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Re: [OM] Documentation & 135mm question

Subject: Re: [OM] Documentation & 135mm question
From: Joel Wilcox <jowilcox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 08:06:15 -0500
At 05:02 PM 7/29/1998 +1000, you wrote:
>>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

There were recently several Zuiko 135.f3.5's auctioned on eBay. I managed
to get a very good one rated "Mint -" or "Minty" for $55 US with the

BTW I don't understand gradations like "Mint -" which seems a little like
"Virgin -" to me.  Oh well, it's a good lens.


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