Author Topic: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!  (Read 1082 times)

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New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« on: May 10, 2020, 05:38:43 »
https://richardhaw.com/2020/05/10/repair-new-nikkor-135mm-f-2-8/

I really don't know much about this lens to be frank... ::)

doesn't seem remarkable in any way :o :o :o

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 10:33:24 »
You are not Frank, that is me.

I had this lens as my beloved outdoor portrait fixture in the 1980ies and 1990ies. Superb sharpness and detail rendering, bokeh can be a tad harsh at times but not if the background is far enough away.

I really loved the build in hood.
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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 21:33:39 »
This COVID sheltering is certainly increasing your output!

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 00:33:48 »
This COVID sheltering is certainly increasing your output!

I certainly love you, Jack and we will see as soon as you "vote him away" .. Covid needs my 300PF or my 2/200VR if more intimacy seems to be required. ;-)
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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 00:36:15 »
It's interesting you prefer the Nikkor-Q 135/2.8 Auto, I didn't add one to my collection for years because I didn't like the look of it - the proportions seem wrong and diamond-pattern rubber grip don't match other similar lenses like the 105/2.5 or 200/4. On the other hand I really like New-Nikkor (K) version - much more refined shape and better lens coatings. I have one which is AI converted, should really use it more often! :) :o

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 01:06:45 »
It's interesting you prefer the Nikkor-Q 135/2.8 Auto, I didn't add one to my collection for years because I didn't like the look of it - the proportions seem wrong and diamond-pattern rubber grip don't match other similar lenses like the 105/2.5 or 200/4. On the other hand I really like New-Nikkor (K) version - much more refined shape and better lens coatings. I have one which is AI converted, should really use it more often! :) :o

other to you I only have the experience not the comparison.
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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 01:10:16 »
the look of the older Nikkor-Q is more macho :o :o :o

working from home has its advantages, i get more time to do stuff ::)

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2020, 15:50:50 »
I found the 135mm f/2.8 Q a while ago, and at that time, my usual repair shop in Paris had a left over converter kit for it, so now it's an AI instead of a pre-AI !
The focusing ring is butter smooth, just perfect, and I love the sun-shade gimmick ( à la 105mm f/2.5, but better) :-) I find it sharp enough !

  Course à l'apéro... by ArchiVue, sur Flickr with the Nikon Df
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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 23:01:47 »
Grip on 135 Q is similar as on 55 P.auto 3.5 which I have. I wonder if the focusing will be damped also similarily - I like it on 55. (I just won one 135 Q on Yahoo Auction in Japan I have to at first figure out how to get it here - Japan post is stopped now due to virus)  :-)

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2020, 19:18:33 »
Jacques, nice shot. I somehow overlooked it last time.
My shot is also taken with 135Q.

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2020, 06:24:51 »
Nice film camera I’ve got one 8)

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2020, 09:18:39 »
 :) Yeah. I like it also.
Today I got changing bag, earlier this week I got chemicals, so maybe this weekend is the time to develop my first roll of film.
(But that topic is maybe for another thread)  :)

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2020, 09:46:39 »
I found the 135mm f/2.8 Q a while ago, and at that time, my usual repair shop in Paris had a left over converter kit for it, so now it's an AI instead of a pre-AI !
The focusing ring is butter smooth, just perfect, and I love the sun-shade gimmick ( à la 105mm f/2.5, but better) :-) I find it sharp enough !



Very nice picture Jacques. Where was it taken ?
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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2020, 11:43:47 »
Very nice picture Jacques. Where was it taken ?

On the island of Porquerolles, which, till the breaking of Covid, was my usual summer dwelling with my family.
Very small island on the french south coast (facing Hyères) that has the great advantage that the last ferry is at 7 p.m (and the first at 10 a.m.), meaning that only residents can stay the night (no campers). A small village, just two small hotels and mostly rooms or flats to rent.

It's also a natural park and a seed bank for southern vegetation (including fruit trees) ! You can forget about wi-fi (it exist but is so slow).
As for such secluded places, you can dine with an ex french président at the next table, or movie stars... But no bling-bling or press, nor people, wide eyed, taking pictures, everyone there understands the need for privacy and the important bubble of restful and peaceful time  ;)

 The colors of Porquerolles  135mm f/2.8 Q with Df...

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2020, 20:15:10 »

 The colors of Porquerolles  135mm f/2.8 Q with Df...

Lovely photo design. You've made Porquerolles a fascinating place already.
I will eventually acquire one of these lenses...if only because it's cool appearance.
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