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04-06-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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New to me 135mm

I went to one of the local camera stores and found a takumar 135mm 2.5 lens for $40. I think a got a good deal....

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Wow, and its in great shape too!
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looks almost new too !!
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Nice find!

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Haha Alvin's like x 2

First having been shown SMC K 135mm f2.5 samples and then now with the Takumar Bayonet 135mm f2.5. haha.
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Pete - Looks like I've got a few people hooked on the 135 focal length eh?
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The 135's are the best bargain out there, to me. I've had 3, a Sears for $5, a Tak like yours, and (my current one) SMC-A 135 f/2.8. I thought about keeping the Tak and selling the Pentax, but I'm lazy and like auto aperture. I really like the lenses and they're really handy for indoor events.
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great find, i still love my takumar. one heck of a piece of glass

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haha I use to have 3 until I gave one to my friend. Still have XR 135/2.8 and a SMC-M 135/3.5.

I mostly use the XR cuz of the 2.8 haha. Plus thats not to mention my like numerous overlaps. Have a bunch of cheap zooms. :P
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i had one of these also. i found it to be unacceptably soft until stopped down far enough to defeat the reason for owning it. hopefully your copy is better. mine went on ekebay for about 30usd.
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QuoteOriginally posted by roy Quote
i had one of these also. i found it to be unacceptably soft until stopped down far enough to defeat the reason for owning it. hopefully your copy is better. mine went on ekebay for about 30usd.
Looks like I got a good one, the picture above was taken wide open.
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I used this lens a few times borrowed from Joele. It is a great lens for its price. Your lens condition is way much better though
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QuoteOriginally posted by xfraser Quote
Looks like I got a good one, the picture above was taken wide open.
my copy must have been a dud because it would never capture an image like your shot wide open. i was very disillusioned and disappointed with it.
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Wait a sec...I'm reading and reading again. Takumar - aren't they screw mounts or am I misinformed about learning that there were there some K-mounts available as well?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alvin Quote
Wait a sec...I'm reading and reading again. Takumar - aren't they screw mounts or am I misinformed about learning that there were there some K-mounts available as well?
Nop, Takumar was commonly used for screwmount lenses and then again for K-Mounts up until F lenses. I think. Unfortunately "Takumar" in the K mount era seemed to only represent the discount models and/or the k mount models but without SMC coatings.
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