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    Default JCPenny 135mm f2.8

    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.

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    Default Re: JCPenny 135mm f2.8

    some samples
    E330, E520, Zuiko 14-42, Zuiko 14-45, Zuiko 40-150, Zuiko 11-22, Ziko 50-200,Sigma 50-500, Sigma 18-50EX DC Macro, Sigma 150/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro,Sigma 105/2.8, Sigma 55-200, Olympus EX25, virtual village focus screen, ME-1 Eyecup, Metz 44 Flash,Slik PRO400DX TriPod, Giottos MH7001-621 BallHead, Ownuser FX-FBH Battery Grip, 200+ legacy lenses.

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    Default Re: JCPenny 135mm f2.8

    Nice but you bought this from JC Penney?
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    Default Re: JCPenny 135mm f2.8

    Quote Originally Posted by cifcap View Post
    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.
    E-520, ZD14-42mm, ZD14-54mm, FL-36R

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    Quote Originally Posted by mew63 View Post
    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?
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    Default Re: JCPenny 135mm f2.8

    just purchased one from ebay for 35 USD.
    Can't wait till i get it in my hands.

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    Default Re: JCPenny 135mm f2.8

    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

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    Default Re: JCPenny 135mm f2.8

    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~






    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!

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    Default Re: JCPenny 135mm f2.8

    Very cool! I'll be keeping my eyes open for one!

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    Default Re: JCPenny 135mm f2.8

    What's the mount?

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    Default Re: JCPenny 135mm f2.8

    Mine was a Minolta mount, can be adapted to Olympus but no room for the confirmation chip.

    Gerry
    E330, E520, Zuiko 14-42, Zuiko 14-45, Zuiko 40-150, Zuiko 11-22, Ziko 50-200,Sigma 50-500, Sigma 18-50EX DC Macro, Sigma 150/2.8 APO EX DG HSM Macro,Sigma 105/2.8, Sigma 55-200, Olympus EX25, virtual village focus screen, ME-1 Eyecup, Metz 44 Flash,Slik PRO400DX TriPod, Giottos MH7001-621 BallHead, Ownuser FX-FBH Battery Grip, 200+ legacy lenses.

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