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05-04-2011, 04:48 PM   #46
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I'm not certain at all how it can be reasonable asserted that this statement *isn't* about sharpness. If that wasn't what you intended, a simple "Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to make this about lens sharpness - just look at the pictures" would have re-oriented the discussion, I think.
That's a fair comment.

I have now removed that statement from the original post to avoid further confusion.

To further clarify: I have ZERO interest in discussing lens sharpness, or comparing one lens to another. I posted those photos because I liked them. I will appreciate other people posting photos they have taken at that focal length and aperture, on whatever lens they own.

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OMG, that last picture of clouds look like a HORSE!
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Different lens formula. The A135/2.8 is rumored to be based on a Takumar Bayonet version. We all know what the Takumar bayonets were good for.
The a135mm f2.8 I had was an excellent lens, some PF wide open like most fast lenses, but very sharp. I think most of the "bad reputation" comes from people repeating things they have read without actually using one. But hey, what do I know? I like my a28mm f2.8 too.
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I think most of the "bad reputation" comes from people repeating things they have read without actually using one.
And some people actually read the lens review section on this forum before contemplating a lens purchase.....


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And some people actually read the lens review section on this forum before contemplating a lens purchase.....
Some people bought them in the 1980's like me.
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Some people bought them in the 1980's like me.
Ahh, the Dark Ages. You are completely entitled to enjoy your copy then...
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The a135mm f2.8 I had was an excellent lens, some PF wide open like most fast lenses, but very sharp. I think most of the "bad reputation" comes from people repeating things they have read without actually using one. But hey, what do I know? I like my a28mm f2.8 too.
I have to agree with you - including the PF part (rather annoying - I've found that on a few photos).

But I rather like it's "flawed" look (the bokeh is, well, a bit strange) - it has a kind of "old school" character and personality. Like all the other A series lenses - they all seem to be somewhat quirky.
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Random observation - the girl in the pictures 5 & 6 looks *exactly* like my next door neighbor.

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OMG, that last picture of clouds look like a HORSE!
My observations.

From left to right:
- koala on a branch on the bottom left
- some sort of swan in the middle
- elephant with raised trunk, and chicken on top of it's head on the right
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My observation is that the various cloud animals are very sharp.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Christine Tham Quote
. I will appreciate other people posting photos they have taken at that focal length and aperture, on whatever lens they own.











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Nice Rainbow Lorikeet. That one must be a long way from home.
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I was just going to say that is an Australian Rainbow Lorikeet.
He certainly did lose his way.
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My observation is that the various cloud animals are very sharp.
They look soft and fluffy to me. I would have thought a sharp lens could have disclosed more texture. :-)

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Their softness and fluffiness is rendered very sharply.
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