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Revuenon Auto Revuenon 135mm F2.8

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4 30,120 Sat February 27, 2021
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50% of reviewers $16.25 6.50
Revuenon Auto Revuenon 135mm F2.8

?1970's generic 135mm.

M42 mount - Auto & Manual switch
6 blades - f2.8 to f22
Built-in hood,
55mm diameter filter thread
Minimum focus distance = 1.5m

Very similar Hanimar 135mm f2.8 listed here.

Revuenon special 135mm f2.8 listed here.
Mount Type: M42 Screwmount
Price History:

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Registered: September, 2009
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Posts: 2,791
Lens Review Date: February 27, 2021 I can recommend this lens: No | Price: $5.00 | Rating: 5 

Pros: Cheap and Bokeh in controlled light conditions
Cons: Flare
Sharpness: 6    Aberrations: 3    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 6    Value: 7    Camera Used: Pentax K10D   

Cheapest lens I ever bought, but also the worst lens I ever used so far.

It seems to have very poor coatings so it did not work well to use outdoors on a digital camera. It produced the most extreme flares I have ever seen in a lens.

But this lens was one of the first I used when started capturing macro shots indoors with my K10D, and it gave decent results. It was soon replaced it with proper macro lenses though, and it has since long ago been stored away in a box somewhere.

Below image was captured with this lens.
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Registered: November, 2013
Posts: 12
Lens Review Date: February 25, 2020 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $30.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: very sharp lens - pay atttention to the focus ring
Cons: very small CA's wide open
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 9    Handling: 9    Value: 9    Camera Used: K-5 k200D fuji x-T100 and x-e1   

- - This old a.m. lens is really not so good. It is named also REVUENON SPEZIAL and with screw mount M42 - I've sold it immediately. (much flare, not sharp)

THERE IS A LOT OF kinds of REVUENON LENSES 2.8/135, because of some different joint ventures of QUELLE, GERMANY.

The newest version of AUTO REVUENON comes from Japan (not GDR). It is shorter and characterized by a black lines grip. It is astonishing - much more better

++ sharpness excellent, from f 4-11

++ excellent color rendition

++ high contrast

+/++ nealy no flare

+ scarecely CAs


PAY ATTENTION TO the rubber grip with lines - this edition is much more better than the older one !!!


+++ changed review for newer PK-lens +++ unfortuately very rare available !!!
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Registered: March, 2013
Posts: 7
Lens Review Date: July 11, 2014 I can recommend this lens: No | Price: $25.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: nitidezza buona con la luce giusta
Cons: aberrazioni esagerate, soffre con luce forte
Sharpness: 7    Aberrations: 4    Bokeh: 5    Handling: 9    Value: 9    Camera Used: K5   

bought for ca 25$ dusty inside and stuck aperture, after a strong cleaning i fixed it but results are various, under a gentle light and not so far objects, it work superbly, but under sunny sky or a long distance results are very weak.

Registered: April, 2011
Location: Lost in translation ...
Posts: 18,044
Lens Review Date: January 3, 2013 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $5.00 | Rating: 6 

Pros: Decent build, long throw, "short" min distance ...
Cons: Ugly bokeh
Sharpness: 7    Aberrations: 6    Bokeh: 6    Handling: 7    Value: 7   


Yet another thrift shop find in M42 ... another 135/2.8 to play around with. Had to straighten out a very bent hood (which is built-in) so cosmetically a far from perfect specimen, but optically clean. Six blade aperture and half stops from f2.8 to f 16. Shoots like a lens of its era ... just another to add to the collection and to post images on the "135mm" thread.

Below is another image and one can see the bent up hood toward the top ...

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