Lens wanted.


takuman

Link Posted 21/07/2022 - 20:17
Evening all. I am keen to purchase a PENTAX-F SMC 135mm LENS 1:2.8. Have found a couple on the other place but would prefer to buy here.
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LennyBloke

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 13:42
Would an FA version be of interested to you ?

I believe the optics are the same but the coatings will be a later development I imagine
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Pwynnej

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 13:51
very few about, just saw one on usedlens.co.uk
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

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takuman

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 14:57
Thanks, the one on usedlens appears to be 35-135 zoom.
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takuman

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 15:00
Thanks regarding FA. I prefer the F and having a punt on ebay at moment. May get back to you if I don't win it.
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Pwynnej

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 16:05
takuman wrote:
Thanks, the one on usedlens appears to be 35-135 zoom.

Not that one

This one: link

Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

LennyBloke

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 17:03
takuman wrote:
Thanks regarding FA. I prefer the F and having a punt on ebay at moment. May get back to you if I don't win it.

No worries - I was considering bidding on that one (as it's local to me) but I'll hold off

The one Pwynnej has linked actually seems to be a fairly good buy - condition looks good and they often go for towards 300. My FA cost a fair bit more than this!
LennyBloke

Mike-P

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 18:03
I sold mine on Ebay a few weeks ago and it fetched around the same as the one on Ebay

I think that's a decent asking price tbh.
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takuman

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 18:47
Thanks to all advice, on having second thoughts (and the fact that I do have a K series 135/3.5) I have cancelled my bid. Mike-P I had seen the eBay 220 one and it was on my watch list. My eyes will cope with manual focus for a while longer I hope. Thanks again. John
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takuman

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 19:17
Pentax-K 135/3.5. Why was I thinking of changing to Pentax -F ??? Madness

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Lubbyman

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 21:23
takuman wrote:
Pentax-K 135/3.5. Why was I thinking of changing to Pentax -F ???

Because the F 135/2.8 can do this ...........And because that e-bay price is less than I parted with to get one from a forum member a year ago... .





Steve

takuman

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 21:25
Have had a thought about this fiasco. Decided I was suffering from a severe case of advanced LBA. After a couple of G & T's (well 4 actually) I am feeling much better thank you. SWMBO has stopped beating me which made me see the errors of my ways. Goodnight all.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 23:02
I like that the one on eBay says no lens hood
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takuman

Link Posted 23/07/2022 - 10:37
Yes its me again, head is fine before you ask. Awoke this morning, cup of tea another look at the listing on Ebay, and then a flash from the past, in the back of my office drawer I remembered I have the Pentax-F 1.7 AF Adapter, sure enough I have it. attached it to the my K/135/3.5, works perfectly, entered 250 when camera asked for focal length, works perfectly, now for question could I also add HD - DA 1.4 AF REAR CONVERTER in tandem, or use it on its own.
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Lubbyman

Link Posted 23/07/2022 - 12:30
Glad to hear your head is still in good condition. Due to years of practice with G & T's?
takuman wrote:
could I also add HD - DA 1.4 AF REAR CONVERTER in tandem, or use it on its own.

You could, it will work OK on its own (that's what it's designed for...) and should work in tandem with the 1.7. But there would be compromises when using in tandem: 2+ stops slower (1 from the 1.4, 1+ from the 1.7), more glass reduces image quality etc.. The only way to find out whether tandem works well enough for you is to try it. Go on, you know you want to!

Steve
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