Quatre en Tak

4 photos Using the X-Pro1 – Mitakon/Zhongyi Lens Turbo MD/FXMD/M42 adapter – Asahi Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4

Focus is paper thin – Bokeh is harsh and flawed.














11 thoughts on “Quatre en Tak

    1. Writing one up this weekend 🙂 Had a couple of fun days with the lens turbo and Helios 😀 Definitely a fun combo.

      Thank you for reading

  1. Hi, based on your experience using manual glass, is there such a thing as a “universal mount” or at least the most adaptable mount? The reason I’m asking is that I want to get a speedbooster/lens turbo that can be adapted for use for multiple lens systems such as what you did here – a Minolta MD lens turbo that can be used with Minolta MD and M42 lenses.

  2. Jonas, I picked up a Super Takumar 50mm f/1,4 recently, I have used it with both Kipon and K&F adapters (they both seem perfectly). The colours that you can get are simply out of this world, I simply call it analog colour because it doesn’t seem possible to get these kinds of colours with newer lenses. I always thought people were better at processing than I am (I don’t do that much, it usually doesn’t take me more than 10-15 minutes to finish a photo) but your vintage lens reviews definitely have me thinking in another direction. Thanks very much for taking the time to document these lenses for all of us. Have you tried a Carl Zeiss Flektagon, or a Carl Zeiss Pan Colar? I have ordered both of these, in addition to the usual vintage starter of a Helios 44M-4.


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