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ghenton
02-13-2009, 03:10 PM
JC Penny 135mm
serial - 786633
f range 2.8 - 22
focal range 5' - 50 - infinity
6 blades
Minolta mount
55mm filter
built in hood

Very solid build, all glass and steel feel, much like to older Vivitar series 1. Sharp images wide open, very very sharp once stopped down. . Nice smooth feel. There is about 300 degree of rotation on the focus ring for nice accurate focus. Very good colour and contrast with no distortion. I did not see any CA. The bokeh was nice and smooth. This lens on on the large size for 135mm.

Gerry

ghenton
02-13-2009, 03:11 PM
some samples

cifcap
02-13-2009, 04:58 PM
Nice but you bought this from JC Penney?

mew63
02-13-2009, 07:05 PM
Nice but you bought this from JC Penney?

Years ago JC Penney used to be just like Sears, with all their own brand name stuff. I still have a bunch of JCP tools laying around the house.

cifcap
02-14-2009, 10:09 AM
Years ago JC Penney used to be just like Sears, with all their own brand name stuff. I still have a bunch of JCP tools laying around the house.
Ahh now I get it and I remember those days...does Sears still exist?

epark1281
06-17-2009, 09:21 AM
just purchased one from ebay for 35 USD.
Can't wait till i get it in my hands.:cool:

ghenton
06-17-2009, 12:21 PM
This is a very good lens, it is a little large and heavy for a 135mm, These 135mm f2.8 were the Portrait lenses from the days of lore. The Bokeh is great! I found that this lens is very good for flowers and such. The close focus is about 3 feet. Very very good color, contrast, sharpness. Looking forward to a few samples from you

Gerry

epark1281
06-22-2009, 06:24 AM
As you're already mentioned Gerry,
The lens is fairly sharp, even wide open, and for a 35 dollar lens, it's got good bokeh~
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_ejxp2uew7-w/Sj90HA6RNgI/AAAAAAAAEWM/v3NC5tyt-Ls/s800/P6204950.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_ejxp2uew7-w/Sj90GhsJ0oI/AAAAAAAAEWE/oT5YPH4K4tY/s800/P6204961.JPG

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_ejxp2uew7-w/Sj90HYFmEMI/AAAAAAAAEWQ/lnQlvXFMYOQ/s800/P6204911.JPG

The only thing that i found to be was a negative was it's long focal length and it's weight. It made for a fairly tough time for focusing and it also increased camera shake (at least for these feeble hands). I have to shoot at a minimum shutter speed of 1/50

Unfortunately it was raning all week this past week (and will for the coming week) so i wasn't able to take it outside at all. I'm saving judgment until then but so far so good! :)

alienchow
06-22-2009, 08:12 AM
Very cool! I'll be keeping my eyes open for one!

happy_mac
06-29-2009, 02:53 PM
What's the mount?

ghenton
06-29-2009, 05:38 PM
Mine was a Minolta mount, can be adapted to Olympus but no room for the confirmation chip.

Gerry