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12-29-2017, 09:37 AM   #16
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I have the m135 and I like it a lot. Here is a shot with it adapted to my Fujifilm x-t20.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pschlute Quote
I see you have not got full-blown LBA just yet then, but you are close
I only have about fifteen lenses. Do not ask for a more exact number as that would require thinking and I am on holiday.

It comes as a real relief to hear that I do not have LBA yet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wasp Quote
I only have about fifteen lenses. Do not ask for a more exact number as that would require thinking and I am on holiday.

It comes as a real relief to hear that I do not have LBA yet.
I also have about 15... about 15 135s
Here's a quick comparison I made with 8 of them, just to fuel your LBA

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12-29-2017, 11:44 AM   #19
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I don't think that sears or chinon are the same - probably cimko or st. Tamron by and large didn't let its optics go to 3rd party names. An exception was the chinon "tapered barrel" series based on the early adaptall series see pic here. I wouldn't give the ct135 9/10 btw, its a very decent 135 but very much one of a crowd that has that level of performance IMO.

The ct135 is readily found cheaply - £15 to £20 would be par. But the adaptall-2 03B 135mm f2.5 close focus is much to be preferred, albeit typically twice the price.
If you really want to get into this (and why not its fun!) then you could hunt for the vaunted vivitar close focus 135mm. An M42 mount one just sold auction for £78

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
aaaaaaargh
Just buy all of them, test, use the one you like, put the others on your display shelf. Join the club (Lens Buyers Anonymous).
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Ok, I got it for £30 and it is pristine :0) thanks for the help guys :0) my developing LBA lives on :0)
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Since you’re starting with the LBA, Yashica made a nice set of fast primes which are quite sharp in m42 mount. 28 2.8, 50 1.4 and 135 2.8, I picked up all three with a body in mint condition for $25.

Just trying to help!
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Ok, I got it for £30 and it is pristine :0) thanks for the help guys :0) my developing LBA lives on :0)
pics or it didn't happen...

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Since youíre starting with the LBA, Yashica made a nice set of fast primes which are quite sharp in m42 mount. 28 2.8, 50 1.4 and 135 2.8, I picked up all three with a body in mint condition for $25.

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Ok, wow, that is a bargain :0) thatís the nice thing about classic glass, it keeps popping up at good prices. My problem is I currently donít have the information to know the difference between a great bargain and a paperweight lol. I have added Yashica primes to my wish list :0)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
Ok, wow, that is a bargain :0) thatís the nice thing about classic glass, it keeps popping up at good prices. My problem is I currently donít have the information to know the difference between a great bargain and a paperweight lol. I have added Yashica primes to my wish list :0)
Trust me when I say the road to LBA will lead to a few paperweights. The good thing about bargains is if itís not covered in fungus, someone will take it off your hands!
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pics or it didn't happen...



It happened, ........... it really happened ! :0)

The colour rendition is excellent. It was going dark when I got to play and I didnít quite nail depth of field


But I love the colour. For comparison, pic 4 is a sigma zoom and pic 5 is the pentax



Thanks again for helping me make the right decision :0)

OK, how do I post pictures
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QuoteOriginally posted by pschlute Quote
I see you have not got full-blown LBA just yet then, but you are close
Full blown LBA is being convinced there is a legitimate reason to own

K85/1.8
K105/2.8
K120/2.8
K135/2.5
K135/3.5
K150/4
Random 90mm - 105mm Macros.


And those are just the manual focus short/medium teles
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Here's one for you. Very retro, cool zebra livery, versatile swappable t-mount (get a pk or an M42 to pk adapter)...and surprisingly good.

Mayfair Sankor 135mm F3.5 Lens | eBay

Series E 135mm f3.5 (same lens)
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Here's one for you. Very retro, cool zebra livery, versatile swappable t-mount (get a pk or an M42 to pk adapter)...and surprisingly good.

Mayfair Sankor 135mm F3.5 Lens | eBay

Series E 135mm f3.5 (same lens)
£5, oh my god! Beautiful pictures. The colours are fabulous and I love the dog. I am hoping to get decent light tomorrow and test the Pentax properly, if I can get my springer to sit still..............some hope!
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Older lenses are certainly appealing for their mechanical characteristics, but it would take me about an hour to focus a 135/3.5 on my K5 (tripod mounted, live view, maybe a magnifier to see the LCD.) I had the SMCT 135/3.5 and it was a nice lens, but I could (usually) focus it on 35mm back then. I like the dog picture but could only get that if I made a trip to the taxidermist first.
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