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06-21-2013, 04:12 PM - 1 Like   #16
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I really like that Miami shot Gomez. Wow! Now only if I could make that lens sing like you do.

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Yep, the DA* 50-135 is my favorite of my zooms. I love the way it handles, it's IQ, and the WR.

Sadly, I have to save up a bit to repair mine (I dropped it)
06-21-2013, 11:37 PM   #18
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the DA50-135 also works using a spacer for the above photo. I removed the lens from a promaster 1.7 teleconverter to provide a tube for closeup work. Even the AF works :-) Carrying the tube with the lens doesn't take much space.

Marvelous lens.
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I've been using the DA*50-135 as my "Single In" lens for June.
It's bloody marvellous.















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QuoteOriginally posted by K McCall Quote
I'm sure that there are countless threads where I've touted the benefits of shooting with primes, but I'm slowly starting to come around to the joys of shooting with the DA* 50-135. I'm living in New York City and almost always have my 18-month-old daughter in tow (either in a stroller or in a carrier). I've learned that it's easier to throw my K30 with the DA* 50-135 attached into the diaper bag than it is to deal with a diaper bag and a camera bag filled with various primes (I'd love to find a diaper bag-camera bag combo!). It doesn't exactly replace my workhorse, the D-FA 100mm macro, but since I don't often shoot at 1:1, it can sometimes come close enough. And while I love shooting portraiture with the FA 77, I would have missed one of my favorite shots of the winter without a weatherproof lens. It's sharp enough wide-open that if I forget to change my settings because someone is trying to shove goldfish down my shirt, then I still get a serviceable shot at f/2.8. And then, you know, IT ZOOMS. So I don't have to stand in the middle of traffic while carrying my toddler to frame the shot I want.

Some examples:

Oakleaf Hydrangea


A building on Park Avenue


Lamplight


Father and Daughter


All images post-processed in Lightroom.
Love the shots. Ironically enough I am contemplating the 50-135 as my next lens. Plus I have an 11month old so I understand the parenting issues haha. Also, you have photographed 655 Park ave. I am currently working on a facade restoration at that address. It is a very ornate facade well captured.
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Wow, some great shots in this thread with a great lens!

QuoteOriginally posted by jaywes Quote
Love the shots. Ironically enough I am contemplating the 50-135 as my next lens. Plus I have an 11month old so I understand the parenting issues haha. Also, you have photographed 655 Park ave. I am currently working on a facade restoration at that address. It is a very ornate facade well captured.
What a small world! I live on this side of town and am slowly trying to make my way through all the streets around here. I'll look for you next time I'm in the area!
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpartanD63 Quote
Sadly, I have to save up a bit to repair mine (I dropped it)
http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/sad/sad0002.gif

These are some great images to show off the 50-135. Mine stays on my K5 especially when cruising Yellowstone.

Lamar Valley Spring. K5 + 50-135, 6 image pano.


Western mountain bluebird. K10D + 50-135.

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Awesome pano, Steve! I can't wait to visit Yellowstone someday!

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Chateaux Vaux le Vicomte in France - some may know it as Drake's hideout in the 007 flick "Diamonds are Forever"....

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I love my 50-135
I bought it for a month ago
I love the Way my primes Work and the look they give
With my 50-135 i dont miss Any thing from the primes
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WoodScape with 50-135 ;0) <3
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QuoteOriginally posted by #chokolars# Quote
With my 50-135 i dont miss Any thing from the primes
No doubt about it, the 50-135 is a fantastic lens. It equals my FA 43 as far as IQ so that says a lot.
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I love its rendering but the AF is just toooooo slow So now I'm looking for a used sigma 50-150. too bad its not wr
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QuoteOriginally posted by dankoBanana Quote
I love its rendering but the AF is just toooooo slow So now I'm looking for a used sigma 50-150. too bad its not wr
Haha. I guess I'm so used to the AF on my D-FA 100mm Macro that the 50-135 seems blazing in comparison
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QuoteOriginally posted by SpartanD63 Quote
Yep, the DA* 50-135 is my favorite of my zooms. I love the way it handles, it's IQ, and the WR.

Sadly, I have to save up a bit to repair mine (I dropped it)
Mine fell out of my bag and broke on my wedding day two years ago when my wife wanted to take my camera out to look at the photos our friends snapped during the ceremony. We had a civil union to get my paperwork started so it wasn't supposed to be a "big day." But a smashed up 50-135 made it quite memorable

Sent the lens off to Germany after the home insurance company said they would cover a full repair. Works wonderfully after the repair, but I am not too happy with the job once I took a closer look: one of the inner elements looks to be scratched and there is dust inside the lens (which was perfectly clean before it was repaired).

Still, my favorite lens. (Admittedly I have tried few though).

K7+50-135 (all post repair) (Hope these aren't too large images)





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