135mm Legacy Lens opinions wanted

Started Jan 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
dbiela
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Re: 135mm Legacy Lens opinions wanted
In reply to nevada5, Jan 8, 2013

nevada5 wrote:

I'm considering buying a 135mm lens (to use on my NEX-6). I'm looking at a Pentax M 135 f/3.5 and also a Minolto MD ROKKOR 135 f/3.5. I know something about the legendary Pentax quality, but not this lens. And the Minolta 135's are pretty cheap - which makes me concerned.

But I'm not stuck on anything, I have no experience with the Canons or Nikons in this range.

So if you have some knowledge/experience regarding 135mm legacy lenses, feel free to share.

I have been very happy with the Olympus OM 135mm f2.8 lens. I paid about $75 at a local dealer who had it for a few years and wanted it gone. It was in great shape but did not have the rear lens cap or front cap. It shoots great images and is very small compared to some other lenses of the same mm and f stop. I found it to be good at f2.8 and tops out at f5.6. You want to be on the look out for the OM "MC" for multi coded lens

Shot this in Chicago hand held

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