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Old Aug 15, 2006, 3:26 PM   #11
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Here are some recent comments on the 135mm f/2.8

Interestingly, two posters in the thread have both the 100mm f/2 and 135mm f/2.8

One prefers the 100mm f/2 and the other prefers the 135mm f/2.8. :-)

http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5737

I prefer the 100mm f/2 for the type of shooting I do more often.

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Old Aug 15, 2006, 3:56 PM   #12
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Do you think they are comparable in quality? I don't know how to judge quality yet. I've taken great shots with the kit lens ( 18-70mm ) and honestly can't tell between that and the 28-75mm.

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Here are some recent comments on the 135mm f/2.8

Interestingly, two posters in the thread have both the 100mm f/2 and 135mm f/2.8

One prefers the 100mm f/2 and the other prefers the 135mm f/2.8. :-)

http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=5737

I prefer the 100mm f/2 for the type of shooting I do more often.
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Old Aug 15, 2006, 5:40 PM   #13
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I think the 100mm f/2 has got a stop (or maybe even 2) on it in sharpness (it's probably as sharp at f/2.8 as the 135mm is at f/4 or f/5.6), as well as being a stop brighter (max f/2 versus f/2.8 ), and I think the 100mm f/2 is a bit better for flare resistance and CA.

Both seem to be good lenses, though.

Also, that's just my general take on them and it's not controlled conditions tests using them both side by side.

Why decide between them? Use the one that's more appropriate for the focal length and brightness you need at the time. That's one reason I have both lenses. ;-)

I probably use my 100mm more. But, someone else may use the 135mm more.


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Old Aug 15, 2006, 7:33 PM   #14
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P.S.

I notice that some of the user reviews at dyxum for the Minolta 100mm f/2 are mentioning how it compares to the 135mm f/2.8 (some of the users reviewing them have both lenses).

But, I'd shoot with both of them yourself and make up your own mind which one is best (and one is only better than the other if it's the best focal range for what and where you're shooting, too). ;-)

http://www.dyxum.com/reviews/lenses/....asp?IDLens=73

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