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A*135/1.8 for $1569 at Adorama
Posted By: Clinton, 06-21-2015, 08:19 AM

Nice price on this lens:

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06-21-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
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Heh, I thought this lens would be long gone at this price by now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clinton Quote
Heh, I thought this lens would be long gone at this price by now.
Aye, but we've both got one already.
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too hard to manual focus a 135mm at f1.8

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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
too hard to manual focus a 135mm at f1.8
Split prism screen is your friend, Redcat!
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too hard to manual focus a 135mm at f1.8
A little practice is required that's all and as clackers suggests a split prism screen (I went Katzeye).

It's one of my favourite lenses of all time, hence her tag of "Lady Luck”.
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It seems to have gone ....... bummer ;(

no it is still there - no images of lens though. No idea of condition other than 'V'
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
no images of lens though
There was no image when I first looked either.

QuoteOriginally posted by Wild Mark Quote
No idea of condition other than 'V'
Adorama V rating is as follows... "Appears well used and may include dings, scrapes/scratches, heavy brassing on body or LCD, but is in fully functional condition. Barrel appears well used and may include dings, scrapes/scratches, heavy brassing. Lens glass may have marks or haze that should not affect picture quality."

Me... I don't buy lenses to look at, I buy them to look through and capture what they see.

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It is the last sentence that concerns me
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"Lens glass may have marks or haze that should not affect picture quality."
Agreed re: purpose as for cosmetics I would probably have DCShooter refurb an 'ugly' 'Lady Luck'
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as for cosmetics I would probably have DCShooter refurb an 'ugly' 'Lady Luck'
Aye he does some amazing things to lenses.

Remember his process does remove wear and tear or brassing, it just allows the "lived in" feel to be enhanced.
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That lens has actually been listed there for a few months now. The market is down.
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That lens has actually been listed there for a few months now. The market is down.
Wow, If I didn't already have one, I'd be all over it.
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Shows up as $1,339 for me. Odd.
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Shows up as $1,339 for me. Odd.
Aye me too, now an even better bargain.
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With the new Samyang 135 f/2 at around 550 usd i would not buy this lens without testing it first
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