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09-29-2010, 12:22 PM   #16

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I got my K 135 for a song but, man, do I love shooting with it. My atf for outdoor portraits (although I'm eager to see how my new Voigtlander 90mm compares on a shoot this Friday).

09-29-2010, 02:01 PM   #17
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Peter, the K135 is just slightly better than the FA135/2.8. so there's not much to it if you ask me and most especially that the 135mm doesn't appeal you that much. for the same money, I guess you'd be better off with the new DA35/2.4.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
I thought I wopuld pose this question, because K mount lenses actually did not have any designation, they were simply labelled SMC-Pentax.

Later mounts or series had lables like SMC-M, or SMC-F etc.

There were both Takumar Bayonet and SMC Pentax 135mmF2.5 lenses, the SMC Pentax being far the superior. Actually one of the best 135's ever. I paid $125 3 years ago for my SMC Pentax 135F2.5 which at the time seemed like a lot but in hindsight was a real bargon considering the prices today.

As for being a longish shooter, this lens is an ourdoor portrait lens, and does a great job of it.
I've never shot the Tak, but I can attest to the wonders of the K 135 F2.5. So far I've owned two copies of the lens, the first one got wet and while it never developed fungus, it never was the same after and this last spring I had to replace it. Spent $225 for it and was happy to do so. This after me saying "I'm not sure I will be happy spending $125" (in 2006) "for an all manual lens"

NaCl(wish my "investments" would do as well as my lenses!)H2O

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