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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 Jan 20, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikon AIS 135/2.0
Pentax 135/1.8
Canon FD 135/2.0


PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canon FD 135 f/2.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Takumar 135mm 3.5 - preset version-chrom ring
Steinheil 135mm 2.8 Auto-D-Tele-Quinar


PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dean.peace wrote:
Takumar 135mm 3.5 - preset version-chrom ring
Steinheil 135mm 2.8 Auto-D-Tele-Quinar


the Takumar has been mentioned a few times, also 'my' most beautiful 135mm



PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm confused. When I first responded to this thread -- some almost five years ago? (sheesh!) I thought 'beautiful' was meant as in "a great picture taker," not as in a beauty of a lens to look at. As I mentioned way back on page three or something, I have always liked the Nikkor AI 135mm f/2.8. Mostly because of this one photo I took of my wife way back in about 1989:



You can't tell from this size of an enlargement, but it is possible to count the pores in here face -- not that I'm suggesting one should, with a portrait and all.

But as for sheer beauty, that gorgeous Angenieux aside, my tastes have always tended toward the extreme, such as the Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 Planar:



. . . or the truly Brobdignagian, as is evinced by the Vivitar 135mm f/1.5:



PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for me it's clearly the Minolta F2.8 [T4.5] 135mm STF




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you talking about beautiful looking for beautiful image result?


PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in case oft the STF.. both Very Happy


PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new ZEISS Apo Sonnar 2/135mm for me!!

http://lenses.zeiss.com/camera-lenses/en_de/camera_lenses/slr-lenses/aposonnart2135.html

http://lenses.zeiss.com/content/dam/Photography/new/pdf/en/downloadcenter/datasheets_slr/aposonnart2135.pdf


PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Canon FL 135mm/2.5 lens is a beauty:

http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/lens/fl/data/100-1200/fl_135_25.html


This shows the FL lens collection; scroll down to the 135mm/2.5

http://archive.is/5QfNe


PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M42 Weltblick 135mm f1.8




Damn Heavy ! The better focus ring i ever tried, very soft and smooth


PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems a valid question considering the given options would be: most beautiful lens made by Warsaw Pact plus ASAHI honorable mention Wink.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pancolart wrote:
Seems a valid question considering the given options would be: most beautiful lens made by Warsaw Pact plus ASAHI honorable mention Wink.


Only if you ignore all of the recent examples (a couple of Pentaxes being excepted).


PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cooltouch wrote:
Pancolart wrote:
Seems a valid question considering the given options would be: most beautiful lens made by Warsaw Pact plus ASAHI honorable mention Wink.


Only if you ignore all of the recent examples (a couple of Pentaxes being excepted).

I was just referring to the given poll options of course.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like cute lenses like the Tamron Twin-tele Zebra or the tiny Fujitar 135mm Wink

Two different 135mm




PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro, what is this monster big lens please ???


PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thebbm wrote:
Nordentro, what is this monster big lens please ???


The Spiratone 135mm f/1.8 Wink


PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

always latest one Smile currently Canon 135mm oldest chrome RF.


PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
The Spiratone 135mm f/1.8 Wink


Thanks; it seems more heavy and big than my weltblick ( same as PORST )
the price are also "heavy".


PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the Spiratone 135mm f/1.8 was available in at least two different versions. Quite a few years ago, I owned a Spiratone 135mm f/1.8 that was made by Sigma. It was rather compact compared to some of the others, and I'm pretty sure it was because of having a different lens formula. Here's a comparison chart I found on the 'net just now:



And another one, which shows the Sigma XQ formula, which is probably the one I was referring to:



PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very interesting post Michael. Especially Mitake and Yoshida as producers.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:00 am    Post subject: My most beautiful lens Reply with quote

Some really nice lenses shown, but for me it has to be my Tamron Twin-Tele 135mm.

Please Note: This is not a 2 digit serial number, I have blocked the other numbers.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.k. I cannot believe that the monster of bokeh has been omitted from the list!
Pentacon 135/2.8 (preset) is my favorite.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is quite uncommon :

Piesker Picon 135mm f:2.8


It has a 16 blades iris


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A really beautiful 135mm lens with superb optics is the 135mm F 3.5 RE Auto Topcor. ie. 80 lines/mm center and corners at f11!
https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/re-auto-topcor-lenses_topic108389.html
Another beauty I like is the Steinheil Munchen Auto Tele Quinar 135mm F 3.5 telephoto lens with chrome hood.