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OM 135mm f3.5

Does anyone have any experience of this lens?
I have just bought one, not received it yet...but some reviews appear to sing its praises and others say its poor (predictably)...I thought it was worth trying for 30.
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Re: OM 135mm f3.5

I'll write a review when I've tried it out....its seems an extremely economic means to a 270mm equivalent prime.
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Re: OM 135mm f3.5

I used to have one until I replaced it with a Zuiko 135mm f/2.8

Excellent lens.
A classic Zuiko in many ways:

More than reasonably sharp even wide open, compact dimensions, superb handling and creamy bokeh.

It can very sufficiently replace the AF Zuiko 40-150mm with just a fraction of the cost and if you of course can live with manual focusing.
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Re: OM 135mm f3.5

Hello Brian,

You will not be dissapointed an excellent lens. This was taken at Porthleven Cornwall last weekend.





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Re: OM 135mm f3.5

Just received my lens....here are my first attempts.....using my willing model and a gatepost....
I found focussing difficult with focus magnification but easy without.
These are the only keepers from about 30 shots...most underexposed - so I need to pay more attention to the histogram and ignore the viewfinder image for brightness. Overall I have to say this is a capable lens.....great bokeh...and sharp!





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Nice
So is this on the EM-5?
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Re: OM 135mm f3.5

Yes it is...the second pic is at ISO800, the others at ISO200.
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Re: OM 135mm f3.5

Nothing wrong with those pix!
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Re: OM 135mm f3.5

The f3.5 is supposed to be better than the f2.8. I had the former and used it a bit with my E-3.
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