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Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by HeatherTheVet, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    So I got a bit excited the other night when I saw a lovely looking lens going cheap on ebay. I managed to snap it up for £15 inc postage. It's in great nick, no dust or scratches or dings. It has a screw on filter of some sort (not sure what). It's very pretty. But I have realised I'm not actually sure what it's for.

    So - what would YOU do with a Canon FD 135mm f3.5-32 lens?

    I'll get it on the NEX tonight and see what it can see.
     
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    good gravy that'll be HUGE on your NEX. Assuming you can balance it on there, you'll be able to get some crazy shallow DOF. I'd use it for shooting bokeh city lights.
     
  3. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    The Vivitar 210mm is much bigger :)
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    do you shoot much with that big gun on that little body?
     
  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    What would I do with it?
    I'd go out and take photographs with it, Heather ... it'll be sharp as you like, I expect ... point it at some birdies
     
  6. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    I have done, yes. It really need to be on a tripod or perched on top of something though, its very wobbly image wise.
    The joy of ignorance - if you don't know what the rules are you don't notice when you break them!

    This is what it does
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  7. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    oooh nice , I think I'll get one
     
  8. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Well, remember to clean your kitchen unit before you try to take pictures of strawberries on it. Just like I didn't.

    PS it's a Vivitar 70-210, Canon FD fit. Cheap off ebay.
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I think I'll get a strawberry, too ;)
     
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  10. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    don't do that Luke, you'll only have buyer's remorse ...
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    well played, sir.
     
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  12. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    that's very sporting of you
     
  13. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    so leaving the back-clapping aside (jolly well done all round chaps...)

    What about the 135mm?!
     
  14. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

    682
    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    I might chase butterflies with it, or birds at the backyard feeder.
     
  15. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I'm a bit confused now Heather ... is it a Canon 135mm prime lens or a Vivitar 70-210mm zoom ?
     
  16. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    I actually have one. The nFD version. It's fairly compact and light for a 135mm. I've used mine with a m4/3 adapter, which turns it into a 270mm equivalent lens. This is what I have done with it:

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    Zoo by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    All taken at the Mayagüez Zoo, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico with a Lumix G2.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  17. winginkris

    winginkris SC Veteran

    315
    Dec 15, 2011
    Love the Rhino pic!
     
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  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I would do with it what Antonio did, but not as well.
     
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  19. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    979
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Antonio, are those hand held?
    I have a 135 in M42 mount and tried it on my Nex3 once. Composing with it was so wobbly that I haven't used it since:-(
    But your results are lovely, will have to try and brace it on something.
     
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  20. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I would do what Antonio did but low to the ground with flowers :D Since I have neither I won't be doing that btw
     
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