Reviews and Problems with Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor
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Michel Sauret, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: Fantastic. Sharp and accurate on its focus. The focus is a bit slow since it's designed for portraits and not journalism, but it locks on really well. It's even sharper than my 85mm F/1.4G which has been my favorite Nikon lens until now. The defocus ring is fun to play with but you really shouldn't mess with it too much because you might accidentally throw your focus and produce hazy images. The color rendition and clarity is beyond what I had expected.
Excerpt: This is a well built, sharp, terrific portrait lens. It's not a light weight carry around all day lens, but that's the trade off for a fast tele with a solid build quality. Definitely not an all purpose lens and missing the latest in lens technolgy such as vibration reduction as it was designed about 20 years ago. Not sure how much longer Nikon will be offereing this lens but wanted to get one while still readily available.
Pros: Built in lens hood, Exquisite Bokeh, Sharp, Strong Construction
Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC works Super on the Nikon D5200!
GEORGE SCOLARO, Amazon
7 June 2014
Summary: I'm a Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC owner and wow is this an eye and mind popping lens in every category. Yes, the auto-focus feature does not work on the Nikon D5200, but the results outweigh this con. Merely looking through the LCD panel and/or viewer you can see the subjects with a high level of detail and sharpness. Your heart races knowing the shot will be superb. The images are stunning.
Excerpt: Yes, the auto-focus feature does not work on the Nikon D5200, but the results are outweigh this con. Merely looking through the LCD panel and/or viewer you can see the subjects with a high level of detail and sharpness. You heart races knowing the shot will be superb. The images are stunning. Even with the Defocus Controls unused and left in the neutral center slot, the bokeh is gorgeous to say the least.
Excerpt: I am using this for portraiture mainly. It has fabulous bokeh and is tack sharp. It's a bit heavy and I have to back up a bit more than I am used to doing with my 50, but I still love it! I also love the built in lens hood. Very durable.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Love this lens! It's not too heavy. I use it for outdoor portraits It is sharp- even sharp when I pixel peep. It's focuses quickly although I have yet to try it out on a fast moving toddler or in low light. I pretty much shoot wide open withouth any issues. The bokeh is beautiful- it makes boring backgrounds look like a watercolor painting.
Excerpt: I bought this lens as both a portrait lens - for which it is unbeatable - and a lens to travel with. I prefer a light kit when traveling, usually just something wide, a 35mm lens and then a short telephoto. This is a perfect short telephoto. Since I use a Nikon D800E it easily serves the purpose of a longer telephoto - 270mm - with still enough resolution to get decent prints and more than enough for posting online.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, Versatile
Excerpt: Love this lens, it's all the wonderful things you have heard! De focus can be tricky - just read the instructions & follow them! Back in the day I had the MF version & it was my favorite . I figure this version will soon be favorite portrait lens.
Excerpt: This is truly an incredible portrait lens! However, one must always move your focus point (with this shallow of DOF one cannot focus and recompose. You MUST move your focus point!), and always use continuous focus tracking to correct-for the slight movement between you and your subject. Due to this lens' small & lightweight size, it becomes a must-have portrait lens! A MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED lens for FX owners!
Pros: Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Small, Strong Construction
Excerpt: The bokeh created with this lens is truly amazing. I find that when photographing my preschooler I must increase the f-stop to ensure that his face stays in focus. Even with f/4.0, the bokeh is beautifully blurred.