Originally Posted by mike rosenlof
I am quite fond of the 135mm for the Mamiya TLRs. It's a nice focal length for the 6x6 format and plenty sharp.
The "Rollei TLR's are the BMW" but Mamiya TLR, C-series the Toyota version.
They just keep om shooting! Heavy but very sharp due to film running straight and flat..
In Mamiya there are other long lenses, 105 some with viewing diaphragm,
the 135mm, two versions of 180mm. The early 180mm which I owned was so sharp, useless for professional portraiture! Slapped piece of tape across element, later diffusion filter similar to "Softar" by Zeiss..
The Rollei 135mm requires a proxar; close up lens to focus close..