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02-06-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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K 135mm f/2.5

I recently picked up this lens, the first version, at a thrift store while taking my son to visit his grandparents. I remembered the reviews and praise when I found the lens. I was like a little fat kid waiting for cake as the clerk pulled it from the glass case. The lens looks like it was never used. Anyway, I now understand the whole "pixie dust" thing. I sold my A 50/1.7 after picking up the F 50/1.7, big mistake. That lens seems to have been made of the same magic glass, as is my SMC Takumar 55/1.8. I love the 135mm and just wish I could somehow find some A*'s at the thrift store or maybe some limited's, but I am not crossing my fingers. For those of you that don't have this lens, find it.

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how much did you pay for it? btw, show us some pictures of the thing and also images taken by it.
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Here are a couple that I took last night. I just picked up an old Vivitar 285, non HV, that measures at 6.9 volts, so I was practicing off camera lighting via cords. My son, who was the reason that I bought a camera, is trying to teach my father to blow his nose. The first two I I had to push the exposure to the right in lightroom. I paid $14.99 for the lens. Hate me now, it's OK. I bought a F 50/1.7 at the same thrift store for $30 on a K1000.

I know that these photos don't do this lens its full justice, these are just a couple that I had from last night.





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I got this lens a few days ago but I have not tested it yet. It will be interesting to compare it with my M 135mm F3.5

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holy toledo, I believe it's a steal if you say that it looked brand new or was never used. not really hating you, but gives me an idea of visiting the thrift stores frequently from now on. who knows, I might pick myself any of those legendary lenses for $20 bucks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pdxbmw Quote
...I paid $14.99 for the lens. Hate me now, it's OK. I bought a F 50/1.7 at the same thrift store for $30 on a K1000...
Ok...I hate you! I hate you big time!

Being just a few miles north of you, do you care to share the name of the thrift store?

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I bought this at goodwill in Lincoln City, two hours west of Portland on the coast. Actually, I'm here now so I think I'll head to goodwill.
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