Pentax M 135mm f3.5


noddywithoutbigears

Link Posted 24/09/2009 - 17:11
Hi All

Just a quick question regarding the above, I've just recently purchased the M 200 f4 and was looking to compliment it with it's smaller brother. The problem seems to be varied reports of the 135mm, some say it's barely OK but others think it's fantastic so I'm unsure as to whether to go ahead and buy one.

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
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johnriley

Link Posted 24/09/2009 - 17:13
It won't cost you very much and it's an excellent lens. There are quite a few 135mm lenses from Pentax but it's the Pentax Takumar (Bayonet) 135mm f2.5 that normally gets the "thumbs down" and even that one is not bad at all.
Best regards, John

mikew

Link Posted 24/09/2009 - 17:24
John isn't there a budget version of the 135 f3.5 as well as the 2.5?

You pay a decent price for these lenses given their age.

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Hardgravity

Link Posted 24/09/2009 - 17:54
As long as it's a Pentax M SMC lens it should be fine, mine cost £15 and gives superb results.
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mikew

Link Posted 24/09/2009 - 18:09
I wish I could get one for £15
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johnriley

Link Posted 24/09/2009 - 18:15
Quote:
John isn't there a budget version of the 135 f3.5 as well as the 2.5?

Not to my knowledge. In the M series days there wasn't the same distinction as to budget lenses and pro ones as there is now.
Best regards, John

Malo1961

Link Posted 24/09/2009 - 18:50
There is a Takumar 2,5/135 non smc. The 3,5/135 is made in K and M version and with SMC. Both are very good. There is also the SMC K 2.5/135 which is regarded the best.

HTH,
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beakynet

Link Posted 25/09/2009 - 11:48
I have this lens, though I don't use it that often, when I have it has proved to be very good with good colour rendition. It is also very compact and works very well with stopped down meatering on my K10D.
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
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Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon

womble

Link Posted 25/09/2009 - 11:55
I have the SMC "K" version which is very nice, and much to my delight managed to find the correct lens hood for it last night. Now all I need is the case!

Cheers, Kris.
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noddywithoutbigears

Link Posted 25/09/2009 - 16:18
Thanks guys for your imput, I've taken the plunge and went for the M f3.5.
A poor life this, if full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare. W.H Davies

pschlute

Link Posted 25/09/2009 - 16:21
You won't be disappointed
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