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Leica 135mm f/3.4 Apo Telyt M
7.5 out of 10

Leica 135mm f/3.4 Apo Telyt M

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Overall 10
10

Great 135

J, B&H Photo
15 December 2015
  • Excerpt: I finally pulled the trigger a few months ago. Well, I've been waiting and searching since quite a while ago to make a final decision to buy the lens. The main issue was focusing the lens with the Leica rangefinder. The turning point was the EVF on M240. Focusing the lens is not a problem at all!
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Overall 10
10

Great lens. Maybe not better than the old one.

DanTheMan, Amazon
14 September 2014
  • Summary: Just another great Leica lens. Mechanically and optically it is phenomenal. Not sure if I like its overall performance better than the previous version. The older version only cost me $250 and its bokeh is more pleasing to me.
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Overall 10
10

A great, compact 135 mm lens

KAJ, B&H Photo
24 January 2014
  • Excerpt: First, I was surprised that the lens came with the Leica 6-bit coding, which is not mentioned in the product description. So the camera recognizes the lens.Using the Leica M 240, focusing with the rangefinder or with the EVF or via live view is accurate.
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Overall 10
10

Spectacular with the M (240) and EVF -- the sharpest lens ever on my M

Cynthia, Amazon
20 December 2013
  • Summary: In the past I've shied away from using the 135m focal length on Leica rangefinder cameras as it can be (and for me usually is) difficult to focus anything past 90mm critically and consistently using the rangefinder.
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Overall 10
10

As Good As Any Other Leica Lens

Amudgarden, B&H Photo
31 May 2013
  • Excerpt: After reading many online reviews about this lens, I was hesitant to purchase it. I've read many reports about difficulty in focusing and inconsistent results. However, the thought of using a lens with 135mm reach with a Leica rangefinder was too much temptation to resist. I'm glad I purchased it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Inconsistent

ttriolo, B&H Photo
30 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Optically, this is probably a wonderfully lens. I mean it's a Leica right? They are the best in the world, and I have no doubt this one is too. The problem is, that getting a sharp image with it is too much of a hit or miss proposition, not because of the lens, but because the critical focusing one...
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Overall 10
10

Amazing

world traveler, B&H Photo
19 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Was not sure that a tele-lens was really something I would need. After two weeks, I don't want to miss it anymore. I have to say it is "tricky" to get it right with the focus but if, the photos are amazing.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

raj, B&H Photo
1 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Optically this is a great lens. About as good as you get at this focal length. There are two main limitations. First, you need the 1.4X Leica magnifier to focus adequately on M9. Second, unless taking pictures in daylight, I feel that a tripod is necessary to get adequately sharp pictures (since max...
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Overall 10
10

Leica 135mm f/3.4 APO Telyt M Lens.

BRJR, B&H Photo
17 August 2010
  • Excerpt: 1. I just received this lens overnight from B&H. I immediately stepped outside, after unpacking this lens, made a few quick snaps, including at wide-open aperture & this lens performs very well on my Leica M9.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very sharp 135mm

Mark W. Bohrer, Amazon
11 November 2006
  • Summary: The 135mm f/3.4 APO-Telyt is for you if you find yourself in 'urban exclusion mode' a lot to keep images simple. It's the sharpest lens available in its focal length. It also brings up the smallest frame in any of the Leica M-cameras.
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