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04-22-2013, 10:40 PM   #31
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The DA*50-135 is a bag of Ks though

04-22-2013, 11:03 PM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
What about a SMC M 135/3.5 ... good and won't break the bank ... J
I inherited that very lens when my friend and photography mentor passed away. It's a nice travel lens as it's quite light.

I find it compliments the 18-35 kit lens well when I need to get just a bit closer and don't want to lug any of my old telephotos (80-200, A 70-210 or my 75-205. Yeah, I'm spoilt for choice!)

I find I usually only need a mild telephoto, and the kit lens for most situations and right now the 135 is my "go to" lens.
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I would vote for rarely heard of Tokina 135mm 1:2.8 which I own and have reviewed recently here :
Tokina RMC 135mm 2.8 Lens Reviews - Tokina Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

See the images in attachments below the post :

#1 100% crop 1:2.8 - no post processing - only converted to jpeg in Lightroom

#2 100% crop 1:5.6 - no post processing - only converted to jpeg in Lightroom

#3 Full image @1:5.6 - no post processing - only converted to jpeg in Lightroom - with area of interest highlighted.

All I could say is there so wont repeat myself - a definitely respectable piece of glass - outstandingly sharp ( with tiny touch of softness on 2.8), especially stopped one or two clicks down. Definitely like it - and also has built in hood which helps a lot in sunny days.

ok that's my two cents

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04-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #34
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I have the M42 SMC 135/f3.5...I glued a cheapie adaptor ring on it and removed the spring so it doesnt get stuck.
It is an ok lens, not great, but cheap Honestly, I can't really find a use for it though, too much of an in-between focal length for me.

Edit:
I forgot to mention, one cool things about these lenses is that they are cheap, and so are plenty of 28mm. You stack them and you got yourself a nice budget macro rig that will get you almost 5:1 magnification


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There is a F135 listed for sale on the marketplace now.
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No fans of the Soviet lenses like Jupiter 37A or Tair-11?
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