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Revue Revuenon RB 135mm f/2.8

Sharpness 
 7.0
Aberrations 
 4.0
Bokeh 
 8.5
Handling 
 9.0
Value 
 7.5
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Revue Revuenon RB 135mm f/2.8

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



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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:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/130-lens-sample-photo-archive/314752-auto...m-f2-8-pk.html
   
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 (http://media.365project.org/1/6248318_abfiktvz48_l.jpg).
Quite nice for simple photos (https://flic.kr/p/u121jr). 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:
http://www.pic-upload.de/view-4049270/135-2.8-F2.8.jpg.html
http://www.pic-upload.de/view-4049306/135-2.8-F4.jpg.html
http://www.pic-upload.de/view-4049200/55-300-120mm-F8.jpg.html
http://www.pic-upload.de/view-4049232/135mm-2.8-F8.jpg.html
http://www.pic-upload.de/view-4049333/Pentax-55-300-135mm-F4.5.jpg.html
http://www.pic-upload.de/view-4049356/Pentax-55-300-135mm-F8.jpg.html
http://www.pic-upload.de/view-4049379/Revue-135mm-F2.8.jpg.html
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