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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 1:50 pm    Post subject: S-M-C Macro Takumar 50mm f4 Reply with quote

Got my first manual macro, a M42 Takumar:





100%crops samples



the 100% crops shown above do not include macro shots, but I made some today:



starring a SuperTak 50mm f1.4 ( my other new buy, samples will follow soon )




some flowers:











( there are more on my flickr page )

I enjoy this lens very much!

cheers,
Andreas


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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow! How excellent presentation! I kept this lens for a little while, very nice lens !


PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!
This was a good decition, to buy this lens. Great.

This step in "microkosmos" is wonderfull.

I am waiting for two macro-zooms, too.
I think, your lens is rare, i dont see it on ebay in the last month.

regards Peter


PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice macro lens! Thanks for sharing these, love the detail this lens
brings out.

Bill


PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that is a classy lens !

I have the later Pentax K 50/4 macro, but it wasn't as good as the old screwmount Takumar that you have.


PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a real keeper. Way to go - a great start


patrickh


PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

superb shots Andreas


PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
wow! How excellent presentation! I kept this lens for a little while, very nice lens !


thank you Attila.
btw. I had updated the 100% crops of my recent threads about the Pentax M50mm f2 and SuperTak 35mm f3.5 from big size photos to similar tablets

padiej wrote:
WOW!
This was a good decition, to buy this lens. Great.
This step in "microkosmos" is wonderfull.

regards Peter


and I have thought flower shots are boring, but I enjoyed taken these very much.

Katastrofo wrote:
Very nice macro lens! Thanks for sharing these, love the detail this lens
brings out.

Bill


thank' Bill.
to appreciate the detail I shall post some 100%crops of some of the flower shots in my next post

luisalegria wrote:
Now that is a classy lens !

I have the later Pentax K 50/4 macro, but it wasn't as good as the old screwmount Takumar that you have.


I could have gotten a M 100mm f4 Macro for quite less, a M42 S.M.C. 100mm f4 Macro for a bit more than I payed for this one. Orio had recommended the 100mm and I had thought to go for it. But now I try to keep it M42 only and did not want to get the M version and opted for the 50mm over the 100mm for it's much smaller size, also I like that it uses 49mm filter / lens cap.
Now my Takumar collection of S.M.C. resp. SuperTaks of 28, 35, 50, 50 Macro, 105 and 135mm all use the same filter / cap!

patrickh wrote:
Looks like a real keeper. Way to go - a great start

patrickh


poilu wrote:
superb shots Andreas


thank's Patrick and poilu.

I hope somtimes you will have time to look at my flickr page, there are some more samples.

thank you,
Andreas


PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 1:14 am    Post subject: 100% crops Reply with quote

some 100%crops
note: all taken with Pentax *istDs handheld at f4
developped in Lightroom







best greetings,
Andreas


PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're a steadier man than I am !

Nice results.


PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luisalegria wrote:
You're a steadier man than I am !

Nice results.


thank's Luis.
hey, all the flower photos were taken handheld, not the one of the lens.

and with my enthusiasm I just decided to do another one, tripod used, of the SuperTak 50mm, where it says: 'ft' and 'm'



thinking that a crop of it would make a good avatar.

best greetings,
Andreas


PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I envy you. A good macro is all I really feel that I miss. Even though I'd love a complete Takumar set Very Happy.


PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive photos.


PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope, I can catch this lens.

Now, the flowers will be a new world to explore. In the past, I thougt also, plants are bored.

tschss Peter


PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no call me crazy, but arent' we all? Shocked

anyway, I just now saw this one:


similar to the one I got, but goes to 1:1, is preset and has no S.M.C, as opposed the one I presented here which goes to 1:2.

what do you think?
And if I go for it, anybody has interest in the one I already got, and if so, for how much?

best greetings,
Andreas


PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2008 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, I did not got for the preset 1:1...it was sold for just about the same prize I had paid for mine...but I decided to take it easy!


PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

certainly this lens not only for macro,
the duck would have deserved deeper DOF but it was taken wide open just as the second ( at ISO 800 ) since it was quite dark







PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the older one which is preset - looks weird, which I kinda like. I have the later one in the SMC version. Its pretty good to use just as a standard lens. On my Nikon D70s I often do something similar.... use the Nikkor 55mm f2.8 AF micro as a standard and it turns in some pretty nice shots. Its only in specific circumstances anyway that we need extreme apertures so its not a greta handicap to have a slower lens. Even an f4


PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hallo!
The new generation of DSLRs are so flexible and if I will have troubles on f4, I take ISO 800 - this is wonderfull, in the analog time, this way was impossible.
I like the lenses, beginning f 2,8 ore more, the are cheaper and mostly sharper -
and not a problem for a modern Cam - (see the todays standard kit aperture - beginns by f3,5)


regards Peter


PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kuuan!
The japanese Running Man on the Pictogramm looks like the Austrian, too.
Is the colour green, of this sign?
I have often to do with this little sign on my work.

Your reflections are so great - a Wahnsinn !!!

regards Peter


PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great captures! I especially like #1 and #2.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the duck. You got character out of the critter. You can almost tell its curious - or hopeful ?


PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

padiej wrote:
Kuuan!
The japanese Running Man on the Pictogramm looks like the Austrian, too.
Is the colour green, of this sign?
I have often to do with this little sign on my work.

regards Peter


yes Peter, I believe they just look the same.

luisalegria wrote:
I like the duck. You got character out of the critter. You can almost tell its curious - or hopeful ?


Luis it actually was menacing, sticking out it's head and at first even quaking loudly..and at flickr where I also upoaded it somebody commented that it actually is a goose.


PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it has been a while, but today got my Macro Tak out again:



best greetings,
Andreas


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good sharpness, perfect color. Surprised