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Old Nov 15, 2006, 5:21 AM   #11
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I just got a M 135/3.5 for free

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Old Nov 15, 2006, 8:01 AM   #12
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Well, now you know. So, whould we get see a FA135mm on eBay soon? :-)
A couple of other forum members said I was to regret it.
But this M135mm3.5 is a decent substitute of my FA135mm2.8. Also if I need the extra half stop advantage, I can use my FA100mm2.8.
It is insane to trade away my FA135mm2.8. But I need the money for the K10D. Let me see the review of K10D when it is out early Dec.

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Old Nov 15, 2006, 10:23 AM   #13
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Daniel - You will be very happy with the M135-f3.5. Most of your shots will be outdoors and you will seldom be using that lens wide open. It is a very sharp lens and the one I had took great pictures and that's what it's all about - Bruce
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 10:32 AM   #14
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Not the same lens, but I did extensive tests with a M42 35mm f/2 lens and a M42 35mm f/3.5 lens and the 3.5 was far sharper at any setting than the 2. Did the same with two M42 135mm lenses, one 3.5 and one 2.8 and got the same results, so I expect you will love the lens, even though it is a bit slow.

This is not true for all lenses though, as the 50mm f/2 is far softer than both the 50mm f/1.4 and the very sharp 50mm f/1.7.

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Old Nov 15, 2006, 10:53 AM   #15
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DigitalAddict, that pentacon lens is spectacular! I love the smooth bokeh those 15 blades produce!

Are you sure there's no adapter for it?
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 10:58 AM   #16
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DigitalAddict, that pentacon lens is spectacular! I love the smooth bokeh those 15 blades produce!

Are you sure there's no adapter for it?
There is an Pentacon-to-M42 adaptor which works i conjunction with another M42 to K adapter. DigialAddict mentioned that .

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Old Nov 15, 2006, 11:01 AM   #17
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There is a Pentacon-to-M42 adaptor but it is hard to find and at the price of a Pentax A-135mm. Moreover, it is kind of confusing what Pentacon system they are for. I read something about Pentacon 6 which looks like a medium format.

I do not think I will worry about it. I was just trying to see what F2.8 will bring at 135mm (the only reason I would mess with it).
I am not positive what I would use it for.

Along with the Practika camera makes for a nice mantel display
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Old Nov 27, 2006, 8:40 AM   #18
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i just got an M135 f3.5 myself at a local national camera - they were having their black friday special upto 50% off all used equipment. got it 40% off for $18, a steal! this lens is really sharp, i'm liking it alot so far.

I would never have thought i'd say this, but i absolutely love using the old manual M and A prime lenses; they're on my camera at least 80% of the time. all i need at the moment is a monopod for my vivitar 400mm f5.6 - good luck hand holding that sucker!
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 11:17 AM   #19
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http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/71489177/original

You can feel the focus ring turning with this oversized pict of M135mm3.5.

It is a beauty mechanically and optically

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Old Dec 12, 2006, 8:41 PM   #20
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Holy COW! Who do I have to kill or where do I steal one of these 135mm? Those pictures are freaking SHARP AND [email protected]#@!
That's SICK!
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