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

Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor

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

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Reviews and Problems with Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor

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Overall 8
8.0

so far so good.

Ron, Amazon
9 November 2015
  • Summary: Still learning more about the lens. Trying different situations, so far so good.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's lens with often forgotten and untapped potential.

photlogic dot com, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: I've been wanting this lens ever since I got into shooting with Nikon, I've worked with an old canon FD 135mm f/2 SC on my film cameras for many years after switching to nikon DSLRs, I've missed having this focal length handy.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

MIKES, Adorama
21 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I have only had a chance to use this a few times, in all cases outdoors and on days that were intermittent dark clouds & bright sun -- admittedly a challenge to keep up with white balance.
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Overall 8
8.0

Get one while they are still made

Silvergent, Adorama
30 April 2012
  • Excerpt: This is a difficult lens to use well as hitting focus can be tricky owing to the defocus mode. Live view helps up the average. But when you are on, it produces a look that cannot be duplicated with ordinary lenses, no matter what F stop. A glow and diffusion that can be adjusted.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great prime lens

Cruising, B&H Photo
1 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a great prime lens. I wish it had 2 features. 1) Vibration reduction. At 135mm, it can shake in your hand and really needs a tripod - which for portraits in a studio is not a problem. Thankfully, at F2, you are getting shutter speeds that are fast - so the handshake is irrelevant.
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Overall 8
8.0

Use and Price

PictureMan , Nikon
14 April 2011
  • Summary: I just love this lens. Its easy to use and not that pricy.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Pictureman, Adorama
13 April 2011
  • Excerpt: I just love this lens. Its easy to use and not that pricy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic portrait lens

Someone, B&H Photo
12 November 2010
  • Excerpt: On digital, the 135mm f/2 makes a great short and fast tele lens. The quality of the images it renders is superb, even wide open. Stop it down a little and it cuts like a knife.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice, sharp, but...

Bob r, B&H Photo
4 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Great for portraits! Puts backgrounds beautifully out of focus. However, the defocus control doesn't produce as much shifting fore or aft as I imagined it would. Still an excellent addition to the arsenal.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nikon 135mm DC lens

Yoda, B&H Photo
21 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Optics and image quality are superb. The only thing I regret is that it doesn't have Nikon's M/A switch (like newer lenses do) so you can't just grab the focus ring and use it when ever you want. You need to first switch it to manual focus. Still, it's an amazing lens!
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