Carl Zeiss for Sony Alpha/Minolta Maxxum 135mm f/1.8

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Alan Browne, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    Full frame, so will work on my Maxxum 9 as well as future Sony bodies.

    Otherwise it is a smoking fast "200" equivalent on the current digital

    .... ordered it yesterday, at a pretty good price locally (a bit more
    that B&H, but makes up for the shipping price while keeping the local
    merchants of fine eqt. in business).

    A week or so, I guess... pisser is my large filters are 72mm and this
    takes 77mm...

    Alan Browne, Jul 7, 2007
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  2. Alan Browne

    Paul Furman Guest

    That will be fun. I'm still learning the Nikon MF 135mm f/2
    Paul Furman, Jul 7, 2007
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  3. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    How dare you write to me with your 1/3 stop slower lens. The nerve!


    Any tips?

    Alan Browne, Jul 8, 2007
  4. I see you are still trying to get a jab in at B&H? You just can't let it
    What kind of crap are you buying? Pro lenses only come with 77mm threads.
    Fear not, you can buy a 72-77mm stepping ring for $5.00.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Jul 8, 2007
  5. Alan Browne

    Paul Furman Guest

    Mostly learning what distance I want to use it. I like the look fairly
    close up... further away things just look hazy & the OOF can break out
    in hives at medium distance backgrounds. It's good for manual focus but
    that takes a lot of concentration.
    Paul Furman, Jul 8, 2007
  6. Alan Browne

    Alan Browne Guest

    I'm in MF most of the time but used to shallow focus zones with the 100,
    80-200 and 300. I like the close up look when using long lenses for
    many things including portraits. Can always "stop down focus" if needed
    as well.

    I've long lusted after the Maxxum 135 f/2.8 [T4.5] STF, but I'll see how
    I do with the CZ. I'd rather have the Maxxum, actually... but it's no
    longer available and not findable used. (There is the Sony version
    which is optically identical...).

    Alan Browne, Jul 8, 2007
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