Pentax Takumar 85mm 1.8 Video Review With Image Quality And Contrast

Video review of one of my favorite vintage camera lenses. The Super-Multi-Coated Pentax Takumar 85mm f1.8. Tuber Mark Holtze walks us through the build quality, image quality and output of this classic manual focus portrait length lens.

The Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85 mm f/ 1.8 is a fast, low light capable, portrait prime lens for 35mm M42 screw mount SLR cameras. It can easily be adapted to work on newer DSLRs and mirrorless cameras like Sony, Panasonic, Olympus MFT and others.

The Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85 mm f/1.8 lens is similar to older models like the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85/1.9, Super-Takumar 85/1.9 and Auto-Takumar 85/1.8. Of these lenses it is the Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 85 f1.8 that brings better contrast and sharpness to your images. The Takumar f/1.9 pair, have a 6-blade aperture inside, where as the SMC Takumar 85/1.8 houses an 8-blade aperture construction.

Pentax Takumar 85mm 1.8 Specs:
Focal length 85 mm
Angle of view 28.5°
Format FF, APS-C
Max. aperture f/1.8
Aperture blades 8
Lenses/Groups 6 elements in 6 groups
Min. focus distance 0.80 meters
Reproduction ratio 0.13x

Pentax Takumar 85mm 1.8 Build:
Stabilization No
Focus Manual Focus
Internal AF No
Full Time MF No

Built and notes
Tripod ring No
Extenders No
Filters 58 mm
Lens hood Can buy aftermarket hood
Weather sealing No
Weight 340 g
Dimensions 65 x 57 mm


You can find many different models of the Pentax Takumar 85mm lens here.