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First real photos with DA* 50-135mm: WOW!!!
Posted By: mikerigel, 08-16-2007, 07:12 PM

Just wanted to show a couple photos taken with my 1 day old DA* 50-135mm.
Man this lens is sharp!! and it has great bokeh too...
First photo taken at f/4.5, the second one is wide open at f/2.8... you be the judges...

1/125s f/4.5 at 135.0mm iso100

Clouds made this one less colorful
1/500s f/2.8 at 123.0mm iso100

And here's a 100% crop from the photo above, not retouched.

This lens is a keeper and I can't wait to shoot my first portraits with it!
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08-16-2007, 07:24 PM   #2
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Damn it Mike, I thought I had my LBA under some control... I have the same subject to shoot so I know what that bird looks like in real life. That lens is incredible.

humm what am I going to sell this time from the camera bag now to buy this lens....
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WOW. I'm not one for bird shots, but wow, they are some excellant results!
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Doesn't get any better than this and I don't really want to talk about it. :-)

Outstanding images, thanks for posting them.


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Beautiful photos with a beautiful lens!!!

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*long drawn out monotone gaw*
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that 100% crop tells it all. Very nice.
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Thanks for posting this. Impressive shots in deed. The first shot has the bokeh like pastel colour and it really rekindled the fire of LBA inside me.

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Grumble, grumble....walks away trying to devise a new and inventive way to get this one approved by the wife....
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Ok I need to hit the Megabucks this weekend so I can get me one haha Great shots rp
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Thank you guys for the comments and I'm sorry if these shots are hurting your LBA, it was not on purpose.. (well a little bit)
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............ :thumbsup!!!:
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no doubt in my mind

That is one fine lens! Excellent images!
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Wow ... just stunning.
This is definitely very sharp indeed ... and colour rendition is fantastic.

Ummmm ... I can't afford one of these though ... bugger.
But eventually I will have one (I hope).

Thanks for the images though ... this helps uin my decision for a future zoom lens though.

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