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The Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 85mm f/1.9 lens is legendary for its superior build quality, exquisite optics, tack sharpness, and second-to-none bokeh. The version I acquired for testing turned out to be a rather rare iteration, featuring a minimum aperture of f/10 (instead of the usual f/16 or less common f/20) and 6 aperture blades (versus the usual 8).
Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 85mm f/1.9 at a glance
Excellent sharpness, colors and contrast
Very little barrel distortion(-0.40% average over all aperatures)
Low lateral chromatic aberration
Fast and bright f/1.9 maximum aperture allows for shallow depth of field and for good results in low-light photography
Quite sharp at center wide open at f/1.9 and sharpest across the frame by f/5.6
Excellent image compression for a good bokeh effect
Ideal for weddings, portraits, and other close up work
Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 85mm f/1.9 (Images)
Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 85mm f/1.9 Adapted for my Sony A7rii
Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 85mm f/1.9 Sample Images
Focal Length (35mm format):
M42 Universal Screw Mount
Angle of View (35mm format):
0.85m to Inifinity
5 elements in 4 groups
Number of Blades:
Manual Focus (MF)
Country of Manufacture:
Where to buy
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The sample images in this post were captured using a Sony A7r, Mark III
The product images were captured using a Samsung Galaxy Note 9
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