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Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens

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Product Highlights

  • F Mount Lens/ FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to 16
  • Defocus Image Control
  • Rear Focusing System
  • A-M Mode Switch Ring
  • Aperture Control Ring
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 4.0'
  • Filter Diameter: 72mm
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • 9-Blade Circular Diaphragm
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The AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens from Nikon is an FX format telephoto prime lens effective for portraiture and other telephoto applications. Its fast f/2 maximum aperture allows sharp imaging in low light and shallow depth of field control. Furthermore, its unique Defocus Image Control ring creates smooth and subtle out-of-focus areas in either the foreground or background of your image. A rounded diaphragm also adds to more natural looking out-of-focus areas and a manual aperture control ring is supported. On DX format DSLRs it offers a 197.5mm focal length equivalence.

With a rear focus system, only the lens' rear elements move during focus for faster AF performance and an M-A mode ring switches between manual and auto focus modes. A built-in lens hood is provided to deflect unwanted light. 

Autofocus is not supported by D40, D40x, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300 cameras--lens may be used with manual focus only. Be sure to check your camera's lens-compatibility information before selecting a new lens.

A telephoto FX format prime lens with fast f/2 maximum aperture effective in low light and offering shallow depth of field control
Defocus Image Control ring enables control of the out-of-focus areas in your images background or foreground for a smooth, subtle effect
Rear focus system provides fast autofocus performance
Nine-blade circular diaphragm
Built-in lens hood
Performance
Focal Length 135mm
Comparable 35mm Equivalent on DX Format Focal Length: 197.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2
Minimum: f/16
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 18°
DX Picture Angle: 12°
Minimum Focus Distance 4' (1.22 m)
Magnification 0.48x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Elements/Groups 7/6
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread Front:72 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 4.7" (7.87 x 11.94 cm)
Weight 1.79 lb (815 g)
Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens
  • 72mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • LF-4 Rear Lens Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    NikonAF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens
     
    4.7

    (based on 98 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (85)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (87)
    • Nice bokeh (72)
    • Durable (64)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (62)
    • Rugged (51)

    Cons

    • Heavy (25)
    • Slow focus (6)
    • Poor in low light (4)
    • Blurry focus (3)

    Best Uses

    • Weddings (50)
    • Low light (44)
    • Night photography (29)
    • Portraits (28)
    • Landscape/scenery (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (31), Semi-pro photographer (28), Pro photographer (21), Enthusiast (4), Professional (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (75)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    One of Nikon's best portraiture lenses

    This lens is simply amazing. It is one of Nikon's best reasonably-priced portraiture lenses.

    There is a misconception that this lens is soft. It is certainly not a soft lens....Read complete review

    This lens is simply amazing. It is one of Nikon's best reasonably-priced portraiture lenses.

    There is a misconception that this lens is soft. It is certainly not a soft lens. This lens is extremely sharp. In fact, it is known to be one of Nikon's sharpest lenses (search the web for reviews). Setting the defocus control at a number higher than the aperture does create a soft focus. If you don't like soft focus, then simply don't set it so high!

    The defocus control is very useful. If you set it towards "R," the background (rear) bokeh will be smoothed (like cream cheese) and the foreground (front) bokeh will have more distinct shapes (hollywood-style circles with defined edges). Setting it towards "F" will swap the effects, making foreground bokeh creamy and background bokeh glittery. Leaving the defocus control neutral will balance all out-of-focus areas.

    As long as you set the defocus ring equal to or lower than your aperture f-number, the focus will be sharp. If you set it higher than the aperture f-number, the focus becomes increasingly soft. Perhaps you'd like a touch of soft-focus sometimes!

    The build is great. The crinkled black matte metal finish is professional and durable. There is a built-in metal hood that is lined with felt on the inside. You can pull it out and lock it by rotating it. It has a nice weight to it.

    The focusing is fast--it uses rear internal focusing. This means that the lens does not get longer nor shorter depending on the focus. Also, because there is a ring on the lens to switch from manual- to auto-focus, the focusing ring will not spin when using auto-focus (great!).

    Nikon only makes one other lens that is as long and as fast--the 200mm f/2 VR--and it usually costs about four to five times as much as this lens.

    This focal length is especially great on FX/135-film. It is 200mm equivalent on DX. On DX, it is a bit tight for anything other than head shots. On DX, you may consider Nikon's 85mm or 50mm lenses, depending on how you shoot portraits.

    Buy a good filter to go with this lens. This is high-quality glass--don't ruin it with glare and ghosts from a low-quality filter.

    It fits nicely in the Mountainsmith LC2 Lens Case. You'll need to remove the extra piece of foam from the bottom of the case, though.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I wanted to love it, but

    I bought this lens to be my primary portrait lens. I love the construction of it. It feels solid and I like the built in hood. Glass was totally clean and the lens...Read complete review

    I bought this lens to be my primary portrait lens. I love the construction of it. It feels solid and I like the built in hood. Glass was totally clean and the lens looked pristine. From the first shot though, I found focus to be FAST, but terribly unreliable. I could not get eyes sharp. Instead it got the nose sharp--even when I totally locked focus on the EYE. I tried every level of AF Fine Tune on my D700 with no success. It does not focus past 15 feet or so. I want to LOVE this lens. Today I'm shipping it to Melville for testing.

    My D700 works flawlessly with 7 other lenses. Tack sharp AF on the 85G. Ditto for 24G, 50G, 70-200 blows me away, 14-24 does too, 105VR sharp, 300 f/4--well, even this is super sharp with no fine tuning when I can hold it steady.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    JUST BUY IT. Then read below...

    By J.R.

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Beautiful images
    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fashion
      • Glamour
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Night Photography
      • Portraits
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

      I was a big fan of the look of an 85mm on DX, so after going full frame, I set my sights (and savings plan) on this optical triumph.

      I've been putting this lens through the paces for the past two weeks since I've got it, and it's done nothing but exceed my expectations. Seeing more than a handful of people having bad experiences with the lens, I want to address common complaints by comparing them with my experiences.
      SHARPNESS: This is thing is stupidly sharp. Even at F/2, and it only gets sharper. At f/2 at 12 feet, I can see the texture of bubble wrap and grip tape clearly. Regarding blur/softness issues - figure this - 1. You better be shooting at a high shutter speed or on a tripod, to off-set the focal length. 2. If you're shooting a subject 10 feet or closer, your depth of field is probably an inch, maybe two, depending on your aperture. This is a situation where focusing and recomposing could very likely mess up your shots, as the DoF will be TINY. I would bet a LOT of money most of the people having problems are shooting wide open up close, not understanding that they have basically no depth of field to work with. Check your DoF with a meter when you're setting up, and you should be fine.
      CA/FRINGING - Fast lenses do this when wide open, especially older ones without modern coatings. This is an easy fix in PS or LR, though, so it kind of blows my mind that people still complain about this.
      DC Control - Honestly, this feature is a novelty. It's not hard to use - set it to your aperture, boom your done. So far, I can confirm its not a dramatic effect. In fact, if you didn't have photos to compare, you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference. It smudges out hard lines just a little bit more, but it's subtle. Still, results are superb without it.
      WEIGHT - Yes, it's heavy. It's entirely metal and glass. Honestly, I like that, coming from all the plastic primes lately. For all you gun nuts, it's like holding a Sig or a big revolver after you've been running a Glock.
      FOCUS ACCURACY/SPEED - I know this is totally not common, but this is my only lens that was perfect out of the box! No fine tuning was needed. Focus is good, but not snappy. It could work at weddings and events, or concerts, but sports would be pushing it. Portraiture of course, is where this thing excels.

      IMAGE QUALITY - Dreamy. Less punchy than Nikon's recent offerings. Saturation seems a little less than all the G lenses, but I think that neutral vibe is good. Gives you more room to work with lights and in post. Definitely far more flattering on skin tones than other lens.

      BOKEH - BEST BOKEH EVER. EVER. Seriously. EVER. Want the eyes in focus and the nose not? Or back of the head fading into mush? Done!

      It really is everything its said to be. Again, there's probably lemons floating around out there, but that's what warranties are for. Just buy it. You'll find yourself going out of your way to use it!

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      5.0

      If you shoot portraits, it's a MUST have

      By Ben Revzin

      from San Jose, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Slower focus

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Portraits

      Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

      I bought this lens to shoot portraits, I already have a 50 1.4 and 85mm 1.8 but I wanted something with some more compression and even smoother bokeh. Paired up with my D800 the photos are spectacular. This lens is tac sharp even at F/2 (as long as you get the focus right, takes some practice even with AF i.e choosing a focusing point) and has beautiful bokeh. I personally love shooting this lens at F/2.8 and F/4, even then the bokeh is like butter on warm bread. In the studio this lens is phenomenal especially at F/11 with everything crazy sharp especially with the D800's 36 MegaPixel Sensor. The built in lens hood and metal body make this lens very rugged and it has a lot of soul but unfortunately it isn't weather sealed so I'd be worried to shoot with it in light drizzle.

      Since this lens has so much glass the motor has to work a lot to move it and nail focus, I wouldn't recommend it for sports or fast moving event photos but for portraits it is perfect.

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      5.0

      why Nikon is the portrait choice in 35

      By k75

      from minnesota

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Awsome Bokeh
      • Sharp
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Portrait

        Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

        This lens is sharp and the DC feature is wonderful. The lens focuses well on my 800. I have always been one to use little to no depth of field in portrait work. this lens goes even further bringing the attention to the subject. This lens is worth every penny and then some.

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        5.0

        Best portrait lens

        By Rodrigo Jardon

        from New York

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Portrait
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

        Fast, prime, incredibly sharp lens and with Defocus Control feature.

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        4.0

        Great for all types of Portraits!

        By Justin

        from Alaska

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

        I love this lens! If done right, the background will simply melt away. I've used this lens for birthday parties, head shots and outdoor functions. There is not much of a learning curve for this lens like some have said. Even without the de-focus capability, this lens is worth the money! It is sharp and produces beautiful photos!The only thing that seems odd about this lens is the hood. It's easy to slide forward and tighten into place but when I unscrew it to slide back down, it will sometimes make this grinding noise that will make me cringe! No scratches or damage, just that odd noise.

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        5.0

        A Remarkable Lens

        By SEAROBIN

        from Massachusetts

        Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

        I have owned and used a manual Nikon 135mm f2 lens for more than twenty years and relied on it for many types of my photography. I recently purchased a Nikon Df body and, while the MF lens worked very well with the Df, I wanted to try a AF version . After receiving and using the AF 135mm F2, I am convinced I made a good decision. Nothing of the sharpness has been lost in the AF version. In fact, it may be even sharper. The controllable bokah is a real asset and not just a gimmick. The lens is built with the heft and strength expected of a serious lens (think ZEISS or LEICA).I have used the new 135 with my Df body and with my F3 body with great results. On the Df it is fat to focus and provides access to all of the exposure and communications applications of the Df. On the the F3, it provides beautifully sharp B&W images.It is the best photo purchase I have made in a few years. RECOMMENDED!

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        5.0

        Great lens!

        By Alan

        from Rome, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Portraits
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

          It's sharp and a beautifully constructed. It is perfect for portraits.

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          5.0

          one of Nikon's best lens

          By Michael C

          from Laguna Beach CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 85 14d
          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

            I use this lens for head and shoulder portraits. I own 58mm 1.4g, 85 1.4d, 70-200VR II, this old lens seemed not very necessary for me but it turned out I am very happy to get one. I think the rendering look/color of this lens is unique compare to the others. The bokeh is really smooth and beautiful. The building construction is the best out of all the other I ever have. The lens hood on it is a cleaver design and I hope other Nikon lens could have the same hood.

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            5.0

            Buttery bokeh

            By The Prints of Monico

            from Arvada, CO

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light

            Best Uses

            • people
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

            I'm a professional and got the lens to compliment my 85m 1.8.
            Just looking thru the lens you can see how well it's gonna be. The background even at f/4 is wonderful. f2.0 is even better, but be careful to hold steady and get a lock on the focus because you might miss it.
            I knew I wanted this lens and the more I use it the more I'm in love.

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            5.0

            There is no better lens!!

            By JGD

            from NYC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Night Photography
              • Sports/Action
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

              You just have to try it!

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              5.0

              Super portrait lens

              By cal

              from New Jersey

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Built in lens hood
              • Exquisite Bokeh
              • Sharp
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Portraits

              Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

              This is a well built, sharp, terrific portrait lens. It's not a light weight carry around all day lens, but that's the trade off for a fast tele with a solid build quality. Definitely not an all purpose lens and missing the latest in lens technolgy such as vibration reduction as it was designed about 20 years ago. Not sure how much longer Nikon will be offereing this lens but wanted to get one while still readily available.

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              5.0

              135mm f/2 is Super on the Nikon D5200

              By George

              from Providence, RI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography

              Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

              Yes, the auto-focus feature does not work on the Nikon D5200, but the results are outweigh this con. Merely looking through the LCD panel and/or viewer you can see the subjects with a high level of detail and sharpness. You heart races knowing the shot will be superb. The images are stunning. Even with the Defocus Controls unused and left in the neutral center slot, the bokeh is gorgeous to say the least. Although the auto-focus is not supported on camera's like the Nikon D5200 and other models which are perhaps considered "not desirable" for the Nikon 135mm f/2.0D AF DC lens. (entire lens will Some sites even claim the not work, which is not true.) I can live without autofocus and manually spinning the focus ring! It's not a big issue. In fact you'll learn more working with manual settings. Amateur or Pro, be a rebel and go against the grains of globally accepted photography standards sometimes, you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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              5.0

              Fabulous Lens!

              By A. Speck

              from Spring Hill, TN

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

              I am using this for portraiture mainly. It has fabulous bokeh and is tack sharp. It's a bit heavy and I have to back up a bit more than I am used to doing with my 50, but I still love it! I also love the built in lens hood. Very durable.

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              5.0

              Incredibly sharp, fast, multi-use lens

              By Eric

              from Clarksdale, MS

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

                I bought this lens as both a portrait lens - for which it is unbeatable - and a lens to travel with. I prefer a light kit when traveling, usually just something wide, a 35mm lens and then a short telephoto. This is a perfect short telephoto. Since I use a Nikon D800E it easily serves the purpose of a longer telephoto - 270mm - with still enough resolution to get decent prints and more than enough for posting online. The lens is also smaller and lighter than I had thought it would be. The Defocus-image Control is simple to figure out and extremely useful.

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                5.0

                Nikon 135 mm f2 d lens

                By Chris

                from New York, N. Y.

                Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

                Love this lens, it's all the wonderful things you have heard! De focus can be tricky - just read the instructions & follow them! Back in the day I had the MF version & it was my favorite . I figure this version will soon be favorite portrait lens. You won't be dissapointed

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                5.0

                small & sharp!

                By Just take the picture!

                from uSA

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Small
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • No tripod mount

                Best Uses

                • Portraits

                Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

                This is truly an incredible portrait lens! However, one must always move your focus point (with this shallow of DOF one cannot focus and recompose. You MUST move your focus point!), and always use continuous focus tracking to correct-for the slight movement between you and your subject.

                Due to this lens' small & lightweight size, it becomes a must-have portrait lens! A MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED lens for FX owners!

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                5.0

                Amazing depth of field

                By Kyra

                from Michigan

                Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

                The bokeh created with this lens is truly amazing. I find that when photographing my preschooler I must increase the f-stop to ensure that his face stays in focus. Even with f/4.0, the bokeh is beautifully blurred.

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                5.0

                Fast Sharp Versatile

                By Sandy

                from north cental Nebraska

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                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Nice Bokeh

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Night Photography
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

                  This lens gives me super sharp nature photos. I discovered that many of my best nature photos had been captured with this medium length lens. Its fast f/2.0 capability compliments its sharpness by enabling me to easily stop the action.

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                  5.0

                  Fantastic lens!

                  By WendyMcD

                  from Boca Raton, Fl

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

                    I put this on my D800 and the images are tack sharp with gorgeous creamy bokeh! I'm in love with this lens!

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                    5.0

                    A Classic

                    By JFer

                    from Bogotá

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Chromatic aberration

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Night Photography
                    • Portrait
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Nikon AF DC-NIKKOR 135mm f/2D Lens:

                    What to say about the best portrait lens out there?
                    Fortunately is not so popular, so not so many people owns it and only some fortunate photographers do. the built quality is AMAZING. it's a REAL lens. nothing like those news plastic lenses. If you know how to use it the results are more than beautiful. are special. some people that had bad experiences with this lens is because the lack of technique. after you spend some time with this lens you star loving it more and more. it even look beautiful from outside. I love how it looks with my nikon DF. the price is well deserved. when you get one, you could have it for the rest of your life, if you take good care of it. the only minor problem i found so far, is a little chromatic aberration. but not all the time. it depends on the light condition. sometimes is not noticeable at all. i would recommend this beautiful lens to real photographers only. to people who appreciate art. to people that can see the beauty outside and inside this lens. the f2 is amazing. i don't understand why people buy more expensive and heavier lenses like the 70-200 when you can buy this pice of art for less money and much more small and lightweight. if you like fix primes more than zooms like i do, this could be the only tele you'll always need.

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