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08-06-2009, 03:37 AM   #61
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@Starscream Fabulous shots.

p.s. added SMC K 135/2.5 to wish list

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Is the super takumar 135mm F/2.5 the same lens optically speaking?
It is from the m42 era.
two photo of the lens I am talking about:

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6509/imguwg.jpg
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9798/img2ucj.jpg

I am aware that there is a cheap takumar 135/2.5 that is just so so.. But it is a recent lens, not from the m42 era.


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I have to say that this lens is one of my favorites as well. While I don't have anything to compare with some of Starscream's shots, the character in those faces is, in my experience, more easily achieved with this lens. It has a way of revealing detail in a portrait that is unique. It also produces crisp colors which I don't see in zooms which are more common in this length these days.

This puppy does weigh about as much as some fairly good zooms, though.
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This shot is a good example of the snappy color from this Tak in fairly flat lighting. This was taken in a large gym, and the lighting was bounced from a couple of Vivitar 283s. It is even better in the version that was not reduced.



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QuoteOriginally posted by guilherme bauer Quote
Is the super takumar 135mm F/2.5 the same lens optically speaking?
It is from the m42 era.
two photo of the lens I am talking about:

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6509/imguwg.jpg
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/9798/img2ucj.jpg

I am aware that there is a cheap takumar 135/2.5 that is just so so.. But it is a recent lens, not from the m42 era.


thank for helping
Unfortunately, no. The Super-Takumar is not the same. The later Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 1:2.5/135 was sold in two versions. The first version was the same as the Super-Takumar; the last version has 6 elements in 6 groups like the SMC Pentax 1:2.5/135. If you've found one, let the seller check the part number engraved in the Auto/Manual switch of the S-M-C Takumar. If this number si 43812, then it is the right version.

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I just have to contribute one photo myself to praise this lens.



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I just love the colours and the sharpness. Case closed for me!
09-04-2009, 02:32 PM   #67
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SMC K 135mm f/2.5






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SMC M 100mm f/2.8



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09-04-2009, 02:50 PM   #68
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the first two shots (old men) are amazing! great shooting and post-processing.

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Post processing on these is just perfect.

Very nice overall.
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Thanks Fixcinater

k20d + Pentax smc m 100mm f/2.8





k10d + Pentax smc fa 28-80mm f3.5-4.7



k20d + smc k 135mm f/2.5 (cs4 process)

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I love this lens!

Pentax MX, SMC-K 135 f2.5, Ilford HP5 developed in Ilfosol 3.
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K-x + old school and perfectly performance

Pentax K-X + SMC 135mm Prime





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I'm trying to decide on which 135mm to get for my Pentax LX. This thread makes the SMC f/2.5 look like the clear winner, but I can't decide between it the SMC-M 135mm f/3.5 (half the price & smaller) or the SMC-A 135mm f/2.8 (the A part would be nice if I decide to get another Pentax DSLR). Does anyone have an opinion on the matter?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Art Vandelay II Quote
I'm trying to decide on which 135mm to get for my Pentax LX. This thread makes the SMC f/2.5 look like the clear winner, but I can't decide between it the SMC-M 135mm f/3.5 (half the price & smaller) or the SMC-A 135mm f/2.8 (the A part would be nice if I decide to get another Pentax DSLR). Does anyone have an opinion on the matter?
Never at a loss for an opinion.

From my perspective, I think the K 135/2.5 would be a consensus winner in a Pentax 135mm poll. The other 135s have their supporters but the K 135/2.5 has the fairy dust factor going for it. It is, of course, going to be the most expensive option in the MF category. The K 135/3.5 and M 135/3.5 are also very good and will perform well on your LX camera. All three have their shortcomings on a DSLR as you are well aware.

If you are still shooting a lot of film I would opt for the K 135/2.5. If digital is your passion the A 135/2.8 gets good reviews in the lens review area. It will perform well on the LX and has the benefit of the A setting on digital. In this case the A 135/2.8 is a little more versatile and probably the better choice. The good news is you can't really lose no matter which way you choose.

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