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11-25-2014, 10:01 PM   #1
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SMC F 135mm F2.8

I bought a used SMC A 135mm years ago and shot with a K-1000. I loved the lens, but by the time I bought a DSLR, the lens had developed significant fungus.

So I'm looking for an 135mm 2.8 F version. Please contact me and tell me about your F 135mm beauty! I promise to give it a good home. I have a vintage fast 50mm K lens in pristine condition of interested in a trade with cash.

--Followup: Through amazing luck, an F 135 lens popped up on PF soon after my post. Wild Mark alerted trg300gt, and now I have a well-cared for copy of the lens! Thanks to other posters here, and esp. to Wild Mark!


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11-26-2014, 12:27 AM   #2
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You could try this one:
Pentax-F 135mm f2.8 AF prime portrait lens | Digital Camera Accessories | Gumtree Australia Knox Area - Rowville | 1058931568
Rowville is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. $A360 equates to about $US310 at present.

I don't know the seller and have no connection to them. I was seriously tempted but decided I didn't need that FL.
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that is a highly sort after rare lens you are after. and might I say substantially better than the A series. Good luck with your chase - I have seen precious few over the last 12 months and they all command high prices. The Australian one listed above is perhaps the cheapest one I've seen for a while.
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"F 135mm beauty" It's one of the ugliest lenses ever made. But the most important thing I can tell you about mine is that it's gonna stay mine--sorry.

How about a Sigma 500/4.5?

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Thank you for the replies! I knew I treasured the lens, but I didn't fully realize how sought-after it still is.

The downunder copy is attractive. Does anyone know --Is the manual focus ring better on the F as opposed to the FA? I am looking at the current deals on a K3 and thinking that manual focus with live view would work well (when needed).
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F manual focus rings are, not great, to say the least. i don't think the FA is much better though. Certainly nothing like your Pentax-A version.
QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
"F 135mm beauty" It's one of the ugliest lenses ever made. But the most important thing I can tell you about mine is that it's gonna stay mine--sorry.
+1+1+1 Took me over 2 years of constant watching before I got mine. And I paid a good more than the one mentioned above. They do show up occasionally but usually @$500++

The only think uglier might be the F 100mm macro..........
 

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