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Vivitar FD 135mm f/2.8

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IQ 8.0 8.3
Build 9.0
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Has 30+ years of SLR/camera experience.
IQ 8.0 8.3
Build 9.0
Well built, built-in shade, good IQ, cheap, f/2.8 
Heavy, lenscap fits over shade 
Mine is a 28 serial number, built by Komine. Actually, I own several.

Common and really cheap on eBay, under $20 including shipping. Slightly soft (low contrast) wide open, but IQ typical of a good 135mm f/2.8 -- and most 135mm lenses are pretty good. My favorite lens to use on tubes/bellows, IQ that way is better than some macro lenses. Built-in shade is nice. Not light, but compact and very well-built solid metal body.

Only annoyance is that lens cap fits over built-in shade, which makes it bump into any filter when the shade is pushed back.

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