This lens was put up for sale together with a Schneider Xenar 135/4.5 at a 5 minute ride from my home. So I bought this Takumar 35mm because I’ve always been curious how these slow 35mm lenses behave: were they just a budget option or do they compensate for their small maximum aperture by providing excellent image quality?
Schneider and Novoflex bellows lenses
Did some acquisitons of late in the category of bellows lenses.
A Schneider-Kreuznach Xenar 135mm 1:4.5 in M39 mount. Its serial number indicates that it was produced around 1960.
Minolta zoom lenses
Last week I was able to acquire the less common version of the Minolta MD Zoom 35-70mm 1:3.5, the plain MD version without the macro setting and a closest focussing distance of 1m, which explains why this version wasn’t very popular: 1m is inconveniently long, especially for use at a 35mm focal length.