Reviews and Problems with Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor
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easy to recommend
Stephen Pellerine, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: easy decision If you have the funds, and do portraiture and like a little compression and a lot of sharpness - buy it. If you don't have the money, and like portraiture, save up and get it. Never had a better lens. The 1.8 85mm is also great, and sharp, so is another option - but this lens is so so wonderful !!!
Summary: I wish I could attach a photo using this lens but I do not see an upload button to do so. With use and practice you just fall in love more and more. I will post a link to the photo I am describing below using this great lens. A couple days ago I took this lens to a University Campus with a red building in the back, a bench and a tree behind the bench. I shot 29 frames while first focusing on the bench.
Summary: This review is about the ais version, not the DC lens. ebay somehow treat the two the same.. This lens is built to the AI lens quality. Perhaps the best build quality one could expect from Nikon. Handling is good. It has a long focal throw, about 210 degrees. Distance information is marked from 1.3m to 20m before going to infinity. Wide open, CA is obvious for high contrast pictures (on DSLR).
Summary: This lens is a classic, all metal build, the traditional metal slide out hood. The adjustable de-focussing is unique and very effective in creating some fantastic Bokeh. A true classic Nikon lens, I read some where along the way if Nikon quit producing this lens (already in limited production) the worth of a used model would double overnight and after using this lens for about 3 months now I would have to agree, a must have for your portrait work.
Summary: I had the 105mm DC and decided to pop it off for this 135mm DC. Glad I did. A little extra reach than the 105mm DC and the construction is solid like a tank just like the 105mm DC. Again this lens like my 105mm DC is a brilliant piece. Love the bokeh it creates. There are endless possibilities with this lens for a creative portrait photographer. Many say this lens is not a very popular lens.
The lens I let go, and have missed it virtually everyday since
12 January 2013
Summary: I owned this lens back in the '90s and sold it when I needed some cash around '97. Since then, I've absolutely regretted that decision and have thought of this lens as "the one that got away". I've frequently considered adding it back but it is nothing if not a very expensive lens, so I've gotten by with others instead.
Get it now because this will be a classic of all classics.
2 January 2013
Summary: This is without a doubt the best lens for portraits EVER! It is well made in traditional Nikon fashion, without compromises and the best you can own. I highly recommend getting it from Amazon for the best price on the market. It is definitely a lens that will become a classic and the time to get it is now before more people discover its potential.
Summary: Bought this lens used and it's my quite possibly my favorite lens. I have the Nikon 14-24, 24-70, 70-200 f/2.8 VR, 60 & 105 micros, 50mm, etc and this one blows me away. If you want to learn more about this lens, read Ken Rockwell's review at [...] This is NOT a soft-focus lens. Some people who have purchased it have been disappointed with it, but I believe that's because they either expected a soft focus lens, or they didn't know how to properly use it.