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03-08-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
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[SOLD] K 135mm f/2.5 (lots of pictures!)

Moved lens to eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=260370369817


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Oh my, this is the lens I've been looking for. But after just getting the 31 Limited, there is no way to fit it in right now:-(. And I've just gotten a Katz Eye screen for manual focusing.
Somebody will be getting a fine lens.
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That is positively lovely... it's a shame I'll have to settle for an ugly, beat up one because I don't have a mere $250. Good luck to the seller, I'd love to own it
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It's too bad I already have your fine M135 3.5!

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Man, this is soooo tempting! I'll keep my eye on this if the funds become available.....
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Man, this is soooo tempting! I'll keep my eye on this if the funds become available.....
Your signature reads "looking for a nice fast medium range telephoto prime....". K135/2.5 is certainly an outstanding lens and would fit the bill, but this one is pending sale.

However, if you are ready to spend $500 have a look at D FA 100mm Macro. If not, and you are looking for something really cheap and if you can trade speed for size/weight consider M 135/3.5: an awesome lens, sharp at all apertures, good contrast, well corrected, superb build. You can get M 135/3.5 for $50-80 depending on the condition (get a good one though). M 100/2.8 or A 100/2.8 are also very good choices but cost a bit more than M 135/3.5. (All mentioned lenses are with 49mm filter size, the same as your FA 50.)
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I have the M42 of this lens and it is brilliant
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Ivan, thank you for your comments. I have looked at both the DA 100 and the DA* 50-135. I would love to have either lens but they are too rich for my blood at the moment and I would like another prime. I'll keep an eye out for the other ones you listed.

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I will support previous comments. I have the M135/3.5 and must say its a brilliant little lens. Sharp as a tack, great bokeh small and lightweight. In other words, for such a cheap lens, its a "Best Buy" lens to me.
So check out this sale, well worth a look!
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Not only is it a fine lens, you've kept it in excellent condition. I, too, have no funds at the moment I'm sure somebody in the forum will become a very happy person when they see this.
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I'll keep an eye out for the other ones you listed.
I have recently sold one (it was a hard time deciding between keeping M100/2.8 or M135/3.5). You can see the thread here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/174991-post1.html

Check eBay, there are always several M135s available. You can't go wrong, if you are ready to use only M mode (or limited Av), no aperture control by camera and no AF.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ivan Glisin Quote
Check eBay, there are always several M135s available. You can't go wrong, if you are ready to use only M mode (or limited Av), no aperture control by camera and no AF.
I just picked a M135 up a few weeks ago on the bay for $58 shipped. Now, I spent about 15 minutes cleaning the lens and filter, and I tossed the lens case because it was old and crusty. Should have bought yours if I knew about it.

It's a great lens, nice color rendition, very sharp! I can't believe how small it is too.
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I wonder if the lip that protects the aperture pin will be a problem for anybody using more modern cameras. An older Vivitar lens wouldn't mount with my ZX-30 because of that lip.
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I wonder if the lip that protects the aperture pin will be a problem for anybody using more modern cameras. An older Vivitar lens wouldn't mount with my ZX-30 because of that lip.
All Pentax lenses have that lip and it is the same size. All K-mount Pentax lenses mount with no problems to all Pentax bodies. All Pentax lenses I have ever owned work with *istDS with no problems. I have owned or still own K, M, A, FA, DA and used with *istDS.

I am not aware that ZX-30 has any limitation either. Must be something non-standard with Vivitar?
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I am not aware that ZX-30 has any limitation either. Must be something non-standard with Vivitar?
I really wouldn't know. Decided I wasn't going to buy that lens, because I couldn't risk damaging the rear element or fill the barrel up with metal shavings, from cutting away at the damned lip.

Went for something else instead. So far, so good.

Good luck with your sale. It's a really pretty lens. Wonder if it would out-resolve my Tokina 135mm screwmount (probably not)
 

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