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12-16-2009, 12:23 AM   #1
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135mm : Super Takumar f/2.5 vs f/3.5 vs Vivitar - Which one is better ?

Haven't found a good answer to this question yet, so I guess I should post it here to get your opinions.

So among the three lenses mentioned above, which one offers better IQ ? Which one offers better value for money ?

Would be best if you guys can contribute sample photos too

EDIT : the Vivitar I'm talking about is the f/2.8 version.

12-16-2009, 09:00 AM   #2
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Which is better? They are all good. There might be a few forum members that own all three. I just have the Vivitar 135/2.8. Here is a link to the thread with my review:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/51785-new-arri...rst-three.html
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You can see how the Vivitar compares to newer versions of these lenses here:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/68032-135mm-le...imes-zoom.html

You can also get the Vivitar for very low prices. I think it has to be the best value. All of these lenses are very good performers. I had copies of the Super-Takumars a few years ago and I had to really look close to see any differences. The f2.5 version with its 58mm hood looks great on the camera.
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dont forget to look at the russian Tair-11a (135mm f2.8)

great lens! just got mine

12-16-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot for your input. How about the Spiratone and the Orestor/Pentacon then ?
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