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    Posted: 09 March 2016 at 04:55
Samples: Asahi Pentax Super-Multi-Coated TAKUMAR 50mm F1.4

mount: M42
format: FF
year:   1971-1972
max aperture: f16
min aperture: f1.4
elements/group: 7 elements/6 groups
aperture blades: 8 blades
min focus distance (mm): 45 cm
filter diameter (mm): 49mm
length (mm): 50mm
weight (g): 250g

additional information:

! (!)
http://petapixel.com/2012/10/11/a-look-at-the-radioactivity-of-old-manual-lenses/

coated
stop-down pin
slider manual/auto -can be shifted when attached to adapter (only)-
screw-on rubber lens hood

manufacturer: Asahi Optical Company, Japan (later Pentax)




This thread is open for C&C and for posting additional pictures. Please ONLY post pictures taken with the lens in the title- or start a new thread.
Please state camera, version of the lens and adapter in your post!



Edited by Micholand - 04 January 2017 at 15:41
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 March 2016 at 05:44
(FF)






it's Koos, neighbour-across-the-street
missed focus. focus happened to be 'here':






not very sharp either! really regret messing up 'this' one:
http://myalbum.com/photo/xSXeKTHJvLpQ/1k0.jpg
because I LOVE the bubbles
(next scene: cat left table. not my table, not my cat)












(believe it or not, these 3 are not straight from the camera. other pics are)











takumar colours
and a godray






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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peekayoh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 March 2016 at 10:19
Another fine entry.
Nicely rendered OOF areas too.
That Tak is almost as good as my Rokkor, almost.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 March 2016 at 12:21
TY! if you dare to give your word for that, I'll take it?
I'm a Minolta disciple too, but this little lens can produce colours I've never seen from any other lens. I blame it on the ? ;-) (?)

knew it was radio-active (so need to drop it carefully n never put it on top of a polaroid), but finding that link in the 1st post really startled me (featuring a SuperMultiCoated Tak 50/1.4!)
so I guess that makes it a multi-purpose lens?
from what I saw in that movie, you could hold it to your body n photograph the inside too?

it's bubbly too...







gravel makes for nice bubbles
(and swirls). lots of contrast?




bubbly bike @ 1.4







(solidago. or what's left of it)


comparison? takumar bubbles:





vs helios swirls:
http://myalbum.com/photo/zaqepWXWetnR/540.jpg


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peekayoh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 March 2016 at 14:36
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

TY! if you dare to give your word for that, I'll take it?
I'm not about to make a definitive statement about a subjective opinion but I know what I know; or at least, I think I know. Did you BTW, look at this thread devoted to the ROKKOR 50/1.4 I haven't contributed to the thread because I tend to use the 58/1.2 rather than my MC 50/1.4 PG; maybe I will correct that next time out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 March 2016 at 23:03
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


it's bubbly too...


You can say that again!
Fascinating shots angora. TFS.
I will have to take my copy for a walk one of these days.
 



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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

knew it was radio-active (so need to drop it carefully n never put it on top of a polaroid), but finding that link in the 1st post really startled me (featuring a SuperMultiCoated Tak 50/1.4!)
so I guess that makes it a multi-purpose lens?
from what I saw in that movie, you could hold it to your body n photograph the inside too?


Just in case anyone is taking this seriously without fully reading this (and other) articles, the risk is *very* low.

Unless you use the lens continuously for many hours a day, every day, the radioactive exposure from it is essentially meaningless. You are very likely to get more radiation from eating bananas and/or flying in airplanes than from using a radioactive lens on your camera.

Also, don't disassemble it and hold the radioactive element(s) directly against your body. (distance is very important to the strength of radioactivity, so holding it against your skin is many times worse than having it even a few inches away from your skin)

The only really dangerous thoriated (or lanthanum) lens elements are eyepieces (in certain old film cameras). The eyes are more sensitive to radiation than most other parts of the body, and you typically put the eyepiece very close to your eye. This combination is bad news.

As the linked article says, radioactive eyepieces are quite rare. Far more rare than radioactive lenses. The odds that you have one are very small.

But, if you've got some weird old film camera you want to use, you may want to spend a few minutes on Google (or with a geiger counter) to ensure that the eyepiece isn't radioactive.
Sony a3000, a6000, a57, a99 - Sony E 16-50, 28/2 | Vivitar 13, 85 | Minolta 24, 28-105, 35-105, 50/1.7, 75-300 | Tokina 28-70/2.6-2.8 | Sigma 70/2.8 Macro | Tamron 70-200/2.8 | Celestron 1000/11
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Originally posted by Peekayoh Peekayoh wrote:

Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

TY! if you dare to give your word for that, I'll take it?
I'm not about to make a definitive statement about a subjective opinion but I know what I know; or at least, I think I know. Did you BTW, look at this thread devoted to the ROKKOR 50/1.4 I haven't contributed to the thread because I tend to use the 58/1.2 rather than my MC 50/1.4 PG; maybe I will correct that next time out.


TY! 1.2? what kind of bubbles does that make?
seen it n    don't think I could use those? (starting to feel a bit like a fossile, being very fond of A-mount n intend to stick to it like SUPER glue!!). neighbour Koos from the pics above has a very nice collection of Rokkor lenses. borrowed his 28mm to use upside down for hi-magnification macro. (unfortunally he didn't have a 24 ;-))
some great pics you posted!!     


Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Originally posted by angora angora wrote:


it's bubbly too...


You can say that again!
Fascinating shots angora. TFS.
I will have to take my copy for a walk one of these days.


TY! nice, eh?
of course you'll come up with pics that will disencourage lesser 'geniuses' i.e. fab pics! (can't wait!!)


playing with ancient lenses may be fun, but idea was to use 'em for 'normal' pics? therefore wondering how to set up a bubbly scene? ideas w/b welcome?!
I'm waiting for the leaves to return. but intrigued by the bubbles -in cat pic above- that seem to come from under that umbrella! (most are from a climbing rose in the back). howcome? see-through ancient patterns? holes?     
wondering if using backlit fabric-with-holes as a BG c/b a recipe for the -daytime- bubbly stuff? or an overload of shiny thingies in various shapes??
or even pieces of burlap cloth (-I keep in the attic. as a souvenir of Par, Cornwall. stuff is used with china clay cargo)??

'these' btw happen to be helios bubbles:
http://myalbum.com/photo/GjUTMCMVoQZE/1k0.jpg



Originally posted by thornburg thornburg wrote:

Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

knew it was radio-active


Just in case anyone is taking this seriously without fully reading this (and other) articles, the risk is *very* low.

Unless you use the lens continuously for many hours a day, every day, the radioactive exposure from it is essentially meaningless.
The only really dangerous thoriated (or lanthanum) lens elements are eyepieces (in certain old film cameras). This combination is bad news.


TY! couldn't believe that geiger counter! thought it w/b eh meaningless! like LESS!
of course I'm totally against nuclear energy (seriously! ;-))
even CFL-lamps (aka spaarlampen) contain radioactive stuff. (n are by no means welcome here because of radiation n other disadvantages. we do have a couple of daylight lamps a.o.).
eyepiece story is new here! (did y'all know that?). they sure forgot to advertize that!
(as far as I'm concerned... really attached to some lenses. literally?! )

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got very bubbly myself when I saw the very 1st 'try-out' shot last year. because of the OOF areas


-crop-


asked friend C. to hold her beer up against the light (i.e. trees in the back). 'of course' that didn't work (out).



wrong place, all it shows is how 'clean' her glasses were?
for all of the bubble-shots above (other than bike) lens was stopped down btw. pres. 1 stop, 2 the most.

so far I hardly ever miss focus (need to be more careful where to put it though), unless when in a hurry?!
(prove above! ;-)) or when the subject is in a hurry?
but sure missed loads of pics, due to the -gottalove- MF!!
   

colour comparison?
-was waiting for that sheep above to look into the light-. Minolta colours 'here' (same place, same sheep, few minutes earlier):
http://myalbum.com/photo/nEMsvQh5VrLu/1k0.jpg

(wanna know what's great about sheep? their ears serve as sun shades! ruining many shots in advance by keeping the eyes in the shadow :-S)



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(invited to the candy 'store' ;-))
with-a-view



















(around noon) comparison with Minolta colours?
http://myalbum.com/photo/RnQ1vjCN5YQg/1k0.jpg









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what to spend 15 on?






Pentax ES II - Pentax spotmatic - Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 35/3.5 - SMC Takumar 50/1.4 - Super-Takumar 50/1.4 - Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 135/3.5 - Sankyo Kohki 135/3.5 and much, much more (goodies + once pricey pocket binoculars for K.)











Super-Takumar, #1589664 & -my own- Super-Multi-Coated Takumar, #5580613 & SMC Takumar, #6630793 (and all the dirt that came with them )










own Super-Multi-Coated Tak and ? SMC Tak
how do they differ?




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Super-Multi-Coated Tak bokeh @ f1.4


since I -still? ;-) - think Super-Multi-Coated and SMC are basically the same, apart from age perhaps, some comparison?
Super-Multi-Coated Tak @ f1.4
no PW:





to focus, @ f1.4, or to focus













& itsy bitsy


and SMC Tak @ f1.4, no PW:


























still f1.4














found!
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4036241

Super-Multi-Coated Tak vs Super Tak
something else! <original 7 element Super Tak>?
(does it need a thread of its own?)
more info w/b welcome?
THX?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Micholand Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 August 2019 at 18:48
Ine, all SMC as well as Super Takumar versions share the same optical design of 7 elements in 6 groups, only the first "Super" Takumar could be seen as a kind of special version, because it had 8 lens elements (usage of a cemented triplet). However this was quickly superseded with the simplified 7/6 design for all subsequent Takumar versions.
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