What 135/4 do you have? If you ever find a Nikkor 13.5cm F4: GRAB IT!My local shop has one of these. Thinking of trading my 135/4 in for the 2.8....might just pull the trigger now.
Actually, I miss typed...I have the 135/3.5 AIS. I was thinking about the 200/4 QC when I was typing.What 135/4 do you have? If you ever find a Nikkor 13.5cm F4: GRAB IT!
The 135/3.5 Nikkor is more common, is a Sonnar design going back to 1950. Last Sonnar that Nikon made that I know of.
I have both the Nikkor 135/3.5 and 135/2.8 Nikkor-Q, latter factory Ai converted. I prefer the 135/3.5 for rendering and size.
That might be a good enough reason for me to get both! I love experimenting with legacy/vintage lenses and seeing how they render differently not only from each other, but from modern designs as well.I thought so- I do have a Nikkor 13.5cm F4 in Leica mount, made in 1949. The 135/3.5 Ais, which I also have, tracks back to this lens as they are based on the Zeiss 13.5cm F4 Sonnar. The 135/3.5 Ais gives a different rendering from the 135/2.8 Nikkor-Q.