Review AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

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AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

In short

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm is an old manual focus prime designed for film cameras. The review shows a version for Nikon cameras with a Nikon F mount, but at the same time, this lens was produced in versions for other popular mounts.

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm is primarily interesting as a portrait lens (although there are no portraits in the review due to this situation), and also it can be used as a creative lens wherever it is advisable to use a short telephoto.

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm cannot boast of any advantages in terms of image quality, however, the classic 135 / 2.8 ratio can sometimes prove itself excellent. Of the pleasant features - an unusual design and a large, smooth focusing ring.

I don’t know who and when made this lens, maybe someone has information on this subject, be sure to write about it in the comments.

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

Main technical characteristics of AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

Name of instances from review Near the front lens' AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm No. 799340 52ø '. On body 'Lens Made in Japan' in white lettering
Basic properties
  • FX (for Nikon FX) - lens designed for Nikon FX full-frame film cameras
  • MF (Mannual Focus) - manual focus only
  • AUTO,AI (Carsmatic Indexing) - automatic transmission of the aperture value to the camera, semi-automatic aperture control
  • Non-g (Non gelded) - presence of a diaphragm control ring, automatic aperture control
  • Metal case
Front Filter Diameter 52 mm
Focal length 135 mm, EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 202.5 mm
Zoom ratio 1 x (this is fix)
Designed by for Nikon film cameras with Nikon F mount, at the same time there are versions for other popular mounts
Number of aperture blades 6 straight (not rounded) petals
  • marking on the focus ring with the focusing distance in meters and feet
  • depth of field scale for F / 22, F / 16, F / 11 (only arc without number), F / 8
  • infrared mark (red arc)
  • ring with aperture values, there are marks for F / 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, other intermediate values ​​cannot be set
Diaphragm F / 2.8 to F / 22

On F / 4, the aperture has pronounced notches (there is a photo in the review). At other values, the hole takes the form of a regular hexagon.

MDF (minimum focusing distance) 1.5 meters, but the focus ring rotates a little further, to about 1.3
The weight 439 grams (measured)
Optical design unknown
Lens hood Screws into the thread of the front filter
Period Unknown
Manufacturer country LENS MADE IN JAPAN (Lens made in Japan).
Price New do not sell. In a variant B. at. about 80 cu

Prices for modern Nikon lenses can be found here.

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm in the version for Nikon cameras is an AI lens and can be easily mounted to any modern Nikon digital camera with interchangeable lenses.

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

Assembly, control, focus

Lens body made with high quality, but the focus ring has a micro-play due to which when you touch it a small knock is obtained.

The focus ring has a not-so-wide anti-slip insert, although the latter is rather rough, similar to ordinary plastic and poorly performs its function.

The focus ring is closer to the front lens, and not to the mount, which is why AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm has found its own specific design. The focus ring does not move forward along with the trunk of the lens, as is the case with some similar lenses.

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm uses small filters with a diameter of only 52 mm.

Focus ring AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm rotates approximately 270 degrees (3/4 of a full turn). During focusing, the trunk of the lens moves forward, but does not rotate. Focusing is performed by moving the entire lens block. The rotation of the focus ring is smooth and pleasant. Working with the lens is quite pleasant.

On the case there is a focus distance scale, a depth of field scale and a mark for working in the infrared spectrum.

How to use Nikon manual lenses (such as this one without CPU and with manual focus) on any modern Nikon interchangeable lens digital camera described in the section 'manual optics'.

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

Image quality

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm behaves badly in side and back light, losing much contrast (examples show exponential frames). Most likely the lens uses a simple enlightenment. At the same time, unlike some other old and inexpensive lenses, it does not create a yellow-green color image.

The sharpness at F / 2.8 is quite satisfactory, but at F / 4-F / 8 it’s just great. There are a small number of chromatic aberrations (example) Slight vignetting at F / 2.8 and minimal distortion.

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm, aperture at F / 4.

Sample photos on Nikon FX

Sample photos with RAW source files helped me make a photographer Natalya romanenko (instagram). Convert RAW source files with Nikon D700 the original Nikon Capture NX-D v 1.4.6 utility.

Download RAW c source photos Nikon D700 can at this link (28 files, 400 MB). Please note that the maximum aperture of F / 2.5 instead of F / 2.8 was mistakenly set in the camera menu, because of the aperture value on all source RAW files, they have a small error.

And a few photos on Nikon D3200 (literally from the window):

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm


AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm is another unknown 'no-name' lens, of which there are many. Nevertheless, there are practically no really bad 135 currents, and even with AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm you can get an interesting result.

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Comments: 18, on the topic: Review AUTO DEJUR 1: 2.8 f = 135mm

  • Vadym

    "There are practically no bad 135-currents" - absolutely good. The very similar Japanese 135 / 2,8 lies :)

    • Not a bot

      Em…. almost all no-name 135s are absolutely non-contrasting up to f4 (just a faded soap all over the frame), after several failures with these “lenses” I don't even look at them on the secondary.

      • Rodion

        Yes, it's true. The same applies, in principle, to almost all know-names - especially telephoto lenses 135 / 2.8, 200 / 3.5 and shirikov 28-35 / 2.8.

  • koba


    The DeJur-Amsco Corporation in Shelton, Connecticut and later New York, was founded in the 1920s by Ralph and Harry Dejur. The company's earliest patents relate to variable capacitors used in radios.

    Later, the company traded photo products and even made several of its own, including one 6x6 TLR camera. Later DeJur also sold office equipment, including copy machines and voice recorders. The company was eventually sold in 1974 when Ralph Déjour retired.

    The company was known for its cinematic equipment, and also sold magnifiers and exposure meters. They were certainly made in the USA, and it seems that Dzhur made at least some of them, or designed and manufactured them.

    DeJur-Amsco also imported cameras for sale under its own brand from companies such as Neidig and Tōkyō Kōgaku (Topcon). It is believed that this lens and its improved version Super DeJur 135 / 2.8 were produced by the Japanese company Makina Optical. That is, one of two things - it is made by either Topcor or Makina Optical, so it is made at a high level and even optically by modern standards does not hit the dirt with its face.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Thank you!

    • Molchanov Yuri

      Thank you!

  • B. R. P.

    "Elastic band" as on Hanimar.

  • Nath

    For fans of retro-style photography, the lens is perfect. It gives a nice pink background tone. For example, if you photograph a girl among the roses. And yes - the lens is easy to operate.

  • UstasFritZZZ

    Out of 135mm, my favorite Canon FD 135 F2.8 - quality, build, built-in hood, great picture.

  • Valery Nazarkin

    An interesting lens, the design is pleasing to the eye!))) By the way, I have a Canon 1Ds mark II camera, I can do a review with examples from various optics that I have enough)), for a blog if it’s interesting + I have the experience of self-repairing a fairly serious enough this camera was repaired by myself I personally can share some of the nuances of the repair, if that would be interesting.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes, it will be interesting

      • Valery Nazarkin

        what is needed for this? within a couple of days I can make test photos for a couple of lenses, but what else is needed for publication? where to throw off materials and text?

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Me, all my contacts in the section “about the project“. Contact me and I will tell you everything.

  • Sergei

    An interesting name is "Duty".
    In Soviet times, BelOMO released the camera "Dzhurnaya" for filming detainees in police stations - drunks, homeless people, hooligans, etc.
    Those optics still had that aura ...

  • Alexander

    What is it ... Again, a portrait lens review without portraits. Well, at least someone alive, please. Do not confirm the stereotype of female photographers who only take pictures of flowers and cats. And the photo shows little of the nature of the bokeh.

    • Trueash

      But what is it ... again “I have not read it, but I condemn”. See “In Brief”, second paragraph.

      • Alexander

        Considering the author's Instagram photo, it is far from a “situation” on the streets. Judging by those photos, the quarantine began a long time ago) So, I look and condemn what I see.

  • Jankowsky

    Judging by the design of the mechanization and the landing depth and the diameter of the rear lens, it is very similar to the SIGMA YS Pantel 135 \ 2.8 clone in my collection and giving incredible sharpness from 5.6

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