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REVIEW: Takumar 135mm f/3.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-10-26

Takumar 135mm f/3.5

Made by the Asahi Optical Co. Ltd, later known as Pentax Corporation.


Specs:


Lens:
135mm

Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/22
8 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 0.45m (1.5ft)

Weight:
300g

Mount:
M42

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)


Image quality

Wide open:
Okey sharpness
Mild corner softness

Renders very good at all apertures but get a lightspot towards the middle at f/22 and little at f/16.
Really sharp from f/5.6

Analogue B&W film
Takumar 135mm
                            f/3.5
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f/3.5 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Good.
Takumar 135mm
                                                      f/3.5
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5
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f/3.5 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5

Flare
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5


Sample
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5
Takumar
                                                          135mm f/3.5


Filming
Takumar 135mm f/3.5

Build quality

Very good and solid.
Have a really nice feel to it.


Conclusion

Really nice lens with great feel.
Image quality is really good from f/5.6 but not the sharpest wide open.

Thumbs up:
Image and Build quality
Bokeh
Really good feel


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Technical Info
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Rollei RPX 100
Developer: Kodak D76

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