Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mailbox: Super Takumar 50mm 1.4

The Super Takumar 50mm 1.4: at the wrong end of the camera

An item I bought on eBay and had sent to my father in the US many months ago: the Super Takumar 50mm f1.4 It's a beautiful lens and I plan to show you what it can do in the next weeks during my travels in the USA. I need a 50mm lens like I need another hole in my head but this one cuts so well with the Panasonic Lumix 20mm 1.7, I couldn't pass it up.
This lens is in pristine condition, everything smooth and clean. For around $90,- you can pick up a real nice one on eBay right away but there are cheaper ones to be had. This is a good investment: this lens will retain its value.


  1. Hi Jeroen
    What lens mount is that lens?


  2. It's M42. Looking for one for your 5D?

  3. yep.

    Got the sigma EX 50mm 1.4 Its a monster 77mm filters
    Great focusing ring.
    But yeah I am keeping my eye's open for 1 of these with M42 mount.
    So if you see another 1 while your travelling,Bring him home I have it.

    gr neal

    ps; looking for a 35mm 1.4 aswell.