Reviews and Problems with Nikon 135mm f/2D AF DC-Nikkor
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amazing portrait lens, buy it
5 days ago
Summary: Have had this for a day and I am in love already with this lens. The quality and feel of this lens is on another level compared to my other lenses that are all newer Nikkor lenses with the plastic feeling bodies. My first impressions with how it shoots are as follows. The lens is amazingly sharp. The bokeh is beautiful and I can see a subtle difference when using DC matched to the fstop.
It's a very sharp lens and beautifully built. Already great wide open you have to ...
2 weeks ago
Summary: It's a very sharp lens and beautifully built. Already great wide open you have to be very steady since there's no depth of field. A bit of color fringing wide open... Read the manual before using the DC control lens or you run the risk of messing your pictures... When you do know how to use it it's a hell of a lens, with stellar optics. AF is decent as expected it's not an AFS, even less an USM...It's fine however for a portrait lens.
Summary: This Nikkor 135mm DC lense is one of the best lenses that I have used for abstract and impressionist photo-art work. Once you take the time to learn the lense and its many engineered potentials, you will carry this lense in your bag at all times.
Excerpt: I'm a professional and got the lens to compliment my 85m 1.8. Just looking thru the lens you can see how well it's gonna be. The background even at f/4 is wonderful. f2.0 is even better, but be careful to hold steady and get a lock on the focus because you might miss it. I knew I wanted this lens and the more I use it the more I'm in love.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: I own a number of Nikkor lenses that I sometimes use for portraiture ( 70-200 f/2.8 VR, 85 f/1.8 ) but when I really want to flatter the subject with a beautifully blurred background this is the lens I choose. On a full frame D800e or even my old D300 it just blows everything else away for portraits. The fast aperture is great for available light shots from the audience in a theater too.
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.