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Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor

High-performance telephoto with Defocus-image Control. Fast te Read more

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Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC Lens

The Digital Picture
22 December 2008
  • Excerpt: While I hope to create a full Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC Lens evaluation, my first priority is to include results from this lens in the lens comparison tools. This page currently exists because it is required by the database and content management systems for the posting of those standard test results.
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Lens Test: Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor

Pop Photo
26 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Nikon's DC-Nikkor family is only two lenses deep, comprising just this one and a 105mm f/2. A full-frame lens, this 135mm f/2 ($1,080, street) converts to about 200mm on a Nikon D80. Both of the DCs are topdrawer portrait lenses that offer Nikon shooters the ability to make out-of-focus areas appear softer by strategically introducing spherical aberration to just the defocused areas. (Sharp areas of the scene are not affected.
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Overall 8
Value for money 7
Overall quality 9
Build quality 9

Nikkor AF 135mm f/2 D DC - Review / Test Report

31 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The DC-Nikkor AF 135mm f/2 D is a very high quality, versatile tele lens. The resolution figures are excellent when using the Nikkor as a conventional lens. The Defocus Control (DC) feature gives you superior control over background and foreground blur - some portrait and still-life photographers will certainly desire such a detailed controlled over the bokeh (the out-of-focus blur) although it requires quite a bit of experience to master it.
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