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Old Mar 7, 2008, 5:01 PM   #11
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about 60 feet, maybe more

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Old Mar 7, 2008, 5:02 PM   #12
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Old Mar 7, 2008, 5:04 PM   #13
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about 20 feet at f4. f8 didn't work as i had a shake..
this is a 100% crop
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Holy cow! Thanks for these shots. The only thing I dislike is the CA visible, but the wide-open performance is wonderful!

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Holy cow! Thanks for these shots. The only thing I dislike is the CA visible, but the wide-open performance is wonderful!

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CA ??? you need to get your monitor and your eyes checked.:blah:

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here's a couple of shots with the 200mm with 63mm of ETs.
it gives you a 1:3-4 ratio macro





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If both lenses are smc K-mount, they are all very good, with 135/2.5 being excellent, a little sharper wide-open than FA135/2.8 (I have got both).

Reviews of smc Pentax 135/2.5:
http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensrevi...=17&cat=26

Relatively speaking M200/4 is not as sharp as the K135/2.5 but it is still sharp, usually sharper than your consumer zoom at 200mm and faster (comsumer zooms are usually at f5.6 by 200mm).

Some photos taken with 135/2.5:




Taken with Sony close-up lens VCL-M3358:



Reviews of smc Pentax-M 200/4:
http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensrevi...=75&cat=27


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Old Mar 13, 2008, 6:17 PM   #18
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OK, a little update from me - I am going to buy the 135/2.5!

The seller was kind enough to send me some test shots of both lenses (same targets and lighting) and the 135/2.5 just blew me away - wide open it performs almost as good as the 200/4, it's just a tad smoother. Unbelievable. :shock:

The 200/4 will have to wait, though - but let's not start a "the glass is half empty" story here .

Thanks for all the help!
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Old Mar 13, 2008, 9:35 PM   #19
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Like to see some of your photos with the 135 f2.5. Been looking at one myself. I've got a Group 1 and a group 2, 70-210 series 1 viv lenses (A Kiron anda Tokina respectivly) and am looking at a group 3 (Komine PK-A lens) right now....Okay....Okay already!! I do have LBA...I admit it!



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Like to see some of your photos with the 135 f2.5. Been looking at one myself. I've got a Group 1 and a group 2, 70-210 series 1 viv lenses (A Kiron anda Tokina respectivly) and am looking at a group 3 (Komine PK-A lens) right now....Okay....Okay already!! I do have LBA...I admit it!



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No problem, you will have to wait a bit, though. It will ship at the end of next week or so.

A short test with my Series 3 Vivitar is here: http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...=94&page=2

It's huge, it's heavy and the images look different from my pentax lenses. If you are interested in a particular test with the Vivitar, let me know. I bought it and use it mostly for sports and similar situations where the combination of the sliding zoom and manual focus comes in handy.

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