Kokinon 135 f/2 or vintage Zeiss 135mm f/2.8

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verybiglebowski
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Re: Kokinon 135 f/2 or vintage Zeiss 135mm f/2.8

Craig268 wrote:

I'm planning to acquire either the current 135mm Rokinon or a vintage 135mm Zeiss for my Fuji X-T4.

I use a lot of manual lens, so lack of automation on either of those isn't an issue. My specific need is a lens of that focal length capture a distant landscape scene this winter (a snow covered city).

Thus, portrait use isn't a concern but sharpness at infinity is.

Thoughts? Preference of one lens over the other? Alternative ideas? Thank you.

As much as I love most Zeiss lenses, that Samyang 135/2 (Rokinon) is a very good lens for an affordable price. The only cavet is a slightly warmer color rendition. Otherwise, it is almost as good optically as a Zeiss APO Sonnar 135/2. In my experience though.

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