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06-19-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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Hoya HMC Tele-Auto 135mm 1:2.8 lens, Pentax K Mount + Case

Just bought off fleabay for 21 (inc shipping)

Is this the same as the Tak version?

Is is a bomb?

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Pentax did not belong to Boya, so it's an other optical formula (and the Takumar belongs to a budget line lenses, so I would not bet it is a good lens). I had this Hoya and did a comparison with other lenses I had at this time :

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Just to add to CarbonR comments, the Takumar he's referring to would be the Takumar (Bayonet) 135/2.5, which was part of the only line of Taks which could be described as "budget" (the (M42) "proper" Taks were respected lenses).

Hoya was an independent lens brand (nothing whatsoever to do with Pentax) in the late 70s and 80s, and their product line wasn't particularly distinguished - especially their zooms. Nevertheless, as the shootout shows, its 135mm isn't too bad - as long as you stop it down.

Incidentally, a nice test here, CarbonR, and interesting to see the much-maligned DA50-200 doing well...

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