|Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:40 pm Post subject:
|I was curious, so I took a look on eBay just now for 135mm f/2 lenses, and got a couple hits, both Canon FD and Nikon 135/2's. Prices are roughly in the same ballpark as the Vivitar S1. So this got me to wondering which I'd prefer . . . I think I'd lean more toward the Canon or Nikon over the Vivitar S1. But I'm also wondering how they compare to the S1 in terms of optical performance. Anyone here have any experience comparing one of these others against the S1 135mm?
I don't mean to derail this thread, but I am curious.
Get a used Samyang for about $300 if you want a sharp lens with low CA. The Vivitar, which is a budget lens with excellent build quality, can be found for $50 to $60 only.
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List of Rodenstock Interchangeable Lenses for 35mm cameras with Serial Numbers
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M42: Pentax 2.0/35 V1, CZJ Tessar 4.5/4cm, CZ Ultron 1.8/50, Tomioka 1.2/55 & 2.8/60, Enna 1.5/85 & 2.8/90 ...
Exakta: Angenieux 2.5/35 R1 & 2.5/90 Y12, Quinaron 2.8/35, Quinar 3.5/100, Tele-Quinar 2.8/135, RE. Auto-Topcor 4/20, 1.8/58, 1.8/85 ...
Retina S/DKL: Eurygon 2.8/30 and 4/35, Quinon 1.9/50, Heligon 1.9/50, Ysarex 2.8/50, Rotelar 4/85 and 4/135 ...
Enlargers: Hexar 3.5/75, Meopta 4.5/135, Helioplan 4,5/135, Travegar 3.5/105, Trylor 135mm F4.5 and more
RF: CZ Sonnar T 50/1.5, Jupiter 9 Zorki 1951 LTM, Canon 50/1.5 and 100/2.0
MC/MD: Minolta MD 35/1.8, 200/2.8, 500/8
FD: Canon 2.8/24 S.S.C & 4/200 Macro
Others: Agfa 90/3.4, Prakticar 1.8/80, Schneider SL-Angulon 35/2.8, Rollei HFT 2.8/135, Ross 3.5/91, KMZ PO3-3M 2/50, Zeika 25/0.95, Sun 75mm F1.9, Kern 1.8/50 Macro and much more ...