NIKKOR-P 135 MM 3.5 FOR BRONICA

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NIKKOR-P 135 MM 3.5 FOR BRONICA

Post by anthonym-3 » Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:22 pm

I have an opportunity to purchase this lens however can find no reviews online. Can someone please offer a review or opinion of it.

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Re: NIKKOR-P 135 MM 3.5 FOR BRONICA

Post by GrahamS » Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:53 pm

I never knew that there was a Nikkor "P" f3.5 lens for the Bronica. Mine was a Nikkor Q.
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Re: NIKKOR-P 135 MM 3.5 FOR BRONICA

Post by titrisol » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:04 pm

I had no idea Nikkon produced MF lenses, lest for Bronica

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Re: NIKKOR-P 135 MM 3.5 FOR BRONICA

Post by anthonym-3 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:47 pm

GrahamS, I was in error, it is a NIKKOR Q. What is your opinion of it?

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Re: NIKKOR-P 135 MM 3.5 FOR BRONICA

Post by GrahamS » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:38 pm

anthonym-3 wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:47 pm
GrahamS, I was in error, it is a NIKKOR Q. What is your opinion of it?
It is a superb lens, as can be expected. Bronica were trying to penetrate the Hasselblad market at the time and would have made sure that their lenses were at least equal to the Zeiss lenses. I used both the Hasselblad with a Zeiss 80mm f2.8 Planar and the Zenza Bronica with the 75mm f2.8 Nikkor P and the 135mm f3.5 Nikkor Q. I did not see any difference between the Nikkor and the Zeiss lenses. I did a lot of fashion work outdoors with sync flash and preferred the Hasselblad for this because of the leaf shutter. Nikon built a prototype leaf shutter but did not put it into production because of reliability and patent problems. If they had made a leaf shutter for the Bronica it would have outsold the Hasselblad hands down. The Nikkor Q 135mm f3.5 was a very good lens indeed.
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Re: NIKKOR-P 135 MM 3.5 FOR BRONICA

Post by anthonym-3 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:18 pm

GrahamS, Thank you. I had thought that NIKKOR lenses must be of superb quality however finding no review left me wondering if this lens could be on the list of inferior lenses made by even the best lens makers.

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