Reviews and Problems with Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor
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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
Summary: This review is for newbies, so you advanced types can just move on. I bought my new Nikon D-7000 because I was dissatisfied with the quality of photos from my Canon point-and-shoot. After doing a little homework, I realized that was missing for me was depth of field and bokeh.
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
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.
Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction