Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .

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M R Padmaraju Senior Member • Posts: 2,366
Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .
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Inexpensive and effective 135 , 2.8 for $25. given this result @ f.2.8 . C/C please .

Thanks ,

mrp.

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KL Matt Veteran Member • Posts: 5,775
Re: Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .

Can you post an image of the lens?

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Jim Beverlin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,460
Re: Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .

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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M R Padmaraju OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,366
Re: Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .

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

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M R Padmaraju OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,366
Re: Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .

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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M R Padmaraju OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,366
Re: Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .

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

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Re: Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .
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Money well spent!

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

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GossCTP Veteran Member • Posts: 4,719
Interesting...

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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M R Padmaraju OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,366
Re: Star D 135 , 2.8 , $25 only .

Thank you , Simon .

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M R Padmaraju OP Senior Member • Posts: 2,366
Re: Interesting...

Thank you GossCTP,  am feeling lucky .

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