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The Nikon DC-Nikkor is a high-quality auto and manual lens for the photography enthusiast. This telephoto lens features an f/2.0 aperture, making it suitable for shooting in l...Read more
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nikkor 135mm f2 ais
This review is about the ais version, not the DC lens. ebay somehow treat the two the same..

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The best lens for portrait that you can buy for your Nikon
This lens is the ultimate portrait lens. With the best control of bokah either in front of or behind your subject. The 9 aperture blades ensure a smooth round aperture that ...Read more

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The Nikon DC-Nikkor is a high-quality auto and manual lens for the photography enthusiast. This telephoto lens features an f/2.0 aperture, making it suitable for shooting in low light conditions. The Nikon camera lens has a fixed/prime focus length of 135 mm. The Nikon DC-Nikkor is a portrait lens and features the exclusive Nikon Defocus Control technology so photographs can be as sharp or deliberately soft as desired. The automatic focus operates quietly and allows manual control. Advanced users of this telephoto lens can even manipulate the degree of spherical aberration for an artistic touch in both background and foreground elements. The Nikon camera lens takes advantage of rear focusing to facilitate speedy AF operation. The pleasant heft of this 29 oz lens speaks to the quality build of the Nikon DC-Nikkor and its serious purpose. The lens is compatible with Nikon cameras and uses a Nikon F mount.

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Product Identifiers
UPC0018208019359, 0182080193596, 4960759019042

Lens System
TypeTelephoto
Focus TypeAuto & Manual
Focal LengthFixed/Prime
Focal Length (mm)135 mm
ApertureF/2
Min Aperture16

Compatibility
Compatible BrandNikon
Camera TechnologyDigital

Dimensions
Diameter3.1 inch
Weight28.57 oz

eBay Product ID: EPID101702021
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Nikon Nikkor 135 mm F/2 RF D AF A/M DC Lens
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nikkor 135mm f2 ais

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 13/08/13
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). Partly, it's due to the optics, which has been widely discussed on the internet. I found another significant factor contributing to the CA issue is that the lens is difficult to be focused exactly wide open. My DSLR considers a very small range to be in focus. However, that is not accurate enough. It appears to me only the nearest distance that turns on the green focus dot is more likely to be the actual focus. Not yet clear on how this focus shift behaves wide open. And not sure if it varies from aperture to aperture. But anyway, from f2.8 onwards, exact focusing is not critical.

Other than the CA, the lens is perfect, esp. the 'bokeh' is the best I've seen.
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The best lens for portrait that you can buy for your Nikon

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 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 31/10/12
This lens is the ultimate portrait lens. With the best control of bokah either in front of or behind your subject. The 9 aperture blades ensure a smooth round aperture that is needed for a smooth background blur. The build quality is metal, something that you dont see much of anymore. The autofocus is a screw shaft design that must be used with cameras that provide this type of focus drive. Get this lens while you still can. You wont be dissapointed
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Great Nikon lens. You know you want one. Get one and you won't regre

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 21/04/11
It's easy to see why this lens has such a good reputation. It's sharp all over and even before you start using the defocus control the bokeh is very nice. I find f/2 to be a very useable aperture, but there's a noticeable difference in sharpness at f/2.8. At f/4 with R-2 dialed in on the defocus control, the sharpness is incredible. The defocus control takes a bit of practice, but it's very interesting to play with.

At f/4, R-2 actually improves the sharpness a bit in the in-focus areas and subtle changes to bokeh start to appear. At f/4, R-4 bokeh is nothing short of brilliant. At f/4, R-5.6 and beyond, the in-focus areas start to go soft and gives you that soft focus look that was popular back in the 80's.

The lens mounts perfectly on the Kenko 1.4x Pro 300 DGX and all functions (including AF) and EXIF data work perfectly. I haven't used the two together to make a call regarding IQ, but so far I'm very pleased with the pair.

The lens balances perfectly on my D7000. Going to manual focus is not nearly as seamless as an AF-S lens as you have to set it both on the lens and on the camera which is typical of AF-D lenses. I don't really like the lens hood. It doesn't slide in or out very easily and you can't put the lens hood on with it out. All of these are minor quibbles compared to how brilliantly this lens performs.
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No other lens like it... (non-D version)

Created: 24/04/06
Well, there is the 105mm f/2 DC which is just a little bit shorter.
(Note: I have the non-D, which doesn't make any difference except with flash use)
This is my second favorite lens (the 17-35mm f/2.8D AF-S being the first).
This lens is a pleasure to hold. Very few lenses are made like this lens (28mm f/1.4, 85mm f/1.4 and the 105mm f/2).

+ one of the best built lenses I've ever heald
+ f/2
+ nice built in lens hood
+ beutfull portraits
+ defocus control
+ amazing Bokeh
+ good general purpose light tele
+ perfect FOV on film

- heavy (as all well made lenses)
- AF/MF switch is combersome
- at f/2 you better have great eyes or great AF sensors
- a bit long on digital (105mm would be better, or even 85mm)

This is a very specialized lens. If you can get one cheap as I did (half of retail) in mint condition then do it. Otherwise save your money for the 70-200mm f/2.8 (whichever version you choose). I give this lens a 5/5 because for what it does it's great. It's not a general purpose lens. Maybe a 4/5 on digital just because it's a bit long then.
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Excellent

Created: 17/10/10
This lens is a fairly heavy lens, but is very well balanced on my D700. The autofocus is fast and quiet, although I have heard quieter. The optics are stellar. Highly recommended for disciplined outdoor photography or portrait.
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