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10-02-2008, 09:25 PM   #166
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Nice shots JS! That is indeed a versatile lens.

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Thanks, Albert.

It's pumpkin and apple-picken' time here.



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Image Gallery: 50-135 (33) i meant to take out the 12-24 but ended up shooting more with the 50-135 once i snapped my first butterfly: 50-135/imgp3010.jpg
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Okay, for some reason this is the shot that really makes me say "I want it"...

Teamed up with my 24/F2 or 35/F2, this would be enough for a day kit for sure.

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I think my copy is a bit out. It just doesn't give results like this. My 16-50 however is a thing of beauty. Go figure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by henny Quote
I think my copy is a bit out. It just doesn't give results like this. My 16-50 however is a thing of beauty. Go figure.
Do you have the K20D? I have my 50-135 adjusted for +4.


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Okay, for some reason this is the shot that really makes me say "I want it"...

Teamed up with my 24/F2 or 35/F2, this would be enough for a day kit for sure.
That would be a terrific day kit, in fact when I'm going out with the 50-135 I
often just throw in the DA 35 or M 20 f4 just because, what the heck. (plus they're really small.)

Tell you what - I'll trade my 50-135 for your FA* 85 1.4!



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QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Do you have the K20D? I have my 50-135 adjusted for +4.
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Sadly, no.

What you're saying is I need to go and buy a K20D right. Yes? Good, I thought so.
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QuoteOriginally posted by henny Quote
Sadly, no.

What you're saying is I need to go and buy a K20D right. Yes? Good, I thought so.
If you have the K10D, I think there's a firmware upgrade (or downgrade) that
allows you to tweak AF settings ala K20D.

So, was this the excuse you needed to upgrade to the K20D? Its a good excuse. You need to get the most out of that 50-135 after all.

In fact, you may not need any adjustment on the K20D - natively, SDM lenses seem to focus more accurately with the K20 vs K100 or K10.

I use +4, but that really only seems to be needed at f/2.8 in dim light for close-up shots - I don't really see much if any difference in shots at f/4 or smaller. I've forgotten and left AF adjustment off before, and still got razor-sharp results when shooting f/4+ outdoors.


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Ha ha, nice try. I'll have to pass on your kind offer on the trade ;-)

That's the 2nd lens I've seen reports on now that require focus adjustments with the K10D (the first being the DA 21mm).

Wish there was a way to easily determine what does/doesn't match the camera!

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In fact, you may not need any adjustment on the K20D - natively, SDM lenses seem to focus more accurately with the K20 vs K100 or K10.
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QuoteOriginally posted by legacyb4 Quote
Ha ha, nice try. I'll have to pass on your kind offer on the trade ;-)

That's the 2nd lens I've seen reports on now that require focus adjustments with the K10D (the first being the DA 21mm).

Wish there was a way to easily determine what does/doesn't match the camera!
For what it's worth, the DA 50-135 never needed any adjustments on my K100D.

I wouldn't worry about it too much - I almost never hear about AF problems with the 50-135, and in fact if the K20D didn't even allow AF adjustments, I wonder if I'd even think the 50-135 was "off". The fact that I can tweak often means I will tweak.
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Most shots in above link i shot at -4 on my K20D, it seems to be mostly a trait of my K20D than of any lens though, all lenses seem to work between -4 to -6, with exception of the 12-24 which i am still shooting at a 0 adjustment, i took the 50-135 out at 0 the first trip out, and most shots ended up with the focal plane in front of the face it was focusing on (my daughter's wild hair in front of her face was blisteringly sharp) (I'm trying to say i don't tweak until after i notice the need for it)

I am glad i can adjust my K20D, the 50-135 is so sharp, it would be hard to ignore misfocused shots, that's where a 18-250 lens would excell, misfocused shots are easier to tolerate on an overall less detail rich shot.
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How about a k200d with da*16-50 and the da*50-135 good combination? Will i have any focus problems? Thinking on buying a k200d and those lenes or go for the k20d ,the da*16-50 and the 55-300. Really love the weather sealing in the lenes i live in a humed inviroment.
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QuoteOriginally posted by hotrod Quote
How about a k200d with da*16-50 and the da*50-135 good combination? Will i have any focus problems? Thinking on buying a k200d and those lenes or go for the k20d ,the da*16-50 and the 55-300. Really love the weather sealing in the lenes i live in a humed inviroment.
I use the K200D/DA*50-135mm combo and I absolutely love it. In fact, I have two K200D's and keep the 50-135 mounted on one and the Sigma 24-60 mounted on the other. I keep those combos on about 75% of the time.
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TYhis was taken on K10d /50-135 with no adjustment.
I feel results arent that bad at all. Dont judge it by the sky, I know, washed out!
I will have to try and check that K10d upgrade out. Knew nothing of it.

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I've impulsively ordered this lens after seeing this thread.... Can I sue you guys for credit card damages now?!


Are you guys satisfied? Please leave us poor mortals alone!! No more lenses!!!


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