Hello,

I figured I'd ask if anyone of you has any hands-on experience using the 105 mm f2.8 Takumars?

I have a 135 f2.5 gathering dust in the closet, mainly due to me having problems using it handheld. Yes, I know I was asking for trouble using such a long lens handheld, but I thought I was steadier on my hands... Need to cut down on the coffee, I think.

So, now I am thinking along the lines of a 85 or 105 for handheld portraits with APX100 or possibly Tri-X, wide open or near wide open. Does that sound totally off?

As a sidenote, does the f2.8 or f3.5 aperture give me too much depth of field for portraits?

Photos or examples very welcome...

TIA,
Jimi