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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: Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:58 am    Post subject: The most beautiful 135mm lens Reply with quote

In connection with the discussion in my Sonnar thread, I decided to prepare a poll.

Please vote Wink


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

..voted for the takumar 135mm/3.5 Smile


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The list is limited to 10 items, so I couldn't insert more options. E.g. 135/1.8 Spiratone/Sigmatel is also nice, esp. mounted on DSLR Smile


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have three in this list and another one not in list. I pick Sonnar Mc.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Pentacon 135/2.8 preset? Shocked


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't own it, but the SMC Pentax-A* 135mm f/1.8 is high on my list. Because of that I'll vote for the SMC Takumar 135mm f/2.5 which is in my collection. There's just something about fast glass I like Smile


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

135mm f2 Contax absolutely best one what I ever seen and pretty too.


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the looks of my Tamron 2.5/135, rather modern but it's beautiful.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would always choose ISCO Isconar 4/135 as one of the most beautiful lenses around. Long and thin like a model, and so simple it's perfect. Steinheil would be my 2nd choice Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more vote for Steinheil Quinar 135mm f2.8


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted for the Carl Zeiss Sonnar .

But i also have the Rokkor-X lens , 2.8/135mm and it's a very good looking lens ! Built in hood, green & white plus the orange lens specs, very good ! and the lens itself wow. great quality pictures.

the Sonnar is much more light, some 3cm smaller , and even with the barrel extended. both great lenses to be honest. Very Happy


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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: Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a chrome Jupiter 11 and think it's beautiful Wink



PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vote for the Zeiss Planar 135/2...but there isn't in the poll Laughing


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schacht Travenar 3,5/135 , Steinheil Tele-Quinar (in "alu" and black versions) .


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have four faves for good-looking

1. Steinheil Tele-Quinar 2.8

2. Meyer Optik Gorlitz zebra or the earliest Pentacon zebra

3. Voigtlander Super Dynarex f:4

4. Kodak Retina Tele-Xenar f:4

But not necessarily in that order.


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asahi-Kogaku Tele-Takumar135/3.5

that things a real beauty...


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Samuis wrote:
Asahi-Kogaku Tele-Takumar135/3.5

that things a real beauty...


Absolutely!



PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote for the 2/135mm planar, but the leica 2.8/135mm is just as nice in my opinion...


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1- Steinheil 135 (2,8 or 3,5 D or macro)

2- Canon 135/2 L

3- Super dynarex 4/135.

4- CZJ 3,5

Rino


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spotmatic wrote:
Samuis wrote:
Asahi-Kogaku Tele-Takumar135/3.5

that things a real beauty...


Absolutely!



I knew you were going to post that photo! im so jealous. it really is a gorgeous lens.


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:12 pm    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.

That's the reason why I have voted for the Tamron 2.5/135.

But I also agree to shrek, the J-11 is a very pretty lens as well!


PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still feel that the first version 135/3.5 Takumar (pre-set) has a
beautiful amalgam of chrome and black "beauty rings".

As it comes down the runway, you'll notice the pelerine of the
chrome mount, highlighted by the classic Pentax styling for this lens.

The crowd can only gasp at the beauty, and the paparazzi goes
wild in the trenches as the camera and lens swirl at the end of the
runway and regress back to the main stage, confident in beauty
and modest in function. Laughing



PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this one, Topcon RE Auto Topcor 135mm:



I do not know how it performs since I do not have the adapter for it yet.

I hope it is not just a pretty face:-)

Cheers,

PS: I did not take this photo; it was from the prior owner of the lens:-)