Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .

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M R Padmaraju
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Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .
Jan 19, 2014

Inexpensive and effective 135 , 2.8 for $25. given this result @ f.2.8 . C/C please .

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Re: Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .
In reply to M R Padmaraju, Jan 19, 2014

Can you post an image of the lens?

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In reply to M R Padmaraju, Jan 19, 2014

There was a SMC-A* 135mm f1.8 and a SMC-A 135mm f2.8.  Both would be manual focus.  The SMC-A* can sell for well over $1K and is hard to find.  I know from experience since I was looking for one last year and ended up with a SMC-FA 135mm f2.8

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Re: Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .
In reply to KL Matt, Jan 19, 2014

Thank you , KL Matt , Will post an image of the lens shortly .

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In reply to Jim Beverlin, Jan 19, 2014

Thank you , Jim Beverlin . I got this lens on e-bay .com , from USA just today . And it did not disappoint me .  I have a M 135 , 3.5 . also .

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Re: Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .
In reply to KL Matt, Jan 19, 2014

Here are some pictures of the lens you were interested in , KL Matt.

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In reply to M R Padmaraju, Jan 19, 2014

Money well spent!

I have always said you don't always need expensive gear.

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Interesting...
In reply to M R Padmaraju, Jan 19, 2014

M R Padmaraju wrote:


Is that an "A" setting on the aperture? It sure looks like the (A)P mark could be. Even has the lock button next to it. It looks good wide open, which is a rarity for many of the fast 135mm lenses, so you got a steal regardless, but if that's an "A" position, I'd say you really found a gem.

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From a search of the other Pentax forum, it appears it is an A version of the Sears macro 135 f/2.8 that I have. Wide open I have not been all that fond of mine, but at f/4 it is drastically better. I'd use mine a lot more if it had the A setting.

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In reply to Simon Devlin, Jan 20, 2014

Thank you , Simon .

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In reply to GossCTP, Jan 20, 2014

Thank you GossCTP,  am feeling lucky .

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