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SMC Takumar 1.8/85mm Pentax K
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:06 pm    Post subject: SMC Takumar 1.8/85mm Pentax K Reply with quote

Does somebody knows the results for this one?

Have a chance to buy this one, its not the takumar but the K version with bayonet.

Guido

http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/lenses/primes/short-tele/K85f1.8.html


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one, in portrait distance solid performer a good buy. At infinity crap!

http://www.mflenses.com/gallery/v/japenese/takumar/takumar_85mm_f1_8_pk/


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure they are optical the same.

Guido


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an SMC Takumar 85mm f/1.8 M42 and an another one with P/K bajonet I linked that. Perhaps mine is older than this one, but looks really close.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the last camera fair a seller offered me this lens with M42-mount for 80,-
But it had a problem, the A-M-switch did not work. I do not really care about that, so I asked him for a reduced price since the lens did not work properly. Wink
He said no, he wanted to fix it himself. Tough luck for me...

Maybe I should have bought it for 80,-

It is a good lens!

C.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For 80 EUR this is a bargain if M42 version.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guy asks me 240 euro for the K version, in mint condition?

Guido


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess K version is less respected than M42 , for that price or a little more you can get M42 version. Mine K copy is crappy looking well used one I bought for 15 EUR, not good for price comparing.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jigt wrote:
The guy asks me 240 euro for the K version, in mint condition?
Guido


Guido, with all due respect for Pentax, with 240 Euros you can buy a Leica Summicron-R 90, which will take you to another planet.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guido listen to Orio. I don't believe this Pentax SMC 1.8/85mm good as Leica Summicron.


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Guido I fixed your initial post label, the reason is better for people if know the subject from subject line and more better for search engines. Thanks for your understanding!


PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guido!

Here, Arnold Stark compared some 85s.
http://www.arnoldstark.de/pentax/aufloesung85er.htm

This might help also:
http://stans-photography.info/LongComments.html#85%20mm%20Summary

From that I've understand,
it seems the SMC-K 85/1.8 is "quite" an average performer (among the comparisons).
Nevertheless, as Orio said before rightly,
I wouldn't spend 240 on a average 85mm,
but wait for a SMC Takumar 85mm. Wink

Best,
Hasan


PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guido,
it's from german dfn, isn't it?
As for the lens:
I have this one myself and it's more than only average! It's really a very good performer!
I remember that on dpreview there is a guy who has compared this lens with some other great lenses on a dslr and it was on par with much more expensive lenses!
I also have an old lens test from german ColorFoto from 1980 or so where this lens was one of the best, close behind Zeiss, Leica (90mm) and the expensive Canon/Nikon-lenses.
If you have a Pentax - you'll hardly find a better lens for that price.
I had the old M42-version but sold it because this K-lens performed better (sharpness-wise).
(I bought mine from another dfn-guy .....)
Smile Paul


PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just looking for a good portrait lens to be used with my Ist Ds.

I'm not a collector, so the only thing that matters is performance.



Is this leica is better?

@ paul yes from dfn

Guido