a pleasure to use (as long as in good condition).

Super-Takumar 50mm f1.4 (8 Element)

Auto-Takumar 55mm f1.8 (Version 1 Zebra design)

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