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02-16-2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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Pentacon MC 135/2.8

Can anyone tell me anything about it? I have an offer of 40$ for it, and am thinking whether to go for it or not...


02-16-2007, 07:04 PM   #2
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Yes, this is a nice lens.

It's descended from the Meyer Optic Goerlix 135/2.8 Orestor. I have the Meyer Zebra version and it's by far my favourite M42 lens. The Pentacon version just carries a different name and slighty different (all-black) styling.

It has a preset aperture meaning that you will need to compose and focus first and the then stop the aperture down and then meter accordingly.
Being of the preset aperture type it can afford to have more aperture blades and this one has 15 of them given an almost perfect circle at whatever aperture yoou pick upon. The bokeh (or out-of-focus highlights) is superb. It is also a very sharp lens if you take care when focusing it.

It goes without saying that to be able to use it on a modern dSLR you will need a M42>K-mount adapter.

Anyway, here are some links to information on it

Meyer Orestor / Pentacon 135mm f/2.8-22.0 EL=5 (Short Telephoto) #68 - M42
Manual Focus Lenses - Pentacon 135mm f/2.8-32
Meyer Orestor / Pentacon 2.8/135

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