Super-Multi-Coated MACRO-TAKUMAR 1:4/100mm

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DESCRIPTION - Optical design provides corner-to-corner excellence in performance at extreme close-in extensions that yield 1/2X and IX image magnifications. Main advantage over SMC 50mm Macro-Takurnar is longer focal length permitting more working room for lighting placement and improved perspective with small three-dimensional objects; especially advantageous in opthalmology and oral surgery. Can be used as moderate telelens in general photography. Optical contrast is high. Magnification scale on lens.

 

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Editorial:

The Takumar Macro's are great lenses. You have a choice from the following:

The earliest 50mm offers 1:1 magnification with no bellows or extension tubes. You would close aperture prior to exposure, after focusing. For slow work, a great choice.

The later 50mm lenses are the same optical design but have progressively better coatings from the earliest through the SMC version. All have auto-aperture and offer 1/2 life-size magnification without bellows or extension tubes. These lenses don't offer the 1:1 because of the limitations of the auto-aperture mechanism inside the lenses. 1:1 can be achieved with diopters, bellows, or extension tubes.

The 100mm lenses are all the same optical formula with different mounting designs (barrel mount or helicoid mount) and progressively better coatings. The ultimate is the 4/100 Macro SMC.

All the auto-aperture lenses are quicker lenses to use and more suitable to subjects that require quicker camera operation.

The 100mm lens is a great lens to use for greater working distance, though you will still be very close to the subject. I find that for my table-top work the 100mm is my preferred lens because it gives me more room for working with the items, the lights, and the camera itself. I am working about a foot or two away from the subject as opposed to inches with the 50mm.

Another benefit of the 100mm is the reduction of perspective distortion. The longer lens will achieve the same depth of field at a given magnification but less distortion.

The cheapest will be the manual 50mm and to me, the best buy. It is the most flexible lens if a little slower to work with. Macro work is not typically fast-paced so perhaps that's enough said.

The 100mm is the most expensive because it was made in relatively fewer numbers and offers the SMC and open-aperture metering. It's my favorite lens but many of my best shots were made with either the manual 50mm or SMC 50mm.

I have but rarely use the 100mm bellows lens, though it is also a fine lens, and generally, even with bellows, will sell for less than the helicoid-mounted version.

So think about your primary subject matter, whether you need to work fast or can work slow; whether you want to work very close, or get back a few more inches. If you had a Spotmatic F, the other factor would be whether or not you would want open-aperture metering. Ironically though, for macro work, you should be stopping down to check depth of field anyway so open-aperture metering is less valuable in these circumstances.

More on the various macro lenses on my web site http://whitemetal.com/pentax/index_pentax_lenses.htm and plenty of macro shots made with them. http://whitemetal.com/thread/index.htm

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