which 135mm manual lens

Started Aug 9, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Re: which 135mm manual lens
In reply to Marc Sabatella, Aug 13, 2010

Forget old lenses -

SMC K 135 f 2.5 is big, and show strong green CA wide open - and you need w.o...,
Tak K mount f 2.5 is big, substandard opticaly and prone to flare,
SMC K 135 f3.5 is big and not fast,
smc M 135 f3.5 is small but not fast and good but not excelent,
A 135 f 2.8 is substandard,
A*135 f1.8 is huge and show some pretty weird bokeh...

Take smc F 135 f 2.8 IF, sharp, with good bokeh, with fast AF (but some tendancy to hunt when not well pointed), with fancy telescopic lens hood, with metal construction, and very very very small,

or take the similar FA 135 f 2.8 IF, plastic fantastic, no telescopic hood, not that fast AF but good, not that well CA corected but OK, not that small but fine.

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