Pentax smc DA 50-135mm help !


puma

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 22:23
can anyone if they have a Pentax smc DA 50-135mm f/2.8 lens show me any photos that they have so i can make my mind up as weather to buy one!
any help would be greatful or has anyone got one for sale ??
my web site http://www.swilsonphotography.foliopic.com/
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beginner

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 22:44
Hello Puma....you commented on one in my portfolio!....the man playing the instrument!...lol...you seemed to like it!.....The 50/135 is a superb lens,sharp as sharp can be!....I love mine.



Ps all my "Goth shots" were taken with it!....
K20D...ist DS ,DA18/55,DA16/45.DA* 50/135,"A"1.7 50MM..."A" 70/210..M 50mm f2...Tamron 90mm macro,28/300 Tamron,200/500 Tamron 6.9....A Pentax DA*300... Sigma10/20,FA31mm 1.8 Ltd*********,FA 77mm Ltd!

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Rataegeoff

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 22:47
Hello Puma

The 50-135 is a great lens. I'd say well designed for portraits in natural light.

I got mine for use in floodlit sports where sometimes the telephoto end is not long enough at 135 mm so heavy cropping becomes the way

So its a great lens if you need that focal range.

I wonder what others will say or where they find it to be an invaluable lens.
K10D,KX, DA 18-55, DA 17-70 AL(IF) SDM, DA*50-135, Sigma 70-300, DAL 50-300mm, Kenko 1.5x, loads of SD cards and even more optimism

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womble

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 22:53
It is the last lens I would part with.

Have a look here.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the cameraÖ they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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Mannesty

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 23:06
womble wrote:
It is the last lens I would part with.

Have a look here.

I think it's one of Pentax's finest lenses and I'll not part with mine.

If you can get one for a good price, buy it, you'll not be disappointed, guaranteed.

If you don't need the speed of an f2.8 lens, consider the DA* 60-250mm f4 option, it's a cracker and every bit as good IQ as the 50-135mm but with extra reach at the expense of low light performance.
Peter E Smith

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Last Edited by Mannesty on 31/08/2010 - 23:09

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polchraine

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 23:12
puma wrote:
can anyone if they have a Pentax smc DA 50-135mm f/2.8 lens show me any photos that they have so i can make my mind up as weather to buy one!
any help would be greatful or has anyone got one for sale ??

Just one of mine ...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/Polchraine/PentaxForum/AWA_3163b.jpg
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

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puma

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 23:30
It is a cracker I just had a look at yours womble and yes I did like yours beginner I DO NEED THIS LENS it looks so sharp and for the low light performance I gotta agree with you all it looks like I will have to buy one.
Amazon the best they do is £827.20 wow looks like iam saving up, lol thanks for all the help on making my mind up ITíS A MUST mannesty your so right not to part with yours,polchraine nice photo, ive got green eye with all you guys thatís got one.

my web site http://www.swilsonphotography.foliopic.com/
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puma

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 23:31
so many green there all helpfull thanks again
my web site http://www.swilsonphotography.foliopic.com/
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Mannesty

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 23:39
puma wrote:

Amazon the best they do is £827.20 wow looks like iam saving up

Amazon, are you mad? Have you never heard of SRS Microsystems?

With free postage to forum members too. There, see, I've saved you better than £60 already.
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream
Last Edited by Mannesty on 31/08/2010 - 23:41

puma

Link Posted 31/08/2010 - 23:58
again thanks lol pffooooooooow
my web site http://www.swilsonphotography.foliopic.com/
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K10D

Link Posted 01/09/2010 - 00:20
Mannesty wrote:
puma wrote:

Amazon the best they do is £827.20 wow looks like iam saving up

Amazon, are you mad? Have you never heard of SRS Microsystems?

With free postage to forum members too. There, see, I've saved you better than £60 already.

Only another GBP230 or so to reduce it to the NY price (GBP535) at B&H. I raise this again as were we in Europe the only market to see the jump in prices for photographic equipment?

As for the lens, I did buy mine in the UK from RGB as they were shedding stock and it was GBP489 with full UK warranty. Other than that it is excellent and also works very well with the 1.7AF TC.

Regards

i-Berg

Link Posted 01/09/2010 - 00:51
This is a quality lens Steve - another vote for it. Good IQ & rendering, and at f2.8 very usable indeed. While it may not be the longest zoom, it is equivalent to around 200 mm in 35mm terms.
http://www.pbase.com/iberg

polchraine

Link Posted 01/09/2010 - 00:55
K10D wrote:
Mannesty wrote:
Quote:

Amazon the best they do is £827.20 wow looks like iam saving up

Amazon, are you mad? Have you never heard of SRS Microsystems?

With free postage to forum members too. There, see, I've saved you better than £60 already.

Only another GBP230 or so to reduce it to the NY price (GBP535) at B&H. I raise this again as were we in Europe the only market to see the jump in prices for photographic equipment?

As for the lens, I did buy mine in the UK from RGB as they were shedding stock and it was GBP489 with full UK warranty. Other than that it is excellent and also works very well with the 1.7AF TC.

Regards

Not quite ...

Based on the current x-rate (had to transfer $800 earlier) it is around £550 but sales tax will be added to that so nearer £600.

Still a £165 saving though.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

Canada_Rockies

Link Posted 01/09/2010 - 04:47
I have the 50-135 DA*, and I love it. I used it one day with the F 1.7X AF rear converter, and could not be happier.

link
Albert in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
K3, M 400/5.6, M 100/4 macro, DA 12-24, DA* 16-50, DA L 55-300
FA 24-90, 1.7X AFA, 1.4X-S
AF 540 FGZ flash

redbusa99

Link Posted 01/09/2010 - 07:13
number: 160475261875
this one is on ebay at the moment £500 just over an hour to go(7.13 a.m)
odd lens or 2

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