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Spiratone 135 mm f/ 1.8 Lens

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Spiratone 135 mm f/ 1.8 lens

Optical design

Spiratone 135 mm f/ 1.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica), Canon FD, FDn, Konica AR, Nikon F (FX, DX), Olympus OM, Pentax K, Minolta SR (MD, MC)

Optical design: 6 elements in 4 groups

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Average price: $325


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Additional information:

Spiratone 135 mm f/ 1.8 - fast prime telephoto lens for a 35mm SLR cameras of popular systems 70-90s.

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Posted by: Nik_SSG   Date of publication: 03.06.2012

Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality5.001
Pricing / Value5.001
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Owner reviews: Spiratone 135 mm f/ 1.8

ProfHankD 04.01.2016 17:09:01
Period of use: 60 months


Really an excellent fast 135mm overall, with very solid build, excellent IQ (sharp wide open, with modest contrast), and exceptionally smooth transition to out of focus. YS mount allows adapting to just about any camera.


Big, heavy, akwardly large diameter for its short length, lens with  smooth, but tight, focus feel... which means it sometimes tries to unscrew from the mount rather than focus. It doesn't seem to cause flare problems, but some of the inside of the lens barrel is actually shiny metal. Things very out of focus can look a bit nervous.

Pricing is wildly variable for this lens. I've seen them go for over $800, but I paid $150 for my pristine copy.


The moderate contrast and smooth transition to out of focus means peaking doesn't work as well as magnified live view on LCD or EVF for focus.