Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 50mm Lens Review

Pentax super takumar 50mm 1.4 radioactive ukraine people' But this lens is not particularly sharp when used wide open. It's not awful, but it's not great either. It's also mildly radioactive due to the thorium in the glass, and the lens yellows over time due to the radioactivity. [PUNIQGOOGLESNIPMIX-1

Do you like old photo equipment? Appreciate the old rare glass, giving a beautiful picture? Prefer time-tested glass and iron lenses?


super takumar 55mm f2 radioactive

There was a time I had more manual lenses than I did native mount, autofocus gear. Call me glutton for torture or a hipster, I just find them extremely fun to use. When I took delivery of this lens, I was shocked to find a very noticeable yellow tint.

non radioactive takumar

Asahi SMC Takumar F1.4 50mm M42 RADIOACTIVE - flickr & final verdict

super takumar 50mm f1.4 radioactive

The first claim to fame is the use of radioactive Thorium glass, the second is that this first model of 8 elements was soon replaced by a 7 element version and the Model I became the stuff of legends for its extraordinary performance. Will the 36MP digital images have that same magic about them? Let's find out.