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    Re: Next from Mitakon is 135mm 1.4

    Looks to be very interesting.
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    Re: Next from Mitakon is 135mm 1.4

    According to my handy DOF calculator, the area of focus would be less than an inch deep at 12 feet, when wide open. Might be tricky (but fun to try).

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    Re: Next from Mitakon is 135mm 1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEvangelist View Post
    According to my handy DOF calculator, the area of focus would be less than an inch deep at 12 feet, when wide open. Might be tricky (but fun to try).
    12 feet at 135mm? Is that a head and shoulder shot or a half body?

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    Re: Next from Mitakon is 135mm 1.4

    Well, I'm now completely NOT INTERESTED in this lens. They are pricing it at $3,000. Completely looney. (You can get a Sony 135mm 1.8, which I'm absolutely confident is worlds better, for about $1000.)

    Mitakon Speedmaster 135mm f/1.4

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    Re: Next from Mitakon is 135mm 1.4

    3 Kg! That is the worry for me.

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    Re: Next from Mitakon is 135mm 1.4

    Pretty absurd, the weight and price; seems better matched to the new Leica SL.

    Question: Which adapter would work for the Sony 135mm 1.8 A lens? Would AF focus fast on the A7r2?
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    Re: Next from Mitakon is 135mm 1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Pretty absurd, the weight and price; seems better matched to the new Leica SL.

    Question: Which adapter would work for the Sony 135mm 1.8 A lens? Would AF focus fast on the A7r2?
    Screw drive in ZA 135/1.8 so LA-EA4 only; none of the cool gizmos in A7R II are used. Center-only AF point coverage, noisy AF, front/back focus potential with microadjust needs, SLT-A65 AF basically. Yet absolutely stellar results when things line up correctly
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    Re: Next from Mitakon is 135mm 1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by tn1krr View Post
    Center-only AF point coverage, noisy AF, front/back focus potential with microadjust needs, SLT-A65 AF basically. Yet absolutely stellar results when things line up correctly
    Yes.

    And of course the Mitakon is manual focus, manual aperture and no EXIF data transmitted to camera.

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    Re: Next from Mitakon is 135mm 1.4

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeEvangelist View Post
    Yes.

    And of course the Mitakon is manual focus, manual aperture and no EXIF data transmitted to camera.
    Very true. Personally I'm a kind of middle ground guy so after trying the ZA 85/1.4 + LA-EA4 and letting it go due to CA, slack in MF ring, noisy/center-grouped AF etc. I picked up a smart adapted Zeiss APO Sonnar ZE 135/2. So I have exif and thus automatic focal length for IBIS in my A7R II, superb MF feel with longer throw than in the Otii, electronic aperture that gives both stopped down or wide open focusing. To me this Mitakon is too big, too expensive and too dump due to no smart adaptation or electronic aperture.

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