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    favorite m42 ~100mm?

    I'm in the market. What do you all think of the options?

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    No doubt you will get a bunch of opinions, but here's mine: 105mm F 2.8 Super Takumar.

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    Yes, I'm curious about the 105, because I like the Takumars, and because I've heard so little about this one. What's it like?

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    I have the new 90mm C/V Apo Lanthar and the 125mm Macro C/V Apo Lanthar lenses in 42mm thread mount. They are both excellent lenses.
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    I also love the 105 2.8 super-takumar.
    Its very sharp, and has great boke.
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    The 105 f2.8's a nice lens. It's a little soft wide open, but contrast and sharpness firm up by f4. And it's well built and handles well.

    I like mine.

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    If you can go a bit shorter: Helios 40 - 85 mm f 1.5. I have one in an m39 Zenit mount which I use on my Fujica ST605 with an adapter.
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    Yeah, I could go a bit shorter. Anything between 85 and 135, more or less- I just don't know what's out there. I was considering the Helios 40, but I'm concerned about the size- they say it's quite something.

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    The takumars are great, but they do have some chromatic aberrations when used wide.. The preset version ("takumar" not "super") is a beauty too...

    My favourite 105 is the Soligor. It's an old, single coated thing with a T-mount, but it's brilliant!

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    If you go up to 135mm the things are often cheaper then a lens cap. I've got the Mamiya SX [I think it's SX] 135mm F/2.8. It's the same lens they made for Rollei I think. Was it Rollei? Not exactly common but very nice. Of course the various Pentax 135mm.

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