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

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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 8
8.0

Awesome Lens

Kodi, B&H Photo
10 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Fantastic lens. Just go and get it if you are thinking of it!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it! But read the manual first.

Roundhouse1, Amazon
5 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Okay the 1st Time LOVE it the 2nd Time

Dave Cooperman, B&H Photo
27 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I've owned this lens before but I sold it because I didn't think I needed it at that time. I had many complaints about this lens (e.g., color fringing issues, not being dust sealed, slow AF).
  • Pros: Lens Flare Can Be Artist, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Difficult to Clean, Inconsistent AF, Lots Of Ca, No Weatherdust Sealing
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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 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

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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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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

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.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice, sharp, but...

Bob r, B&H Photo
3 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.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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