Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Third-Party Pentax Lenses - Reviews and Database » Miscellaneous Lenses » Prime Lenses
Revue Revuenon RB 135mm f/2.8 Review RSS Feed

Revue Revuenon RB 135mm f/2.8

Reviews Views Date of last review
3 18,274 Mon February 22, 2016
Recommended By Average Price Average User Rating
100% of reviewers $36.00 6.67
Revue Revuenon RB 135mm f/2.8

Revue Revuenon RB 135mm f/2.8
Revue Revuenon RB 135mm f/2.8
Revue Revuenon RB 135mm f/2.8

Revue Revuenon RB (only a retail brand - lenses were manufactured by others).

Pentax K fitting - fully manual

Filter Diameter: 52mm
Min. Focus: 150cm/5ft
Max. Magnification: ?
Weight: 382g
Mount Type:
Price History:

Add Review of Revue Revuenon RB 135mm f/2.8
Sort Reviews by: Date | Author | Rating | Recommendation | Likes (Descending) Showing Reviews 1-3 of 3
New Member

Registered: February, 2016
Posts: 3
Lens Review Date: February 22, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $48.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: price, pk mount, in-build lens hood, bokeh, smooth focus and aperature ring
Cons: huge CA at 2.8, only 1EV steps, not too sharp
Sharpness: 7    Aberrations: 6    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 10    Value: 9    Camera Used: Pentax K-x   

Here are my Sample images taken with Pentax K-x and macro tubes:
Site Supporter

Registered: October, 2014
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 113
Lens Review Date: February 15, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $25.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: bright
Cons: CA
Sharpness: 7    Aberrations: 2    Bokeh: 7    Handling: 8    Value: 6    Camera Used: Pentax K-30   

Initially I bought the lens with wish to use it for astrophotography. The hood was a bit bent, the focusing ring was a bit free and the glass had a small scratch. The focusing was not very exact.
That got better after cleaning the lens, however, it is absolutely not suited for astrophotography - huge CA (
Quite nice for simple photos ( However it is still looking for best place in my bag...
Veteran Member

Registered: July, 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 344
Lens Review Date: May 14, 2010 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $35.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: cheap, small, well built, pull-out hood
Cons: strong PF wide open, MFD of 1.5m/ 5ft, only 1EV clicks

Bought the lens out of frustration because I lost several auctions on the SMC Pentax 2.5/135. But when it arrived I was pleseantly surprised. High quality feel.
Distortion is way lower than on the DA 55-300 I owned at that time, sharpness way higher (see comparison).

Rating - 1 to 10 with 10 being the best possible

Build qualtiy: 9
Focusing: 10 - long focus throw, well damped, ring fitted with ribbed rubber
Size: 9 - very small lens
Aperture ring: 8 - posive clicks but only 1 EV steps
Sharpness: 7 - soft at f/2.8 clearly improving at f/4, absolutely okay till f/11
Edge falloff: low - it's a full frame lens
Bokeh/blurring: 7 - nothing special
Aberrations: 6 - strong coma and/or purple fringing when shooting wide open in certain conditions like backlit scenes, high contrast
Contrast: 7 - not as contrasty as Pentax lenses but fixeable in PP
Colour rendering: 7 - cooler than Pentax lenses, light purplish tint - fixeable with white balance settings

Overall value: 7 (solid)

Pictures taken with this lens:

Comparison Pentax DA 55-300 vs. Revue:
Pentax at 135mm f/4.5

Pentax at 135mm f/8

Revue at f/2.8

Revue at f/4

Revue at f/8

"Real world" comparison
Pentax at 120mm f/8

Revue at f/8

If the thumbnail images don't work:
Add Review of Revue Revuenon RB 135mm f/2.8

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:26 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]