Adam Perfect

Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 28mm F3.5

A chance purchase at Mr. Cad in London, this is an interesting lens. For around £50–100 you get a very sharp, high-quality vintage wide lens.

Pretty much all the Takumars I’ve tried have produced great quality even on modern digital cameras and the 28/3.5 is no different. Its one down-side is that maximum aperture of ƒ/3.5 which is just a bit slow to make it a lens I want to grab and go.

Obviously I need to get over myself as it’s not really that bad—I’ll happily use other, slower lenses—but it has meant I haven’t used the Super-Takumar 28mm all that much yet.

Sample image

Here’s a sample image taken with the Asahi Pentax Super-Takumar 28mm F3.5:

Guarding the beach at Newquay | FUJIFILM X-Pro2, 28mm, 1/950s at ƒ/1.0

Nov 2017present

Asahi Pentax
Super-Takumar 28mm F3.5
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