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Old Feb 13, 2008, 5:04 PM   #11
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ken, most of the sears and jc penny lenses are pretty good from what i've seen from them.. just get a multi-coated one.. 135mm was a fav for everybody and you can get them for peanuts..

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ken, most of the sears and jc penny lenses are pretty good from what i've seen from them.. just get a multi-coated one.. 135mm was a fav for everybody and you can get them for peanuts..

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Agreed, I just sold a Sears K mount on ebay for about $30 and it was very sharp.

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Old Feb 17, 2008, 2:58 AM   #13
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I don't know what to say.

Just a BIG THANK YOU to all of you.

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(I'd been out couple days)
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 10:03 AM   #14
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Well, my pentax-M 135mm f3.5 arrived, and I did some quick tests.

General first impression: A nice, compact little lens, which I can see coming in handy in several situations.
Sharpness looks good, especially with a little post-processing.
It does have that typical Pentax-M purple-green CA. (see samples)
But this is only noticable in the full-size samples.

Bear in mind that these are quick tests, just for the purpose of the tests. I'm taking it out on the street today, and I'll see how it does in a real situation.


The samples:

f3.5



full size: http://tdn9.be/photo/testsamples/pen...f3.5_001_L.jpg

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f3.5



full size: http://tdn9.be/photo/testsamples/pen...f3.5_002_L.jpg

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f4



full size: http://tdn9.be/photo/testsamples/pen...f3.5_003_L.jpg

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Old Feb 17, 2008, 3:29 PM   #15
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It looks like a good lens for its still low price on Ebay, I may snag one before its price gets skyrocket as others. (But I'm not going to get into bidding war)

Thanks for posting its samples Tom.

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