Old SMC-M 135mm f3.5 surprises.


Link Posted 21/07/2022 - 17:57
Ok, apologies as I'm still playing with the 26mm extension tube created from a TC. Using the K1 mkII and all hand held, shutter speed, 1/250th and 1/500th, f3.5 I believe I used
But I was more than pleasantly surprised how good the SMC-M 135mm f3.5 was, here are some pictures rushed out with only some contrast added to 2 of them in GIMP before scaling them down;

2. Then another insect arrived;



Link Posted 21/07/2022 - 21:51
The M 135/3.5 has always been regarded as an ok lens, nothing more. Probably because they sold in plentiful numbers and were very reasonably priced.

I think it is a stellar lens that has never disappointed me on film or digital.

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Link Posted 21/07/2022 - 23:34
These are, to take pschlute's comment a tad further, these are 'stellar' images. So good.
Be well, stay safe.


Link Posted 21/07/2022 - 23:45
I think it only gets knocked because of its f2.8 brother in either A or K format.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 22/07/2022 - 08:55
Never mind the lens, these are seriously good pictures (and they get better when clicking on them and viewing the large version).

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