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Super-Takumar 28 mm f/ 3.5 Lens

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Super-Takumar 28 mm f/ 3.5 lens

Super-Takumar 28 mm f/ 3.5 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42

First year of production: 1964

Last year of production: 1971

User reviews (2)

Photos (2)

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Owners (19)

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Average price: $127


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Additional information:

The Super-Takumar 28 mm f/ 3.5 is a wide-angle lens for a 35mm SLR with a M42 screw mount.

  • 1962: Super-Takumar 28mm f3.5 - first model? early version Ø58mm  7/6
  • 1965: Super-Takumar 28mm f3.5 - first model, last version Ø58mm  7/6
  • 1966: Super-Takumar 28mm f3.5 - second model Ø49mm  7/7
  • 1971: Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 28mm f3.5  Ø49mm  7/7

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Posted by: CheOmsk   Date of publication: 22.08.2011

Photos taken with this lens Super-Takumar 28 mm f/ 3.5:

Kennebec River
Autor: James Heil
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Autor: James Heil
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Mechanical quality5.007
Optical quality4.007
Pricing / Value3.727
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Super-Takumar 28 mm f/ 3.5

ProfHankD 04.01.2016 21:18:22
Period of use: 60 months


Really impressive construction; short and narrow with that all-metal quality. Very smooth focus too. Very natural rendering with good IQ (I'd rate it a "B" overall).


To begin with, it's f/3.5. It also has the front element very much at the front of the barrel, which seems a little exposed.


It's a fine lens, but it's hard to get excited about the IQ. Not as good as its 35mm Takumar brothers.

Lucas Geras 27.02.2014 01:43:29
Period of use: 1 year

  • Image quality
  • Very little Distort and CA
  • Good standard for APS-C
  • Sharp
  • Perfect for APS-C filmmaking.
  • Precise and smoothly working focusing ring 


  • Flare (in specific conditions)
  • Could be faster


I use this lens mainly in videomaking with APS-C dslr. Even though there are faster lenses, this works perfect for me. It has little distortion so you can use it with cheap wideangle adapter (only on APS-C) and still have good quality of image (in my case 14mm equivalent, 22mm for FF ). That is important since you don't have funds for quality wideangle prime, because there is not much cheap and good wideangles for m42. 

Using matte box or simple hood you can easly eliminate flares and achieve proper exposure in front of light source.

Lens is outstandingly precisely built mechanically and you will appreciate working with it.