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Camera13
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Takamura Lenses

Postby Camera13 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:46 pm

I was hoping someone had some more info on these lenses. Thanks!


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Re: Takamura Lenses

Postby Ornello » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:26 am

Camera13 wrote:I was hoping someone had some more info on these lenses. Thanks!
Why? What are they?

Camera13
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Postby Camera13 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:40 pm

Takamura lenses were made in Japan in the 70's. The glass used in them is supposed to be superior to even Nikon's quality. I don;t know if that's true or a rumor-I was hoping someone knew. Haven't been able to find any info online.

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Postby kennethcooke » Mon May 25, 2009 4:25 pm

Takuma lenses were very good in the 70's. I had a 50mm 1.4mm Super Takumar lens on an Asahi Pentax S1a but they may now render images a little outdated, however, if you want that retro look to your pictures then I would highly recommend them to you. There seems to be plenty about and you should in fact be able to put a small system together with an S1a/ SV or Spotmatic F body for very little outlay. Interestingly, I bought a Cosina Voigtlander 75mm 2.5 Colour Heliar lens recently and I would swear the lens barrel is the same as Super Takumar's and the lens definition is very similar. I hope this helps
"It's called grain it's supposed to be there"

Regards Kenneth


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