Takumar Lens Arrived

The Takumar 135mm f/2.5 Bayonet mount lens has arrived. This lens isn’t SMC coated, but so far so good with the photos. I need to take it out on a real test drive, but here are a couple photos from around the house.

Condensation

Condensation

Bottle Rockets

Bottle Rockets

The clarity seems good, and the real test drive will be at the Mountain goats show

Mountain Goats Tickets

Mountain Goats Tickets

I am bringing this lens to give it a test with my Pentax K20D, and if all goes well I will be able to use it on the Canon 7D that I will be upgrading to. I think I am more loyal to Pentax in their lenses than their bodies, and if I could I would keep all of my lenses, but AF completely lost. I am looking forward to the new AF system from Canon and hope it confirms my manual lenses (50mm f/1.4 along with 135mm f/2.5 and maybe the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4) properly. That Nikkor lens looks beautiful, and despite it being manual focus, well worth the price. Not sure, and the 30mm f/1.4 and wide angle are more important first, as those are the ones I know I will be using a lot of.