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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:15 am    Post subject: Fast telephoto lenses. Reply with quote

I was just browsing on the inter-web looking at nikkor lenses and then I saw a Nikkor 135mm f2. I also thought I saw a Contax Zeiss 180mm f2 before. What other fast telephoto lenses are there? It has to be above 100mm and faster than f 2.5


PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kilfitt / Zoomar made some really fast ones, but are mainly collector's items now at $$,$$$
http://www.cameraquest.com/kilzoom.htm

The most famous being the f1.3/180mm http://www.cameraquest.com/zoomar13.htm
and the f1.2/240mm

But I have a feeling this is not what you wanted to know, rather which "recent and affordable fast
telephoto lens is available" - right?

Quite often I see f1.8/135mm lenses sold under various brand names (Polaris, Spiratone, Tokina, ...), see
http://forum.mflenses.com/viewtopic.php?t=47422

Also the Contax Planar f2/135mm should not be forgotten.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one. Leica R 180/2.0.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pentax made the SMC Pentax-A 135/1.8 lens which sells for $2000-$2500 now but Ive never used one.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the sake of record, and on top of the ones already mentioned, Nikkor used to offer also a 105/1.8, a 200/2 ED-IF plus a (rather rare) 300/2 ED-IF (also Pentax did announce a 300/2 at some stage but it never reached production).
At 135mm there exist many pieces of fast glass by various manufacturers, ranging from f/2 to f/1.4.
I can recall Canon had produced a 200/1.8 L in FD mount too.
I'm sure other forum members can add many more pieces of info here.

As far as exotics are concerned, Astro Gesellschaft GmbH used to offer some pretty fast Astro-Berlin lenses, namely 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 165mm, 200mm and 255mm in their Tachar/Pan-Tachar f/2.3 range, plus a 150/1.8 Pan-Tachar, and of course their remarkable f/2 ranges sporting 100mm & 250mm Gauss-Tachar lenses as well as 100mm & 150mm Color-Astrar ones.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

olympus om 100mm/2 , 180mm/2, 250mm/2, 350mm/2.8
tamron sp 300mm/2.8
tokina at-x 300mm/2.8
minolta 100mm/2 , 135mm/2 , 200mm/2.8
nikon 105mm/1.8 , 135mm/2, 200mm/2 , 300mm/2, 300mm/2.8, 400mm/2.8, 500mm/4 , 600mm/4
pentax (k-mount)135mm/1.8A , 300mm/2.8A , 400mm/2.8A , 500mm/4.5
canon fd 200mm/2.8 , 300mm/2.8, 600mm/4
soligor 100mm/2, 135mm/2 , 200mm/2.8
spiratone 135mm/1.8
sigma apo 300mm/2.8 , apo 500mm/4.5
asahi takumar 100mm/2 , smc 135mm/2.5, 500mm/4.5
CZJ sonnar 200mm/2.8, mirotar 500mm/4
voigtlander macro apo lanthar 125mm/2.5


PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jjphoto wrote:
Here's one. Leica R 180/2.0. And they're only a few thousand dollars these days. Cheap as chips!


a dream lens Cool


PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WolverineX wrote:
olympus om 100mm/2 , 180mm/2, 250mm/2, 350mm/2.8
tamron sp 300mm/2.8
tokina at-x 300mm/2.8
minolta 100mm/2 , 135mm/2 , 200mm/2.8
nikon 105mm/1.8 , 135mm/2, 200mm/2 , 300mm/2, 300mm/2.8, 400mm/2.8, 500mm/4 , 600mm/4
pentax (k-mount)135mm/1.8A , 300mm/2.8A , 400mm/2.8A , 500mm/4.5
canon fd 200mm/2.8 , 300mm/2.8, 600mm/4
soligor 100mm/2, 135mm/2 , 200mm/2.8
spiratone 135mm/1.8
sigma apo 300mm/2.8 , apo 500mm/4.5


asahi takumar 100mm/2 , ---NEVER HEARD OF THIS ONE ? ? ?


smc 135mm/2.5, 500mm/4.5
CZJ sonnar 200mm/2.8, mirotar 500mm/4
voigtlander macro apo lanthar 125mm/2.5


PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hifisapi wrote:
WolverineX wrote:
olympus om 100mm/2 , 180mm/2, 250mm/2, 350mm/2.8
tamron sp 300mm/2.8
tokina at-x 300mm/2.8
minolta 100mm/2 , 135mm/2 , 200mm/2.8
nikon 105mm/1.8 , 135mm/2, 200mm/2 , 300mm/2, 300mm/2.8, 400mm/2.8, 500mm/4 , 600mm/4
pentax (k-mount)135mm/1.8A , 300mm/2.8A , 400mm/2.8A , 500mm/4.5
canon fd 200mm/2.8 , 300mm/2.8, 600mm/4
soligor 100mm/2, 135mm/2 , 200mm/2.8
spiratone 135mm/1.8
sigma apo 300mm/2.8 , apo 500mm/4.5


asahi takumar 100mm/2 , ---NEVER HEARD OF THIS ONE ? ? ?


smc 135mm/2.5, 500mm/4.5
CZJ sonnar 200mm/2.8, mirotar 500mm/4
voigtlander macro apo lanthar 125mm/2.5


http://m42.org.ua/194

http://www.aohc.it/tak04e.htm


PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noritar 135/1.4 ... Smile


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Legendary-Noritar-135mm-f-1-4-M42-Light-Giant-Norilux-diaphragm-defect-/170753308326?nma=true&si=MaO0HJ35r7tQN374DQb0zZeuq48%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_1993.html


PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Victor, for fast Soviet lenses designed no later than 1963, go here: http://www.lallement.com/pictures/CatalogGOI1963.pdf and look at pages 23-30, which list the lenses in order of maximum aperture, fastest first.

Did you mean long focal length lenses or only telephoto lenses? I ask because not all long focal length lenses are telephotos. As, for example, my 200/2 S.F.O.M.


PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danfromm wrote:
Victor, for fast Soviet lenses designed no later than 1963, go here: http://www.lallement.com/pictures/CatalogGOI1963.pdf and look at pages 23-30, which list the lenses in order of maximum aperture, fastest first.

Did you mean long focal length lenses or only telephoto lenses? I ask because not all long focal length lenses are telephotos. As, for example, my 200/2 S.F.O.M.


anything above 100mm