January 9, 2021

From Gerald R. Lucas

Takumar Samples covid-19: day 292 | US: GA | info | exit

Again, it’s a dark, cold, rainy day, so of course I received my new Asahi Super-Takumar 55mm f/1.8 M42 lens. I was also expecting the Industar 61 today, but it’s still lost in USPS limbo somewhere—hopefully Monday. Here are the first images I took with the Takumar.

Ooo, this is nice, even wide-open at f/1.8. The bokeh with that extra half-stop from the Helios is definitely noticable. It’s sharp, too, and focuses just under half (.45) of a meter. It’s a bit smaller than the Helios and seems to be a nice sample of this lens. Alas, it came with no caps, so I’ll have to find those somewhere. It think the filter size is 49mm, so I’ll get a filter and caps on Amazon.

Leica Camera and Lens Information
📷: Leica M (Typ 262) (01/2017–12/2020) • Leica SL (Typ 601) (12/2020–). Leica Lenses: Leica Summicron-M 2/50 (Typ IV)Leica Summicron-M 2/35mm ASPH (Typ V). Other Lenses: Asahi Super-Takumar 1.4/50 8-ElementAsahi Super-Takumar 1.8/55Asahi Super-Takumar 2.5/135Canon 1.4/50 LTM Helios 44m-4 2/58Industar 61 2.8/55Jupiter-8 2/50Jupiter-9 2/85Konica Hexinon AR 1.8/40Meyer-Optik Görlitz Trioplan 2.8/100Olympus Zuiko 2.8/24Olympus Zuiko 2.8/28Olympus Zuiko 2/85Vivitar 2.8/28 • Voigtländer Nokton Classic 1.4/40 MC • Voigtländer Ultron 1.8/21. Processed with Capture One Pro.