K 135mm F2.5 bokeh

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fvalduga
fvalduga Junior Member • Posts: 27
K 135mm F2.5 bokeh
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The bokeh of this lens still amazes me. It looks like painting to me. Feel free to share yours. Thanks!

K135mm 2.5 wide open

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robbo d
robbo d Senior Member • Posts: 2,027
Re: K 135mm F2.5 bokeh

......your right, that looks real nice to me. Has good potential for portrait work as well ??

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fvalduga
fvalduga OP Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: K 135mm F2.5 bokeh

robbo d wrote:

......your right, that looks real nice to me. Has good potential for portrait work as well ??

Thanks! I believe it is a little long for portraits since it is equivalent to a 200mm (35mm) mounted on a APS-C camera.

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waxwaine Contributing Member • Posts: 993
Re: K 135mm F2.5 bokeh
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It´s a lens with a lot of character. Similar render as SMC-M 50mm f1.4, like a big bro.

On the picture above, exif shows a wrong focal lenght because I didn´t input that information correctly before shooting, but this was taken certainly with my SMC-K 135mm f2.5 at f2.5.

fvalduga
fvalduga OP Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: K 135mm F2.5 bokeh

Nice shot waxwaine! One of the reasons that I like Pentax is the fact that we can use these legacy lenses easily...and there are plenty of them. They are cheap, well built (all metal), and have very good optics.

Cheers,

Felipe

A few more photos with this lens...

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dandeluca Junior Member • Posts: 30
Re: K 135mm F2.5 bokeh

Wow, that really is lovely.

MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 35,681
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Well shot, I feel the same way about my Sigma 24mm F1.8, up close its bokeh is second to none!

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brecklundin Senior Member • Posts: 1,995
downright ourdy & painterly....

Nice example.  I just bought a copy of the SMC Tak 135/3.5 and can't wait to take it for a spin but your shot reminds me what a keep that 135/2.5 is and I "must" have one.  

brandrx Forum Pro • Posts: 28,337
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Outstanding image quality and bokeh with that lens. Very well done. I like it.

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fvalduga OP Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: K 135mm F2.5 bokeh

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Cheers,

Felipe

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Tucabert Regular Member • Posts: 103
Re: K 135mm F2.5 bokeh

fvalduga wrote:

The bokeh of this lens still amazes me. It looks like painting to me. Feel free to share yours. Thanks!

K135mm 2.5 wide open

Is this the Super Takumar you are referring to?

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fvalduga
fvalduga OP Junior Member • Posts: 27
Re: K 135mm F2.5 bokeh

Tucabert wrote:

Is this the Super Takumar you are referring to?

Nope. It is the Pentax-K.

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KentG Veteran Member • Posts: 4,396
Re: K 135mm F2.5 bokeh

I still have my SMC-Takumar version of that lens which has similar performance to the K-mount version but not quite as good. Many of the K series lenses were carry-overs from their M42 line. However the K 125/2.5 was a different optical design and had 2 more elements than the SMC-T, Takumar (Bayonet) 135/2.5 or 135/2.8 or the Pentax A 125/2.8.

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