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Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor
8.4 out of 10

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 Nikkor review by VS

VS, slrgear.com
20 April 2015
  • Summary: Excellent bokeh, drawing clean, with the finest detailing all over the field at any aperture. Fast and accurate AF with the D750. Shoot moving people in a dynamic mode (3D, Grp), the share of misses was small.
  • Pros: Good sharpness. Beautiful drawing features to control these patterns. Beautiful bokeh, DC works very well. Robust design. Optimal weight.
  • Cons: Not found.
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Overall 10
10

JUST BUY IT. Then read below...

J.R., B&H Photo
9 April 2015
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Beautiful images, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Beautifully well built solid piece of glass

Richard, Amazon
5 April 2015
  • Summary: As far as I am concerned, this lens is another marvel of engineering from Nikon. Beautifully well built solid piece of glass. I'm using it with the Nikon vertical battery grip (and an D810) for portrait stuff with its extra shutter button and additional battery capability.
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Overall 10
10

If you shoot portraits, it's a MUST have

Ben Revzin, B&H Photo
14 February 2015
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slower focus
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Overall 10
10

Love the lens

Laney "Deeply Rooted", Amazon
12 February 2015
  • Summary: I love this lens. It has some terrible chromatic aberration, but nothing you can't fix in ACR. I was a little worried with the defocusing and how to work it. I watched some videos and played with it as well. Then I decided to just keep it on it's normal setting and used it entirely for one shoot.
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Overall 10
10

Superb lens - but know why you need it before you buy.

D. Gantt, Amazon
30 January 2015
  • Summary: Outstanding sharpness, focus speed, and the ability to dial bokeh is WOW. That being said, evaluate your focal distance before buying. 135 is a distance you have to be far enough away from your subject or it's too close.
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Overall 10
10

why Nikon is the portrait choice in 35

k75, B&H Photo
4 December 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Awsome Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Best portrait lens

Rodrigo Jardon, B&H Photo
1 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Fast, prime, incredibly sharp lens and with Defocus Control feature.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for all types of Portraits!

Justin, B&H Photo
24 November 2014
  • Excerpt: 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!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

A Remarkable Lens

SEAROBIN, B&H Photo
14 November 2014
  • Excerpt: 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 .
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