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| p.1 #18 · Another classic: pre-AI 135 f/2 |
Thanks, you guys. Curtis, if you're shelling out more cash in the future for this lens, it's Karma, pure and simple. I don't think I'd have even been thinking about it if it weren't for you mentioning and showing shots from the 200 f/4, which really got me started looking at old teles (the only reason I was looking at MF before your post was to explore wide angles, which really isn't my shooting style). So, your fault, bub.
Yes, the bokeh on this lens is wonderful....in some ways it has the same feel as some of the shots I saw that first made me notice the 200/2 VR, which I could never afford. While I would have scoffed only last month at the prospect of dropping $500+ for such a dinosaur, I am now keeping my eyes open for another one, just in case anything happens to this one. I love it that much. It's so easy to MF this lens, and it has an incredible heavy quality build feel to it.