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12-16-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Pentax SMC-A 135mm f2.8 lens for Hockey/Figure skating or...

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By using it on a Nex, you really do not realize any of the benefits of the A mount (automatic aperture reporting). You can go to a Tak, K, or M mount. For instance a TAK 135/f2.5 and pay $30 to $60. What you are really looking for I think is range (focal length), fast aperture (f2.8 or better) and low co$t.
For what ever the reason, 135's appear to be out of favor. There are also a lot of third part 135's available too (some are rated as high as 9+)....
You should be able to find what you are looking for on the evilbay....

Also, remember with a smaller sensor, you are getting a smaller field of view, which will appear as somewhat of a longer lens.


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A couple of additional thouhts....

You are going to have to up the ISO, in order to maintain a reasonable shutter speed with some what wide open aperture.

Focusing is going to be a problem, so the by stopping down you will be able to open up the depth of field, which will just put more pressure on upping the ISO and the shutter speed.

Something like catch in focus will help, especially with a manual focus lens.

You might want to buy the cheapest lens you can find and see if any of this works, before putting in $$$$$

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I would think that manual focus for moving objects on what is going to be an effective 200mm focal length is going to be a challenge if the lens is used near wide open. Perhaps better off with a native Nex lens with AF? At say 10 metres, DOF is a little less than two feet.

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I know Pentaxians are huge on primes, but do you really want to limit yourself to a single focal length, when people move around as much as they do on a skating rink? I have no idea what your budget is, but I think a 70-200 f2.8 would be ideally suited for this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cali92rs Quote
I know Pentaxians are huge on primes, but do you really want to limit yourself to a single focal length, when people move around as much as they do on a skating rink? I have no idea what your budget is, but I think a 70-200 f2.8 would be ideally suited for this.
Unfortunately those lenses are way above my budget so I will give a 135mm and take shots from different areas throughout the game .
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