What manual focus 135mm f2.8 do you have?

Started Jul 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
David Kieltyka
David Kieltyka Veteran Member • Posts: 4,756
Only one f/2.8 but other 135s...

The 135/2.8 is a Y/C-mount Zeiss. It performs fine on m43 aside from CA issues, which can be corrected.

My favorite SLR 135mm is the Pentax f/2.5 Super-Multi-Coated Takumar, M42 screwmount version. This is the one I use most often on my OM-D5.

I also have the Soviet-era Zeiss Jena f/3.5, which performs almost identically to the Y/C Zeiss but focuses closer...down to 1 meter. This one gets the second-most use on m43.

Optically the best 135s I own are the Leitz Tele-Elmar and Zeiss Sonnar, both f/4. I use 'em on Leica & Contax rangefinder film cameras.


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