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

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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!





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.



Falcon by KwyjiboVanDeKamp, auf Flickr

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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




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




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



ISO 200



ISO 400



ISO 200



ISO 400



ISO 200



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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I have a number of 135mm lenses


Takuma 135mm


F2.5 V2


Hanimex 135mm 12 blade iris



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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