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I'm really thinking of buying the Mitakon 135mm F1.4 lens

 
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Oct 21, 2015 10:27 |  #1

http://www.dpreview.co​m …m-lens-is-up-for-preorder (external link)


It's only $3k and they are only builing 100 of them. 6.6lb lens :)

This is my dream lens but w/o AF. I was wishing that sigma would produce this lens. I am thinking about it though. I just wish they had some better samples before flying blind on a 3k lens.


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Oct 22, 2015 00:02 |  #2

you must have rock steady hands or plan to shoot from a tripod.
anyway, i wouldn't be as brave as you! :)

i am waiting for the 135 OS/IS/VC version!

but post a review! We can live vicariously


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Oct 22, 2015 00:14 |  #3

...and you haven't put your pre-order in yet because?????
I wouldn't be surprised if they were pretty much spoken for already.


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Oct 22, 2015 00:21 |  #4

For me the 3kg would be no big Problem, I use often 5kg lenses without tripod. 5kg is much and no longer time handholding possible for me, but 3kg sounds OK.
The price for such a focal length / f-stop ratio is extreme low, but still too much for me.


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Oct 22, 2015 01:42 |  #5

do it :lol:


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Oct 22, 2015 01:46 |  #6

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Oct 22, 2015 03:57 |  #7

Seems more like a collectors item to me.
What's wrong with the Canon (f/2.0) that it would justify a Mitakon (no Zeiss!!!) to take its place.
Lets face it, from f/1.4 to 2.0 is not that big of a deal or am I missing something here?




  
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Oct 22, 2015 06:24 |  #8

Lenty007 wrote in post #17755487 (external link)
Seems more like a collectors item to me.
What's wrong with the Canon (f/2.0) that it would justify a Mitakon (no Zeiss!!!) to take its place.
Lets face it, from f/1.4 to 2.0 is not that big of a deal or am I missing something here?

More blur (http://howmuchblur.com …4-on-a-0.9m-wide-subject) (external link), shallower DOF, and a full stop faster.

That's assuming it's usable wide open, of course.

EDIT: On my browser, the link isn't working properly. Just open the page and configure 135/2 against 135/1.4.


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Oct 22, 2015 07:11 |  #9

Can you afford it? Yes? DO IT!


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Oct 22, 2015 07:22 |  #10

I see at least 3 warning signs: the limited run of 100, the $500 deposit, and the explicit statement that they won't offer refunds for pre-orders.

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Oct 22, 2015 07:26 |  #11

PineBomb wrote in post #17755610 (external link)
I see at least 3 warning signs: the limited run of 100, the $500 deposit, and the explicit statement that they won't offer refunds for pre-orders.

It's not for me, but you should do it. ;-)a

Good point! How is their service with something like this? Will they repair/replace it for years to come?


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Oct 22, 2015 07:30 |  #12

Wow.....why not? :-)




  
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Oct 22, 2015 11:47 |  #13

sploo wrote in post #17755574 (external link)
More blur (http://howmuchblur.com …4-on-a-0.9m-wide-subject) (external link), shallower DOF, and a full stop faster.

That's assuming it's usable wide open, of course.

EDIT: On my browser, the link isn't working properly. Just open the page and configure 135/2 against 135/1.4.


Thanks for the link. It proves to me that the 135 F2 matches the 200 2.8 like I thought.

However it really shows that 200 F2 is really big difference from 300 2.8 :) I knwo what lens I want


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Oct 22, 2015 11:53 |  #14

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...and you haven't put your pre-order in yet because?????
I wouldn't be surprised if they were pretty much spoken for already.


Because this is the same guy who PMs people all the time wanting to buy items. Then says his wife wont let him, or some other excuse. I should post all the screenshots of the many times he's pulled this BS on me.


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Oct 22, 2015 11:59 |  #15

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Because this is the same guy who PMs people all the time wanting to buy items. Then says his wife wont let him, or some other excuse. I should post all the screenshots of the many times he's pulled this BS on me.

*grabs popcorn....


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