Looking for a new 135mm

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Looking for a new 135mm

I have a Vivitar 135mm f/2.8 lens that I've been happy with so far. I generally only use it for stitching. I recently did a 9 image stitch wide open and realized that it is just horrible at f/2.8. So I'm thinking about a Nikkor 135mm AI or AI-S and wondered if anyone has experience with this lens or even another variety of 135mm. I'm looking for something that is reasonably good wide open.

The Vivitar imoproves a lot at f/4 or f/5.6. It's just wide open it is not good at all. My only other criteria is that I don't want to spend much. My vivitar was $12 USD. I expect to pay more that that but would love to keep it under $100 USD.

I've read that the Nikkor 135mm AI or AI-S lenses are pretty sharp wide open. A search on flickr shows lots of samples but I honestly can't tell from the down sampled images.

Would love to hear your thoughts.

Jones

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