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Playing around with a stock 18-55 and a Sigma 70-300 ...
Now, with an SMC Takumar 105 and a CZJ Flektogon 35 too ...

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Macro Takumar 50 f/4 ...

Or, in other words, the consequences of my last LBA crisis ...

Macro Takumar 50 4 - _IGP4823


A few weeks ago i had the chance to play with the SMC Macro Takumar 50/4 of a friend. After looking at the results, i decided that this one was (one of) the lens(es) i was looking for ... Thus, the acquisition of a Macro Takumar 50/4.

Macro Takumar 50 4 - _IGP4822


As you can guess from the picture, this is not the common 1:2 ratio, but it is the preset version, able to reach the 1:1 reproduction ratio without extra accessories. Another difference with the "classic" 1:2 model is its star-shaped diaphragm a la Helios-40, composed of 8 blades instead of 5.

If you want to see some sample pictures, feel free to browse to this set in my Flickr photostream ... Actually there are only pictures of this lens, but it is going to grow ...

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