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02-19-2012, 04:01 AM   #1
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XR Rikenon 135/2.8 OR Carl Zeiss Jena 135/3.5 (zebra)

Hi there!

I am in somewhat of a dillema...

I have the option to purchase one of two primes, used but in good condition:

1. XR Rikenon 135/2.8 (K mount)
2. Sonnar 135/3.5 Carl Zeiss Jena (M42)

Each seem to have benefits, and the greatest is that the Ricoh is half the price of the CZJ.

If you were to get one, which would you get and why?



02-19-2012, 04:15 AM   #2
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Also there is the option of an even older Sonnar 135/4, a silver one... Looks even more beautiful than the (somewhat) more recent 135/3.5 Zebra (Not the MC version, this is prior to the MC versions)
02-20-2012, 02:29 AM   #3
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Go for XR Rikenon. It is K mount and it is f2.8 lens.
Personally I have not tested them but I had few other old lenses. Old DDR lenses in my opinion are overpriced.


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