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07-19-2010, 12:52 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on the pentax 135 f3.5

07-19-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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I would like to have one. I'm really interested in the older lenses, but I'm working on the other accessories before I start building my lens collection.
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I have the CJZ version of this lens. I don't know what year it was made. Its small, light and has great bokeh.
07-19-2010, 02:48 PM   #4
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You say, Pentax 135/3.5 and I say, which version? There are various screwmount and PK-mount versions of this, some highly regarded, some not. And for those who know the Bayonet 135/2.5, I'd ask: how to f.2.5 and f/3.5 versions compare when stopped down somewhat?

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Make sure you get an smc version for better image quality. I just go the M mount, seems quite nice. Needed it to get into a sports event where the 70-200mm is too obvious...
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See the lens review sectin of this site. Also, see the relevant "club" thread in this forum for whichever version of the lens you are referring to - eg, The "M" Club for examples from the M135/3.5. That one is extremely common and is very good for the low price. True, there are faster 135's, there are better 135's, there are cheaper 135's. But as they say, you can have faster, better, or cheaper: pick *two*. You can't get all three. And I doubt there are any smaller/lighter.
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