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05-31-2016, 12:37 PM   #31
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Ok, sorry for the delay of my responses.

Well... I do not find myself to be a telephoto man... that's why I consider the da 50-135 more than sufficient in APSC format. That lens would be perfect for my needs in APSC but unuseful with FF . My doubts with K135 come from my experience with K300 f/4: it's a sharp lens, capable of beautiful color rendering but honestly has a real purple fringing problem in some conditions. I suppose old lenses has more problems with CA then modern lenses optimized for digital.
Plus, I have to admit that I use zooms just at 2-3 different focal lenght (always the same): I find exposureplot software really useful for checking my style of shooting. Just to say, I use 17-70 for the most at 17, 20 to 23 , and 70; the most at 17 and 70. In the film era, my preferred lens was 20-35 zoom (used at 20 and at 35).

So , in a few words:
1. All the kind people here have said that K135 is good with no that much CA . It suits my needs and is fast (not as Samyang 135 f/2 but fot 1/3 of the cost here in Italy).
2. The difference in price from K135 to DA 50-135 could be saved for FF (or used to acquire an used DA15 ...don't tell it my wife...).
Perhaps my choice is done....

05-31-2016, 03:03 PM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by j0n4hpk Quote
If telephoto is your thing, ANY used Pentax K telephoto lens that is clean, has a working aperture mechanism and is inexpensive is worth the price.
I have to agree, I have 50/1.2, 55/1.8, 135/2.5, 200/2.5 & 300/4 and I love them all.
I'm currently looking for an 85/1.8 to make my life complete!

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