Which 135mm f3.5? Canon FD or Super Takumar?

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Which 135mm f3.5? Canon FD or Super Takumar?

I have a Sony A7C and I'm looking for a 135mm. There are two going cheap locally, both f/3.5.

Canon FD 135mm 1:3.5 SC
Super Takumar 135mm 1:3.5 serial number begins 2023

I appreciate there are many variations of these lenses but that's all I can tell you from the available photos... except the condition of the FD looks brand new. I don't think it's ever been used! Both have clear optics though.

I have both FDs and Taks. I like them both but generally prefer the handling of Taks and their cool but sharp rendering, although sharpness is not top of my list. Separation and contrast are more important at this focal length, but even then they'll be used as much for video as for photos so really I'm looking for a 135mm to play with.

Ideally I'd buy them both and do my own tests but right now my budget won't allow for that, and I know these lenses are not going to hang around for long.

Anyone used both and have a preference?

TIA

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