Asahi Super-Takumar 24mm F/3.5

Wide-angle prime lens • Film era • Discontinued

Model history ⋅ モデル履歴

smc Pentax 24mm F/3.5A9 - 80.25mE58 1975 
Asahi Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 24mm F/3.5 [43962]modified ⋅ 変更 M42A9 - 80.25mE58 1972 
Asahi Super-Takumar 24mm F/3.5 [43961]A9 - 80.25mE58 1967 

Asahi Pentax

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Tower 26
Announced ⋅ 発表: May ⋅ 5月 1957
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B, T
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: No ⋅ 番号

Asahi Pentax S

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Tower 26
Announced ⋅ 発表: April ⋅ 4月 1958
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/500 + B, T
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: No ⋅ 番号

Asahi Pentax K

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Tower 29
Announced ⋅ 発表: May ⋅ 5月 1958
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B, T
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: No ⋅ 番号

Asahi Pentax S2

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax H2
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H-2
Announced ⋅ 発表: May ⋅ 5月 1959
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B, T
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: No ⋅ 番号

Asahi Pentax S1

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax H1
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H-1
Announced ⋅ 発表: April ⋅ 4月 1961
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/500 + B, T
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: No ⋅ 番号

Asahi Pentax S3

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax H3
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H-3
Announced ⋅ 発表: April ⋅ 4月 1961
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B, T
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: No ⋅ 番号

Asahi Pentax S1a

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax H1a
Honeywell Heiland Pentax H-1a
Announced ⋅ 発表: July ⋅ 7月 1962
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/500 + B, T
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: No ⋅ 番号

Asahi Pentax SV

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax H3v
Announced ⋅ 発表: July ⋅ 7月 1962
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B, T
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: No ⋅ 番号

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic
Announced ⋅ 発表: July ⋅ 7月 1964
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: Through-the-lens (TTL) ⋅ スルーザレンズ

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SL

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SL
Announced ⋅ 発表: September ⋅ 9月 1968
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: No ⋅ 番号
Dimensions ⋅ 寸法: 143x92x88mm
Weight ⋅ 重さ: 598g

Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic IIa

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: 1971
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: Through-the-lens (TTL) ⋅ スルーザレンズ
Dimensions ⋅ 寸法: 143x93x88mm
Weight ⋅ 重さ: 622g

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic II

35mm MF film SLR camera

Announced ⋅ 発表: April ⋅ 4月 1971
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: Through-the-lens (TTL) ⋅ スルーザレンズ
Dimensions ⋅ 寸法: 143x93x88mm
Weight ⋅ 重さ: 622g

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP 500

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP 500
Announced ⋅ 発表: April ⋅ 4月 1971
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/500 + B
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: Through-the-lens (TTL) ⋅ スルーザレンズ
Dimensions ⋅ 寸法: 143x92x88mm
Weight ⋅ 重さ: 610g

Asahi Pentax ES

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Asahi Pentax Electro Spotmatic
Honeywell Pentax ES
Announced ⋅ 発表: June ⋅ 六月 1971
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Electronically controlled ⋅ 電子制御
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 8 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: Through-the-lens (TTL) ⋅ スルーザレンズ
Exposure modes ⋅ 露出モード: Aperture-priority Auto ⋅ 絞り優先オート
Manual ⋅ マニュアル
Dimensions ⋅ 寸法: 143x98x91mm
Weight ⋅ 重さ: 940g

Asahi Pentax ES II

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax ES II
Announced ⋅ 発表: June ⋅ 六月 1973
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Electronically controlled ⋅ 電子制御
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 8 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: Through-the-lens (TTL) ⋅ スルーザレンズ
Exposure modes ⋅ 露出モード: Aperture-priority Auto ⋅ 絞り優先オート
Manual ⋅ マニュアル
Dimensions ⋅ 寸法: 143x98x90mm (*)
Weight ⋅ 重さ: 879g (*)

* - with SMC Takumar 55mm F/1.8

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic F

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic F
Announced ⋅ 発表: July ⋅ 7月 1973
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: Through-the-lens (TTL) ⋅ スルーザレンズ
Dimensions ⋅ 寸法: 143x93x87mm (*)
Weight ⋅ 重さ: 842g (*)

* - with SMC Takumar 55mm F/1.8

Asahi Pentax Spotmatic SP 1000

35mm MF film SLR camera

Also known as ⋅ としても知られている: Honeywell Pentax Spotmatic SP 1000
Announced ⋅ 発表: October ⋅ 10月 1974
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Format ⋅ フォーマット: 36 × 24mm
Shutter type ⋅ シャッタータイプ: Focal-plane ⋅ フォーカルプレーン
Shutter model ⋅ シャッターモデル: Mechanical ⋅ 機械的
Speeds ⋅ 速度: 1 - 1/1000 + B
Exposure metering ⋅ 露出測光: Through-the-lens (TTL) ⋅ スルーザレンズ
Dimensions ⋅ 寸法: 143x92x88mm (*)
Weight ⋅ 重さ: 820g (*)

* - with SMC Takumar 55mm F/2

Specification ⋅ 仕様

Production status and name ⋅ 生産状況と名称
Announced ⋅ 発表: 1967
Production status ⋅ 生産状況: Discontinued ⋅ 製造中止
Order No. ⋅ 注文番号。: 43961
Original name ⋅ 元の名前: Asahi Opt. Co. Super-Takumar 1:3.5/24
Optical design ⋅ 光学設計
Maximum format ⋅ 最大フォーマット: 35mm full frame ⋅ 35mmフルフレーム
Mount ⋅ マウント: M42
Diagonal angle of view ⋅ 対角画角: 84° (35mm full frame ⋅ 35mmフルフレーム)
Lens construction ⋅ レンズ構造: 9 elements ⋅ 要素 - 8 groups ⋅ グループ
Diaphragm mechanism ⋅ ダイヤフラムメカニズム
Diaphragm type ⋅ ダイヤフラムタイプ: Automatic ⋅ 自動
Number of blades ⋅ 絞り羽根の数: 5
Focusing ⋅ フォーカシング
Closest focusing distance ⋅ 最短撮影距離: 0.25m
Maximum magnification ratio ⋅ 最大倍率: <No information ⋅ 情報なし>
Focusing method ⋅ フォーカシング方法: <No information ⋅ 情報なし>
Focusing modes ⋅ フォーカシングモード: Manual focus only ⋅ マニュアルフォーカスのみ
Manual focus control ⋅ マニュアルフォーカス制御: Focusing ring ⋅ フォーカシングリング
Physical characteristics ⋅ 体格的特徴
Weight ⋅ 重量: 247g
Maximum diameter x Length ⋅ 最大直径x長さ: ⌀62×46.5mm
Accessories ⋅ 付属品
Filters ⋅ フィルタ: Screw-type ⋅ ネジ式 58mm
Lens hood ⋅ レンズフード: Slip-on ⋅ スリッポン 60mm (rectangular ⋅ 長方形)

Manufacturer description

The Super-Takumar 24mm f/3.5 is an ultra-wide-angle lens that increases even further the versatility of your Asahi Pentax. Compact in size and light in weight, it enables you to view and focus at an 84° angle of vision. A wonderful lens to create pictures with dramatic impact.

Typical application ⋅ 典型的なアプリケーション

landscapes ⋅ 風景, interiors ⋅ インテリア, buildings ⋅ 建物, cityscapes ⋅ 都市の景観, travel ⋅ トラベル

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35mm full frame

43.27 24 36
  • Dimensions: 36 × 24mm
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Diagonal: 43.27mm

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Note

Among autofocus lenses designed for 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras only. Speed of standard and telephoto lenses is taken into account.

One of the best wide-angle prime lenses

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Model produced in a small batch. It is collectible and can only be found on the secondary market.

Image stabilizer

A technology used for reducing or even eliminating the effects of camera shake. Gyro sensors inside the lens detect camera shake and pass the data to a microcomputer. Then an image stabilization group of elements controlled by the microcomputer moves inside the lens and compensates camera shake in order to keep the image static on the imaging sensor or film.

The technology allows to increase the shutter speed by several stops and shoot handheld in such lighting conditions and at such focal lengths where without image stabilizer you have to use tripod, decrease the shutter speed and/or increase the ISO setting which can lead to blurry and noisy images.

Classic focal length

24 and 25mm are the classic focal lengths of wide-angle lenses for 35mm full-frame SLR and rangefinder cameras (respectively). With a field of view twice as wide as that of standard 50mm lenses, wide-angle lenses are great for landscapes, interiors and architecture, moreover modern models are in no way inferior in speed to standard 50mm lenses.

MF

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Original name

Lens name as indicated on the lens barrel (usually on the front ring). With lenses from film era, may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Format

Format refers to the shape and size of film or image sensor.

35mm is the common name of the 36x24mm film format or image sensor format. It has an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a diagonal measurement of approximately 43mm. The name originates with the total width of the 135 film which was the primary medium of the format prior to the invention of the full frame digital SLR. Historically the 35mm format was sometimes called small format to distinguish it from the medium and large formats.

APS-C is an image sensor format approximately equivalent in size to the film negatives of 25.1x16.7mm with an aspect ratio of 3:2.

Medium format is a film format or image sensor format larger than 36x24mm (35mm) but smaller than 4x5in (large format).

Angle of view

Angle of view describes the angular extent of a given scene that is imaged by a camera. It is used interchangeably with the more general term field of view.

As the focal length changes, the angle of view also changes. The shorter the focal length (eg 18mm), the wider the angle of view. Conversely, the longer the focal length (eg 55mm), the smaller the angle of view.

A camera's angle of view depends not only on the lens, but also on the sensor. Imaging sensors are sometimes smaller than 35mm film frame, and this causes the lens to have a narrower angle of view than with 35mm film, by a certain factor for each sensor (called the crop factor).

This website does not use the angles of view provided by lens manufacturers, but calculates them automatically by the following formula: 114.6 * arctan (21.622 / CF * FL),

where:

CF – crop-factor of a sensor,
FL – focal length of a lens.

Mount

A lens mount is an interface — mechanical and often also electrical — between a camera body and a lens.

A lens mount may be a screw-threaded type, a bayonet-type, or a breech-lock type. Modern camera lens mounts are of the bayonet type, because the bayonet mechanism precisely aligns mechanical and electrical features between lens and body, unlike screw-threaded mounts.

Lens mounts of competing manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Sony etc.) are always incompatible. In addition to the mechanical and electrical interface variations, the flange focal distance from the lens mount to the film or sensor can also be different.

Lens construction

Lens construction – a specific arrangement of elements and groups that make up the optical design, including type and size of elements, type of used materials etc.

Element - an individual piece of glass which makes up one component of a photographic lens. Photographic lenses are nearly always built up of multiple such elements.

Group – a cemented together pieces of glass which form a single unit or an individual piece of glass. The advantage is that there is no glass-air surfaces between cemented together pieces of glass, which reduces reflections.

Closest focusing distance

The minimum distance from the focal plane (film or sensor) to the subject where the lens is still able to focus.

Closest working distance

The distance from the front edge of the lens to the subject at the maximum magnification.

Magnification ratio

Determines how large the subject will appear in the final image. For example, a magnification ratio of 1:1 means that the image of the subject formed on the film or sensor will be the same size as the subject in real life. For this reason, a 1:1 ratio is often called "life-size".

Electromagnetic diaphragm control system

Provides highly accurate diaphragm control and stable auto exposure performance during continuous shooting.

Convex protruding front element

The convex front element protrudes from the lens barrel, making it impossible to use filters.

Modified M42 mount

The mount has been modified by the manufacturer to allow exposure metering at full aperture.

Manual diaphragm

The diaphragm must be stopped down manually by rotating the detent aperture ring.

Preset diaphragm

The lens has two rings, one is for pre-setting, while the other is for normal diaphragm adjustment. The first ring must be set at the desired aperture, the second ring then should be fully opened for focusing, and turned back for stop down to the pre-set value.

Semi-automatic diaphragm

The lens features spring mechanism in the diaphragm, triggered by the shutter release, which stops down the diaphragm to the pre-set value. The spring needs to be reset manually after each exposure to re-open diaphragm to its maximum value.

Automatic diaphragm

The camera automatically closes the diaphragm down during the shutter operation. On completion of the exposure, the diaphragm re-opens to its maximum value.

Number of blades

As a general rule, the more blades that are used to create the aperture opening in the lens, the rounder the out-of-focus highlights will be.

Some lenses are designed with curved diaphragm blades, so the roundness of the aperture comes not from the number of blades, but from their shape. However, the fewer blades the diaphragm has, the more difficult it is to form a circle, regardless of rounded edges.

At maximum aperture, the opening will be circular regardless of the number of blades.

Weight

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

Maximum diameter x Length

Excluding case or pouch, caps and other detachable accessories (lens hood, close-up adapter, tripod adapter etc.).

For lenses with collapsible design, the length is indicated for the working (retracted) state.

Weather sealing

A rubber material which is inserted in between each externally exposed part (manual focus and zoom rings, buttons, switch panels etc.) to ensure it is properly sealed against dust and moisture.

Lenses that accept front mounted filters typically do not have gaskets behind the filter mount. It is recommended to use a filter for complete weather resistance when desired.

Fluorine coating

Helps keep lenses clean by reducing the possibility of dust and dirt adhering to the lens and by facilitating cleaning should the need arise. Applied to the outer surface of the front and/or rear lens elements over multi-coatings.

Filters

Lens filters are accessories that can protect lenses from dirt and damage, enhance colors, minimize glare and reflections, and add creative effects to images.

Lens hood

A lens hood or lens shade is a device used on the end of a lens to block the sun or other light source in order to prevent glare and lens flare. Flare occurs when stray light strikes the front element of a lens and then bounces around within the lens. This stray light often comes from very bright light sources, such as the sun, bright studio lights, or a bright white background.

The geometry of the lens hood can vary from a plain cylindrical or conical section to a more complex shape, sometimes called a petal, tulip, or flower hood. This allows the lens hood to block stray light with the higher portions of the lens hood, while allowing more light into the corners of the image through the lowered portions of the hood.

Lens hoods are more prominent in long focus lenses because they have a smaller viewing angle than that of wide-angle lenses. For wide angle lenses, the length of the hood cannot be as long as those for telephoto lenses, as a longer hood would enter the wider field of view of the lens.

Lens hoods are often designed to fit onto the matching lens facing either forward, for normal use, or backwards, so that the hood may be stored with the lens without occupying much additional space. In addition, lens hoods can offer some degree of physical protection for the lens due to the hood extending farther than the lens itself.