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SMC Takumar 50 mm f/ 1.4 Lens

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SMC Takumar 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

SMC Takumar 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

SMC Takumar 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

SMC Takumar 50 mm f/ 1.4 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42

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Average price: $85


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Additional information:

The Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 50 mm f/ 1.4 is a standard fast prime lens with a multilayer coating for 35-mm  SLR cameras with the M42 screw mount. The lens body is fully metal. Therуis a one-half-stop f-number scale (f2-f11) on the aperture ring. The first version of the lens is not rubber-coated.

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Posted by: SharkDD   Date of publication: 05.04.2012

Photos taken with this lens SMC Takumar 50 mm f/ 1.4:

Heavenly Light
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Shy Sun on a Cloudy Winter Day
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3.8 0 1836

Autor: Greg Sell
3.67 0 1507

Mechanical quality4.8614
Optical quality4.6414
Pricing / Value4.5413
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Owner reviews: SMC Takumar 50 mm f/ 1.4

ProfHankD 05.01.2016 23:39:35
Period of use: 72 months


Deservedly famous for bokeh, very well built, small, sharp, fast, good flare resistance, and relatively cheap.


This version has a mechanical conflict with the M42 adapters that include a stop-down ledge so that it cannot focus to infinity on those adapters. It works fine on ones without the ledge.

Not as good IQ on a focal reducer (due to field curvature?).


A really nice lens in just about every way.