The name of Asahi Optical Industries lens!
Because we can’t speak english
I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,
but I would like you to understand
In this issue
Asahi Optical Industries (PENTAX)
The name of the vintage lens
I have made a discovery and will write about it.
I will explain using the lens sell by our company Vintage Shop Japan Inc.
ASAHI OPT SMC TAKUMAR 55mm f/1.8
What is SMC?
Super Multi-Coated” is an abbreviation for the name
of the lens coating
It is a multi-layer coating with up to seven layers of coating, which
other companies do not have.
Prior to the SMC notation, it was written without abbreviation
What is TAKUMAR?
The name “TAKUMAR” was derived from the name of a photographer
relative of the founder (Mr. Takuma Kajiwara).
TAKUMAR” means “friendly competition” in Japanese.
The name TAKUMAR reminds me of a
world-renowned in the world of motorsports and
who is currently active in the U.S.
It reminds me of Takuma Sato, a Japanese racing driver who is
currently active in the United States.
The above is a list of
Asahi Optical Industries (PENTAX) Vintage Lenses
I wrote about the name.
This name series is a part of the series that I want to do a lot of research on myself.
I’ll be back with more columns in the future, so stay tuned!
In addition to the products mentioned above, we also sell
vintage cameras and lenses.
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Writer Takashi Okumura