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Old Jun 20, 2010, 5:33 PM   #1
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I picked up a (don't laugh) JC Penney 135mm f2.8 on eBay for $32. I was going to pass on it but did a little research and could find only positive comments. So, I figured, "What the heck..." and got it. I'm very glad I did. I think it will do just fine for some senior pictures I'll be dealing with in the not-too-distant future.







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That's some pretty nice glass for very little scratch. Good to know there are still some great deals out there even if most of the marquee lenses are too pricey these days. Being old is it heavy? That's one thing I love about the Tamron 35-80, it weighs just about 1 lb, so it's lighter than the camera.

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That's some pretty nice glass for very little scratch. Good to know there are still some great deals out there even if most of the marquee lenses are too pricey these days. Being old is it heavy? That's one thing I love about the Tamron 35-80, it weighs just about 1 lb, so it's lighter than the camera.

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I'd say it's not much heavier (if not the same as) than the 70-300.
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Those old 135mm lenses are hit and miss. You've got a hit...I've several misses.
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Those old 135mm lenses are hit and miss. You've got a hit...I've several misses.
I took that into consideration after reading a bit. You're right. It was a crap shoot. I won.
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Same here, found someone trying to unload some old lenses for cheap. Got a x2,x3, 50mm 1.8, 35-70, 70-150, and an 80-205 for $110 shipped. Couldn't pass it up only if I wanted a couple of those
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135mm is as far as I went with those old glasses. Since I have the Lumix 45-200mm (and it's a very good lens), I figured that spending money on a 200mm vintage lens would not be a good idea specially because I have a Pana G1, which has no IBIS.
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Gary, you really seem to be having a good time with that old glass, I have bought an adapter for my epl-1 for my old fd glass but haven't used it to much yet, been to busy to play around with it.

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Gary, you really seem to be having a good time with that old glass, I have bought an adapter for my epl-1 for my old fd glass but haven't used it to much yet, been to busy to play around with it.

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It really does produce some nice results, Charles. And, I'm becoming accustomed to use manual focus. I don't hit it 100% every time but I'm getting there. Lighting seems to be easier to control, too. Don't know why... probably just me.

Check this link out. http://forums.steves-digicams.com/cl...ery-shoot.html
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