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Old July 26th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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best manual 135mm

I'm thinking of asking in the Canon forums, but I know gh2 users like to use old manual lens so that's why I'm asking here. Applications are gonna be for weddings.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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That's hard to answer Victor (especially since I don't do weddings) IMO, I would look at 50mm for tighter shots, I love my Nikkor 55mm 2.8 but for something that needs to work in lower light, either my Pentax G 50mm 1.7 or Canon 50mm 1.4.

My preference would be the Pentax because it's nearly as sharp and handles better.

For wider shots....hands down, Nikkor 24mm 2.8.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #3
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don I'm looking for a 135 only
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Old July 26th, 2012, 06:59 AM   #4
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I just reread it Victor. Sorry, it's been a long night.
I'll go to bed now.
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:28 AM   #5
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Leica Elmarit-R 135 (debatable). There are a number of good 135/2.8s to be had.

The Canon EF 135/2L is a solid lens as well
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Old July 26th, 2012, 07:57 AM   #6
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The vintage Canon FD glass works well and is a relative bargain.

Canon FD 135mm f2.0, FD 135mm f2.8 & 135mm f3.5
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Old July 26th, 2012, 09:29 AM   #7
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135mm F/2.5 is a fun cheap lens. Not the greatest, but really cheap. I haven't used mine in over a year, I need to sell it along with my fisheye, but I've been too lazy.

For wedding work it just seemed so much easier to buy a videocamera, which I eventually did. Best decision I ever made.
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135mm F/2.5 is a fun cheap lens. Not the greatest, but really cheap. I haven't used mine in over a year, I need to sell it along with my fisheye, but I've been too lazy.

For wedding work it just seemed so much easier to buy a videocamera, which I eventually did. Best decision I ever made.
Yeah, I want a camcorder and then DSLR for beauty shot. Takumar 135 f2.5 right?
Pentax Takumar 2.5/135mm Lens For PENTAX K Mount | eBay

is there a difference between takumar and super takumar?
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Old July 26th, 2012, 01:12 PM   #9
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Mine is a Canon lens Victor.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 12:23 AM   #10
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I have a Yashica/Contax 135/2.8 - I get very nice results, although it's not a lens length I use very often. I think it cost me 50 on ebay.

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Old July 27th, 2012, 05:40 PM   #11
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I've got the Canon FD 135 f2 - more than happy with it.
Sharp and fast.
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