Asahi Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 Review

Super Takumar 50mm F1,4 8 Element Front Oblique View

Some lenses do gain a legendary status, and the Model I Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4 is one of them. The first claim to fame is the use of radioactive Thorium glass, the second is that this first model of 8 elements was soon replaced by a 7 element version and the Model I became the stuff of legends for its extraordinary performance. Manufactured from 1964-1965 we can now have a close look to see how it performs using the Pentax K-1 DSLR. Will the 36MP digital images have that same magic about them? Let's find out.

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