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02-16-2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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My new/old lens: Tokina 135mm f/2.8 prime

I just picked up a bundle of used Pentax lenses from ebay, including Pentax-f 35-70mm (now I have two), Takumar-f 70-210mm (more on that next week), and the Tokina 133mm f/2.8.

The Tokina is a manual lens. No "a" setting or auto focus, has built in retractable hood, and seems to have very decent optics. I was unable to find out anything about this lens from googling. Note it is not the "RMC" version. It is made in Japan in the 70's or 80's, I believe.
This is not a walk around lens, but is small and light, for some situations will come in handy.

The closest object can be no more than ~6 feet away. I post photos by folders based on the lens type.

The Tokina photos are found at: Picasa Web Albums - superfuzzy - Pentax k100d ...


Side view of facace of 7 story building:


Remove the "?imgmax=512" at the end to view in very high resolution.

Has anyone seen this lens? I'd appreciate opinions. The shots posted are just snapshots, the iso was set too high, and there is some nasty dust on the sensor.

02-16-2007, 11:46 AM   #2
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Can't see the picture, even after a refresh...
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Can't see the picture, even after a refresh...
It was there when I posted - must be blocked by Picasa. Try this:

Picasa Web Albums - superfuzzy - Pentax k100d ...
02-16-2007, 12:05 PM   #4
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That link works. Why would Picasa be blocking the image when you linked it here?

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That link works. Why would Picasa be blocking the image when you linked it here?
This is the profile of a 7 story building's facade. Hosted on the reliable pentaxforum gallery
Notice the small plant growing out of the top!

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Hosted on the reliable pentaxforum gallery

OH THAT WORKED ALRIGHT! LOL. Was there a birds nest on top of that thing? You can see the makings of one up there. Nice shot!
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The Tokina 135/2.8 is quite good

The Tokina 135/2.8 is quite good.
I recently did a test of it against the M135/3.5 and the K135/2.5.
It came out third, but very close. Center sharpness is very good, identical to the M, it's only a little less good in the corners, but it's not much, very close, actually.
The Tokina is my recommended budget tip.
Also mechanically en par with the Pentax.

5 lenses in 4 groups.
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The Tokina 135/2.8 is quite good.
I recently did a test of it against the M135/3.5 and the K135/2.5.
It came out third, but very close. Center sharpness is very good, identical to the M, it's only a little less good in the corners, but it's not much, very close, actually.
The Tokina is my recommended budget tip.
Also mechanically en par with the Pentax.

5 lenses in 4 groups.
Thanks for the information! I don't need the best lens, just a decent one will do! In a few weeks I'll use the lens for some inside shots of people using available lighting.

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