Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Takumar 85/1.8 Vs FA 77/1.8 Limited

See this quick shootout test (portrait):-

(in Chinese, machine-translated English page here)

Takumar 85/1.8
FA 77/1.8 Limited
Original Photos (Downsized)

Centre Crops
Colour Corrected (Downsized)
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The photos are yellow/orange casted as what *ist DS sometimes tends to be for its AWB and tendency. I still like the colour response of the Takumar more nevertheless, no matter for the original picture that has the cast or the post processed and colour corrected one. The FA77 is sharper (comparatively the Takumar is softer) and more contrasty, though, but whether one likes it or not would be subjective.

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