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REVIEW: S-M-C Takumar 35mm f/3.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-09-13


S-M-C Takumar 35mm f/3.5

Made by the Asahi Optical Co. Ltd, later known as Pentax Corporation.


Specs:

Lens:
35mm

Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/16
5 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 0.45m (1.5ft)

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)

S-M-C Takumar 35mm
                            f/3.5

Image quality

Wide open have sharp center and farly mild corner softness which is next to gone by f/5.6.
Renders great at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
S-M-C Takumar 35mm
                            f/3.5
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f/3.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
S-M-C Takumar
                                                      35mm f/3.5
S-M-C
                                                          Takumar 35mm
                                                          f/3.5

Flare
S-M-C
                                                          Takumar 35mm
                                                          f/3.5


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
S-M-C
                                                          Takumar 35mm
                                                          f/3.5
Download full size image. Here (up to 5mb)
f/3.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

Bokeh
S-M-C
                                                          Takumar 35mm
                                                          f/3.5
S-M-C
                                                          Takumar 35mm
                                                          f/3.5

Flare
S-M-C
                                                          Takumar 35mm
                                                          f/3.5
S-M-C
                                                          Takumar 35mm
                                                          f/3.5


Filming
S-M-C Takumar 35mm
                                            f/3.5

Build quality

Really good!
Robust and got a nice feel to it.


Conclusion

Overall a really nice lens with great build quality and feel.
Image quality is also good but would have liked to seen a bit better bokeh.
Not that it's that bad so it's not a thumbs down.


Thumbs up:
Image quality
Build quality and feel

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S-M-C Takumar 35mm f/3.5

Technical Info
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Rollei RPX 100
Developer: Kodak D76

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