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Spiratone 135 mm f/ 2.8 Tc Lens

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Spiratone 135 mm f/ 2.8 Tc lens

Spiratone 135 mm f/ 2.8 Tc lens

Spiratone 135 mm f/ 2.8 Tc lens

Spiratone 135 mm f/ 2.8 Tc lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: M42, M42, T2 mount, T2 mount

Optical design: Sonnar

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Average price: $230


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
135mmf/2.8f/22161.755 87/3,4

Additional information:


The Spiratone 135mm f/2.8 Tc is a portrait prime lens for 35 mm SLR cameras (via the interchangeable T / T2 mount).

This is a rather rare Japan portrait lens manufactured for the US market. Its 16-blade iris diaphragm always provides a circular aperture and a beautiful bokeh. The lens' optical elements are covered with a special Tc coating. Later versions came in non-zebra design. There is an M42 version without the Tc coating.

Posted by: sorosa   Date of publication: 21.03.2013

Mechanical quality4.003
Optical quality3.502
Pricing / Value3.333
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Spiratone 135 mm f/ 2.8 Tc

Leo Koikov 09.03.2017 03:20:02
Period of use: 5 days


Excellent build, beautiful design and finish

Well balanced andnot too heavy (seems to be made of aluminum)

Buttery focusing with a perfect throw

Distinct sharp clicks of the preset aperture ring, excellent tactile feedback


Partially polished focusing ring does not provide secure grip


My copy came with the passport in the original carboard box in mechanically perfect condition but infested with fungus. Needs to be cleaned before I can comment on opical performance.

T-mount had KE bayonet (Exacta) adapter