Here are 5 lenses that will fill out a vintage Pentax SMC, Super Multi Coated, Super Takumar kit. These will cover most people’s camera range of coverage except for long telephoto.
Jim Durfee brings us this great video on the vintage Asahi Pentax lenses he like best for his every day kit. These vintage camera lenses from Pentax are 50 plus year old but still deliver excellent image quality with very good color rendition.
With these older lenses all being manual focus they make for smooth handling when used for capturing video. They also use fewer lens elements than new lenses that give them a softer classic film look.
For most people the SMC Pentax 50mm f1.4 will the first lens to purchase. The 50mm is closest to what the eye sees. The focus is very smooth and precise so the lens is enjoyable to use. The lens is very sharp, relatively compact and light; it has nice bokeh and strong colors. The SMC Pentax 50mm f1.4 weighs about 240g and uses a 49mm filter. The minimum focusing distance is 0.45m.