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Old Nov 6, 2007, 2:22 PM   #1
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Any opinions or experiences with either the Pentax-M 135mm f3.5 or the SMC Pentax-FA 135mm f2.8 lenses with your DSLR's?
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Old Nov 6, 2007, 5:07 PM   #2
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Any opinions or experiences with either the Pentax-M 135mm f3.5 or the SMC Pentax-FA 135mm f2.8 lenses with your DSLR's?
A bit of discussion earlier

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...640759#p640759

The M version is a very capable and sharp performer.

One crazy thing about FA135mm is its F4 performance like the F/FA50mm 1.4/1.7. At F4 it can blur out everything other than the sharp centre.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...645929#p645929

It was the first time I used it for portrait.

Its F5 performance is.... well....what F5 should ideally be (large file)

http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/71669548/original

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p.s. some FA135mm F4 pict just uploaded as below

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Looks like you've been in the same place I'm in now, Daniel! Thanks for the info. Think I'll keep bidding on the M's.

I was thinking that the FA might be worth it 'cuz it's faster, but you bring up a good point - not much difference between f3.5 and f2.8.

Besides, I agree with you andmilrodpxpx, I really enjoy the smooth, manual lenses on my K10D.
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You have certainly gotten information from one of the biggest fans of the 135mm focal length on this forum. Daniel has produced some memorable images with that lens. (His birds in flight shots with an MF 300mm are also very impressive).

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Besides, I agree with you and milrodpxpx, I really enjoy the smooth, manual lenses on my K10D.

As I said I could feel the turn of the focus ring. An addictive exercise.










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