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09-17-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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135mm choices

I have had Pentax cameras in the past and have a few m42 lenses that i have used on various digitals. My present camera is a fuji xpro. I am after a 135 mostly for some close up work but definitely landscape so its gong to be stopped down a bit for centre sharp. From all i have read the 135 4/5 and 6/6 element look pretty good and i lean towards it the latter, but the Zeiss Sonnar 2.8 is a contender. It is, however, bit bigger and i do like to travel light and i do like to travel light. So i guess i am looking for any gossip here on the relative performance of these three.

09-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Welcome. When you say that you're going to use a 135 for landscape, do you mean like flowers? It's not going to be wide enough to capture say a house unless you are quite a distance away.
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Do you mean 35mm or 135 mm?
135 mm is quite a telephoto on asp-c with aov 12 degrees, the Pentax ones here have min focus distance of 1400 mm
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The Pentax 135mm f2.5 (K) is 6 /6 and it is outstanding--cannot imagine anything better. But I use it for theatre photo's so close up is not something I can speak to. I gather the M42 later version is the same formula. It is not a large lens (or course this is relative). Actually for me the 50mm f1.7 M and the 135mm f2.5 are the best of the faster primes I have used.

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From what I recall the M series lenses lacked close focus capabilities and would require close up tubes.
09-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #6
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Why not the Zeiss Sonnar 135 f3.5. It is not a macro lens but it does give close focus and it is very sharp. It is also small if you are travelling light. I have the "Zebra" single coated version and it is great on the K-01.
09-17-2013, 11:33 PM   #7
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for K mount to xf fuji theere seem to be no adapters on ebay. I think i might ask elsewhere if the mounts can be swapped
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