A good lunch break...

CheekyGeek cheekygeek at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 23:43:15 EDT 2010

The terminology can be confusing, but ALL Super-Multi-Coated Takumars
are the later version.
Before them there was simply the "Super Takumar". It is the "Super
Takumar" that has two versions, not yours.

Darren Addy
Kearney, NE

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 7:59 PM, Mark Roberts <mark at robertstech.com> wrote:
> CheekyGeek wrote:
>>After doing some research, I see that there were two versions of the
>>Super Tak. The earlier version was an 8 element design and is
>>reportedly less sharp than the later 7 element Thorium design (which
>>continued through the S-M-C - not sure about the SMC rubber focus ring
>>version). That's the one I have. You can tell by the placement of the
>>red IR focus indicator. If it is between the f4 marks it is the older
>>8 element. Outside the f4 marks it is the newer 7 element design.
> Wow, thanks. Where did you get this information?
> It appears that my Super Multi-Coated Tak 50/1.4 is the later version.
>>Should be fun running some side-by-side tests of these lenses on my
>>K-x. Does the AWB compensate for the thorium color shift or is the UV
>>clearing on the S-M-C required?
> AWB should compensate, but I'll be interested in the results of your
> testing.
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