Review Miida Automatic 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

Many thanks to Albert Murashevsky for the opportunity to review the Miida Automatic 1: 2.8 f = 135mm lens, who sent I have a lens from another area.

Review Miida Automatic 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

Review Miida Automatic 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

This time I have a lens with the rare name 'Miida' on my review. For many, what 'Miida', what 'NoName' sounds the same. But in fact, the lens turned out to be quite suitable for use.

Miida 135mm F2,8 on the CZK

Miida 135mm F2,8 on the CZK

Miida 135mm F2.8 - classic 135mm fast fix tele lens. You can find the mark 'Lens made in japan'. The lens has an M42 seating thread and an automatic 'Automatic' blinking diaphragm with a dedicated aperture control switch to manual mode.

How to use with modern cameras?

Lenses with mounting thread M42 (M42 X 1 / 45.5), such as the lens from this review, are very easy to use on almost any modern digital camera (both SLR and mirrorless), for this it is enough to choose the right adapter (adapter). You do not need to carry out any additional steps to modify the lens.

The cheapest adapters can be found at There are adapters (adapters) with a chip that provide more convenience during shooting, usually chips are used to confirm focus and / or metering exposure, and form the correct EXIF. The chip does not affect the image quality in any way.

For some SLR cameras (for example, with the Nikon F-mount), you need to use adapters with a corrective lens, which allows you to focus correctly at all focusing distances. For any mirrorless cameras, such a lens is not needed, and the adapter is a simple decorated hollow metal tube with an appropriate mount.

For SLR cameras

  1. Canon: For cameras Canon EOS with bayonet mount EF / EF-S need an M42-Canon EOS adapter, such an adapter with a chip can be found herewithout chip here.
  2. NIKON: For cameras Nikon DX / FXas well as for cameras Fujifilm и Kodak with a Nikon F mount, you need an M42-Nikon F adapter, you can buy such an adapter without a lens and a chip here, with a lens without a chip herewith chip without lens here, with lens and chip here. Why a lens? Why chip?
  3. PENTAX: For Pentax cameras with K mount, you need an M42-Pentax K adapter, you can buy such an adapter here.
  4. SONY/MINOLTA: For cameras with a Sony / Minolta A mount, you need the M42-Sony A adapter, you can find such an adapter without a chip at this linkwith a chip at this link.
  5. OLYMPUS/PANASONIC/LEICA: For cameras with a 4/3 bayonet mount (not to be confused with Micro 4/3!) You need an M42-4 / 3 adapter, you can buy such an adapter here.

For mirrorless cameras

  1. SONY: For cameras with 'E'/'FE' mount series SonyNEX и Sony Alpha you need an adapter M42-Sony E (aka M42-Sony Nex), you can find it at this link. An autofocus adapter is also available for these cameras. Techart PRO Leica M - Sony E Autofocus Adapterwhich can be found at this link.
  2. OLYMPUS / PANASONIC / KODAK / XIAOMI: For cameras with a bayonet mount Micro 4/3 (Micro 4:3) you need an adapter M42-Micro 4/3, you can find it at this link.
  3. CANON M: For cameras with Canon EF-M mount need adapter M42-Canon M, it can be found at this link.
  4. CANON R and RF-S: For cameras with Canon RF mount need adapter M42-Canon R, it can be found at this link.
  5. Nikon 1: For cameras Nikon 1 Series need adapter M42-Nikon 1, you can find it at this link.
  6. Nikon Z: For cameras Nikon Z series (FX/DX) need an adapter M42-Nikon Z, it can be found at this link.
  7. FUJIFILM X: For cameras with mount X need an M42-Fuji X adapter, you can find it at this link.
  8. FUJIFILM GFX: For medium format cameras G-mount need M42-Fuji GFX adapter, you can find it at this link.
  9. SAMSUNG: For cameras with NX mount, you need an M42-Samsung NX adapter, you can find it at this link. There are no adapters for the NX mini camera yet.
  10. PENTAX: For Q-mount cameras, you need an M42-Pentax Q adapter, you can find it at this link.
  11. SIGMA / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with L mount you need an M42-Leica L adapter, you can find it at this link.
  12. LEICA: For cameras with a bayonet mount Leica M need adapter M42-L / M, you can find it at this link.

If you have any questions on compatibility and adapters - ask in the comments (comments do not require any registration at all).

Enlightenment Miida 135mm F2.8 Lens

Enlightenment Miida 135mm F2.8 Lens

The focusing ring is rubberized and very convenient to use, rotates 270 degrees. MDF is 1.5 meters. The front lens does not rotate when focusing. The body has all the necessary indicators for working with the lens. The lens has 8 matte black aperture blades. The lens has built-in hood, which is absolutely not fixed in any position. The hood constantly spontaneously moves to its extreme positions, accompanying this procedure with a knock on the lens barrel. Such a defect is very annoying: tilted the lens down - the hood 'dropped out', raised the lens a little up - the hood 'hidden'.

Miida 135mm F2.8 Lens Drawing

Miida 135mm F2.8 Lens Drawing

Sample Photos

Oddly enough, but the lens turned out to be sharp, and contrast, and even the bokeh is pleasant. The only serious drawback in image quality obtained with the Miida 135mm F2.8 is the strong HA, in particular, frigging (the color of the out-of-focus areas in green and purple) and blooming (purple 'lumbago' on contrasting details).

Personal impressions

The lens reminds me very much of its image Pentacon auto 2.8 / 135 MC. I think in the secondary market such a Miida 135mm F2.8 should be inexpensive and it can be used as a good lens.

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The Miida Automatic 1: 2.8 f = 135mm is a good fast prime. Can be used for portraits and shooting not very distant objects.

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Comments: 14, on the topic: Miida Automatic 1 review: 2.8 f = 135mm

  • Yuriy75

    It is very similar to Jupiter 37a, only the aperture is higher, and the picture is similar.

    • Ivan

      At 37a, the bokeh is softer and XA less than + 27a sharper by an order of magnitude :)

      • Ivan

        37 * I apologize for the typo (

    • Amateur photographer_

      The fact of the matter is that the unknown "Japanese" is better and faster than the eminent "scoop"!

  • Gene jb

    Judging by, such lenses were molded by all and sundry. And they can have any name, although I think that there was only one office, and the lenses were produced under license by some small firms. And Jupiter 37 is also from the same opera ...

  • Vasya

    dear Arkady.
    I read your reviews with great interest, I will not deny that there are a lot of informative and interesting articles on your blog, but lately, in the "lens review" section, you are testing mostly old, sometimes even rare glasses, which may be of interest mainly to collectors , but not modern amateur photographers, who shoot mostly with modern optics.
    ARKADY WHERE ARE REVIEWS OF MODERN LENSES ... (example nikor 105 afs vr, nikor 85-1.8 w, samyang85-1.4, etc.)
    Yes, you have repeatedly written that you are testing the lenses that provide you.
    I understand you well, but there are certainly photo shops and photo rental companies that can provide you with the necessary equipment as an advertisement (for example, the PAPARAZZI store, etc.)
    I do not want to offend you, but frankly speaking, it hurts ...
    THANKS for the work you have done.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      The answer is: everything is very simple - send me caviar 105 afs bp, nikor 85-1.8 w, samyang85-1.4 and I will write a review. Unfortunately, nobody wants to help the project. Everyone absolutely does not care, the stores that they provided me do not have much benefit from this, it is easier for them to buy advertising for a couple of hryvnias and not worry about their branding. By the way, quite a lot of not only reviews are published on Radozhiv, but articles are also published, 7 pieces for the last month :)

  • nukemall

    The Miida trademark belonged to the Japanese export company Marubeni Corporation, lenses for this brand were ordered mainly from the "Stakhanov-multi-station" company Sun (if you see a lens with a hell of a word, with a probability of at least 50 percent it is Sun). But 135 / 2.8 were ordered from different manufacturers. I have Miida 135 / 2.8 lying around of a completely different look and terribly obscene quality - in the front gluing of the "snowflake" of crystallization of the glue, on the front surface of the same gluing there is leaching (glass cloudiness), in general, complete marriage.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, 135tk can really be rude and it’s hard to understand where and by whom NoName made a miracle.

  • Albert

    Personally, when I looked at the Aucro 2,8 / 135mm lenses, I found that there is a mass of one to one or fewer glass that is not distinguishable in design: Miida 2.8 / 135; Danubia automatic 2.8 / 135; Tokina 2.8 / 135; Tele Reynox 2.8 / 135; Auto Revuenon 2.8 / 135; Porst Tele MC 2.8 / 135; Praktica 2.8 / 135; Kamero 2.8 / 135; Auto Chinon 2.8 / 135. I suspect that there are more)))

    • Eugene

      Auto Focal F 2.8 135 mm Japan)))))

  • Amateur photographer_

    Price about, Act on the auction Ebay account $ 10-35. Tobto didn’t reveal anything to himself.

  • Kamil

    I took Danubia auto 2.8 / 135 on the Bag for eight bucks with a shabby enlightenment. Eight bucks is undoubtedly worth it, although I had to dig deeper (the lenses dangled, the back one seemed to be upside down, although I’m not sure I couldn’t find the scheme). Most likely I will continue to shoot on Jupiter 37A, Tair-11 and mainly on Jupiter-9, which gives a much more juicy picture compared to all of the above, and it’s more convenient to focus with a fast aperture exactly an order of magnitude.
    The built-in hood is really enraging, but you can order from China, since 55 mm is not the rarest format, then this drawback will go away. But in general, it’s just nice to have a rare beast in the collection, a qualitatively unique 135 mm fix is ​​not considered.

  • Jura z Baikonur

    Nagaduє Chinon 135mm f2.8))

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