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06-29-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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DA* 50-135mm F2.8, show us what it can do.

Another much maligned piece of glass. Let's see what's it's capable of...

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Nice JSherman! Where is that road/landscape?

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
Another much maligned piece of glass. Let's see what's it's capable of...
Much maligned? By whom? The SDM is maligned (but has always worked fine on my 50-135mm) but the lens itself is usually given its due as one of the best zooms Pentax has ever built.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Groucho Quote
Much maligned? By whom? The SDM is maligned (but has always worked fine on my 50-135mm) but the lens itself is usually given its due as one of the best zooms Pentax has ever built.
I agree. SDM, has it's issues, but mine hasn't had any yet either. But it's hands down the finest zoom lens I've ever used. And in my opinion, it's the best argument for why a zoom lens can be ever bit as good as a prime. It's razor sharp and all focal lengths and all apertures from f/2.8 to f/16.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Groucho Quote
Much maligned? By whom? The SDM is maligned (but has always worked fine on my 50-135mm) but the lens itself is usually given its due as one of the best zooms Pentax has ever built.
QuoteOriginally posted by FullertonImages Quote
I agree. SDM, has it's issues, but mine hasn't had any yet either. But it's hands down the finest zoom lens I've ever used. And in my opinion, it's the best argument for why a zoom lens can be ever bit as good as a prime. It's razor sharp and all focal lengths and all apertures from f/2.8 to f/16.


Agreed - maligned mainly with regards to the SDM failing. Optically, can't buy a better zoom, IMO.




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Nice JSherman! Where is that road/landscape?

Utah - I can't remember the name of the exact location.


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I'm waiting for John to move on to the DA 12-24, hurry up dude.

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This thread has virtually assured that I'll pick one of these up soon.
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I'm waiting for John to move on to the DA 12-24, hurry up dude.
I don't have a 12-24, so you're on your own!
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Sometimes, when and where you least expect it, the world smiles at you...

...be sure to smile back!

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This thread has virtually assured that I'll pick one of these up soon.
Yayyy!!!!!
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This is my favorite portrait lens (I think).







My favorite subject? My daughter.
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I have had the DA* 50-135 for three years now, and sofar never had a problem.
It's great for (candid) portrait


Also very good for sports action


If you crop, you can even get close up semi macro
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