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Which 135 lens is the most beautiful one?
CZJ Triotar 135/4
3%
 3%  [ 7 ]
CZJ Sonnar 135/4
4%
 4%  [ 9 ]
CZJ Sonnar zebra 135/3.5
2%
 2%  [ 5 ]
CZJ Sonnar MC 135/3.5
15%
 15%  [ 33 ]
Jupiter-11 135/4
7%
 7%  [ 16 ]
Jupiter-37A/AM 135/3.5
4%
 4%  [ 10 ]
Tair-11A 135/2.8
10%
 10%  [ 22 ]
Super / S-M-C Takumar 135/3.5
7%
 7%  [ 16 ]
Super / S-M-C Takumar 135/2.5
13%
 13%  [ 29 ]
another one (specify)
33%
 33%  [ 73 ]
Total Votes : 220



PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Jupiter-11A 135mm f/4 a lot. It differs quite a bit from the jupiter 11 in terms of picture quality. Out of focus parts are very nice and sharpness is very good.


PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In your opinion, should i change my zeiss m42 sonnar against the C/Y version ?


PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: The most beautiful 135mm lens Reply with quote

no-X wrote:
In connection with the discussion in my Sonnar thread, I decided to prepare a poll.

Please vote Wink


But you did'nt add the beautiful Sigmatel Multi Scalematic 135mm f1.8, so I cant vote. Crying or Very sad



PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think that the best 135mm lens... is the Planar 2/135mm....
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heathcliff wrote:
In your opinion, should i change my zeiss m42 sonnar against the C/Y version ?


I have both the M42 MC 135mm f/3.5 and the C/Y MMJ 135mm f/2.8 (non-destructively converted to M42 mount). I admit that the f/3.5 has fallen into disuse after I got the f/2.8, but it does have a major benefit over most other vintage 135mms: close focusing down to 1 metre, in a small package.

(The superb Steinheil-Mnchen Quinar 135mm f/2.8 also goes to 1 metre, but it's a huge lens for a 135mm. Even has a tripod socket!)


PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

metallaro1980 wrote:
i think that the best 135mm lens... is the Planar 2/135mm....


I thought this thread was about the most beautiful (i.e. in terms of looks) lens, not the best performer.


PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hasan wrote:
..voted for the takumar 135mm/3.5 Smile


I voted for the MC Sonnar (which I bought off No-X - thanks mate !) but I have a Tak 135/3.5 on the way so happy to see votes for it !


PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Though 10mm short for the topic's title (I beg all of your indulgence on this one), the Voigtlander 125/2.5 APO is a masculine, slick-looking lens aside from its legendary performance, with a satin black body, brushed chrome focusing ring and enameled color ring accents mid-lens and at the hood mount. The bayonet-mounted square lens hood adds an unmistakable retro/cine quality to its appearance.


From: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanleeuk/484267517/



From: Cameraquest, Los Angeles USA


PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not familiar with every lens on the list but an attractive one is the Sun YS-13 - silver and black with blue coatings. I like the CZJ Zebra Sonnar too.

Mal1905 wrote:
Attila wrote:
Steinheil Quinar 135mm f2.8 not only most beautiful I believe one of the best one too.


Also my personal favourite in terms of sexiness.

The Jupiter-11 4/135 in either chrome or black is also kinda sweet, but the Steinheil has that certain "va va voom" Wink


PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

metallaro1980 wrote:
i think that the best 135mm lens... is the Planar 2/135mm....


I'm sure the new Zeiss Sony 135/1.8 beats it easily, but there are much better looking lenses.

I like the look of DSG's Sigmatel Multi Scalematic with the neon green, but the CZJ triotar from BRunner looks much better to me. So far the absolute winner for me is the Asahi-Kogaku Tele-Takumar135/3.5.


PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

james wrote:
Though 10mm short for the topic's title (I beg all of your indulgence on this one), the Voigtlander 125/2.5 APO is a masculine, slick-looking lens aside from its legendary performance, with a satin black body, brushed chrome focusing ring and enameled color ring accents mid-lens and at the hood mount. The bayonet-mounted square lens hood adds an unmistakable retro/cine quality to its appearance.

http://forum.mflenses.com/userpix/20105/1948_CV_125_1.jpg[
From: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanleeuk/484267517/



From: Cameraquest, Los Angeles USA


it does not have the 'right' look to me when it is fully extended Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four 135mm lenses to compare - with the same body.
Difficult to decide.


Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2.8/135


SMC Pentax 1:2.5 135mm


Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Orestor 2.8/135


Leitz Elmarit-R 1:2.8/135


PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vote for Canon 135L2.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody start a thread on most beautiful 50-58mm lens ...


PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is not mine, but I really like the look of this lens.
I wonder why no one mentioned this lens Smile
Bittco Super Vemar 135 f2.8


PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

walter g wrote:
This is not mine, but I really like the look of this lens.
I wonder why no one mentioned this lens Smile
Bittco Super Vemar 135 f2.8

Yes, it is really nice.
Impossible for me to mention this one as this is the first time that I hear of Bittco. Wink

But I stay on my first position...
The most beautiful 135 is the silver Steinheil Mnchen Tele Quinar 2.8/135, especially with its hood. Smile


PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont have any 135mm but I am a Pentax user and lover, for my own visual taste of the body and overall design I lhave 5 list to comment and I think they are beautiful as far as for photography and its looks like they are designed for photography instead of for luxury or table/shelve display.

*****Fujinon EBC 135 f2.5 by Kathmand
****Sigmatel Multi Scalematic 135mm f1.8 by
***DSG Leitz Elmarit-R 1:2.8/135 by Piotrek
**Asahi Super-Takumar 3.5/135 by LucisPictor
*Angenieux 135mm f3.5 by KhanX

thats just me


PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I own several 135mm, when choose base on:

Optics: Canon FD->EF 135 f2
Beauty: Meyer-Optik Gorlitz Orestor 2.8/135
preferred to shoot: Tair 11A



mr_Equator wrote:
My vote for Canon 135L2.

+1


PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm might have been easier to post the most ugliest 135mm lens Smile


PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of all the lenses in the poll, I voted for the 135/3.5 CZJ MC. But I like the Nikkor 135/3.5 more for its looks.

And finally.... what about the Carl Zeiss 135/2.8 for Contarex?



Here shown on a NEX-5N, it can only be used on digital mirrorless cameras due to the aperture mechanism that needs a substantial adapter (the aperture ring is part of the adapter, not the lens):



Thomas


PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im surprised someone even makes such an adapter...


PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Piotrek wrote:
Four 135mm lenses to compare - with the same body.
Difficult to decide.
Leitz Elmarit-R 1:2.8/135

I didnt think you could mount Leica-R lenses on Pentax K. Cool.


PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kind of like this Spiratone 2.8

Spiratone 135mm f/2.8 preset / Miranda D by Nesster, on Flickr

And this Rikenon 2.8 is kind of butch Laughing

rikenon sp1000 by Nesster, on Flickr


PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the same Rikenon as here: http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_1015.html ?
Seems like Makinon lens to me. Thus i wondered if it's only label misfit or real re-branding. The one on the link is labeled "P Rikenon" which is really strange.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How the 135mm f2.3 Vivitar Series 1 Lens did not Immediately come to mind for anyone making such a beautiful lens Poll list, is beyond me. Such a sexy looking lens.