|Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:38 pm Post subject:
|There used to be a cool camera shop here in Houston that unfortunately closed down a couple years ago. One of the things I liked about that place was, in the back, they had boxes and boxes of "junk" that they sold for cheap. I've found treasures in these boxes before (Like a Luna Pro SBC for $5 because it was supposedly 4 stops off, when all it was is it had a ring turned four stops in one direction that gave it the erroneous reading!), so I always gave these boxes a look. Well, I picked a Vivitar 135 out of one of the boxes -- very nice condition, and it was in Nikon mount -- a plus. I got to playing around with it and noticed the focusing ring kept turning and turning and turning, and it was at that point that I realized it was no ordinary 135. So I asked them what they wanted for it, and they said "10 bucks." Sold, said I, and walked out with this curious lens. I had no idea what I'd found until I got it home and started doing some research on it. Needless to say, I was, as they say, a happy camper.
Here are a few shots taken with the Vivitar CF 135. Not particularly artsy, but they are indicative of this lens's potential in terms of sharpness and contrast.
Taken with a NEX 7, images reduced from 4000 x 6000 to 1600 x 1067.
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