Adam Perfect

Asahi Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55mm F1.8

One of the first vintage lenses I bought—on a trip to the US back in early 2017—and one that set off a love for old Asahi Pentax Takumar lenses.

The thing that always impresses me with this lens is its sharpness. Wide open, it’s significantly less soft than most vintage fast primes, like the 50/1.4.

My copy sadly has a damaged filter thread so I can’t put a lens hood on, but given how cheap this lens is I may just buy another one!

For GFX owners, the lens covers the medium format sensor remarkably well, with very little vignetting.

Sample image

Here’s a sample image taken with the Asahi Pentax Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55mm F1.8:

FUJIFILM X-T2, 55mm, 1/4400s at ƒ/1.0

Jan 2017present

Asahi Pentax
Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 55mm F1.8
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