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05-01-2010, 09:08 PM   #106
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I'm unfamiliar with the Peerotar. but basing from the specs, it's a 20 bladed lens similar to that of a Tair, except maybe that the Peerotar doesn't have that distinctive smell.

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Isco Gottingen Tele Westanar 135 3.5 on *istDL2



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And my other 135 the Super Takumar 135 3.5

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
I'm unfamiliar with the Peerotar. but basing from the specs, it's a 20 bladed lens similar to that of a Tair, except maybe that the Peerotar doesn't have that distinctive smell.
Funny you should mention the tair,looking at photo of same, thats what I thought it was. Does tair have 20 blades?

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Funny you should mention the tair,looking at photo of same, thats what I thought it was. Does tair have 20 blades?
Yes.....
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So my Peerotar may be of Russian heritage?
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A*135 images

Here are some photos of the pear blossoms taken with my K20D and A*135 @ f2.8:







A 100% crop of the last image:


05-06-2010, 04:23 PM   #113
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Before and After

Two photos of my daughter with the FA 135mm f2.8. Both are a little softer than I should have gotten from that lens--chalk it up to operator error ;~(.

This one was taken Saturday evening



and this one yesterday afternoon.

05-07-2010, 09:20 AM   #114
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I can't take it anymore.

I just bought a K 135/2.5.

I hold you guys responsible, thanks.
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I can't take it anymore.

I just bought a K 135/2.5.

I hold you guys responsible, thanks.
You will not regret it! Wonderful lens. Sharp at F2.5 and razor sharp at F4.





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Lovely shot!
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Back to those odd fellows, the "macro" 135mm's with the extra twistable ring in the front to move the front lens element forward and get close focusing ability. Twins separated at birth? The Sears says made in Korea, and the Makinon says made in Japan, they are different size, different filter diameter, so probably not twins. They are dirt cheap, but are they any good?



Sears at f5.6


Makinon at f5.6


Sears at f2.8


Makinon at f2.8


OK, not very scientific test, hand held etc, but to me it looks (from this and a bunch of othe compareable shots) that the Makinon is winning in contrast and sharpness.

So for the weird side. What happens when we turn the macro ring?

Sears at f5.6


Makinon at f5.6


Sears at f2.8


Makinon at f2.8


Pretty awfull, right? What do you call this in english? On any other lens it would be considered a major fault in the lens design. The Makinon shape up already at f5.6, and since you usually would like to shoot macro at higher apperture numbers, this may not matter that much. The Sears lens shape up, but keep a bit of this effect further up with rising apperture numbers. The verdict considering normal shooting appears to be that the Makinon is the better lens. If I would consider it a special effect, I might prefere the Sears. It is smoother somehow.

Perhaps they could be used as low-budget soft-focusing portrait lenses? I will see if any of my daughters voluntere to try that.
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Pentax Takumar (Bayonet) 135mm f/2.5 w/10mm extension tube (to reduce min focus distance).





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Pentax Takumar (Bayonet) 135mm f/2.5 w/10mm extension tube (to reduce min focus distance).





How do you like this lens? It is often described as the black sheep among Pentax 135mm lenses...
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How do you like this lens? It is often described as the black sheep among Pentax 135mm lenses...
I like it. It was inexpensive, it's sharp (when I do my part) and it's a handy size for hand holding. It actually does a better job pointed directly into strong light than you might expect for a lens with uncoated elements, though I try not to do it all that often.

Black sheep? Maybe, but it's certainly a bargain sleeper in my mind.
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