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

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Overall 8
8.0

Takes some getting used to

MikeS, Adorama
22 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 &amp; bright sun -- admittedly a challenge to keep up with white balance. My real purpose in getting this lens was for indoor swim (low, poor light mostly), where even a good f/2.8 is just.not.quite.bright enough - and that, I have not tested yet.<br /><br />First off, the obvious: this is a prime lens.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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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. It does not get any better. And when you have dialed in sharp setting, it has wire definition. All metal too- they just don't make them like this any longer.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

A nice solid portrait lens

nir.exe, Adorama
26 February 2012
  • Excerpt: All in all I think this lens needs to be updated.<br />Don't get me wrong, it is a very nice portrait lens, its sharp, has a creamy bokeh, <br />solidly build and produces beautiful photos.<br />But I ended up selling mine because I found that the 70-200 VR2 functioned better. <br />it has less CA, more contrast, nano coating, SWM , a/m focus override and faster autofocus but it is a lot heavier and cost almost double.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Chromatic aberration
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Lens for Portraits or Head Shots

Thomas J. Wu "TJ Wu", Amazon
8 January 2012
  • Summary: Having been using this too long, it a really well made lens and quite tack sharp at 2.0 for headshot. The skin tone and boke were very pleasing as other reviews had claimed.
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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

Use and Price

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

It's lens with often forgotten and untapped potential.

photlogic dot com, Amazon
26 November 2008
  • 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. Finally after buying all the crap i've needed I've had the funds to pick one of these up and now it's my go to lens if I have the space to work with it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing lens at a good price

G. Lee, Amazon
26 November 2008
  • Summary: With everyone giving steller reviews about this lens, I want to talk a little about what this lens is not. I have tried this on a variety of bodies, and they all produce exceptional pictures. On DX body and therefore 200mm equivalent, it's pretty fast considering its size but it doesn't really shine because there are other options. On FX body, it creates a very unique partnership. I believe there is certain myth about the Defocusing Control feature.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it! But read the manual first.

Roundhouse1, Amazon
26 November 2008
  • 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. I was all about the bokeh.
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Overall 8
8.0

A word of caution

Stephen Collingswood, Amazon
20 August 2014
  • Summary: I have to agree with Luís this is an excellent lens and you can get some super sharp photos - however when wide open and especially when strong contrast of colours are involved the chromatic aberration is the worse I have ever seen - I use a 28-300 f3.5 jack of all trades walkabout lens most of the time and a 18-35mm ed f4 lens as well as f1.8 50mm prime - none of these other lenses has anything like the CA problem that this has - don't let this put you off buying it but...
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