Reviews and Problems with Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor
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Beautiful bokeh, TERRIBLE focus!
NikonWeddingPhotog, B&H Photo
24 August 2011
Excerpt: I rented this lens to shoot a wedding with recently and I was LOVING the look of the images that I was getting looking at the previews on-screen. I was SO ready to BUY, BUY, BUY! <br /><br />...until I got home and looked at the images in Lightroom. I used this lens under almost every lighting condition imaginable and at a full spectrum of shutterspeeds and apertures. Everything from F2.0 to F8 1/640 and could NOT get a sharp image!
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I write this review with extreme sadness. Today I am sending the SECOND one of these lenses back to B&H, in the same week. I learned of this supposed legendary lens all over the internet. Everyone praises it as one of the sharpest lenses in Nikons line up. Thats why when I ordered the first copy a week ago, I was surprised at how soft and non-sharp the lens was. I did test shots on tripod, in great outdoor light.
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: 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.