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Re: [OM] Documentation & 135mm question

Subject: Re: [OM] Documentation & 135mm question
From: "Wiese" <wiese@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 22:37:04 +1000

In Sydney, I've seen 135/2.8 Zuikos go for anything between $170 and $300
AUD, depending on condition and vendor ignorance/incompetence.  I bought
mine in Ex-condition (from a dealer I've since decided is generally
overpriced) for $210, and I love it; it's sharp and I get a lot of varied
use out of it - some portraits, candids, and landscape, though you might
consider it redundant if you have a faster 100 or 180mm.  I find it not too
difficult too handhold, especially with higher shutterspeeds, although I
have taken sunsets on Velvia with it, handheld with no problems.

I've only seen one 135/3.5, and it was going for $95 about a month ago.

You probably already know about it, but Photographic Trader magazine has
heaps of private classifieds, with fair amounts of Oly gear, and is an easy
place to hunt for the best prices.



Original message:

Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 17:02:50 +1000
From: "Terry and Tracey" <foxcroft@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [OM] Documentation & 135mm question

>A good third party 135 is the Vivitar Series 1 135 F2.3. I bought mine
>last year for $60.00 in mint condition. This lens is very large-it weighs
>675g, uses 72mm filters, and has a min. focus distance of 3'-but is sharp
>and extremely well made. Its' large size is unavoidable due to its speed
>and this size does take away from the compact functionality of the OM
>system. However, for a fast, cheap 135, it is a good choice.
>Gary Faulkenberry

I haven't looked at this length much. What are the second hand Oly prices


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