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If one of you have a 135mm lens feel free to share some samples with us.

This is the right place for it.

 

 

 

Hey to everybody,

 

this topic is for all of you who don't have the money for the XF 50-140 ;) and for all who love the 135mm (203mm) focal length.

It is inspired by this little test: http://forum.mflenses.com/twelve-2-8-135mm-lenses-compared-on-5dmkii-t39463.html and by the beautiful images of dv. http://ourphoto.org/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=6101 who also shared a similar topic: http://www.fuji-x-forum.com/topic/71-ebc-fujinon-t-135mm-25-m42/

 

I've owned some M42 135mm lenses. If you're ever researching for such a lens there are at least three you can't ignore.

 

 

1 - Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 with 20!!! aperture blades, 150-250 €. I've never tried the Tair because I read that it isn't as good as it seems. Just the Bokeh shall be gorgeous!

 

2 - Fujinon EBC 135mm f/2.5 with 6 aperture blades, 250-350 €

 

3 - Pentacon 135mm f/2.8 with 15 aperture blades, 40-100 €

 

 

I've also owned a Fujinon 135mm f/3.5 M42. Good and compact lens for about 30 €.

And I've owned a PORST Tele MC Auto D 135mm f/2.8 M42. Many CAs for about 20 €.

 

 

Lens  2  and 3 I still own. I will compare them now side by side. Figure out which you like more. I do love both lenses very much and will keep them.

 

I did some test shots with my beloved X-E2. I wanted to compare sharpness, colour, contrast and bokeh. All shots are taken on a tripod at ISO200. WB was set to auto (missed to set it manually). I set the focus when lens was open wide and then I stoped down. Didn't use focus peaking (because I don't trust it). All pics are SOOC jpegs with default settings except NR. NR was -2. Subject distance: 3m to the clown and about 13-15m to the background. Something else? Mmmmh... I think that's all. Hope you like it.

Here's a link to the Flickr set: https://www.flickr.com/gp/93978937@N07/3M354q. For further questions feel free to ask!

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At the following pics the focus was set on the outline of the right eye.

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Here is my Zuiko 135mm f/2.8 adapted with Speedbooster Ultra on XT1

 

Great black & white shot!

 

Here is an example of the CA creating PORST Tele MC Auto D 135mm f/2.8 M42. It's a cheap lens but it creates many CAs. Just look around the fur of the cat. This shot isn't SOOC but I just did some colour and contrast edits. No CA corrections. I think it was shot wide open at f/2.8.

 

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Falcon by KwyjiboVanDeKamp, auf Flickr

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KwyjiboVanDeKamp! Amazing Test! I think I should share it also on FujiRumors sooner or later... would that be fine for you? I'd love to give to your test the best visibility possible.

 

:D Thanks for your appreciation!!! If you think that all/most FR readers are interested in such an article then do so. Thanks.

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Hardware:

 

Pentacon 135mm f/2.8-32 (v2a - green) with 15 aperture blades (so called bokeh monster) with original lens hood + Marumi UV WPC 55mm filter + Novoflex FUX/CO adapter + Fujifilm X-M1

 

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Lens weight with lens hood + UV filter + adapter + rear cap = 603g

 

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All example photos posted below come straight from the camera and were taken "from the hand" (without any tripod) at f/2.8 aperture.

 

STD (PROVIA), NR -1, Sharp +1

 

UV filter and lens hood were mounted on the lens.

 

ISO 200

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ISO 200

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ISO 400

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ISO 200

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ISO 400

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ISO 200

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ISO 3200

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Great samples!

Your lens is the same as my zebra version just newer. And YES, it is a Bokeh monster!!! :D

I really love this lens! You get good value for less money. I wonder if the newest version is better than the zebra one?! Who knows...

 

Thanks for sharing!

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Out of the various 135mm lenses that I own, my favourite is the Takumar 1:3.5/135 (Mark II). And as soon as I figure out how to post photos on the forum, I'll upload a few of the dog.

Next to the button "POST" you can read "More Reply Options"... click that to share images. This link could be useful: http://www.fuji-x-forum.com/topic/338-how-to-start-a-thread-and-how-to-post-images/

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Hi,

 

I have a number of 135mm lenses

 

Takuma 135mm

F3.5

F2.5 V2

 

Hanimex 135mm 12 blade iris

F3.5

 

A while ago i did a quick test for Hanimex and Takuma 3.5

Taken using Fuji XE-1 with in camera sharpening set to +1 jpegs

The Hanimex only cost £2.50 with leather case and 2x converter icon_smile.gif

 

 

The first 2 are the hanimex

The close ups are 100% crops

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