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FS: SMC Pentax-F 135mm F2.8 IF

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:54 pm
by LennyBloke
I have a fairly rare F series 135/2.8 IF lens up for sale - superb on full frame and APS-C, it has a user rating of 9.54 over on PentaxForums ( https://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreview ... -Lens.html ) and was the penultimate AF 135mm manufactured by Pentax (the FA is the last one but they share the same optical formula I believe).

The condition of this one is pretty average cosmetically - there is some of the grey coating scraped off on the main barrel, the serial number block is not present (stupid idea having a serial number on a rubberised block that can be removed or wear and fall out), the AF is fully working but is quite aggressive and noisy (if you've owned F series lenses then you may already be familiar with this) - there is a very slight "resistance" at between 2.5 and 3 feet, hardly noticeable but it is there. Optically quite clean (some minor dust and one or two tiny marks inside) and the aperture is positive and working fully.

It's getting harder and harder to find these in top condition - it is a 30 year old lens - so if you're a collector then this probably isn't for you. If you want a good user lens then this could be the one.


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Here's a mini Flickr albums of shots of and with the lens from this afternoon. There is no PP (default sharpening has been removed) except for minor exposure, highlights & shadows) :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/62460860@ ... 7865423902

You'll see that it's biggest weakness is purple fringeing/CA - I purposely haven't removed it to show how it is before PP.


Price: £189 plus P&P

UK Only, Bank Transfer, Cheque (cleared), PayPal (Gift), Postal Order or Cash on collection, Inspection Welcome.

FS: SMC Pentax-F 135mm F2.8 IF

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:26 pm
by LennyBloke
Price dropped to £175.

A few images taken with this lens on a K1 mkII this morning:

1. at f2.8.
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5. at f5.6 - focus is on the door knob.
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Offers considered :thumb: