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Pentax SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8 : Specifications and Opinions


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The Pentax SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8 is a standard lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 1958 to 1972 (discontinued). The focus is done by Manual Focus, it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is ;
9 users have given it an average vote of 9.6 out of 10.


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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   55 mm
 Angle of view   43°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/1.8
 Aperture blades   6
 Lenses/Groups   6 elements in 5 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.45 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.17x

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Manual Focus
 Internal Focus   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   Yes
 Extenders   No
 Filters   49 mm
 Lens hood   Yes (not supplied)
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   201 g
 Dimensions   x mm

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avatarjunior
sent on February 11, 2019

Pros: Nice construction, soft focus ring and diaphragm clicks. Its use especially for mirrorless camera to adapt without problems

Cons: In large openings there is distortion, it looks sharp at f3.5

Opinion: Nice construction of frame m42 to any mount so much in sony, fujifilm, etc. It feels robust, all metal from its mechanisms. Difragm rings, focus. In high apertures of diaframas you feel its distortions, Its sweet point of focus f2.8. It is a beautiful lens that produces a very nice bokeh. Nice contrast and balanced. Compound 6 elements in 5 groups. He is objective has no impediment when making videos, or photos.

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avatarjunior
sent on November 02, 2018

Pros: sharpness, brightness, light and manageable, construction

Cons: No one in particular

Opinion: Purchased from a friend at €60, in my opinion it is worth many more. It strikes above all an unsuspected sharpness, good already at full aperture, especially in the center, but that already closing of a stop becomes excellent. Do not believe, if you think about the age of this optic (1972). Definitely not afraid of the 24 MP's of the Pentax K-3. The opening of f/1.8 allows to shoot without too many worries even in conditions of light not optimal, provided of course to focus well, because focusing with precision at full aperture, without autofocus, is anything but easy. Careful construction and robust materials, nothing to do with the "Plasticotti" of today, even of high range, but nevertheless it is small and quite light and it is very good. Also on my specimen the aperture and diaphragm nuts are perfect and make it enjoyable to use it. Color rendition that may seem slightly cold but it's actually very natural. The only detail that betrays the age of the project is the resistance to flare only discreet, but still in some cases does better than so many other peers. Having the M42 graft can fit to cameras of different brands with a simple adapter ring, but of course it makes the best of Pentax and, in general, with stabilised sensors. To have absolutely. Rated 10 full

Photos taken with Pentax SMC Takumar 55mm f/1.8

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Untitled Photo
by P.a.t 62
42 comments, 2786 views  
HI RES 6.9 MP

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The Sentinel
by Enrico Chiambalero
12 comments, 678 views  
HI RES 23.0 MP

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Tulips and bokeh
by Donze
5 comments, 2093 views
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Coins of yesterday and today..
by Uccio 88
15 comments, 586 views  
HI RES 10.9 MP

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Blue flowers in afternoon
by Hasham2
1 comments, 490 views  
HI RES 24.0 MP

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Lucy
by Phshoot
4 comments, 931 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP



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Foto
I'm lost!
by Donze
1 comments, 2171 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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Self-portrait
by Donze
8 comments, 1496 views
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Only Photography Street
by Vademekum86
0 comments, 1019 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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Portrait in cup 2
by Donze
1 comments, 1370 views
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Lucila Portrait
by Vademekum86
5 comments, 790 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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Untitled Photo
by Gioberti
0 comments, 483 views
Foto
Lucy
by Phshoot
0 comments, 673 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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Color Blind Mirror
by Gioberti
0 comments, 617 views
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Untitled Photo
by Vademekum86
0 comments, 307 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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Portrait in the yard
by Donze
4 comments, 1348 views
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Nn
by Colorsacco
2 comments, 565 views
Foto
Fog 4
by Enrico Chiambalero
5 comments, 261 views  
HI RES 24.0 MP

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Photo Portrait Models
by Vademekum86
0 comments, 1077 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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Yellow Tulips
by Hasham2
1 comments, 414 views  
HI RES 24.0 MP

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Lily Martagon
by Gioberti
2 comments, 518 views  
HI RES 10.0 MP

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by Donze
3 comments, 1415 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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by Donze
0 comments, 1101 views
Foto
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by Btrevn
0 comments, 540 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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Sharpness Urbana
by Gioga77
5 comments, 2106 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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Fly
by B.massimiliano
2 comments, 1371 views
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Untitled Photo
by Fabrizio Rigato
0 comments, 728 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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Rorschach ... and flowers.
by Donze
2 comments, 1195 views
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Lily Martagon
by Gioberti
0 comments, 363 views
Foto
Paeonia delicate
by Donze
3 comments, 1029 views  
HI RES 16.0 MP

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Tulips and bokeh 2
by Donze
1 comments, 1236 views
Foto
Macro
by Gioberti
0 comments, 671 views
Foto
Arabesques
by Donze
0 comments, 815 views
Foto
Mountain
by Gioberti
0 comments, 351 views  
HI RES 10.0 MP



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Umbrella
by Graziano Mazzetta
2 comments, 445 views  
HI RES 26.0 MP

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Towards Passo S.Marco, from the lakes of Ponteranica (Bg)
by Gioberti
0 comments, 169 views  
HI RES 15.8 MP

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Buobo BN
by Donze
1 comments, 1140 views  
HI RES 9.8 MP


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