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Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2.8/135

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100% of reviewers $180.00 9.50
Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2.8/135

Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2.8/135
Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 2.8/135

Lens Composition: 5 elements in 4 groups
Angular Field: 18 degrees
Minimum Focus: 1.6m/5.5ft
Stop Scale: f/2.8-f/22
Filter Size: 55mm
Lens Hood: Built-in
Weight: 585g/1.3lbs
Dimensions: 78x131mm/3.1x5.2"

If you're curious about "sonnar" lenses this web page is a comprehensive discussion (mostly in Italian but the diagrams are clear).
Mount Type: Non-Pentax Mount
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New Member

Registered: April, 2020
Posts: 6
Lens Review Date: November 21, 2020 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $200.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharpness, bokeh
Cons: Bit slow
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 8    Value: 9   

Great lens for landscape photography shots.
A good buy.
New Member

Registered: March, 2016
Posts: 3
Lens Review Date: September 6, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $140.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: sharp, microcontrast, bokeh
Cons: c/y bayonet, full manual
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 8    Value: 10   

Id bought it after reading this test:
It is very sharp and it has better bokeh than my Pentacon 135/2,8 with 15 blades apreture. But ther were one problem! Id to buy Leitax adapter and its rather expensive with add sending and custom.
Junior Member

Registered: January, 2012
Posts: 36
Lens Review Date: August 2, 2013 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $200.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, colors

Whenever I start shooting with this lens I wonder why I'm not using as often as I could or should.

Great color rendering, sharp, good built-in hood, perfectly usable at 2.8 on my K30.

Would be awesome with a shorter minimum focus distance.

Veteran Member

Registered: January, 2007
Location: Warsaw
Posts: 338
Lens Review Date: December 3, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $180.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: sharp, beautiful bokeh
Cons: it is Contax/Yashica mount

There was the time when I had four 135mm lenses: Contax Sonnar 135/2.8, Leica 135/2.8, Pentax K 135/2.5 and Meyer 135/2.8. I compared them and decided to stay with Sonnar, which was the better in any aspect from all other. This lens has beautiful, creamy bokeh. It is sharp enough at f2.8 and very sharp at f4. Color and contrast rendition is exceptional. Lens has build-in hood - nice feature. Overall very good 135mm lens. Only drawback for Pentax user is conversion from Contax to K mount.

It is great portrait lens

sharp and with creamy bokeh

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