My "new" lens...

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  1. Stratman

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    Won an auction on eBay for a Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 M42 lens. With shipping, cost was $25.50. So far, it looks to be a steal !! Here are some shots I took with it the day it arrived ( yesterday ). Not too bad for a 40 year old lens :thumbup: Only processing done was cropping, and resizing.


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    Nice! So you're using an M42 to K-mount adapter on your digital bodies? I've been curious about this for a while.
     
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    IMO #s 2 & 3 are to way to soft, #s 1 & 4 are better but need cropping
     
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    # 2 & 3 were wide open at f 1.8, hence the "softness" and these were just quick test shots the day I recd. the lens. But thanks for the critique :thumbup:
     
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    Received another Super Takumar today, the 28mm f3.5, the lens looks NEW. Not a mark on it. Here are a few shots i took after work in the yard. Converted to JPEG in Raw Therapee, and cropped and resized in PSE3.

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    #2 and #3 are a bit soft-focused, but #4 is outstanding!
     

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