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Macro-Takumar 50 mm f/ 4 Lens

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Macro-Takumar 50 mm f/ 4  lens

Macro-Takumar 50 mm f/ 4  lens

Macro-Takumar 50 mm f/ 4  lens

Macro-Takumar 50 mm f/ 4  lens

Optical design

Macro-Takumar 50 mm f/ 4  optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42

Optical design: 4 elements in 3 groups

Features: Macro lens
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Average price: $1


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Additional information:

The Asahi Optical Co. Macro-Takumar 1:4/50 is a 1:1 macro lens.

It has a eight blades preset aperture. This is the early version of the Super-Multi-Coated Macro-Takumar 50mm f/4 , but with 1:2. All later versions have only 1:2 magnification.

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Posted by: Andreas Lindemann   Date of publication: 14.08.2016

Mechanical quality5.005
Optical quality4.805
Pricing / Value4.605
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Owner reviews: Macro-Takumar 50 mm f/ 4

Leo Koikov 23.08.2016 19:48:48
Period of use: 1 month


Amazing mechanics. Buttery smooth focusing even in my used&abused copy (see comments)

Very long throw allows for precise focusing

Don't flare, no need for additional shade


Very close focusing + hight magnification w/o extention ring

Great color/contrast

Very compact!




Found in a thrift shop with scrathed off paint and dings attached to a covered in soil battered Pentax camera . Out of curiosity turned the focusing ring and couldn't believe how smooth it moved. Felt as if it had been sitting new in the box for 60 years in an air-conditioned room. Had some dust and light fungus inside but one can't go wrong for $10. Checked online and found out that I got a famous 1:1 version. Great pics on Fuji X-E2 even "as is". Going to clean the glass, if I manage to remove the front "funnel"