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02-10-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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[SOLD] FS: smc PENTAX-M 1:3.5 135mm - LIKE NEW!

Superb condition, used very lightly and still looks like new!!!

Comes with original case in solid condition, the wear is mostly outside, interior is fine. Rear cap is a snap-on ASAHI OPT. CO. Front cap is missing one latch but the cap holds well and built-in lens hood protects it additionally.

Price: US$70

Shipping extra at UPS or Canada Post regular rates (usually $15-25 to USA or Canada, depending on the shipping method and destination).

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02-11-2008, 09:17 AM   #2
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eaglerapids, you seeing this? It's killing me...

I own this, terrific performer, but my copy isn't as nice. Nice price for what looks like an almost-mint copy.

must. resist.



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What is the minimum focus distance for this lens (it will indicate it on the barrel when turned to its close focus position)

What is the filter size


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filter is 49mm, and the nearest focus distance maybe is the only disadvantage of this lens.

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I use a cheap set of extension tubes to bring the minimum focal distance down quite a bit.



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What is the minimum focus distance for this lens (it will indicate it on the barrel when turned to its close focus position) What is the filter size
1.5m and 49mm.
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filter is 49mm, and the nearest focus distance maybe is the only disadvantage of this lens.
I would not call it a disadvantage: most long primes do have minimum focusing distance of 1m or longer, as long as they are not MACRO lenses. Since M135/3.5 is not a macro 1.5m is fine. I understand that very small size of M135/3.5 almost calls for the question: if it is so small, why it can't go down to 0.45m? But regardless of it's amazing compactness it is still a 135mm lens, not a 50mm.

If you need closer focusing adding +1 or +2 closeup filter would do with most telephoto lenses in general. In fact, in my other ad for M50/4 MACRO pictures were taken with M100/2.8 with +1 closeup and results are very good as you can see. M135/3.5 also performs equally well (tested) with close-up adapters (screw-on lenses or extension tubes).
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This is a wonderful compact lens in beautiful condition.

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This is a wonderful compact lens in beautiful condition.
Indeed. I was agonizing for weeks over decision for or against selling the M135/3.5. But since I have M100/2.8 in equally good condition I have decided to sell M135/3.5 (as well as M50/4 Macro) in order to keep as compact as possible "M" lens kit with my MX body which ended up being M28/3.5, M40/2.8, M50/1.4 and M100/2.8.

The size of M100/2.8 and the fact that I also have K135/2.5 (two 135s... LBA anybody?) have won. However, this particular M135/3.5 is in such a good condition and operates so smoothly that I was tempted to put it under glass for future generations to see that it is in fact possible to manufacture a non-disposable high-quality lens that can last for decades. Hopefully my present "M" collection will serve that purpose equally well.
 

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