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11-08-2015, 03:24 AM   #16
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There is just something special about shooting manual. For me, it's more relaxing since it forces me to slow down. I've been shooting manual for decades and accumulated a number of primes, ranging from 30mm to 200mm and several zooms, the latest being the M 35-70 f2.8-3.5 that I absolutely love.

Let the masses continue to buy AF lenses and leave the under appreciated manual gems to the small group of individuals who recognize their pure joy.
They (manual and auto lenses) both have their uses. I often keep a fully auto 27 mm Fuji XF lens on one X-E1 body, while using a 135 or greater Pentax manual lens on my other X-E1 body.

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and finding real depth-of-field and bokeh for the first time
Welcome to real joys old glass photography, I'm kind of fan of these too.
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I just got a Pentacon 135mm f/2.8 for all of 9.50 on fleaBay, alas not the 15 blade (so-called bokeh monster version), but the later 6 blade iris version. At the same time a 15 blade version sold for 90 GBP.

Sample shot now in the East German Lens Club pages.

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In the meantime here is a shot from my other recent 135 acquisition, a Takumar f/2.8 135mm ---


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