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11-04-2009, 11:25 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a Pentacon 135mm f2.8?

I looking at an old Pentacon 135mm f2.8, and I'm wondering if anyone has tried one.
Would you have any sample pic's from it?
How would you rate it?

I really don't know much about this one, except it's made in Germany, and the lens hood sticks around 3mm past the filter threads... so I don't know if I'd dare use a filter with it

I actually have it here to demo for a couple of days, however the weather hasn't been the greatest for pic's lately, plus I'm shooting film these days... so it'll take a couple days to polish off the roll and check the pic's out.

11-04-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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They call it the "bokehmonster". Judge for yourself. All wide-open shots.

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Thank you Alex, those are beautiful shots
You have me hooked now, I think I'll grab out my tripod, set up a couple of candles, and try a shot or 2 with my digital. I didn't give up my digital, I just haven't used it in a month or 2
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I got one very cheap and I was surprised with how good it actually is..

Bokeh can look odd sometimes thought..

"Newer" 6 bladed MC Electric one..

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11-05-2009, 12:00 PM   #5
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There's a couple of reviews on these at
There are about 4 versions, earlier ones with 15 blades, later ones with 6 blades and improved coatings. I've got a 6 bladed Electric version and probably posted samples in the Off Brand thread. A rather nice lens and worth grabbing. You might also consider the Meyer Optik Orestor 135mm lens which I think was what the earlier Pentacons were based on.
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I own 15 blade version:

It's decently sharp wide open, sharp at F/4. A bit low contrast, but nothing PP can't deal with.
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15 blades Meyer Görlitz (Orestor) version. But it's the same lens as far as I know....


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