Pentax Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5

Super-Takumar 35mm 3.5-1

Pentax Super Takumar 35mm f/3.5. If you’re looking to purchase this lens I always check Adorama and Ebay for good deals. It helps me if you purchase it through one of these links here in this review. When you purchase through these links it financially enables me to devote time to develop this site further. Thanks for the help! -Todd

Super-Takumar 35mm 3.5-2


5.7 oz (161g)

Carrying Case
Hard Leather
Super-Takumar 35mm 3.5 Case-1

Focus Type
Manual Focus.

Focus Ring

Close Focus
1.5 feet (0.45 meters).

Filter Threads
49mm, Metal

Aperture Ring

5 blades stopping down to f/16.

M42 Metal Mount.

Made in


100% Crop




f/3.5: A little soft with great contrast. A little bit of spherical aberration and some coma.
f/4: Sharpens up a tiny bit, with less spherical aberration and a little bit better contrast.
f/8: Very sharp all over.

Quite a bit of vignette at f/3.5 and clears a little at f/4 and almost gone at f/8.


There is quite a bit of distortion but not a whole lot more then usual 35mm lenses.

On MF Camera
Optics:         ★ ★ ★
Mechanics:  ★ ★ ★ ★
Ergonomics: ★ ★ ★ ★
Usefulness:   ★ ★ ★
Availability:   ★ ★
Overall:         ★ ★ ★

On AF Camera
Ergonomics: ★ ★ ★
Overall:         ★ ★ ★
Out of 5

I love this little lens simply because it’s such a solid little lens and super fun to play with. When you mount it on your camera it looks like a funny little lens cap and is pretty cute. Pentax M42 screw mount lenses were very solid and compact and you could carry a couple of them in your pocket and no one would know!

Optically this lens is pretty good stopped down with great contrast. It has a fair bit of distortion and vignetting, which is expected for the size of the lens.

If you want a really fun, tiny lens to play with then this is one of my favorites and makes a good little landscape lens. If you can find one for a fair price you can’t go wrong.


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