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Old Apr 12, 2006, 5:00 PM   #1
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I wish I can put a star after FA. But it is not.
Is that a keeper?
Looks sharp but it is a lot less useful than FA100 2.8 macro. Around $170 US and it is a Pentax refurbished one from Henry of Toronto.

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Old Apr 12, 2006, 6:02 PM   #2
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$170 is a great price for an FA135/2.8, I paid more for an EX from KEH.com.

It's a very contrasty and fast focussing lens. I don't get rid of mine, eventhough I have a TokinaAT-XPro80-200/2.8 AF as well. TheFA135 isjust very easy to take along and isn't obtrusive.Actually, that's everything the Tokina isn't :G.
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 4:43 AM   #3
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$170 is a great price for an FA135/2.8, I paid more for an EX from KEH.com.
I think by KEH standard this is probably EX-. Indoor shot is quite decent too I believe

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Maybe we could start a "picture of your pen jar/mug/holder" taken with your favourite lens thread?:lol:

Couldn't resist, the FA135mm f2.8 certainly is a keeper, equivalent to a 200mm f2.8 from the film days. We sometimes forget that at the telephoto end of things our small sensor DSLRs have made modest lenses into real stars (no pun intended).

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Old Apr 13, 2006, 5:11 PM   #5
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Maybe we could start a "picture of your pen jar/mug/holder" taken with your favourite lens thread?


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Ira,

hey, it is still around very early spring in toronto
even tulips are not out yet
today happens to be the first day reaching a high of 20 C daytime.
my furnace was still on last night.
really not too much choice indoor.
both my daughter and wife are sick of being my models. i don't think you have a lot of choice in NFD either.
in 2 weeks it should be fine though

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Old Apr 13, 2006, 5:35 PM   #6
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Myself I got quite a few pics of the books in the shelf in the bedroom:-)

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Old Apr 13, 2006, 7:09 PM   #7
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Myself I got quite a few pics of the books in the shelf in the bedroom:-)

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how about some bedroom scene/pict without the books/bookcase?

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Old Apr 13, 2006, 8:56 PM   #8
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Takumar-F 70-200mm f4-5.6, ISO800, 95mm, f4.5, 1/60.
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Old Apr 13, 2006, 10:09 PM   #9
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Maybe we could start a "picture of your pen jar/mug/holder" taken with your favourite lens thread?:lol:
It was almost 7 pm and I went out for some outdoor shots. Well it was taken 1/125s, 135=200mm 2.8 wide open at 800. This lens really enables me to shoot unobtrusively.
It is the first time we have 20 degree C daytime this Spring. Well we are getting there.

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Old Apr 16, 2006, 1:30 PM   #10
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I don't have the bookcase photos, but I have a bunch of a not-very-inspiring sunrise over a very green golf course that I took with various lenses (primarily the 135 Takumar and the 50-200 DA lenses, with a couple taken by the 24mm 2.8. I've been gone for a couple of days and we had a window that looked out on the golf course.

I did have some sucess taking photos with the 50mm 1.7 inside a cavern yesterday. They were handheld without flash and I knew that many would show camera shake (hard to avoid if you are shooting at about 1/10 sec.), but a number of them worked out reasonably well. We were on a tour and I didn't want to hold everyone up to change lenses, so I didn't try the 24mm 2.8. I'm not sure it would have been fast enough, given that I was struggling with the 1.7!
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