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50-135mm wide aperture lens
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  • I recently picked up an old version Sigma 50-150/2.8 EX zoom, Nikon mount. With an inexpensive Fotodiox Nikon G adapter, it is a fast tele zoom that is small enough to not require support, parfocal, constant aperture, internal focusing, non-extending, and so far appears to be more than sharp enough for my needs.

  • @nomad Lucky you, my Jupiter-9 is made 1962 in LZOS Lytkarino factory. Filter thread has 49mm diameter, but only 0,5mm width (instead of standard 0,75mm). 0,5mm was used by Zeiss for 40,5mm diameter since ever and it is still standard for that size. But not for 49mm.

  • @Sph1nxster
    new lens for your new topic name ;-)) if constant aperture f/3,5 is fast enough for you, try excellent Nikkor Ai-S zoom 50-135mm, one-ring, parfocal. IQ is for video excellent straight from f/3,5 not yet tack sharp but good. For stills, f/3.5 has kind of lot of CA for my taste, but it's unnoticable in the video, one can see its CA only in the crops. This MF lens was produced only for 2 years and was discontinued, it was released together with first AF models. Therefore it never got so famous, although it is excellent lens. At f/5,6 onwards gets very sharp and excellent contrasts.

  • @tetakpatak Mine seems to be an export version, the name is written in Latin and it says "Made in USSR" on the barrel. Sorry to hear you've got that problem, maybe you can find a clamp-on version that fits?

  • There is also the M42 Kenlock 135mm f1.8 and the Sankyo Kohki Komura f1.8

  • A little update after finally receiving both a 50mm 1.4 and a 135 2.8 Canon FD.

    So glad I went down this route. It has given me a lot more confidence in using manual lenses and these two are going to be very useful for certain situations. With 2x ETC the 135 is staggering how long it is.

    Lenses are both very sharp, even wide open and also very pleased with the overall characteristics of the image too.

    Thanking a lot of different people here for helping me out.

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    At 50mm and maximum aperture, sharpness approaches excellent levels in the centre of the frame, and falls just short of good levels towards the edges of the frame.


    Finally at 135mm, sharpness falls just short of very good levels at maximum aperture and clarity towards the edges of the frame is fair. Stopping down just one stop to f/4 results in outstanding performance in the centre of the frame.


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  • Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm


    50mm sharpness:


    150mm sharpness:


    Those who are committed to high-end digital video work will appreciate the handling and features of this lens as well as the way it performs. It produces images with relatively low distortion, falloff and high levels of sharpness

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  • 50-135mm T2.9 MKII cinema lens


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  • Tokina Cinema introduces the new 50-135mm T2.9 MKII cinema lens.

    An update to the original 50-135mm T3 Telephoto zoom lens, it has received an all new metal mechanical housing featuring industry standard 0.8 MOD cinema gears, 300 degree focus throw, updated T2.9 iris, and 95mm front diameter for common cinema accessories.

    The new 50-135mm T2.9 MKII is designed to match the mechanical and optical properties of the popular Tokina Cinema 11- 20mm T2.9 zoom. The 50-135mm T2.9 MKII retains optical design features similar to the 11- 20mm T2.9 including parfocal design to retain focus while zooming, limited focus breathing, and low distortion.

    Featuring an interchangeable mount between PL, EF, Sony E, MFT, and Nikon F mounts.


    Not cheap, still prone to flare due to huge amount of glass inside - yet much less than any of the older Sigma & Tokina non cinema zooms.

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