Leica Showcase Canon 135 F3.5, Late version

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
Several versions of this lens in the Canon rangefinder line, this is the best. Black finish to match the 85/1.9 and 100/2. It is lighter than the Nikkor lens. The 135/3.5 uses 48mm filters, not a common size- but easy enough to find.

This is a 4 element in 3 group Sonnar formula lens, linear aperture scale and click stops.

These are some quick test shots done with the lens, wide-open on the M9. Focus is perfect on the M9, for the Monochrom with a deep colro filter on it I would add one layer of tape to the Cam.

Canon 135/3.5, Late LTM by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Canon 135/3.5, Late LTM by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Canon 135/3.5, Late LTM by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Canon 135/3.5, Late LTM by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

Canon 135/3.5, Late LTM by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

This lens was not expensive, you can expect to pay under $100 for it.
 

uhoh7

Regular
May 31, 2011
For scale :)

DSC01562
by unoh7, on Flickr

It might be lighter than the nikkor in LTM, but the black nikkor in Contax mount is 40 grams less. However Amedeo adapter is heavy, but there are light un-coupled adapters to Sony E for 20USD.
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
I was going to ask! Without that, a 135mm lens seems too hard on a RF.
I have a lot of 135's, use them with my Leica and Nikon RF's.

I use the 1.25x magnifier with the M9 and M Monochrom for a 0.85x magnification, not problem with a 135/3.5 wide-open. The M3 is 0.92x.
On the Nikon- the viewfinder is 1x magnification, again- no problem using the 135 wide-open.
 

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