The "One Lens" Challenge

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Asahi Auto Takumar 35mm f2.3 - Week #1
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I will follow Parry's lead here and update with weekly results too. Here are a few from the Asahi Auto Takumar 35mm f2.3 (1958-63) on a Nikon Z7.  The 35mm f2.3 displays the "two lens in one" characteristics of many vintage lenses - plenty of character wide open but sharp and more modern looking when stopped down.

I attempted to illustrate the interesting bokeh this lens produces (almost swirly in some circumstances, such as in the second photo below) when shot wider open and up close, as well as the other nature of this lens when focused at a distance, as in the last photo below.

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