Whooper swans with Super-Takumar 135mm

Yesterday I bicycled round lake Tysslingen and made this image of whooper swans with Super-Takumar 135mm/3.5 M42-lens on Canon EOS 350D. The swans here are an attraction for wildlifephotographers every year, and they were lined up at the fence with their big tele AF-lenses… all getting the same image I guess, of the same birds and with the same weird look on their faces when they looked upon my little Takumar ;)

Swans at lake Tysslingen

5 Responses in “Whooper swans with Super-Takumar 135mm”

  1. Richard Nuttall says:

    Very good shot -dont worry the AF crowd do it to me too- firng away with their 500mm Canon lenses like machine guns, and I bet they dont a shot like this!!

  2. Sam says:

    Hah, yep, I can imagine their reactions. The Super-Tak 135mm is tiny, like a little grenade. I use it for (a compact but good quality) 2.7 magnification macro shots when reversed Pentax-M 50mm f/1.8. I guess I should take it out for its ‘proper’ use one day…

    Nice composition, by the way. I like.

  3. Doug says:

    Love the shot, froze them nicely. I have the 135/3.5 but mine is the SMC version. I pull it out every now and then. I tend to defer to my 135/2.5 Super-Tak more often. It’s a little fatter then the 3.5, maybe that will impress them?

  4. Mattias says:

    Thanks everybody :)

  5. sean twomey says:

    hi,just got a helois 135mm 2.8 for about 48 dolllars including postage on ebay ,is this a good quality lens.im using on a olympus e 600 i just got.like comment please

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