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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: Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KhanX wrote:
For me, I give my heart to Angenieux 135mm f3.5, Exakta mount.





+1


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as a short remark at the side: is is necessary to quote the whole post with all the pictures?
This makes it hard to read and follow this thread.


PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done Very Happy I apologize for any inconvenience. Usually I am editing quotation and remove unnecessary part of post. In this situation I thought that KhanX samples are so nice that it is nothing wrong to show them again instead posting crappy samples from my Angenieux Very Happy But if it bother you so much... I will do my best to follow this rule as everybody does Laughing


PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Wink


PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some of the beautiful Steinheils in black with chrome stripes, got to Captain Jack's page and scroll down to them including the black with chrome striped 135mm.

http://captjack.exaktaphile.com/Steinheil%20page.htm


PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://captjack.exaktaphile.com/Isco%20page.htm

Non-plastic ISCO Westanar is a Rolls-Royce.


PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In terms of camera porn I always had a liking for the chrome Canon 135mm f3.5 for its rangefinder series of cameras - come to think of it, it is a pretty good lens, optically as well.



http://www.flickr.com/photos/takekazuomi/14162169/


PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 135 MF favorite is the Soligor 135 f/2:



My all-time favorite is the Nikon 135 DC f/2. The soft-focus possibilities of the DC adjustment is wonderful.


PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
135mm, in general, are not the most beautiful lenses, in my opinion. They could actually be considered amongst the ugliest, because many of them look too long compared to their diameter. I think aesthetically speaking, the 90mm lenses are more beautiful.
If I had to choose one 135 for it's looks I would probably pick the Elmarit-R 135, second version, as it's larger diameter makes it more well proportioned.


for me in sud-tirolo ... I haven't had the requirement to use a 80-90mm. always I use 50 or 135 or 200mm... it depends !
in general I always try to separate my principal subject from the rest of the landscape....
I think that 80-90mm for me it is too much short ... because often the mountains are far away from me....
a small principal subject in the picture will be often faded....specially if the subject is a mountain....


PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to vote for 2 135mm lenses:

- Nikkor Q-Auto 135mm F3,5:



- Mamiya Sekor SX 135mm F2,8:




Greetings

Benedikt


PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

sincerely I don't buy a lens basing to me only on the aesthetic one !
-.-
I hope that I will like my new C/Y Sonnar T* 2.8/135mm ...
I am awaiting it ....


PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Off-topic.)

BenediktW wrote:



Hi, please link back to the flickr photo page when posting images from there. In this case it happens to be my picture, but even if it's not I think it's interesting to be able to reach the photographer through flickr, etc. (I think flickr also technically requires this in terms of use, but it's not very enforceable when people other than the photographer can paste the link without agreeing to the terms. =)

(In this case the link is http://www.flickr.com/photos/arkku/3878264589/.)


PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, sorry, didnt even notice it was from flickr. I just linked it.

Congrats to this combination, anyway!


Regards

Benedikt


PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:55 am    Post subject: Re: The most beautiful 135mm lens Reply with quote

Excellent

Most of my lenses at all focus lengths are 'other' branded so I guess all mine a good? lol


Doug

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

Please vote Wink


PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the screwmount Leica 135/4.5 Hektor is a very handsome lens to look at, but it won't go on an SLR. On a micro-4/3, though, it might be pretty.....


PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jupiter version wasn't specified. Everyone seems to like their own lenses. It is the same thing with one's dogs. Smile



PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In general I'd say that aluminium finish looks better than the more modern styles.


PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my (converted to Nikon mount) Pentacon 135/2.8 preset...



PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering after alu designs lens porn i'd choose this baby over Zeiss Sonnar (i agree with seller from Poland, but his photos does not show superb finish and coating of this lens in true way; lens also much smaller then Zeiss; najlepszy means the most beautiful):
http://www.allegro.pl/item874466732_aj_najlepszy_tele_ebc_fujinon_t_3_5_135_m42.html


PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Fujinon EBC 135 f2.5 Reply with quote




I know the topic is a little old but this is one lens in that focal range I've liked. I love its light all metal body with very good perfomance. I love the feel of the Rubber grip focusing ring and the aperture ring. My vote goes to this one.

Sample Pics Below:






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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 135mm f/2.5 Fujinon is indeed an excellent one, and I, too, am very fond of its looks. There's something about the Fuji green used for part of the distance scale and the EBC text Something similar to seeing that red T* on Zeiss lenses.

P. S. The indoor sample looks a bit blurry; camera shake?


PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arkku:Must be daylight in Helsinki eh?
I dont know if it is camera shake - it was shot handheld and I know the depth of field is very narrow/shallow, and the bokeh is wonderully thick creamy and smooth(it would go wonderfully on a toast)-youll have to see my pictures on the Fujinon EBC lens group in on Flickr ,the actual photo size to confirm -but there's alway is more chance of camera shake on these light longer lenses -and the group admin there looks/sounds awfully like you- LOL .
The ISO level may have been a little high? I do not have the exif data on these handy to confirm.

Ladenla


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another vote for the Nikkor 135mm f2.8 Q-Auto....one of my favorites for many years.



PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second this beauty!

Thom Yorke wrote:
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Minolta 135mm F2.

One of the finest 135mm's



PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boomer Depp wrote:
Another vote for the Nikkor 135mm f2.8 Q-Auto....


Heh, I have one of these as well, and while the images turn out very good, I think it's one of the ugliest 135mm's ever. It's way too fat, the built-in hood is hideous, plastic, and impractical, and the coloured text is disgusting (f/16 is pink). =)