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Battle of the 50mm. Nifty Fifty vs. MF Nikon, Super Takumar, & Yashinon

 
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May 04, 2011 16:10 |  #16

The super Tak's got the best colors :P

If you used AWB, clouds could throw this entire sampling out.


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May 04, 2011 16:14 |  #17

plasticmotif wrote in post #12347903external link
The super Tak's got the best colors :P

If you used AWB, clouds could throw this entire sampling out.

Good observation. Fortunately, not a piece of cloud in the sky today in Dallas. I had difficulties taking a picture of the sky for sensor cleaning.

Now.. Super Tak and Yashinon are both going through UV treatment for de-yellowing due to Thorium oxidation. About half way there as lens isn't as yellow as before but it still needs to get more clear.




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May 04, 2011 16:15 as a reply to plasticmotif's post |  #18

John,, thanks for the test but it's not really worthy as you have exposure irregularities and the background is too bright.

What I would have done is found a more evenly lit subject (including background) and have shot on manual.


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May 04, 2011 16:19 |  #19

does it look like the niffty is getting better?


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May 04, 2011 16:21 |  #20

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John,, thanks for the test but it's not really worthy as you have exposure irregularities and the background is too bright.

What I would have done is found a more evenly lit subject (including background) and have shot on manual.

Here's the story. I wanted to test out the wide open apertures. At first, the owl was out in the sun. But the problem was that I couldn't properly expose it without ND filter at aperture below 2.

I may try again with studio lights. Or inside.




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May 04, 2011 16:26 |  #21

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I don't know if they cost little. Nikkor cost me $140 and Super Tak cost me $99.

Yashinon came in a box full of lenses and cameras for a $100. I posted this on "One Man's Junk" thread.

I keep thinking one day I'll use some of these lenses on a 4/3 camera.

But I'm pretty certain I'll be using the Nikkor for the Video on my 5D Mark II.

I guess I've just had good luck with these things. I don't think I've paid over $50 for any of my 50s.


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May 04, 2011 16:26 as a reply to rxjohn's post |  #22

Mate,, I understand. Test like these are quite difficult to set up, especially if you want to be totally unbiased.


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May 06, 2011 03:17 as a reply to yogestee's post |  #23

I saw this thread yesterday and figured I would throw in a couple photos for comparison. Both were shot at f/1.4 & 1/250sec but one is from a Sigma 30mm and the second is from a Super-Takumar 50mm. My thinking was to compare two different lenses both wide open at f/1.4 and there's the fact I don't have a 50mm in f/1.4 other than the Super-Tak.

So anyway, the first shot is from the Sigma 30mm (cropped in to get approx the same visual size as the 50mm) and the second shot is taken with the Super-Takumar. All EXIF data should be intact.

IMAGE: http://img852.imageshack.us/img852/9278/20110504img41912.jpg

IMAGE: http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5280/20110504img41942828x828.jpg

Lighting was the same for both and the camera was on a tripod. All I did was switch lenses.

Overall I really like the Super-Takumar and it's making me look at MF lenses more, mainly for the aspect of it being "different" from the norm. Next on the hit list is either a 24mm or 28mm f/3.5 Takumar.

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M39/M42 : Super-Takumar 28mm ƒ/3.5 | Mir-1 37mm ƒ/2.8 | Super-Takumar 50mm ƒ/1.4 | Industar-50 50mm ƒ/3.5 | Petri CC Auto 55mm ƒ/1.8 | Jupiter-9 85mm ƒ/2 | Carenar 135mm ƒ/2.8 | Jupiter-37A 135mm ƒ/3.5 | SMC Takumar 200mm ƒ/4

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