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REVIEW: Sankor 135mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-09-15

Sankor 135mm f/2.8

Specs:

Lens:
135mm

Aperture:
f/2.8 to f/22
16 bladed aperure

Focus:
Infinit to 1.7m (5.6ft)

Mount:
M42

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

Sankor 135mm f/2.8

Image quality

Wide open have good center sharpness but soft corners which is next to gone by f/5.6.
Stop it down and you get some great sharpness and it renders nicely at all apertures.

Analogue B&W film
Sankor 135mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Sankor 135mm
                                                      f/2.8
Sankor
                                                          135mm f/2.8


Digital
Pictures taken with a Canon 500D at ISO100 and I used a M42 to Canon mount adapter
Sankor
                                                          135mm f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Sankor
                                                          135mm f/2.8
Sankor
                                                          135mm f/2.8


Filming
Sankor 135mm f/2.8

Build quality

All metal and solid as a rock.


Conclusion

Overall a nice lens.
Image quality wide open is okey but stop it down and it's great.
The 16 bladed aperture gives next to a perfect round bokeh which is also nice.

Thumbs up:
Image and build quality
Bokeh
16 bladed aperture

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Sankor 135mm f/2.8

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

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